Death. Taxes. The Woodlands ranking highly among "U.S. Cities You'd Be Proud to Take Home to Mom and Dad." Niche.com , our friendly "market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families," released its annual rating of "Best Cities to Live in America" on Monday. As in previous years, The Woodlands was rated highly among the site's list of top livable metropoles in the U.S., which is judged on a variety of factors including diversity, school district ratings, Niche.com user reviews, FBI crime statistics and other metrics its analysts equate to deciding the desirability of location when it comes to living and raising a family. The Woodlands ranked No. 3 overall in Niche.com's 2023 city ratings, earning an A+ overall grade and A+ rating for public schools. And yes, with a population of 114,000 per 2020 U.S. Census Data , the Harris County enclave north of Houston does qualify as a city in accordance with Niche.com's 100,000 population threshold. … [Read more...] about The Woodlands ranked No. 3 among ‘Best Cities to Live In America’—again
Who was David Koresh and when was the Waco Siege?
DAVID Koresh, the delusional leader of The Branch cult, brainwashed his victims into believing the apocalypse was about to destroy earth. His "teachings" and "church" ultimately led to the massacre of 76 cult members, including 25 children and two pregnant women and four ATF agents. Who was David Koresh? David Koresh was born on August 17, 1959, in Houston, Texas , to Bonnie Clark. His real name was Vernon Howell, before changing it to copy Old Testament kings, and claiming to be God's prophet . Bonnie was a 14-year-old single mother and Koresh never met his dad, Bobby Wayne Howell - who abandoned his mum for another teenage girl. It is reported Bonnie started living with a violent alcoholic following the split and eventually left Koresh in the care of her mother Earline Clark. He was just four-years-old when Bonnie ran away with her boyfriend, and seven when she returned. Koresh had a difficult childhood and was bullied at school due to his dyslexia . … [Read more...] about Who was David Koresh and when was the Waco Siege?
FILM REVIEW; Jaded Artist and Ingenue In an Arty Spider Web
See the article in its original context from June 12, 1998 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. ''High Art'' is an attention-getting debut feature by Lisa Cholodenko, the rare filmmaker to acknowledge Calvin Klein ads as part of her creative inspiration. She mentions the ads for their subtext rather than their style. Interested in the collision between naturalistic, highly personal photography and cool commerce, she makes her film's main character a once-celebrated photographer named Lucy Berliner, who is played by Ally Sheedy in a fierce, tricky performance that is the film's strongest element. Spooked by fame, Lucy long ago retreated from the art world to live a reclusive, druggy life in an apartment that has become a louche mecca for her lesbian friends. The uninspired plot device of a plumbing emergency brings baby-faced Syd (Radha Mitchell) into Lucy's spider web. It … [Read more...] about FILM REVIEW; Jaded Artist and Ingenue In an Arty Spider Web