Company That OK’d Unnecessary Braces Kept Its Contract

In 2010 and 2011, Antoine Dental was among Texas’ top-billing Medicaid providers for orthodontic services, collecting more than $1 million annually for putting braces on poor children. Its three Houston-area clinics employed 15 dentists and orthodontists and treated more than 2,500 young patients annually through the joint state-federal health program, owner Behzad Nazari said. But in 2012, the Medicaid money that kept Nazari’s dental clinics … Continue reading Company That OK’d Unnecessary Braces Kept Its Contract

“I felt like I was thrown in a pool without being taught how to swim.” – Farah Mamedova

Hello Dear Friends as you know our new rubric “Journey to Success” as we promised to introduce interesting individuals in Azerbaijani community in Houston. Today we would like to introduce our next members of Azerbaijani community Farah Mamedova M.D. F.A.A.P. Thank you for finding time for our interview. Being a doctor is a very busy job, isn’t it? It is difficult, especially trying to balance … Continue reading “I felt like I was thrown in a pool without being taught how to swim.” – Farah Mamedova

Texas to give one of nation’s oldest trees new protection

One of the nation’s oldest trees will be getting a new fence around it in 2014 in an effort to turn back the clock nearly 80 years. Rockport’s Big Tree, located inside Goose Island State Park on Aransas Bay, is estimated to be over 1,500 years old, some estimate 2,000. The coastal live oak has seen Texas evolve over the past 10 centuries, seen six … Continue reading Texas to give one of nation’s oldest trees new protection

3.7-magnitude earthquake registered near Mineral Wells early Monday morning

For a second straight morning, there has been another earthquake northwest of Fort Worth – the 25th since November 1. This one was among the largest recorded since the beginning of this quake outbreak: a 3.7-magnitude tremor located about 11 miles northeast of Mineral Wells, where, at the end of November, there were back-to-back quakes registering 3.6 and 2.8, prompting the Tarrant Regional Water District to … Continue reading 3.7-magnitude earthquake registered near Mineral Wells early Monday morning

12 Things to Do Thanksgiving Week in Houston

If you are entertaining family or friends in Houston for Thanksgiving this week, then check out these Thanksgiving week ideas for lots of local fun: WEDNESDAY, November 27 1. Houston Ballet Tree Lighting — The 26th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 11 am, November 27, at the Wortham Theater Center. Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker will flip the switch at noon for the … Continue reading 12 Things to Do Thanksgiving Week in Houston

Bring the wine: Six great choices that complement your holiday meal

Thanksgiving is often one of the hardest meals for pairing wine simply because of the vast array of flavors served across the buffet table. Christmas is a close second, though at least you’re not confined to turkey. But with a few pairing secrets under your belt, you can easily master the holiday wine dilemma. When selecting white wine, it’s a good rule of thumb to … Continue reading Bring the wine: Six great choices that complement your holiday meal

Naked man goes on window-breaking rampage near Galleria

A naked man vandalized several cars in Galleria Sunday afternoon before he was arrested by the police. The rampage happened around 1 p.m. when the man used a gun to damage the windshields of at least seven cars – two in the Hotel Derek parking lot, one in a Shell gas station and five cars parked in the W Luxury Car Rentals in Galleria. “The … Continue reading Naked man goes on window-breaking rampage near Galleria

AACA Solidarity Day Of World Azerbaijanis and New Year

PR from AACA Dear Friends, We would like to extend our invitation to “Solidarity” Art Exhibition organized in regards to “Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis and New Year”. Artist: Parvina Aliyeva Performance: Turp Group Lunch will be provided. Date: December 14, 2013 Time: 12:00 am to 2:00 pm Venue: Turquoise Center (Ottoman Ballroom) 9301 W. Bellfort Ave Houston, TX 77031 RSVP: eldenizmir@yahoo.com www.aacalliance.com Continue reading AACA Solidarity Day Of World Azerbaijanis and New Year