Features

‘Focus’

Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie

Directed by: Glen Ficarra and John Requa

Rated: R

 

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Over the past two weeks, I have taken two long road trips. I purposely and concurrently tried several of the popular and not-so-well-known Android road routing apps, and arrived at some conclusions that may be helpful as we approach the upcoming summer travel season. I found is that what may be an excellent app under some travel circumstances approaches uselessness under other road situations.

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Jacob Whitesides is not just another voice. The 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Knoxville is celebrating the release of his debut EP, A Piece of Me, and is currently on the road with Fifth Harmony.

The sold out tour stops in Houston for an all-ages show at Warehouse Live (813 Saint Emanuel Street, 713-225-5483) on Thursday, March 5. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recently the AARP, probably the largest advocacy group for senior citizens, declared Texas as having the worst nursing homes in the United States. There are several reasons, most of which are strictly political. The stubborn refusal of our leadership to accept the billions of dollars offered by the federal government to provide adequate healthcare for our citizens is probably the biggest reason.

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It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress’s 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud. I mean this literally. The federal budget that President Obama recently submitted runs to 2,000 pages.

This is the most important government document produced each year, so its heft is more than physical. The budget is how we decide what share of this country’s economic resources we should devote to government — and how we should spend them.

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