Commissioner Noack proposes substantial spending reductions for his department to show budget leadership

Commissioner Noack proposes substantial spending reductions for his department to show budget leadership

The Woodlands, June 6 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack (R-The Woodlands) proposed substantial spending reductions for his Precinct 3 Commissioner’s Department in order to show leadership for the upcoming consideration of the County’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. “I wanted to show leadership for other County Departments by demonstrating that I could and would […]

Arab powers sever Qatar ties, citing support for militants – Reuters

Reuters Arab powers sever Qatar ties, citing support for militantsReutersDUBAI The Arab world's strongest powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran, re-opening a festering wound just two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump's demand for Muslim states to fight terrorism. Saudi Arabia …The Latest: Egypt suspends air links with […]

The Week in Public Finance: Pension Reform in Texas, Fitch Lowers Expectations and Illinois Downgraded Again – Governing

The Week in Public Finance: Pension Reform in Texas, Fitch Lowers Expectations and Illinois Downgraded AgainGoverningThere has been a big break in Houston's and Dallas' pension crises over the past week: The Texas Legislature approved reforms that require all sides to pony up big. In Houston, the changes will cut the city's $8 billion unfunded […]

In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies – NPR

NPR In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen PregnanciesNPRTo understand why teen pregnancy rates are so high in Texas, meet Jessica Chester. When Chester was in high school in Garland, she decided to attend the University of Texas at Dallas. She wanted to become a doctor. "I was top of the class," she says.and […]

Orlando Shooting: 5 Killed at RV Business by Angry Ex-Employee – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com Orlando Shooting: 5 Killed at RV Business by Angry Ex-EmployeeNBCNews.comA disgruntled former employee at an Orlando, Florida RV accessory business fatally shot five workers Monday morning before turning the gun on himself, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The shooting was first reported around 8 a.m. at the …Orlando shooting: 5 people dead after […]

Film review: ‘Captain Underpants’ delights with humor for all – Reading Eagle

Observer-Reporter Film review: 'Captain Underpants' delights with humor for allReading EagleWith a title like "Captain Underpants," you expect kid-friendly fart jokes and toilet humor. What you may not expect is a sweet story that touches on adult loneliness, the importance of arts education and how laughter and friendship are life essentials …'Captain Underpants' delights with […]

Babies may sleep longer in their own rooms, study says – CNN

CNN Babies may sleep longer in their own rooms, study saysCNN(CNN) The sooner babies get their own rooms, the longer they'll sleep on average, according to a new study that breaks with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Analyzing surveys from 230 first-time mothers at Penn State, Dr. Ian …New Theory on When Babies […]

Qatar Airways to Be Biggest Victim in Gulf Diplomatic Breakdown – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Qatar Airways to Be Biggest Victim in Gulf Diplomatic BreakdownBloombergQatar's state airline is set to become the biggest loser from the diplomatic breakdown in the Persian Gulf—with competitors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi also set to suffer. Some 76 daily flights are likely to be grounded, of which 52 are operated by Qatar …Oil […]

85th Texas Legislature – The Baytown Sun

The Baytown Sun 85th Texas LegislatureThe Baytown SunWhile the legislature waits to find out if Gov. Abbott will call a special session to address unfinished business — and what that session might include if it happens — special interest groups across the state are taking stock of what did and did not …Looking back at […]