Houston Chronicle • Posted September 4, 2013 in Articles

Council makes port commission nomination

The Houston City Council on Wednesday, with no discussion, nominated Houston businessman Theldon R. Branch III to serve on the Port of Houston Authority commission. Continue Reading »

Houston Chronicle Posted August 27, 2013 in Articles

More than 60 candidates file for city offices

More than 60 candidates have filed to run for city of Houston elective office this fall, many of them rushing in before the 5 p.m. Monday deadline. Continue Reading »

Houston Chronicle Posted August 20, 2013 in Articles

Kuff’s World: Interview with Rogene Gee Calvert

Next up for At Large #3 is Rogene Gee Calvert, who has worked for non-profits such as the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast and for the city, as a City Director under Mayor Bill White, and Chief of Staff for former CM Gordon Quan. She has also served as President of the Asian Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading »

Houston Chronicle Posted August 7, 2013 in Articles

Pre-K group lands endorsement, says it will turn in petition soon

The group attempting to get a 1-cent tax hike on the November ballot to bolster early childhood education programs got a hearty endorsement from Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia on Wednesday, and announced it had cleared the first major hurdle in putting its initiative to voters this fall. Continue Reading »

Houston Chronicle Posted August 1, 2013 in Articles

City to offer information in English, 5 other languages

With more than a quarter of its 2.2 million residents foreign born, Houston took a step in burnishing its image as an international city Wednesday as Mayor Annise Parker launched a program to disseminate hurricane and other important information in five non-English languages. Continue Reading »

Quartz Posted July 29, 2013 in Articles

Almost all of the growth to the US labor force by 2050 will come from immigrants

Recent polling shows that 72% of voters in the US consider immigration a net positive for the country but it’s not clear whether Congress has gotten the message. While the Senate passed a strong immigration reform bill last month, the House of Representatives seems less eager to act, and probably won’t produce a bill for weeks if not months. Continue Reading »

Rogene Calvert Campaign • Posted July 19, 2013 in Articles, Campaign News

Calvert Shows Citywide Support in First Reporting Period

Civic and business leader, Rogene Gee Calvert, candidate for At-Large Position 3 in this year’s Houston City Council race, posted an outstanding show of support in her first financial report released Monday, July 15. Calvert raised $84,000. This is twice the amount of dollars raised and the largest number of donors than any other candidate in her race. Continue Reading »

KHOU-TV Posted July 19, 2013 in Articles

Mayor Annise Parker wants to improve the lack of CPR training in low-income areas

Shirley King has been the secretary at her Sunnyside church for more than 20 years. She’s also a retired nurse, who’s tried to teach some of her neighbors how to perform CPR. Continue Reading »

MSN Posted July 18, 2013 in Articles

The 10 cities every recent graduate should pick up and move to

The average debt package for the Class of 2013 clocks in at just over $35K.  Pair that with the fact that nearly half of recent graduates are underemployed, and you’ve got yourself a reason to soak in your bathtub all day, vowing to stay inside until all this crap is magically over. While it’s no shocker that things are rough out there for recent grads, there are cities that provide more opportunities for young professionals than others. Looking at which cities are actually creating jobs, which cities are relatively affordable on a post-college budget, and which cities have a vibrant population of 20-somethings, we’ve compiled our top ten best bets for graduates fresh out of college. Continue Reading »

Houston Business Journal Posted July 17, 2013 in Articles

Ellington Airport commercial spaceport moves one step closer to reality

Houston City Council is officially on board with bringing commercial spaceflight to Houston’s Ellington Airport.

On Wednesday, council approved a $718,900 contract with Reynolds, Smith and Hills Inc., a consulting service, to study how Houston can obtain a spaceport launch site operator’s license. The consulting firm will also conduct an environmental assessment at Ellington. Continue Reading »