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As you may know a company named Aero and television broadcasters have a major case before the supreme court.  The issue is Aero records over the air broadcast from the major networks, which is obtained for free, and then provides that content to their subscribers so that they can view it on demand over their phones or computers via a special antenna.  The broadcasters contend that Aero violates copyright laws by intercepting the signals.  Aero subscribers pay approximately $8 a month which is a far cry from fees to watch the same content over cable or satellite.   The broadcasters have threatened to take away free over the air content if they lose the case and instead move to a pay for view model.


Apparently Aero is available in Houston.  Does anyone here or someone you know use it? 


http://gigaom.com/2014/04/22/aereo-at-the-



@rocket:

Thanks -- Last time I checked, it wasn't available in
Houston yet...looks like it is available now! I hope
they don't get squashed.


Apr 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm
KingwoodDotCom

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Also, the reason I didn't do any interviews with individual Dr.'s before the baby was born was because I was working full time up until the day before she was born. It was one of the things on my to do list that didn't get done. In my defense, I have friends in the medical community here and they were the ones to give me the thumbs up on who I ended up picking. They also were able to guide me away from a couple of people they didn't think I'd like.

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:58 am
taramay

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@ Kingwood.com
We were sent instructions on how to file a protest along with the tax bill and how to do it on line.  They are trying to make sure that their tiny little office will not be flooded with angry homeowners! 


Apr 23, 2014 - 11:57 am
TXCheri

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There are so many good places in the area to volunteer! You can also add the public library and Jesse Jones Park to the list.

Did you find something that interests you?



@monyhoney:
Yes I did. I thank everybody for their suggestions :) I'm gonna look into helping out at the hospital, library, and some of the animal groups. Oh! And Habitat for Humanity, if they accept individuals and not just groups.


Apr 23, 2014 - 11:54 am
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Love Dr. Hassell and Dr. Barnhart with Pediatric Associates of Kingwood.  My son was born with a hole in his heart and both Dr's were great in getting up in to TCH quickly.  We spent a lot of time at TCH for the first 2 years.  Just can't say enough about how they handled everything.All the Dr. there are good, imo.  Their number is 281-359-1000  They are located just across WLH bridge if you are leaving Kingwood and heading toward 1960.  They are at the 2nd light on the right:)

@Fallon: Dr. Barnhart isn't taking new patients. :( But...everyone at Kingwood Pedi. is awesome. As far as interviewing before baby comes, I didn't find it necessary. However, you do need to give the hospital the name and number of the practice you would like to use. Someone from the practice you choose will come see baby in the hospital. I accidentally gave them the wrong phone number at the hospital. It was a very rushed thing as **** hit the fan very quickly. Anyway, a pediatrician came from the mistaken practice and I was none too impressed. Things were so crazy the first few days home that I had to take baby back to said practice for her initial checkup. After that, I switched to Kingwood Pedi. I don't think you need to know ahead of time who you want to use forever, but you should have a good idea of at least what facility you want to use. We see Dr. Chin and love her. She's more laid back and as a first time mom I really appreciated that. She's so calm and reassuring about things. She's helped me to not freak out about every little thing. She also tells me what I need to hear. But in a nice way!

@taramay: Is only Dr. Barnhart or the whole group not taking new patients?  If you call for a sick visit and your doctor is not available you can see another one.



@dotti573:
I only know of Barnhart not taking new patients. If your Dr. isn't available for a sick visit, someone else will see them. As for well checks, you can schedule it with whoever you want, but I only use Dr. Chin because I like her and she knows my child better than any of the others.

I also LOVE that there is a completely separate entrance and area for well checks. There's also a separate room in the sick area for babies.


Apr 23, 2014 - 11:54 am
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Quest has morphed quite a bit over the years;  previously it was a self paced do it yourself high school with "family groups" in which kids were on their own pace to learn and able to repeat in a knowledge mastery philosophy - instead of a group push through pass/fail standard setting.  problem is kids have to be somewhat motivated to succeed - and slackers easily fall behind-   at the end of 4 years when they only have half the required credits suddenly it becomes an issue.


Now- Quest is an early college - your kid is taking college classes on a college campus - with college professors - it is entirely up to your student (and you to kick his ass) to work it out with professors for tutoring - as far as I know almost all lonestar professors make themselves available to some extent for tutoring in addition to the group tutoring and library tutors available at the main campus.  


Now the Tutoring your child is being forced to take is a mandated state high school requirement that is a bit of a fallback away from your sons current studies;  but one that he would be expected to have mastered to qualify for a college level program I would think - Either way - your child is getting a free college education at our expense,  while the campus is also working to ensure he can maintain state high school requirements.




