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Academy Sports + Outdoors to stop airing ads on 'Lucifer'
Business
Published in 4-3-2016
    617 Visits

Katy-based Academy Sports + Outdoors will stop advertising during Fox's Monday night crime drama, "Lucifer," after a Mississippi Christian watchdog group targeted it and other advertisers for supporting "spiritually dangerous" programming.

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Retail Wrap: Walmart Neighborhood Market in Cypress; Frost Bank in east Houston; Jersey Mike's Subs in Webster
Business
Published in 4-3-2016
    613 Visits
Highlights of recent retail real estate activity in the Houston area: The center includes an additional 17,000 square feet of inline retail space, according to Read King Commercial Real Estate. The building is 100-percent leased to AT&T, Frost Bank and Chipotle Construction is expected to be finished in July, with tenants slated to open this fall.
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Sports Authority to close all Houston stores
Business
Published in 4-3-2016
    631 Visits

The company recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and has listed all 11 Houston-area locations for closure.

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Retail Wrap: Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen to open second location in March
Business
Published in 26-2-2016
    637 Visits
Highlights of recent retail real estate activity in the Houston area: "The Kenny & Ziggy's location will add to the dynamic quilt of food choices at Plaza in the Park, and their passion for what they do best is exciting and contagious," Chad Braun, managing director at Edens, said in an announcement. Scout & Molly's, a women's boutique selling upscale clothing, jewelry and accesso ...>>
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Fortune names the most admired companies in Texas
Business
Published in 26-2-2016
    547 Visits

Southwest, the popular budget airline, is the most admired company in Texas.

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CREW Houston: Richland Cos. building purchase shows power of networking
Business
Published in 26-2-2016
    212 Visits

The Richland Cos. purchase of its headquarters building  at 550 Post Oak Blvd. was named 2015's Networking Story of the Year by CREW Houston, the local chapter of the professional organization for women in the real estate industry. Transwestern listed the 53,872-square-foot building for the seller, a division of Chinese oil and gas giant Sinopec. Transwestern's structured finance ...>>

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Teardowns accelerated during Houston's housing boom
Business
Published in 26-2-2016
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Houston's demolition and teardown trend appeared to accelerate during the real estate boom of the last several years, but mostly on the west side of the city.

Data collected from the city of Houston show the residential and commercial demolitions since 1990. The interactive map below illustrates how the pace of demolition quickened in the last few years leading up to 2014.

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Roadrunner Transportation expands Texas network
Business
Published in 19-2-2016
    895 Visits
The company has leased 97,344 square feet in a development of Duke Realty Corp. at 8411 FM 1960 in Humble for its less-than-truckload freight operations. Roadrunner is a transportation and logistics service provider offering truckload and partial truckload logistics, transportation management solutions, intermodal solutions, freight consolidation, inventory management, expedited services, interna ...>>
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Pat Studdert named Maritime Person of the Year
Business
Published in 19-2-2016
    470 Visits
Studdert is being honored as for his support of local education and industry associations at the Port of Houston and surrounding communities, as well as his leadership at Buffalo Marine, the Port Bureau said. Early in his career he was a coach at Sharpstown and Waltrip high schools, and worked at Buffalo Marine alongside his father, Thomas Studdert, on Sundays.
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Recycling hurts Waste Management's Q4 earnings
Business
Published in 19-2-2016
    328 Visits
Net income in the fourth quarter was $273 million, down from $590 million in 2014, and earnings per share dropped to 61 cents, from $1.29 a year ago. "In the fourth quarter, the trend toward positive volumes continued, with internal revenue growth from volume in our traditional solid waste business improving," CEO David Steiner said in a statement. Low prices make it more difficult for Waste Man ...>>
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Prime Property bids farewell to our piece of prime property
Business
Published in 19-2-2016
    700 Visits
Before I joined the Chronicle's real estate team, I never would have thought I'd perk up thinking about buildings. Katherine Feser may know this city better than anyone as our go-to neighborhood expert and data guru. The Petroleum Club used to house on the top floor and Feser says visiting the elite club for special events made her feel like she was at the Oil Baron's Ball on the ...>>
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Woody Harrelson is the latest celebrity to join the billion-dollar legal marijuana industry
Business
Published in 12-2-2016
    690 Visits

The Midland native must be the most famous vegan from Texas (he's a connoisseur of Austin's animal-free eateries). Harrelson also might be the state's second most famous pot advocate (first in that category is Willie Nelson by a country mile).

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Oil slump drags down Group 1 Automotive revenue
Business
Published in 12-2-2016
    527 Visits

Group 1 Automotive is beginning to feel negative impacts of low oil prices in its oil patch markets of Houston, the rest of Texas and Oklahoma, officials said.

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SCI saw fewer funerals, declining revenue in 2015
Business
Published in 12-2-2016
    954 Visits
Service Corp. International performed fewer funerals last year, the Houston-based funeral company said Thursday in announcing its earnings had declined during the fourth quarter and for all of 2015. CEO Tom Ryan, in a statement, also cited losses from currency exchange from its Canadian funeral homes and cemeteries. The company has been working to sell more funeral services and cemetery plots ah ...>>
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Texas cities dominate for pet friendly apartment rentals
Business
Published in 12-2-2016
    224 Visits

Texas is tops for renters with four-legged friends. Adobo, an apartment listing firm, scoured hundreds of thousands of rental listings across the U.S. to come up with a list of the most pet friendly places for renters. Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio took the first four spots on a list of the top 10 cities.

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