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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

Shelter-In-Place, Close Air Vents Order Given As "Uncontrolled" Chemical Fire Rages In Houston Area

A petrochemical terminal is on fire at an oil storage facility in Deer Park, Texas just outside of Houston and has been raging throughout the day Sunday. City officials hav.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMar 17th, 2019

Buc-ee’s opens first store outside of Texas

Buc-ee’s, a popular convenience store and travel center chain based in the Houston area, has opened its first location outside of Texas.  The 50,000-square-foot location in Robertsdale, Alabama, is along Interstate 10 just east of Mobile, Alabama. .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 22nd, 2019

Top 10 FAQs on new Opportunity Zone program

Earlier this year, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service certified approximately 625 economically-distressed areas throughout Texas, including more than 100 communities located within the greater Houston area, as Opportunity Zo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 4th, 2018

"It Was Anarchy" As Mag 7 Quake Rocks Anchorage; Alaska Gov Issues Disaster Declaration

"It Was Anarchy" As Mag 7 Quake Rocks Anchorage; Alaska Gov Issues Disaster Declaration.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 30th, 2018

Houston-area bank to grow Texas footprint with nearly $64M acquisition

Conroe-based Spirit of Texas Bancshares Inc. SSB (Nasdaq: STXB), the holding company of Spirit of Texas Bank, announced plans to acquire Beeville, Texas-based First Beeville Financial Corp. and its subsidiary, The First National Bank of Beeville. T.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 27th, 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

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

Backlog Reaches Record High with Strong Demand Continuing Into 2019 Fourth Quarter Reported Results Reflect Project Delays, Weather Impacts and Non-Cash Impairment Charges Process Improvement Plan Underway HOUSTON, Texas, March 26, 20.....»»

Category: earningsSource: benzinga3 hr. 43 min. ago

Ship channel closed; draining of leaking gas tank continues

Officials say efforts continue to drain a tank that is leaking flammable gas following a massive fire at a Houston-area petrochemical complex, prompting the closure of part of the Houston Ship Channel......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMar 24th, 2019

Deer Park fire weekend updates: Fire reignites, part of Ship Channel closes Friday afternoon

Here’s a rundown of the latest news regarding the fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC’s Deer Park tank farm, at 1943 Independence Parkway near Houston, as of Friday, March 22. • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit o.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 22nd, 2019

Billion-dollar acquisition of Houston-based energy co. called off

Houston-based Penn Virginia Corp. (Nasdaq: PVAC) and Plano, Texas-based Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) have mutually agreed to terminate an acquisition announced in late October. Neither company will have to pay a breakup fee, according to press.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 21st, 2019