Local Man Stuck in Manhole for Nine Days Faces Uphill Suit Battle, Prolonged Recovery

When Jason Courtney fell into an uncovered manhole last October and had to eat snakes and bugs in order to survive for nine days in a sewage-filled room, he was pretty sure it would end up being the toughest challenge of his life. He couldn’t have known what would happen afterward. “I have nightmares,” Courtney told Free Press Houston in an interview this week about the personal injury…

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Film Facts: Iranian Edition

This weekend ushers in the 25th annual Iranian Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A quarter of a century is an impressive landmark whether in life or curated events. Films include Breath, Iran’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars as well as the final film from Abbas Kiarostami 24 Frames, a photo-film essay that was completed by his son Ahmad after his death in 2016.

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3 Practical Tips for Parenting Through Divorce

One of my favorite sayings of all time {mostly because I made it up} is that no one steps up to the altar thinking, “If this doesn’t work, I’ll just get a divorce.” It takes very little time blending a life with someone else’s. We fall in love, we talk about the future, we get […]

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Don’t Bet Your Bucks On the Houston-to-Dallas Bullet Train Happening

A 90-minute ride from Houston to Dallas sounds nice, after all it’s literally half the time it takes Amtrak’s Acela Express to get from New York to D.C. Who doesn’t want to sip an adult beverage and watch the Texas countryside whiz by at around 200 mph? For the last few years, Texas Central, a private company, has worked to sell everyone from Houston oil tycoons to Freestone County sod busters on…

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National Day of Fast and Witness Raises Awareness On Farm Worker Conditions

Maybe a day without food or water will be what it takes to bring about fair working conditions for farm workers. That’s the sentiment motivating activists, religious leaders and laborers to participate in today’s National Day of Fast and Witness, a protest organized by the Alliance for Fair Food that will take place concurrently in cities across the country. Those involved are united under the…

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5 Steps to Making This Year All About Me

This year is going to be about me! There I said it. But why is it that I can’t help feel a twinge of guilt for feeling this way? I am the professional organizer, personal UBER driver, cuddle dispenser, in-house chef, housekeeper, and super mom to five amazing kids. Seriously, things fall apart when I’m […]

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Snow Day Parenting :: A Timeline

To preface,  my 3 year old daughter came down with a bug and an ear infection Saturday. Perfect timing, right? {Insert eye roll and all the sarcasm font here.} Soooo, we had already been trapped indoors for THREE days when Houston’s Great Ice-aggedon of 2018 hit. The positives? Fortunately I didn’t need to miss work for […]

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