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Texas Aviation Hall of Fame seeks Hall of Fame inductees
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Published in 21-6-2016
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Members already inducted into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame include astronauts William A. Anders and Alan Bean, former president George H.W. Bush, former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, bombing squadron The Texas Doolittle Raiders, the Women Airforce Service Pilots and former U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen.
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Springwoods Village retail center inks Torchy's Tacos, MOD Pizza
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Published in 21-6-2016
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Torchy's Tacos, Chick-fil-A and MOD Pizza are among a new batch of tenants that plan to open in the Springwoods Village master-planned community next year. Two months after announcing The Market at Springwoods Village, tenants have spoken for 80 percent of the shopping center's space, national shopping center developer Regency Centers Corp. announced Monday.

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10 products you should almost never buy at Costco, Sam's Club or other warehouse stores
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Published in 21-6-2016
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Members of Costco or Sam's Club or a similar store don't necessarily save. Wholesale purchases expire or go unused and get tossed if you're not a smart shopper. Heed this advice.

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John Hardy to open first U.S. store at River Oaks District
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Published in 14-6-2016
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Houston will get the first of three U.S. retail locations for John Hardy, an international luxury jewelry maker.

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Judge sides with residents in Garden Oaks case
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Published in 14-6-2016
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A Harris County judge ruled that even though a Garden Oaks family's garage violated the deed restrictions in the popular neighborhood, the group that governs those restrictions did not have the power to enforce them.

The judgment was the result of a now four-year-old case between the Chang family and the Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization.

The suit was sparked by the size ...>>

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Hines partnership giving back keys to lender of Greenspoint property
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Published in 14-6-2016
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A six-building office complex owned by Hines, in partnership with the General Motors Pension Fund, is being turned over to its lender, a rare occurrence for the Houston-based real estate developer, which developed and owns many of the city's most prominent buildings. According to a 2002 property deed, Hines had a $145 million loan on the property from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. t ...>>
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Oil rout stalls mixed-use project planned for the Energy Corridor
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Published in 14-6-2016
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A mixed-use development slated to break ground this year in the Energy Corridor has been put on hold amid the economic slump that has left millions of square feet of office space unoccupied in area buildings. The 35-acre development, named Republic Square, was designed by a slate of national consultants, architects and planners to include hundreds of upscale apartments, restaurants, hotels and ...>>

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People in Business
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Published in 7-6-2016
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BBVA Compass has named José "Pepe" Olalla as its head of business development, an interim post he has held since December and one that plays a key role in the bank's ongoing digital transformation in the face of changing consumer demands. Airswift, a Manchester, England-based global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, is launching executive searc ...>>
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It may be payday for all in the not-too-distant future
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Published in 7-6-2016
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The Swiss have soundly rejected a proposal that the government guarantee every citizen a basic income. But the idea, which sounds like a Marxist fantasy, is gaining attention as society watches technology replace more and more workers.

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Houston becoming a 'renter's market' with apartment glut
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Published in 7-6-2016
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Houston is likely becoming a renter's market with new supply rapidly coming on board of luxury units and a far smaller rate of job and population growth from when the ground was broken on tens of thousands of projects.

Looking at a mid-year, the economists who predicted earlier this year that Houston's apartment market was overbuilt seem to be correct. The total occupancy in A ...>>

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Survey: Saving for a down payment delays homeownership
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Published in 7-6-2016
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Young renters want to buy homes but struggle to afford down payments as their incomes remain stagnant and home prices rise across the county, according to a recent survey from Apartment List.

It could take more than a decade before a renter, particularly those saddled with student loan debt, to save for the 20 percent down payment.

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Houston's biggest retail center welcomes new tenant, football field
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Published in 31-5-2016
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The 1,400-acre master planned community Valley Ranch going up just north of Kingwood is Houston's biggest retail project going up along the Grand Parkway and will include major big boxes, including a recently announced Hobby Lobby, a high school football stadium and mixed-use district.

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Texas inspectors check out complaints against these Houston gas stations (March 24 - May 23)
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Published in 31-5-2016
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In the state's most recent report of gas station inspections, the Houston area accounted for about one-third of irregularities at the pump.

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Need a pickup truck for moving? There's an app for that
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Published in 31-5-2016
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PICKUP, an app that allows users to hire drivers with pickup trucks to move furniture or other bulky items, expanded into Houston this week. "PICKUP is very excited to offer trusted, instant delivery in Houston," founder and CEO Brenda Stoner said in a news release. Most of its drivers are military veterans, firefighters and other off-duty public servants.
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Miami investor picks up east Houston apartment property
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Published in 31-5-2016
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One Real Estate Investment announced the purchased the Village at Uvalde, a 446-unit apartment property in east Houston, for $20.3 million. The complex spans 41 buildings on 21 acres at 250 Uvalde. The seller was West Second Street Associates based in Flint, Michigan. ARA Newmark brokered the deal.

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