Houston to require firms to give more to get tax breaks

Houston to require firms to give more to get tax breaks

Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) – Houston has approved new rules outlining additional community benefits companies seeking tax breaks for development projects will need to provide in order to get financial incentives from the city. The new benefits – including improved training and affordable housing for the local workforce – are geared in part toward helpingRead more about Houston to require firms to give more to get tax breaks[…]

Fresh from Hurricane Harvey’s flooding, Houston starts to build anew — in the flood plain

Fresh from Hurricane Harvey’s flooding, Houston starts to build anew — in the flood plain

The site of a future housing development in Houston. (Ilana Panich-Linsman/For The Washington Post) HOUSTON — There was a golf course across from the house on Kemp Forest Drive that Andrew Taylor recently bought with his girlfriend. Hilly and dotted with ponds, Pine Crest Country Club was shabby around the edges, but in this cityRead more about Fresh from Hurricane Harvey’s flooding, Houston starts to build anew — in the flood plain[…]

Oasis at Ella affordable housing apartments break ground in north Houston – Houston Business Journal

Oasis at Ella affordable housing apartments break ground in north Houston – Houston Business Journal

A new apartment project offering mostly affordable housing units has broken ground on a nine-acre tract near Ella and Rankin Road in north Houston near Greenspoint, according to filed city permits and brokers involved in the deal. The Oasis at Ella was also approved for a low income housing tax credit from the Texas DepartmentRead more about Oasis at Ella affordable housing apartments break ground in north Houston – Houston Business Journal[…]

Tearful Reunion: Houston Woman Reunites With Biological Mother

Tearful Reunion: Houston Woman Reunites With Biological Mother

HOUSTON, TX — For 17 years, it pained Katherine Beal-Roblin to walk down the aisle of a store that had Mother’s Day cards on display. After her mother died unexpectedly in 2000, Beal-Roblin always tried to avoid the greeting card aisle every May. But last week she bought one and mailed it off, and theRead more about Tearful Reunion: Houston Woman Reunites With Biological Mother[…]

Mega Millions winning ticket sold at HEB in Houston

Mega Millions winning ticket sold at HEB in Houston

Someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket in Houston has won $4 million dollars as of last night’s drawing. The $4 million winner of Texas Mega Millions Lottery Friday has not come forward according to Houston news sources. The numbers were selected yesterday and according to the Texas Lottery website, the lucky ticket was purchasedRead more about Mega Millions winning ticket sold at HEB in Houston[…]

Survey says: San Francisco is tops for real-estate pros

Survey says: San Francisco is tops for real-estate pros

Facebook San Francisco, Seattle and San Jose are the best places in the nation to be a real-estate agent, according to a survey of data from Wallethub.com. Analysts compared more than 170 U.S. cities across 18 key indicators of a healthy housing market, ranging from sales per agent to annual median wage for real-estate agentsRead more about Survey says: San Francisco is tops for real-estate pros[…]