Harbor Christian Academy

Harbor Christian Academy will be opening for the fall semester 2018 and will begin with Kindergarten, First and Second Grades. The plan is to grow and serve K-12. Harbor Christian Academy wants to make a classical Christian education possible for children from mostly economically disadvantaged situations.  The school looks forward to bringing the gospel to

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Two and one half BILLION DOLLARS Harris County Flood Control Bond August 25 VOTE

2018 HCFCD BOND PROGRAM INFORMATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Harris County Commissioners Court plans to call a bond election for August 25, 2018, for the Harris County Flood Control District. Registered voters in Harris County will be asked to vote on what could be $2.5 billion in bonds for flood risk reduction projects throughout the county. > 2018 Bond Proposed

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Healthcare IT departments keep spending

Healthcare IT departments keep spending Research published by Marketsandmarkets Global healthcare IT market is expected to grow to $280.25 billion by 2021 Includes hardware, software and services CAGR (cumulative annual growth rate) of 15.9% Undergoing major transformation due to challenge of providing more cost effective personalized care

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HP gets fined for price fixing

HP gets fined for price fixing The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has fined Russia’s subsidiary of HP 2.5 million rubles (about $40,000) for violation of competition legislation, the watchdog’s statement reads. several computer companies signed an anti-competitive agreement which resulted in price fixing at an open e-auction for the computers’ system units supply for the

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Businesses tricked by toner pirate

Businesses tricked by toner pirate Mark Timothy Mushkin of Laguna Beach, CA was arrested and accused of scamming businesses out of $3.3 million in toner scheme 878 different businesses were affected, mostly law firms Set up company named IT Tech Products in Huntington Beach, CA, and billed companies for toner, even though their existing copier

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Future Work Predictions

Statistics about future of work Published by CMO magazine the number of people working projected to reach 163.8 million in 2024. (Source: United States Department Of Labor) share of women in the workforce is projected to reach 47.2% in 2024 (Source: United States Department Of Labor) 78% citing that smart technologies will most significantly change

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Dealer News

One dealer suing competitor Ubeo LLC, formerly known as DOCUmation of Austin, North Texas and East Texas, sued DOCUmation Inc. of San Antonio, TX Claims trademark infringement, unfair competition and breach of contract Filed motion for an injunction to stop DOCUmation from doing business in Austin, Dallas and Houston Demanding unspecified monetary damages and attorney’s

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Cypress Creek

Please make it a priority to attend this meeting. At this point, the county bond will likely be the first significant dollars that are spent to work on new flood mitigation efforts since Harvey. The political reality with bond projects is that the communities that turn out are the ones are heard. So please take this opportunity to

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Flag Day June 14

The National Flag Day Foundation Our mission is to carry on the tradition of the first flag day observance. On June 14th, 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19 year old teacher at Stony Hill School, placed a 10 inch, 38- star flag in a bottle on his desk then assigned essays on the flag and its

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Industry News

Toshiba Sells its PC Unit to Sharp in $36 Million Deal – Industry Analysts, Inc. BYABRAR AL-HEETI – Toshiba is selling its personal PC business to Sharp. The roughly $36 million deal, announced Tuesday, includes the issuance of $1.8 billion in new shares by Sharp to buy back stock from banks, ZDNet reports. Sharp, which was

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Konica Minolta News

Konica Minolta Europe Acquires IT Company  Langenhagen, Germany, 5 June 2018  Konica Minolta strengthens its position as a full-fledged IT service provider by acquiring Grupo Meridian Konica Minolta Business Solutions announces the acquisition of Grupo Meridian. The Spanish company is a specialist in providing solutions for information technology, communications, technological consulting, outsourcing, IT security and

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Industry News

HP Says It May Cut 5,000 Jobs by 2019, More Than Planned bloomberg.com By Andrew Pollack – HP Inc., the world’s largest personal-computer maker, increased its planned job cuts to 4,500 to 5,000 employees by the end of fiscal 2019, or as many as 1,000 more than the company had estimated as part of a

