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Category: Houston Business News

New $1 Million Grant Will Go To 100 Minority-Owned Houston Businesses – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 21st April

A boarded-up small business in Houston, in March of 2020. Minority-owned small businesses in Houston will soon be able to apply for up to $10,000 as part of a larger $1 million grant program from Comcast, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Tuesda [...]

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Luby’s Will Close This Year. This Is What Texans Won’t Forget – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

The Luby’s restaurant near downtown San Antonio on North Main Avenue. Luby’s — the Houston-based cafeteria-style restaurant and homespun Texas institution — will likely close before the end of 2021. Officials representing the company an [...]

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Over One Million Harris County Residents Without Power As Temperatures Plunge Below Freezing – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Both Judge Lina Hidalgo and Centerpoint Energy’s Kenny Mercado emphasized the need to protect the integrity of Texas’s entire energy grid. According to Mercado, the automated rolling blackout that began last night protects the gri [...]

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Hilton Foundation Donates $10 Million To UH Hotel Management College – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Hilton Hotel at the University of Houston. Taken Jan. 27, 2020. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation donated $10 million to its namesake hotel management college at the University of Houston for scholarships, endowments, and student programs, the sc [...]

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Plumber Shortage And Supply Chain Issues Are Delaying Storm Recovery Efforts In Texas – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Zachary Shockency, a technician with Radiant Plumbing, looks for a burst pipe that caused flooding during last week’s winter storm at a home in West Austin on Wednesday. On Thursday during the storm, the pipes at Scott and Julie Kenney's home [...]

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The Texas Hotel Industry Got A Boost From The Winter Storm – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Houston’s hotels, which have been suffering during the pandemic, saw occupancy levels rise during last week’s winter storm. The winter freeze has given hotels in Houston and across Texas a temporary boost, as the industry continues to s [...]

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CERAWeek Kicks Off Its First All-Virtual Conference – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

  Last March, CERAWeek was the first major event in Houston that was canceled as the coronavirus started to become a global pandemic. This year, it’s being held virtually with speakers from around the world. The international energy conf [...]

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Houstonians Share Stories of Racism and Sexism In The Workplace – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Behind the scenes of the documentary “To Be Us: To Work” by Houston filmmakers Tosca Davis and Cedrick Smith Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join [...]

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Texans React To Gov. Abbott’s Lifting Of COVID-19 Restrictions – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

Bartender Alyssa Dooley makes a cocktail at Mo’s Irish Pub, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he is lifting business capacity limits and the state’s mask mandate starting next week. Reactions [...]

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Here’s How Retail Chains Are Responding To Texas Lifting Its COVID-19 Mask Mandate – Houston Public Media

Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News |

H-E-B shoppers loading groceries into a car on 6055 S. Freeway, on Feb. 22, 2021. Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced he was lifting a statewide COVID-19 order mandating people wear face coverings inside of businesses across the state of Te [...]

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