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Is BPA a thing of Halloween nightmares?

(BPT) - Now that fall is underway and you're already growing tired of all the pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween must not be too far away. That means it's time to head to the store to pick up the trendiest Halloween decor to guarantee a shocked response from trick-or-treaters. But before you do, hav

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-19 22:59:00

The key ingredient to a successful school year

(BPT) - Now that school is in session, you've likely returned to the routine of nightly homework and packing lunches in the morning. One thing that helps ensure a safe and successful school year is polycarbonate plastic made from bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a building-block chemical used to make a pla

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-19 22:11:00

Metastatic breast cancer patients tell their stories through art and photography

When most people think of breast cancer, they think of the pink movement, and often times, "beating" the cancer. A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), a late stage of the disease in which the cancer has spread beyond the breast, is different. There is no cure and, until recently, the number

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-19 19:11:00

Pomona sees home sales increase as elementary school debuts and Harvey passes

Pomona Elementary, a new campus of Alvin Independent School District, is contributing to a 40 percent rise in sales in Manvel's Pomona community so far this year. Other factors include completion of the amenities center, and the addition of houses on 50-foot wide lots priced just under $300,000 by P

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 12:00:00

Officials: Pickup will take a while

Some West of the Brazos residents likely will have to wait awhile before debris Harvey left behind is cleared. Crews still were a few days away Tuesday from beginning debris pickup in West Columbia, Mayor Laurie Kincannon said. "Yesterday Judge Matt Sebesta said that there is 250,000 cubic yards of

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Pearland man charged with sexual assault of a child

A Pearland man was arrested in August after he allegedly took video of himself engaged in a sexual act with a young girl. Billy Joel Palacio, 33, is charged with sexual assault of a child and is being held in the Brazoria County Jail with bond set at $80,000, according to county records. Pearland

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 20:38:00

FEMA frustrations build as displaced await answers

HITCHCOCK Tim Meade doesn't know what to do. It's been three weeks since he filed a claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, asking for help with rental payments. After being flooded in, and subsequently rescued from, his Dickinson apartment, he's looking for assistance paying for tempora

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:40:00

List of school districts with deficit budgets grows

Dickinson and Hitchcock public school trustees joined the list of those across Galveston County forced to adopt deficit budgets as they struggle with myriad issues. Trustees at Dickinson Independent School District called an emergency meeting, shortly after Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inche

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:50:00

City tries different approach to controversial zoning

HITCHCOCK Hitchcock city officials are moving ahead with a previously controversial plan to rezone a large swath of land along FM 2004, but hope handling it on a case-by-case basis will lessen the opposition. "We are doing this as businesses ask, little by little," Mayor Anthony Matranga said. "Prev

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:15:00

How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman's personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn't quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging. That's where a trusted jeweler

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

(BPT) - Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Be

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-18 19:01:00

Be safe while getting social to avoid social media scams

(BPT) - For many people, social media has become a part of our daily lives. We follow friends on Facebook, share our opinions on Twitter and highlight our latest creative projects on Instagram or Pinterest. According to Statista, 78 percent of all Americans have a social media profile, and that adop

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-18 15:39:01

How Libraries Are Changing in Communities Nationwide

(StatePoint) As we become increasingly reliant on digital content available on-demand, what happens to our repositories for printed material? The answer may be simpler than you think: Libraries aren't just about books any more. Most have shifted focus from their collections to the communities they s

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

Public intoxication suspects caught disrobing, yelling at cars in Friendswood

Two allegedly intoxicated people caused a stir in Friendswood last week, and wound up in jail as a result. On Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2:45 p.m., a witness reported a partially-undressed woman laying in a grassy area near the intersection of N. Friendswood Drive and Brandywyne Drive. When police office

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 18:10:00

Gay Jewish veteran says she was asked to stop volunteering at church during Harvey

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas - A Friendswood woman volunteering at a local church in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey says she was turned away when they learned she was a Jewish lesbian. "All I wanted to do was help those less fortunate than myself and not being able to do that because of my lifestyle and b

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2017-09-18 23:21:43

Victoria's Secret fire mishap and falling windmills

A woman is suing Victoria's Secret in federal court, asserting the company didn't do enough to warn her about its products being flammable. Samantha Burke filed the lawsuit against Victoria's Secret Stores, Victoria's Secret Stores Brand Management and Victoria's Secret Direct Brand Management in th

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:00:00

Bloody Baytown: String Of Murders Shocks Community

In less than a year, Baytown has been the scene of at least six murders, with three of those reported within 30 days. BAYTOWN, TX - The sleepy blue collar town usually makes the news when it relates to the natural gas or oil industry, or if there is a natural disaster or industrial accident. But sin

PATCH - 2017-09-18 15:52:24

Friendswood police skipping National Night Out

The Friendswood Police Department will not participate Oct. 3 in National Night Out Against Crime activities, city officials said Monday. Instead, the police will continue a focus on the flood-damaged areas of Friendswood. Many neighborhoods in Friendswood have residents who are still pulling drywal

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:00:00

City changes stance on voluntary sewer connections

A motorist drives past a city sewer access point on Leisure Lane in League City on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Residents farther down Leisure Lane will have to pay to have the city sewer connected to their homes.STUART VILLANUEVA/The Daily News LEAGUE CITY As rural areas of League City become more urba

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:00:00

Woman seeks damages from Progressive County Mutual Insurance after collision

GALVESTON - A League City woman is seeking more than $1 million in damages after she was allegedly injured in a collision. Jerrica Zarrella filed a complaint on Aug. 22 in the Galveston County District Court against Progressive County Mutual Insurance Co. seeking recovery under underinsured/uninsure

SETEXASRECORD.COM - 2017-09-18 20:14:01