Commentary

Landscaping at The Grove Restaurant in Houston

When we have spring-like weather in February, I am reminded of my precious former mother-in-law, Mimi. Mimi was raised in a rambling country house near DeLeon, the real home of Dr Pepper. She was the oldest of 16 children. They knew their garden and they knew the weather. She warned every year to not be fooled by those balmy breezes in the midst of winter.

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Some bad ideas never seem to go away, especially in the Texas Legislature. That is certainly the case with the voucher movement to divert taxpayer dollars to private or religious schools. It is a tough sell to a majority of legislators – and the citizens they represent – at a time when public education funding in this state is on the chopping block in every session.

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Mr. TurnerStarring: Timothy Spall,Marion BaileyDirected by: Mike Leigh

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For 2015, the QX70 is offered in two models – QX70 and QX70 AWD.

In 2015, the Infiniti QX70 continues to stand out with its elegant, aerodynamic style. Its sleek body features a long hood, stretched wheelbase and short front and rear overhangs. Up front, QX70 features a bold front grille and fascia design, while a strong front-to-rear shoulder line, tight greenhouse, kicked-back roofline and integrated rear spoiler highlight its silhouette.

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HEDIS@ is the most commonly used quality metric set. The only successful way to use quality metrics consistently is to have data aggregated automatically and to allow providers to see their performance at the time they are seeing each patients. This has been the key to SETMA’s success in improving care with the help of metrics.

SETMA’s Quality Metrics Philosophy

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‘A Most Violent Year’

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain

Directed by: J.C. Chandor

Rated: PG-13

 

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The new Versa Note SR adds unique, sporty exterior treatments, suede seat accent

Following a successful debut as a 2014 model, the Nissan Versa Note enters its second year of production with a number of significant enhancements – led by the addition of new Versa Note SR and Versa Note SL trim levels.

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The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS@) is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Qualtiy Assurance (NCQA). HEDIS@ was originally titled the “HMO Employer Data and Information Set” as of version 1.0 of 1991.

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As I type this, the extremely popular streaming media company has in excess of 50 million paid subscribers. Originally known for its mail based DVD rental service, Netflix is currently the world leader in streaming media subscriptions. Once thought of in monopoly terms, Netflix is now facing serious competition from a multitude of sources, including the online retailer Overstock.com, retailing megalith Walmart, and the marketing powerhouse of Amazon.

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Texans love their football. In fact, some here consider it a religion of sorts. The book “Friday Night Lights” was based on the passion for football in Odessa, Texas. My late husband Ted has a cousin, and her family who live there and I have verified that the only way residents can buy season passes is for someone holding one or more to die and not will the right to purchase their tickets to their children or grandchildren. Business owners, schools, churches and civic organizations pull down the shades and turn out the lights any time there is a football game.

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