Southeast Texas rescuers honored for saving driver in burning van
beaumontenterprise.com / Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:39:04 UT
Southeast Texas rescuers honored for saving driver in burning van For their actions in pulling a man from a burning vehicle last month, Jefferson County Deputy Alisha Steltz and citizens Cody Sears and Francisco Vega were presented with the Sheriff's Life Saving Award in a ceremony Monday. On Oct. 19, Steltz was dispatched to a major motor vehicle accident on Interstate 10 involving an 18-wheeler and a minivan. Without thinking, the deputy grabbed a fire extinguisher from her patrol car and ran toward the burning vehicle. Sears, a 43-year-old Silsbee resident, was hauling combustible material for his employer, Gulf Mark Energy Inc.
NFL: Rodgers, Packers beat Vikings 30-13 to even NFC North race
YourHoustonNews.com / Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:17:00 -0600
MINNEAPOLIS — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers reminded the Minnesota Vikings whose division this has been this decade.
LSC chancellor appointed to economic development corp
YourHoustonNews.com / Thu, 19 Nov 2015 20:29:00 -0600
Dr. Steve Head, chancellor for the Lone Star College System, will soon begin his first term on the Texas Economic Development Corporation.
Personal data of thousands of Jefferson Co. residents exists online
beaumontenterprise.com / Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:08:41 UT
The Internet's displacement of many face-to-face business transactions has changed the nature of how specific information can be used to cause harm. Because digital commerce prompted banks and credit companies to use the unique nine-digit codes to verify someone's identity, the power of SSNs has grown over the past 15 years, said Eva Velasquez, chief executive of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a California-based nonprofit. Subsequently, their disclosure makes people vulnerable to identity theft, which can tie up victims' finances, induce stress and absorb time as they navigate the legal process to restore their names, Velasquez said. With someone else's Social Security number, thieves can commit tax or health care fraud, open bank accounts and lines of credit in someone else's name or even take control of existing bank accounts, Velasquez said. In 2007, then-Attorney General Greg Abbott said county clerks who posted Social Security numbers online were violating state law. "[...] a governmental body must redact SSNs of living persons from records prior to making those records available on the Internet," he wrote. Some shut off access to public documents, a development that with potentially "catastrophic" results, said Jay Sibley, president of Houston-based Title Data, a company that collects and sells property records for title insurance. "[...] it would place the burden on individual citizens to discover which documents at the clerk's office or on the Internet contain sensitive Social Security information and request in writing that such information not be released," a House Research Organization analysis said.
Letters to the editor: Refugees added to homeless? No problem?
YourHoustonNews.com / Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:15:00 -0600
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BOXING: Cotto vs Alvarez in big middleweight fight in Las Vegas
YourHoustonNews.com / Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:07:00 -0600
LAS VEGAS — The grand plan for Canelo Alvarez is to win Saturday night, then set up his pay-per-view franchise on the same Mexican holiday weekends that Floyd Mayweather Jr. always made his millions.
Former BISD trustee banned from all district properties
beaumontenterprise.com / Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:00:00 UT
After the Smith homecoming football game at Babe Zaharias Stadium on Oct. 28, Wilbert Andrews Jr., the principal, followed the drill team bus back to the middle school because of an altercation between several parents, according to the police report of the incident. According to Andrews, Williams started to walk away from Andrews but turned back and pointed his finger at Andrews, who took a step backward, according to Carr's statement. There are many women who stay and wait with their students because it's our job to do so, and we are capable of performing our job duties. Williams returned to his truck, and Carr asked whether there was a way to settle the dispute without filing a police report because "BISD does not need anything in the media that is not positive," she wrote in her statement.
FOOTBALL: Eric Schmid guides The Woodlands to 16-7 victory over Klein Oak; Austin Westlake next for
YourHoustonNews.com / Fri, 13 Nov 2015 23:58:00 -0600
SHENANDOAH — The Woodlands took the fight to the Klein Oak Panthers on Friday night, and this time, the Highlanders will live to tell about it.
Nation & world briefs: Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect
YourHoustonNews.com / Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:48:00 -0600
PARIS— A street cleaner on Monday found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks near the place where a fugitive suspect’s cellphone was found, raising the possibility that he abor
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital adds welcome center
YourHoustonNews.com / Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:49:00 -0600
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital has opened The Woodlands Welcome Center to provide job information, and educate physicians, volunteers, visitors, and guests about the newest Houston Methodist
Yes, states can refuse Syrian refugees
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 18 Nov 2015 21:35:00 -0600
More than half of the states, as of last report, have placed restrictions on Syrian refugees entering their states until the federal government can show a better screening program to ensure our Muslim
Dear Abby: Better mental health care may prevent future volunteer
YourHoustonNews.com / Sun, 22 Nov 2015 23:05:00 -0600
DEAR ABBY: I have listened to our president and various candidates comment on gun control after the shooting at the college in Oregon. Do you remember the saying, “Guns don’t kill people. People kill
Nation briefs: Rare TB case shows difficulty diagnosing, treating children
YourHoustonNews.com / Sun, 15 Nov 2015 19:39:00 -0600
WASHINGTON— When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. It would take three months to confirm she had an extreme form
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