Amazon launches a low-cost version of Prime for customers on government assistance – TechCrunch

TechCrunch Amazon launches a low-cost version of Prime for customers on government assistanceTechCrunchAmazon announced today it's making its Prime membership program more affordable to customers on government assistance programs, including food stamps. The program, which requires that customers have a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card …Amazon is going after Walmart with a 45 percent discount […]

The Brief: It’s the last day of the 85th Texas legislative session. Ready for a special session? – Texas Tribune

Texas Tribune The Brief: It's the last day of the 85th Texas legislative session. Ready for a special session?Texas TribuneThe 85th Texas Legislative session ends today — and lawmakers may be barreling towards a special session at a time when tensions have spiked between the House and Senate. During this regular session's last weekend, each […]

BREAKING NEWS: In another desperate move, Doyal and Riley seek City of Magnolia resolution to support $73 Tx-249 extension, also known as the Decimation of Hope Highway

BREAKING NEWS! Magnolia, June 6 – Since Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley and County Judge Craig Doyal realize that the vast majority of voters in Precinct 2 and the rest of Montgomery County would not support their crazed $73 million 3.6 mile Tx-249 toll road extension, now better known as the Decimation of […]

Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress

ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Repairing the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges was supposed to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump. Instead, Democrats are panning Trump’s proposed $1 trillion overhaul, the White House is signaling plans to go it alone, and even Republicans are […]

London mayor doesn’t care about Trump tweets

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The mayor of London says he couldn’t care less about the accusatory tweets being issued by the president of the United States. Sadiq Khan told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he “really couldn’t be bothered about […]

Precinct 2 Commissioner Riley announces run for re-election

Magnolia, June 5 – Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley announced that he is running for re-election in the March, 2018, Republican Primary Election. “I’m excited to announced that I am running for re-election as your Commissioner. We’ve got a lot accomplished over the last few years and I’m looking forward to continuing my service […]

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 […]