Spring - Klein
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With Harris County commissioners poised to adopt the first tax rate increase the county has seen since 1996, court Democrats and Republicans remained at odds following the first public hearing on the proposed increase Sept. 20. In the wake of Tropical Depression Imelda, disaster recovery was also at the top of mind for people on both sides of the debate.
Correction: The original version of this post stated the maintenance and operations rate was $1.44 in 2018-19 and has since been updated to reflect the M&O rate was $1.04.
On June 1, Bobby Lieb, the former Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce ’s vice president and director of community and economic development, stepped into his new role as chamber president. Lieb replaced Barbara Thomason who left to pursue her private business after serving 14 years.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.
In May, the United States Office of Management and Budget began requesting public comment on the strengths, weaknesses and best practices of various Consumer Price Indexes, which affect how the federal poverty line is calculated.
Cy-Fair ISD’s board of trustees officially adopted a $992.3 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year Thursday, June 27. The budget includes a $27.5 million deficit, according to the district’s incoming Chief Financial Officer Karen Smith.
As state Legislature works to reform school finance, Cy-Fair ISD could adopt another deficit budget in 2019-20
Based on preliminary estimates, Cy-Fair ISD officials plan to adopt a $990 million budget next month for the 2019-20 fiscal year, including a $4 million budget deficit.
Bobby Lieb has been named president and CEO of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce by its board of directors, effective June 1. Lieb, who currently serves as vice president of the chamber, is replacing Barbara Thomason, who is retiring May 31 after 14 years in the position.
As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.
H-E-B President Scott McClelland: Online delivery not end-game but key focus in grocery industry's future
Despite talks of a food retail market run entirely by Amazon, H-E-B President Scott McClelland said brick-and-mortar stores are here to stay. However, McClelland added that grocery stores must adapt to the growing presence of online food delivery services to remain competitive.
Following two years of recovery in 2017 and 2018, job growth in Houston is expected to level off and remain stable for 2019, said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research at the Greater Houston Partnership. Houston will see an increase of 71,000 jobs this year compared to 73,000 last year, Jankowski said.
The Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce announced Feb. 14 that Chamber President Brooks Williams resigned from his position, effective Feb. 13.
The Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees unanimously adopted an order Monday, Feb. 11, calling a bond election May 4 for a $1.762 billion bond referendum.
Residents and business owners concerned about the aesthetic and practical appeal of FM 1960 are preparing to relaunch efforts this year to improve the corridor, which several studies in the past decade have described as plagued by vacant or deteriorating buildings, traffic congestion and declining visual appeal.
More than 20 Texas lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have signed an open letter urging President Donald Trump to avoid using the $15 billion in federal funding appropriated for Hurricane Harvey relief as a means to pay for a border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and end the ongoing government shutdown .
As the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history continues, local agencies and residents have begun …
Montgomery County is anticipated to see professional job growth and increased home sales in 2019, according to Scott Davis, senior vice president for Meyers Research , LLC. On Dec. 6, the Montgomery County Builders and Developers Division— a branch of the Greater Houston Builders Association—hosted a luncheon to provide an economic outlook for 2019.
The Greater Houston area is projected to create 71,000 jobs in 2019, according to the Greater Houston Partnership's annual Houston Employment Forecast released Dec. 5.
Greater Houston Partnership: Houston must recruit talent, focus on collaboration to maintain economic status
The greater Houston area boasts strong economic assets—it is home to the world’s largest energy center, two international airports and the sixteenth busiest port in the world, and it is the number one region for exports in the country, said Susan Davenport, senior vice president of economic development for the Greater Houston Partnership.
Three candidates are running for Harris County judge this November. Community Impact Newspaper asked …
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 …
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.