IT’S GEEK TO ME: Routine maintenance helps keep PC in shape

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Question: I’m trying to keep my laptop clean and fast, and I notice that the Downloads folder has a lot of high MB files....

BUILDING PERMITS: May 23 – May 29, 2021

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NEW RESIDENTIALS Greg Baier/Betenbough Home, 1123 Big Easy St., $209,950; Greg Baier/Betenbough Home, 1319 E 93rd St., $176,950; Alexa Guillen/John McKnight/Silver Leaf Homes, 106 Patriot...

THE ECONOMIST: The session

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The recent legislative session will not soon be forgotten. The focus was perpetually on anything but initiatives required to move Texas forward. Some high...

BBB Tip: Beware of patriotic-themed scams on Memorial Day

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Since the first unofficial Memorial Day in April 1865, the holiday has held a special place in the hearts of military veterans, active-duty service...

THE ECONOMIST: The outlook for the Texas economy

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With COVID-19 cases continuing to fall and vaccination rates rising, things are beginning to feel a bit more normal. The economy is growing, and...

GEEK: DOS emulator can help with legacy games

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Question: I am seeking help with getting older PC legacy games to run under Windows 10. I’m talking really old ones — going back...

BUILDING PERMITS: May 16 – May 22, 2021

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NEW RESIDENTIALS Greg Baier/Betenbough Homes, 1310 Terra Cotta St., $191,950; Robbie Moon/Betenbough Homes, 1303 Terra Cotta St., $184,950; Sam Sowell/Greg Glaser/MJM Architects Odessa (S385) DTP,...

THE ECONOMIST: The wrong answer

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Texas recently opted out of federal unemployment compensation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the $300 weekly supplement. The reason often given is that...

BUILDING PERMITS: May 5 – May 14, 2021

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NEW RESIDENTIALS Morgan Warrick/DR Horton, 2029 Ebbets Drive, $155,245; Greg Baier/Betenbough Homes, 1324 Terra Cotta St., $193,950; Robbie Moon/Betenbough Homes, 1333 Terra Cotta St., $185,950;...

BBB tip: How to avoid employment scams when searching for summer jobs

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The beginning of summer brings an influx of job-seeking students looking to capitalize on their free time by earning money over their three-month break....