Texas Gov. Abbott issues disaster declaration for counties in Houston area, elsewhere

As Hurricane Florence is barreling into the East Coast, Texas is dealing with a tropical disturbance bringing significant rainfall.  Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 14 issued a State Disaster Declaration for several counties, including the entire Houston a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 14th, 2018

Hogan seeks federal disaster declaration for Maryland"s May floods

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the state of Maryland because of the severe storm and flood damage that affected Baltimore City, Howard and Baltimore counties. If the federal government issues a "Major .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 25th, 2018

Chicago investment firm inks lease in Uptown area for first office in Texas

Chicago-based HighTower, one of the largest registered investment advisers in the U.S., signed an eight-year lease for a 15,780-square-foot office in Uptown Houston. The lease at 4400 Post Oak Parkway, known as Five Post Oak Park, represents HighTo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 12th, 2018

Roundtable: Experts discuss Houston’s digital forecast

Texas is at the top of the nation’s population growth, with Houston ranking as the fourth fastest-growing metro area. Houston’s population has grown from 5.92 million in 2010 to 6.89 million in 2017, an increase of more than 16 percent, accordi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 9th, 2018

Election results 2018: Houston-area voters approve propositions, millions of dollars" worth of bonds

Houston voters passed both propositions on their ballots, and voters in some local counties also approved issuing millions of dollars of bonds for school construction. Like the Harris County flood-control bond last August, Houston’s Proposition.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 7th, 2018

Photos: UT football coach Tom Herman’s former Houston home for sale again

After leaving the University of Houston Cougars to become the head football coach at the University of Texas at Austin, Tom Herman sold his Houston-area home in June 2017.  Now, the home — at 5221 Pine St. in Bellaire — is back on the market f.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 6th, 2018

Connecticut gas manufacturer considers $240M complex in greater Houston area

The company is considering alternative sites in Louisiana and says it would need tax incentives to move forward in Texas......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 15th, 2018

H-E-B contest winners include 2 from Houston

San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. has selected the winners of its 2018 Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best competition, and two Houston-area and two Austin companies made the cut. Austin's Kristen Fields and Cody Fields won the grand prize, earning .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 13th, 2018

Texas man gets prison, must repay $2.4M in pay phone scam

A Houston-area man must serve 18 months in federal prison and repay $2.4 million for what prosecutors call at pay phone scam......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 14th, 2018

Agency: Texas chemical plant unprepared for Harvey floods

The federal agency that investigates industrial accidents offered muted criticism Thursday of the Houston-area chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey and partially exploded......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 24th, 2018

NASA to test quieter supersonic flights over Texas" Gulf Coast

NASA will launch a series of tests related to supersonic flight in the Galveston area beginning in November, the agency announced April 17. NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Armstrong Flight Research Center in California and Langley Researc.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 18th, 2018

Houston-area golfer wins his first Masters

Texas native Patrick Reed has won this year's Masters, according to the event’s website.  He won the 82nd annual golf tournament on April 8 and had to hold off surges by Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to win the championship, per the Masters.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 8th, 2018

Snooze to open Houston Galleria location earlier than expected

Denver-based Snooze, An A.M. Eatery, will hold the grand opening for its Galleria-area location in Houston on Dec. 12. When it was announced in July, the Galleria location was slated to open in early 2019. Snooze’s Galleria location will be at 5.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 20th, 2018

$3 million lottery ticket sold in San Antonio -$3 million lottery ticket sold in San AntoniomySanAntonio.comSomeone in San Antonio just got about 3 million reasons not to show up to work on Monday. The Texas Lottery Commission announced Saturday that a San Antonio-area re.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 19th, 2018

U.S. And Chinese Armies Hold Joint Disaster Drill In Rare Positive Exchange

An extremely rare moment of US-China military to military cooperation? Ironically it's in the area of emergency response and disaster r.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 19th, 2018

New York REIT sells H-E-B"s new multilevel shopping center in Bellaire, other Houston-area properties

The Houston area’s first multilevel H-E-B development has a new owner. New York-based Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX) sold the property at 5106 Bissonnet St. in Bellaire for $17.25 million in September, the real estate investment trust repor.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 18th, 2018

Atlanta finance experts share concerns, trends for 2019

As 2018 wraps up, rising interest rates, impacts from trade wars and tariffs, recent stock market volatility, economic growth and inflation are among the issues Atlanta-area wealth managers are tracking as they advise their clients’ future investments......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 16th, 2018

FreeRange Concepts opens Houston location of The Rustic

The Rustic, a concept from Dallas-based FreeRange Concepts and Texas country artist Pat Green, is now open for business in downtown Houston. The 25,000-square-foot live music venue, bar and eatery located at 1836 Polk St. opened Nov. 1 with a VIP.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 16th, 2018

Photos: Galleria-area condo Arabella"s first residents to move in next week

First residents of the Arabella, a 99-unit luxury condo just inside the Loop off San Felipe, will start moving in next week, said Roberto Contreras, president and CEO of Houston-based DC Partners and co-developer on the project. The opulent 33-sto.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 15th, 2018

Goods going through Texas gulf increase 24 percent

Goods and commodities going through the Houston-Galveston Customs District totaled more than $172.7 billion through the first nine months of 2018. That represents a 24 percent increase from $139.3 billion for the same time frame a year ago, accordi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 13th, 2018

A 61-year-old Oregon company gets a new, high-flying owner

A venerable Oregon helicopter company has a new Texas owner after a $560 million deal. Houston-based Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), which provides industrial aviation services, announced Nov. 9 it will acquire a Columbia Helicopters Inc. for $560 mi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 12th, 2018