It was a beautiful sunny day in Mid-July. My daughter and I had just ridden our rented bikes from the beach-side condo in Seaside, FL to a little coffee shop to enjoy a morning bagel and coffee together. My phone is always forwarded to my assistant while we are on family vacations, so instead of a phone call, I received a frantic text message saying there was an emergency. I returned the call i...
Bank of America employees volunteered their time recently to
assist HomeAid Houston, a Greater Houston Builders
on a HomeAid Care Project for The Beacon. Volunteers helped assemble and
distribute hygiene kits to homeless individuals who are Beacon clients.
Volunteers also did laundry, prepared food and worked the in-take area. Items
for the kits were purchased ...
Houston's 2013 Thanksgiving parade kicks off at 9 a.m. Thursday morning with a wonderful story of re-birth and creativity sparked by what initially appeared to be a problem. (I snapped this photo on my mobile phone on my way to my downtown office this morning and got a preview of floats coming into downtown to prepare for the event.)After the parade foundation sold its old flo...
Celebrating Thanksgiving History By: Nora AireyThanksgiving, as a holiday, had its beginnings on November 29, 1623, when Massachusetts Governor William Bradford proclaimed that the Pilgrims were "...to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings." Their first winter in the new country had been difficult. Half of their members had died. The next year, h...
Only one more day left until Thanksgiving! I hope you are as excited as I am! Thanksgiving is without a doubt my favorite holiday. There's not a ton of pressure (unless that pie needs to turn out PERFECT), there *is* a ton of wonderful food and hopefully you are able to spend time with the people that matter most to you. Oh, and it's another day that we get an excuse to watc...
Despite our recent cold front, Houston area temperatures
during November and December top out in the 60s and 70s on average. That means
that dreams of a white Christmas rarely come true in these parts.
But if you and your family are longing to spend some time
with some snowflakes, there is no need to fear. Snow is here! Several neighborhoods and organizations around Fort Bend actually
Next year, Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM)
will start phasing its 10,000 employees into the new corporate campus in
That means thousands of new homeowners flocking to the area.
Developers such as The Woodlands Development Co.,
Houston-based Johnson Development Corp. and Spring-based CDC Houston Inc. are
scooping up land and building out housing as q...
GET PRE-APPROVEDWhat is it?"Pre-approval" means you have met with a loan officer, your credit files have been reviewed and the loan officer believes you can readily qualify for a given loan amount with one or more specific mortgage programs. Based on this information, the lender will provide a pre approval letter, which shows your borrowing power. You can visit as many lenders as you like an...
For three years, Ruthie Miller has provided CultureMap readers with an invaluable monthly list of hot Houston restaurants to try. Since she's decided to take a break from that responsibility, it falls to me to continue her legacy.Without further ado, here are 10 restaurants sure to satisfy all non-turkey related cravings in November:LowbrowMontrose's newest hotspot is Lowbrow. This ...
Rida Development Corp. has selected a joint venture contractor
for Houston's newest convention hotel, which it is developing downtown.Dallas-based Balfour Beatty Construction and Florida-based
Welbro Building Corp. will construct the $335 million, 1,000-room Marriott
Marquis. Balfour Beatty Construction is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour
Beatty Plc.The 30-story hotel will be one block nor...
It's no secret that Houston's commercial real estate market
is booming right now, and property management firms are busier than ever.
Even though the entire city is experiencing growth, the
hottest areas right now are the Woodlands, west Houston and downtown, said Wade
Bowlin, executive vice president for PM Realty Group LP.
Bowlin talked with Houston Business Journal about the
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Urban living has its perks, but rarely (if ever) is noise
mentioned among them.
Until now, heavy curtains or pricey soundproof windows have
been the best way to keep the blaring-ringing-talking sounds of the city
streets out of urban homes, but Austrian industrial designer Rudolf Stefanich
has another option in mind.
Stefanich’s ‘Sono’ device sticks onto your window, turning
it into a f...
Luxury capital of Texas? Houston.Houston edged out Dallas and Austin based on the share of
home listings with high-end finishes such as granite countertops, swimming
pools and solar panels, a new study by real estate firm Redfin showed.The tech-savvy brokerage firm took look at home ales and
listings in the three cities in Texas, which has seen an influx of about 2.5
million Americans between ...