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ELECTION Q&A: Harris County judge candidates present views on local issues

Three candidates are running for Harris County judge this November. Community Impact Newspaper asked …


ELECTION Q&A: U.S. District 2 House of Representatives candidates discuss flooding, national issues

Three candidates are running for the U.S. District 2 House of Representatives seat this November, which …


ELECTION Q&A: Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner candidates discuss flooding, traffic and other issues

Two candidates are running for Harris County Precinct 4 commissioner this November, which covers portions of …



Montgomery County approves $344.4M budget, flat property tax rate for 2019 fiscal year

Despite an overall budget increase of 4.8 percent and the addition of 34 new county employees, Montgomery County Commissioners Court approved a 2019 fiscal year budget that keeps the existing property tax rate of 46.67 cents per $100 home valuation.


What you need to know about the sales tax holiday this weekend, Aug. 10-12

Every year, the Texas Legislature sets the dates for an annual sales tax holiday on school supplies and clothing. This year’s sales tax holiday is Aug. 10-12.


GUIDE: How would Harris County's proposed $2.5 billion bond referendum affect property tax bills?

Almost a year after Harvey dropped a trillion gallons of water across the Greater Houston area last August, Harris County is petitioning voters for a $2.5 billion bond referendum, which would fund flood control projects across the region and raise property tax rates if approved by voters Aug. 25.


UH Law Center launches new post-Harvey relief program

The University of Houston Law Center received a $205,000 grant from the Greater Houston Community Foundation on July 12 that will allow the law center to launch its Hurricane Consumer Assistance Program.



Harris County gets $4.5 billion in federal funds for flood-control projects

Harris County has acquired about $4.5 billion in federal funds for flood prevention projects across the area, bringing the county closer to solving its numerous flooding issues, officials said Monday.


Harris County officials identify Lake Houston area projects that could be funded by $2.5B bond election

Spurred by repeated widespread flooding events in recent years—culminating in Hurricane Harvey devastating southeast Texas last August—Harris County officials have decided to hold a $2.5 billion bond election Aug. 25 to fund flood mitigation projects throughout the county.


Houston city population plateaus in 2016-17 as metro misses list of fastest-growing U.S. cities for first time in years

The city of Houston added 8,235 people last year, according to 2016-17 U.S. Census estimates released this week, growing the overall population by a fraction of a percent after more steady growth in recent years.


Texas Central, Amtrak reach agreement for $16.5 billion bullet train services

Texas Central and Amtrak announced Friday that the two companies have reached an agreement offering through-ticketing and transfer services for passengers traveling between Amtrak and Texas Central stations.



Economy, airport drive hospitality industry growth in the Lake Houston area

In recent years, the Lake Houston area has seen growth across all development sectors—from residential and commercial development to job growth with recent expansions of the industrial and health care markets.


New tax laws, filing extensions: 6 things to know ahead of Tax Day, April 17, 2018

Americans will file taxes on Tuesday, April 17 this year. For those who have not filed yet, here are a few …



Houston's biggest job gains and losses, effects of Harvey: takeaways from the annual Economic Outlook Forum

The annual Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Forum, held March 23 at Southwestern Energy off I-45 N., gathered area economic experts and representatives from business and government to report on trends and forecast the direction the region could take in the coming years.



Here's where the Greater Houston Partnership projects employment growth and decline in 2018

While the Greater Houston area's population grew by 852,000 people from 2010 to 2016, some of the nation’s other largest metropolitan areas—New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago—experienced a net loss of people, or saw more people moving out than moving in, according to Jenny Philip, a research director for the Greater Houston Partnership .


Federal tax reform affects Lake Houston area businesses, residents

The new federal tax plan implements temporary and permanent changes that will affect individuals, businesses, corporations and school districts in the Lake Houston area.


Here's what post-Harvey policies, solutions Houston residents support most

Houstonians will receive a more detailed picture of just how devastating Hurricane Harvey was and the storm's long-term effects on residents due to a survey from the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston that will follow 2,000 people across four Texas counties for the next five years.


Retailer H-E-B buys Austin-based delivery company Favor

H-E-B, the San Antonio-based retail chain, announced Thursday its plan to purchase Austin-based Favor Delivery, an app-based delivery service with a network of more than 50,000 statewide delivery drivers.



After Hurricane Harvey, Houston's economic outlook is brighter than you might think

Although Houston has weathered economic storms in recent years—from an oil and gas downturn to Hurricane Harvey—there are reasons to be optimistic about the city's future, said Ray Perryman, president and CEO of the Waco-based economic research and analysis firm The Perryman Group .


$2.3 million SBA grant to help University of Houston's Bauer program create 300 new small businesses in 2018

The University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business will help create 300 new small businesses in Houston over the next year thanks to a $2.3 million continuation grant from the Small Business Administration, according to a press release from the university.



Houston eliminated from Amazon HQ2 bid; 20 finalists announced

The city of Houston will not be the new home to Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters, or HQ2, company officials announced this week.