“The reason this is a controversial issue is its a passionate issue, it affects people’s daily lives,” Jace Houston, General Manager for the San Jacinto River Authority, said. “So flooding certainly is devastating to those who have been through it. The impacts from the lake being lowered, those are real also… so it’s just a passionate issue all around. It’s also really complicated, nothing about this is simple. Nothing is as it seems.” … [Read more...] about San Jacinto River Authority approves continued seasonal lowering of Lake Conroe
We can let much of “Coffee Talk” play on auto-pilot, or take a more active role and explore the characters we meet via their writings or social media pages. Their concerns and their troubles are discussed at the coffee counter, and whether it’s a vampire, an elf or a succubus, their issues are relatable. Be careful, of course, not to mess up their drinks — we may not be solving problems but in “Coffee Talk” the happier the patrons are, the more they may share. … [Read more...] about The simple beauty of video games that confront difficult conversations
Assuming Bloomberg the candidate delivers a creditable performance — a critical assumption — and focusing on the one and only issue for all Democrats (beating Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries MORE), I know who I’d pick if I were a Democrat. … [Read more...] about Bloomberg: Will the candidate measure up to the campaign architect?
Tesla Model 3 (range: $39,990 - $56,990): CR has issues with Tesla’s Autopilot driver-aid feature, which it says needs to do a better job of making sure the driver is paying attention when using it, but says the electric Model 3 is a “thrilling” sedan with a long range between charges. … [Read more...] about The best vehicles of 2020 for every budget, according to Consumer Reports
Yet, in an uncharacteristically non-exploitative fumble, Disney failed to capitalize on Baby Yoda fever. Only now, a full three months after the show’s debut, has it unveiled a full line of Mandalorian toys and costumes. Some of the stuff is, uh, unexpected. I don’t know what demand there is for Baby Yoda-themed editions of the board games Operation and Trouble. (???) But while perusing the offerings Disney debuted Thursday at this year’s Toy Fair—oh-so-convinced I am an adult capable of restraint—I laid eyes on the image that’ll haunt me until I own it, unbox it, and start cooing at it every day inside my living room. … [Read more...] about The Daily Beast’s Pop-Culture Obsessions of the Week