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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

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

Texas company gets $300M loan for high-speed train project

A Texas company has secured a $300 million loan for a proposed high-speed rail project from Dallas to Houston......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 14th, 2018

WBJ Influencers learn that mental health issues impact Wichita"s quality of life

Cindy Miles, executive director of Wichita's Nonprofit Chamber of Commerce, paints a picture that shows how a lack of mental health services has a direct impact on shootings, child abuse, poverty, homelessness, the opioid crisis and area graduatio.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 14th, 2018

Trump signs disaster declaration for Hawaii as weakened Olivia dumps rain on Islands

Gov. David Ige activated the Hawaii National Guard on Wednesday and said President Donald Trump signed a presidential disaster declaration as Tropical Storm Olivia made landfall on Maui and Lanai, bringing heavy rains and winds, before moving south of.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 12th, 2018

Chef Ford Fry: "It"s definitely a little ballsy going into Texas with Tex-Mex"

About three years after opening his first Houston restaurant, State of Grace, a Houston native is returning to the region to open two more concepts that reflect his memories of growing up in the Bayou City.  Atlanta-based chef and restaurateur Ford Fry.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 11th, 2018

Uptown Houston office buildings undergoing multimillion-dollar renovations

Two Class A office buildings in the Uptown area are currently undergoing major upgrades that will be complete this fall.  Houston-based Unilev Management Corp. along with Israel-based Azrieli Group and Los Angeles-based CBRE Group Inc. (NYSE: CBRE.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 6th, 2018

Family of man killed in warehouse shooting files $25M suit

The family of a man who was killed last month in a shooting at a Houston-area food warehouse has filed a lawsuit asking for $25 million in damages from his employer......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 5th, 2018

Investing in Houston’s ‘Opportunity Zones’ provides big tax savings

More than 100 communities throughout Harris County, including downtown Houston and much of the area east of downtown, were recently designated “Opportunity Zones” by the U.S. Treasury Department as part of a new program to encourage private inv.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 5th, 2018

Environmental firms say challenges are plentiful in Western New York

The many environmental issues that are seen in Buffalo and the surrounding area keep the area's environmental services firms busy......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 1st, 2018

See where the average salary needed to buy a Houston-area home increased, decreased

Houstonians now need an annual salary of at least $53,000 — up 12 percent from 2017 — to buy a single-family home in greater Houston, according to data from a local Keller Williams Memorial Realtor. Paige Martin and her team calculated the average.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 30th, 2018

How Houston construction-hiring hardships affect the bottom line

The construction industry's ongoing struggle to attract and retain workers has led to more than half of construction firms in Texas to put higher prices into their bids or contracts......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 30th, 2018

Fresh off $20M funding, legal software startup moves HQ from Houston to Austin

The company already has about 200 employees but expects to add about 150 more in the Texas capital within three years. It is selling software that helps attorneys locate evidence for some of the nation's most prominent law firms......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 29th, 2018

Texas" first Crystal Lagoon holds grand opening, more in the works in retail spaces

Michael Phelps was in Houston for the Aug. 23 event......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 29th, 2018

Texas sues EPA over San Antonio smog designation

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton have initiated litigation against the Environmental Protection Agency over its recent smog ruling for Bexar County. Abbott and Paxton on Tuesday filed a nine-page petition in the U.S. Court of A.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 28th, 2018

This is how much it takes to be wealthy in Houston

“The idea that financial planning and wealth management are just for millionaires is one of the biggest misconceptions among Houston area residents.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 28th, 2018