February 18th, 2021
During a recent Rational Middle Podcast, Steven Scarborough, Strategic Initiatives Manager at the Center for Houston’s Future (CHF), discussed
January 11th, 2021
Almost a year into dealing with Covid-19, Harris County (Houston) Judge (really an executive) Lina Hidalgo still doesn't get it or is intentionally trying to injure the private sector. Once again pushing for school closures...
October 1st, 2020
The document contains 104 reform proposals, including changes to the Independent Police Oversight Board and additional mental health crisis training.
September 29th, 2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner on Monday signed an executive order to implement a new cite-and-release program for the Houston Police Department, which would allow people accused of some low-level crimes to get off with a ticket...
September 21st, 2020
The railroad plans to connect Texas' two biggest cities within 90 minutes. Construction could begin in the first half of next year.
August 26th, 2020
As you may know, Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall late this evening or early tomorrow as a Category 4 Hurricane.
April 24th, 2020
The police and sheriff’s union leadership in Texas’s largest county say they are not likely to enforce an order by County Judge Lina Hidalgo (D) requiring that masks to be worn by all in public. The order calls for officers...
March 17th, 2020
City and county officials on Monday ordered all bars and clubs to close for 15 days, and for restaurants to eliminate sit-down service, in response to new federal government coronavirus guidelines.
March 5th, 2020
The state's first coronavirus case identified outside of a Texas quarantine site is a man in his 70s who lives in the Houston area.
February 28th, 2020
Houston residents were encouraged to continue boiling water before consuming it Friday morning as repairs continued on a water main break that left parts of the city without tap water and flooded part of the East Loop.
February 8th, 2021
Economic forecast shows the Houston region will need immigrants to continue expanding economically, with major long-term benefits from more immigration and significant economic losses from policies that restrict immigration...
December 7th, 2020
The new headquarters for HPE, the IT spin-off of San Francisco Bay Area-based Hewlett-Packard, is under construction at the company's existing campus in Spring. It's scheduled to open in early 2022.
September 30th, 2020
The program — called “Let’s Beat COVID-19: Health Education, and Support Services,” or HESS — launches Thursday, and includes a support hotline, virtual support groups, and other resources, according to the city’s health...
September 21st, 2020
The report in the Houston Chronicle of September 4, 2020 is inaccurate based on the oversight team (that taxpayers are paying for) who have ignored the problems. The monitors have ignored information provided by...
September 18th, 2020
The 132-acre garden opens today amid a growing movement to create more green spaces for entertainment, conservation, and storm water management throughout Houston.
August 4th, 2020
The city of Houston will begin issuing citations to people who refuse to wear a mask or face covering, Mayor Sylvester Turner said Monday. People who violate Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide face covering order will be issued a...
March 18th, 2020
Crude oil prices have plunged 45% so far in March and are at the lowest level since 2002. The energy market has been slammed by a slump in demand because of the virus pandemic and a price war between some of the world’s...
March 11th, 2020
Mayor Sylvester Turner on Wednesday ordered the shutdown of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo due to concerns about coronavirus after a Montgomery County man with no recent travel history tested positive for COVID-19....
March 2nd, 2020
Houston is the energy capital of the world that’s poised to be the energy innovation capital of the world. When it comes to solving climate change, Texas is ready with the cheer across the gym during Spirit Week: “We’ve...
January 24th, 2020
A massive explosion rocked a northwest Houston neighborhood and the blast was felt all across the region Friday morning. It happened around 4:25 a.m. and originated in the 4500 block of Gessner Rd. One person was unaccounted...