HCAD fights owners of moderate housing for every single assessment penny. So why is it routinely handing out tax breaks worth several millions to big corporations?
There are some (a lot?) of former Enron traders and execs in town who might have thought they had safely weathered the investigation into whether that company manipulated electricity prices in California in 2000, causing a crisis. They may have to think again. FERC (the Federal Energy Regulatory C ... More >>
Now you can drink the essence of MiloA friend of the blog took this photo of an amazing drink called Milo. It's popular in Australia, Wiki tells us, but here in Houston -- home of Houston Astro play-by-play legend Milo Hamilton -- it seems especially apt. We've never tasted the stuff, but j ... More >>
Meet the (almost) new boss, not the same as the old bossThe Houston Business Journal has ferreted out a nice nugget from the reams of paper surrounding the sale of Houston's Dynegy Inc.: Goldman Sachs tracked down and talked to a homeless guy who put in a bid to buy it. SEC filings show that ... More >>
As promised, here are a couple of snaps from this morning's protest outside the Dynegy building. First off, we have the offering below, a typical shot of angry white folks holding up signs. As you can see, they think dirty coal is bad investment that melts our prosperity and, you know, Houston is al ... More >>
There's a protest going on right now outside the downtown Dynegy building. I just happened by on my bike and got some photos, which scored me a lot of "What, are you some kind of narc?" looks from the crowd and which I'll post in a little bit. The group was there to voice its concerns about a poten ... More >>
The Hollisters reunite to rock the East Texas pines
Roll up more than your sleeves with this clothing line
Must artists move to New York to make it big?
A year of Super Bowl media hype has begun
The Museum of Fine Arts tries to draw in the crowds with a "Season of Impressionism"
After a half-century of effort, local African-American artists are emerging to the forefront of the arts, both in Houston and nationally
Rank-and-file employees suspected something was wrong at Enron. Now they want someone to pay.
Houston headed toward hard times: sports flops, floods and transit duds. If only city fathers could find a proven leader, an energy executive with a KEN-do attitude.
The glut of holiday CDs kills the Christmas spirit
Want a subsidy for your corporate expansion? Local governments are ready with millions in property-tax abatements -- and very little oversight.