Facing the reality of NRG Stadium upgrades – Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle Facing the reality of NRG Stadium upgradesHouston ChronicleBut the daily workspace for Houston's biggest sports team and the annual host of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is clearly showing its age on the inside. Which is why we're having a conversation we don't want to have 15 seasons after Bob McNair …

Dozens rally in Mount Auburn to defund and defend Planned Parenthood – WCPO

WCPO Dozens rally in Mount Auburn to defund and defend Planned ParenthoodWCPOCINCINNATI — As one group rallied to defund Planned Parenthood outside the Mount Auburn clinic, another rallied to defend it. Demonstrators in favor of defunding Planned Parenthood stood on one side of Auburn Avenue Saturday, and those opposed …Around the worldBend BulletinThousands of Pro-Life Supporters […]

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer cites ‘significant uncertainty’ about fiscal policy under Trump – CNBC

CNBC Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer cites 'significant uncertainty' about fiscal policy under TrumpCNBCU.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said there was significant uncertainty about U.S. fiscal policy under the Trump administration, but the Fed would be strict in meeting targets of creating full employment and getting inflation to 2 percent.Fischer Says Fed […]

Scott Alagood: Know basics of the 85th Texas Legislature – Denton Record Chronicle

Community Impact Newspaper Scott Alagood: Know basics of the 85th Texas LegislatureDenton Record ChronicleThis new year brings with it a new Texas Legislature. The Legislature meets in odd-numbered years to enact, repeal or modify the laws of the state. The 85th Texas Legislature began Jan. 10 and will remain in regular session for the following […]

Deer runs amok inside supermarket, gets wrangled by shoppers 

MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Pandemonium broke out at a southern Pennsylvania supermarket when a rogue deer smashed through its glass entrance and briefly ran amok. The doe burst into a Giant grocery store in the borough of Manchester, The York Daily Record reported. Once surprised shoppers figured out what the noise was, they worked together […]

To declaw cats or not? New Jersey could be first with ban 

SHAWN MARSH, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to prohibit declawing. The measure, which cleared the lower chamber of the Legislature last month, bans onychectomies and flexor tendonectomies on a cat or any animal unless a veterinarian deems them medically necessary. […]

Chicago police now using high-tech effort to fight crime 

DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago Police Department said Wednesday that his officers are now using high-tech strategies and equipment to fight crime, an announcement that came as the city’s police released statistics showing no letup in the death toll that captured the nation’s attention last year and sparked […]

WWII bomb is defused after 75,000 people evacuated in Greece 

COSTAS KANTOURIS, Associated Press THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki evacuated an estimated 75,000 people Sunday so army experts could defuse a 500-pound (227-kilogram) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. The evacuation started at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT). Police went house-to-house ringing bells and knocking […]

Steganography on Display: County Judge Doyal, Chief of Staff Fredricks Late-Friday Commissioners Court Agenda, Consisting of 16 Pages and 2,274 Pages of Backup Documents; Impossible for Commissioners, Public to Have Meaningful Notice

Conroe, February 12 – Without providing any advance information to the rest of the Commissioners Court or the public, County Judge Craig Doyal and his Chief of Staff Jim Fredricks posted an agenda for the February 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Commissioners Court meeting with 2,274 pages of backup. Clearly, Doyal and Fredricks seek to prevent […]