I kind of understand your frustrations - but keep in mind - it is not a standard high school atmosphere or environment - your kid is a college student with college responsibilities - who by chance also still has some high school requirements to maintain - if he cannot keep pace transfer him sooner than later because- Quest credits are not a straight transfer to high school credits. 


Apr 23, 2014 - 11:53 am
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You're going to school, have two jobs and still have time to do volunteer work? Wow.



@TXSunDvl:
I'm actually out right now, so I have a little bit more time, but I still hope to continue my volunteering once it starts back up again =) I really hate being bored, and I like to feel like I'm actually making a difference, even if it's only slightly.


Apr 23, 2014 - 11:50 am
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@buddyboy - That had me laughing so hard!  Good job making our day brighter!  ;)

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:49 am
calliecat

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* bump *

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:49 am
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Video with info about protesting appraisal values yourself, online:

http://www.hcad.org/video/iFileAndiSettle.


Apr 23, 2014 - 11:48 am
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I got happier when I got a new one so I thought maybe it would work for you.

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:48 am
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Love Dr. Hassell and Dr. Barnhart with Pediatric Associates of Kingwood.  My son was born with a hole in his heart and both Dr's were great in getting up in to TCH quickly.  We spent a lot of time at TCH for the first 2 years.  Just can't say enough about how they handled everything.All the Dr. there are good, imo.  Their number is 281-359-1000  They are located just across WLH bridge if you are leaving Kingwood and heading toward 1960.  They are at the 2nd light on the right:)
@Fallon: Dr. Barnhart isn't taking new patients. :( But...everyone at Kingwood Pedi. is awesome. As far as interviewing before baby comes, I didn't find it necessary. However, you do need to give the hospital the name and number of the practice you would like to use. Someone from the practice you choose will come see baby in the hospital. I accidentally gave them the wrong phone number at the hospital. It was a very rushed thing as **** hit the fan very quickly. Anyway, a pediatrician came from the mistaken practice and I was none too impressed. Things were so crazy the first few days home that I had to take baby back to said practice for her initial checkup. After that, I switched to Kingwood Pedi. I don't think you need to know ahead of time who you want to use forever, but you should have a good idea of at least what facility you want to use. We see Dr. Chin and love her. She's more laid back and as a first time mom I really appreciated that. She's so calm and reassuring about things. She's helped me to not freak out about every little thing. She also tells me what I need to hear. But in a nice way!


@taramay:

Is only Dr. Barnhart or the whole group not taking new patients?  If you call for a sick visit and your doctor is not available you can see another one.

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:47 am
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Good luck @jax.  Hopefully a new job will make you extra happy.


@dotti573:

No such thing. 



Apr 23, 2014 - 11:46 am
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I see no reason not to interview a pediatrician.  Our situation was different.  our Adoption Agency told us to get one so when the birth mother had the baby he could look over the medical history to see if there were any red flags.  Also, you get to know what style the pediatrician is.  Our pediatrician was firm on certain things like when to get rid of the pacifier.  Our sweet but stubborn son would wake us every hour because his pacifier would fall out and was not physically able to put it back in.  We would get no sleep.  Our pediatrician told us to cut it up and get rid of it.  It only took one day for our son to get used to not having the pacifier and we finally got our sleep!  We needed that kind of advice!  Some people may prefer a loosey-goosey type of doctor.  So interviewing helps you to decide what style you like best.

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:46 am
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The owner of the new Dickey's Barbecue stopped by the KDC offices today -- they will be having their Grand Opening tomorrow @ 11am! (Thursday, April 24th, 2014)




You can see their KDC ad here, with menu details:
http://www.kingwood.com/business_directory

They're located at: 532 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, TX
(in the Randall's shopping center, toward the front of Kingwood Drive)



Apr 23, 2014 - 11:45 am
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Good luck @jax.  Hopefully a new job will make you extra happy.

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:43 am
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Thanks for the props. I'm glad we found his home. He was a very sweet dog. My 17 year old son found him dodging cars at Kingwood Dr and Willow Creek. Luckily he went to him when my son called.

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:41 am
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I'm sure a candy stripper would make a lot of people smile!


@monyhoney:
 
I was thinking the same thing :o)




Apr 23, 2014 - 11:36 am
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Nothing...just went on an interview yesterday, which will take me outta here.
@jax: Code for: talked to the phychiatrist and he might get out of the institution
@squirtismyboy: Listen here:  I have to convince a panel of psychiatrists and so-called specialists to release me...piece of cake. Since I only lie to women and the entire panel were women, I have an excellent chance I think.
@jax: Unless there's a lesbian in there.


@squirtismyboy:

Those are the easiest to fool, I think. 



Apr 23, 2014 - 11:35 am
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I have also used Mobile Pressure Washing (Darrell George) and he was great!  My neighbor had referred me.  

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:33 am
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