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NJPA is now Sourcewell

Contract #: 083116-KON   Description: Sourcewell, formerly known as National Joint Powers Alliance (“NJPA”), is one of the most recognized cooperative contracts among buyers in the public sector due to their extensive marketing and education of joint powers contracting. Sourcewells’s cooperative contract purchasing leverages the national purchasing power of more than 50,000 member agencies while

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Aquisition

KONICA MINOLTA ACQUIRES MACPROFESSIONALS INC. Technology giant, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. has announced the acquisition of Macprofessionals Inc. Based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the team will become a strategic entity of All Covered, the IT Services division of Konica Minolta. “As part of our strategy to help realize our vision for the Workplace of the

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Toshiba News

Toshiba finally sells chip plant Company announced it finally received approval from the Chinese government to sell its NAND memory chip manufacturing plant to Bain Capital for $18.26 billion (Toshiba needed to pull itself out of negative net worth to stay listed on the stock market)

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Future of Electronic Health Records

Veteran IT exec envisions the future of EHRs – and it’s not even in the EHR Voice recognition and natural language processing will enable doctors and nurses to interact with electronic health record platforms in more comfortable ways. By Michael Sperling – May 07, 2018 Along with a fistful of cutting- edge technologies, an interesting

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VOTE Houston

This message is from GREATER HOUSTON PARTNERSHIP Early voting for the primary runoff elections started today, and the Partnership encourages you and your company’s employees to vote. In our 11-county region, there are 28 primary runoff races in which no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote on March 6. Depending on your ballot,

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A request to our elected officials and unelected government employees

Cypress Creek Flooding Concerns   The repeated flooding in the Cypress Creek watershed, particularly downstream, is a threat to the economic vitality of the area and must receive significant mitigation funding immediately.  The historic lack of investment in local flood control is unsustainable.  Thank you for your consideration to this urgent matter. Mike Waites, President

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Cell/Mobile Service

If your cell phone provider is AT&T or T Mobile, you cannot get through to our office right now and have not been able to since at least 11:38 am today. AT&T has reported major outages in Austin and Houston. We hope this problem is fixed soon.

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Houston Chronicle sent me this article

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Texas peace Officers Memorial Ceremony

Governor Greg Abbott today joined law enforcement officers from across the state for the 2018 Texas Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony to honor fallen Texas peace officers and their families. During the ceremony, the Governor met with, and presented medals to, the families of the fallen officers. Today’s ceremony included the laying of a memorial wreath and

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New Digital Production Print Products and Solutions

Konica Minolta Brings Enhanced Productivity to the Print Production Market// Konica Minolta Brings Enhanced Productivity to the Print Production Market 4/23/2018 Ramsey, NJ – April 23, 2018 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.(Konica Minolta), a leader in digital production print products and solutions, introduced the latest generation AccurioPress color digital production press/copier/scanner: the C3080 Series – which

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Spot the Station

Tonight, Friday March 23 at 8:41 PM, if the weather permits, the International Space Station will cross the skies over Houston, Texas. Visible for 5 minutes, Max Height 65 degrees, Appears 10 degrees above SW, Disappears 18 degrees above NE. Happy viewing!

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St Patrick’s Day Parade

On Sunday, March 11 the 40th annual FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Northwest Harris County. The Parade route will be on Cypress Creek Parkway (FM 1960W) from Champions Forest Drive to Kuykendahl. This year the Parade will honor the Heroes of Harvey and the Grand Marshall is Jim “Mattress Mack”

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Economic Outlook Forum 2018

The “Northwest Houston Works!” Economic Outlook Forum has lined up a great list of speakers for the March 23rd Forum. We are excited about the important information that will be shared at the event and the valuable insights into the economic outlook of Northwest Houston. Be sure to register early for discounted prices and participate

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