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

Azerbaijan Center Organizing an event at University of Houston. Geopolitical dynamics and international energy projects in Caucasus

University of Houston, c.t. Bauer College of business in association with the Energy Association and Azerbaijan Center present: Geopolitical dynamics and international energy projects in Caucasus. Speakers and Topics:  Dr. Latha Ramchand, PhD, UH, Dean, C.T. Bauer College of Business – Introduction Ms. Irada Akhoundova, President, Azerbaijan Center – Welcome Speech Mr. Jonathan Slapin, Associate Professor at the University of Houston, Department of the Political Science. – “Azerbaijan in … Continue reading Azerbaijan Center Organizing an event at University of Houston. Geopolitical dynamics and international energy projects in Caucasus

Khojaly Commemoration events in Houston, TX

This is the schedule of events for Khojaly Commemoration in Houston, Texas (sorted in the order of dates) Houston Azerbaijanis Organization – Saturday February 22nd, from 10:30am- 12:30pm at our usual gathering place by the Starbucks Cafe/ corner Westheimer/Post Oak Blvd. There will be posters and flyers, which I will provide to participants. RSVP – javid.zeynalov@yahoo.com Azerbaijan Center – Monday, February 24, 2014 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Melcher Hall, … Continue reading Khojaly Commemoration events in Houston, TX

UH Named a “Best Value” by Princeton Review

For the third consecutive year, the University of Houston has been named one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review, one of only five Texas universities to make the list. The Princeton Review each year names 150 colleges – 75 public and 75 private – it has identified as offering top value, both academically and financially. UH was cited … Continue reading UH Named a “Best Value” by Princeton Review

Court denies new trial for Houston killer

The state’s highest appeals court on Wednesday denied a new trial for a Montrose man convicted in 2008 of murder after authorities found a decomposing body in his garage. Attorneys for Steven Mark Weinstein argued the 49-year-old deserved a second trial because a jailhouse snitch who said Weinstein confessed to him had a much deeper history of mental illness, including auditory hallucinations, than he testified … Continue reading Court denies new trial for Houston killer

Student detained at Seven Lakes High School after bomb scare

HOUSTON (FOX 26) – Charges against a student are pending after a bomb scare at Seven Lakes High School in Katy ISD. A district spokesperson says the device found turned out not to be a bomb but a zip gun, a homemade firearm. “It’s just worrisome that your kids go to school and you think they’re safe and then you hear things like this,” says … Continue reading Student detained at Seven Lakes High School after bomb scare

Houston library offers free TV, movie streaming service

Houston Public Library card holders will now have free access to thousands upon thousands of audiobooks, TV shows, films, and albums with the hoopla digital web app, according to a Monday HPL press release. The various forms of media will be made available for instant streaming or temporary downloading, just as library visitors can check out items from a physical collection at a branch location. Video … Continue reading Houston library offers free TV, movie streaming service

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