Some records were made to be broken. Whether it's the most home runs in a season, building the world's tallest skyscraper, or serving the world's best cup of coffee -- these are all records people are aiming to bust right through. However, it's unlikely the Houston energy traders working for JP Mo ... More >>
A local radio host who splits his time between spouting right-wing dogma and offering investment advice has been hit with a cease-and-desist order from the Securities and Exchange Commission. George R. Jaresky, Jr. hosts a show on KTEK-AM 1100 (Official motto: "Yes, We Exist") and is semi-syndicate ... More >>
Being happy doesnt have to make sense
Photo by Jim ParsonsA lot of people didn't think Sarah Gish would get far when she formed a group to save the River Oaks movie theater, but the theater is still standing.Still threatened, sure; saved mostly by a slow economy, probably, but in Houston you take what preservation victories you can g ... More >>
We've bailed out the banks. When do we go after the crooks behind our financial collapse?
A couple of researchers at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy have released a study that gets close to proving that speculators caused oil prices to shoot up in 2008. This theory is nothing new, but the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the agency that regulates U.S. futu ... More >>
Earlier this year, Halliburton agreed to pay nearly $560 million in fines to the federal government to end an investigation into its former subsidiary, KBR, and its involvement in bribing Nigerian officials to get construction contracts. It was reportedly the largest fine ever paid by a U.S. comp ... More >>
Want to buy a nice used theater? No, not the River Oaks. That's probably still headed for the wrecking ball. The theater for sale is the Heights Theatre on 19th Street. The theater, built in 1929, was the site of an antiques store until recently.
DJ Mike Relm puts the "go" in indigo
An e-mail blast from Sarah Gish of www.saveourlandmarks.org warns that the process of tearing down the River Oaks Shopping Center has begun in earnest. Weingarten Realty filed paperwork with the city Monday as a first step towards demolishing the curved part of the center (think Three Brothers bake ... More >>
Apparently the folks who live behind the River Oaks Shopping Center got a neighborly letter from Weingarten Realty today, in which plans were revealed for the proposed redevelopment of the center. Click here to see the plans, complete with one sweet four-story parking garage. — Keith Plocek
GlobalTec employees apparently aren't all they make themselves out to be
Here's your chance to get rich quick -- or lose your shirt, in which case, GlobalTec disavows all responsibility for, well, anything
Nine years meant nothing. Crescent gave the deli two hours to clear out.
Enron used political ties to rid itself of regulators. But in the end, its supposed free-market trailblazing only burned investors.
Real estate consultant Williams continues to serve two masters
Is the mayor's housing adviser about to hand the Fourth Ward over to a for-profit developer?
How once-fearsome corporate raider T. Boone Pickens was beaten at his own game -- by a one-time protege
And they're ready to make money the old-fashioned way: By outsmarting the big guys.
Alan Mabry was a man on a mission. His death last month left friends, colleagues and authorities baffled -- as did his obsessive life.
Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.