State Department Says No Undue Infl...

State Department Says No Undue Influence After Foreign Gifts to Clinton Foundation

So far, the department says Clinton's actions as secretary were proper.
Alvin police officer shoots and wou...

Alvin police officer shoots and wounds suspect

Police say the suspect refused to get out of his truck, saying repeatedly, 'You'll have to kill me.'
Warriors guard Stephen Curry voted ...

Warriors guard Stephen Curry voted NBA MVP for 2014-15

Warriors guard Stephen Curry won the NBA's MVP award, beating out Houston's James Harden in a race that turned out not to be that close.
International Trade Update - Housto...

International Trade Update - Houston

In today's Economic Update, Robert Gilmer, Director of Institute for Regional Forecasting at UH Bauer College of Business, and Cadence Bank's Ianni Palandjoglou, discuss how emerging markets have contributed to Houston's economic success, and how a strengthening U.S. economy will be crucial to our continued growth
Economic Update International Trade...

Economic Update International Trade Video

Economic Update International Trade Video
Good Samaritan missing after being ...

Good Samaritan missing after being struck on side of road

A good Samaritan who stopped to help a driver on the side of the road was struck by another vehicle, and hasn't been seen since. Now deputies are trying to find him.


Uber to offer free Wi-Fi in Houston...

Uber to offer free Wi-Fi in Houston cars this week for OTC

Traffic jams in Houston just got a little less stressful, at least for this week. With the annual influx of out-of-towners for this year's Offshore Technology Conference, San Francisco-based Uber will offer free Wi-Fi for its passengers that travel in its higher-end lines, UberBlack or UberSelect. It's not the first time for Uber to offer wireless Internet in its vehicles, according to Debbee Hancock, a spokeswoman with the company. However, it is the first time Uber has offered such a service?
Houston Airport System eager to mak...

Houston Airport System eager to make flights to Cuba a reality

American businesses are salivating for the opportunity to do business in Cuba, and the Houston Airport System wants to get them there. While it may be a while before any flights depart for Havana, it won't be for a lack of effort. The Houston Airport System is in discussions with at least three carriers to fly to Cuba, Mario Diaz, director of the Houston Airport System, told the HBJ. Diaz also said he expects both Houston Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport to have flights to?
Staffing company puts expansion pla...

Staffing company puts expansion plans on hold amid oil downturn

It appears Houston's energy downturn has begun to reach the businesses that feed off it to survive. For a while now, we've heard about job cut after job cut from some of Houston's biggest energy, oilfield service and exploration companies, but it seemed that other businesses were doing okay. Technology companies still thrive as the energy sector looks for ways to make their projects more cost efficient, and M&A attorneys have been circling the waters for the next company a client can gobble up. That?
Here are Houston's biggest quality ...

Here are Houston's biggest quality of life problems

It might come as no surprise to Houstonians, but one of the biggest problems that plague the city's quality of life today is traffic. That's according to the 2015 Houston Area Survey from Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The problem is tied to Houston's continued population growth, which doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon, Dr. Stephen Klineberg, director for the Kinder Institute, told the Houston Business Journal. Traffic is the biggest problem in the Houston area,?
How to recruit the next batch of co...

How to recruit the next batch of college grads

A number of different decisions go into a college grad?s decision to relocate to a new market and start a career. Houston, historically, has been a hard sell to young talent. However, the city isn't what it used to be, thanks to the efforts of business leaders and philanthropists. Start your day with Houston Business Journal news in your inbox. Sign up for Morning Edition here. To entice those new college grads, make sure to highlight a number of factors, said Jose Laurel, director for recruitment?
What health care CEOs really think ...

What health care CEOs really think about hospital quality

I stopped by the Medical World Americas conference taking place in Houston to see what health care leaders think about the current state of the industry. One of the keynote panels April 27 included Paul Klotman, president and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine; Marc Boom, CEO of Houston Methodist; Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System; and was moderated by Dr. Robert Robbins, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center. The conversation had some inside jargon and high-level?

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Dallas Keuchel named AL pitcher...

Dallas Keuchel named AL pitcher of month

Dallas Keuchel, who went 3-0 with a 0.73 ERA, was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for April, the league announced. Keuchel is the first Astro to win a Pitcher of the Month award since LHP Wandy Rodriguez was named the N.L. Pitcher of the Month in July of 2009. Keuchel allowed just three earned runs and struck out 22 while allowing just 27 baserunners (16 hits, 11 walks) in his 37.0 innings. The lefthander led the league in innings pitched, opponents? batting average (.130) and groundball to flyball ratio (3.61) during the month, ranking second in ERA and tied for third in wins. Keuchel?s 0.73 ERA is [...]
Houston vs. Los Angeles not an ...

Houston vs. Los Angeles not an infrequent playoff matchup

Don?t be surprised if you hear a chant of ?Beat L.A.? sometime during the Rockets? playoff series against the Clippers. The chant has been around the NBA for decades, although usually involving the Lakers. Beating L.A. teams in the playoffs hasn?t been an unusual occurrence for Houston teams over the years. The Astros and Rockets have had their share of high-stakes matchups against Los Angeles teams, with the results varying. Click on the gallery above to relive the playoff meetings between Houston and Los Angeles.
James Harden on MVP results: &#...

James Harden on MVP results: ‘I have better things to worry about’

Long before Rockets guard James Harden went from MVP candidate to runner-up, he insisted the award would be nice, maybe even a dream, but not a goal. With Golden State guard Stephen Curry officially named the runaway winner of the 2014-15 MVP, Harden said Monday he still had other things in mind. ?It?s tough, but in the second round of the playoffs, I have better things to worry about,? Harden said. ?That?s the Clippers, a very good team that?s coming in. It didn?t work out, but there?s more of the season to continue to play. ?That (the pursuit of a championship) is what it?s all about. Obviously, an individual award, [...]
Rob Manfred says Astros one of ...

Rob Manfred says Astros one of key stories in MLB so far

The Astros? fast start hasn?t gone unnoted in the commissioner?s office. When Rob Manfred was asked about the key story lines from this season so far, he told MLB Network?s morning show MLB Central:  ?The Houston Astros probably have been at the top of my list. It?s a franchise that has struggled for a couple of a years. I think Jim Crane and Jeff Luhnow really committed to a strategy, and I think it?s heartening for other clubs to see when you commit to a strategy, you can really turn something around in a hurry in today?s game, and that?s a good thing for the business.? Naturally, the commissioner supports [...]
Jose Altuve wins AL player of w...

Jose Altuve wins AL player of week award

Jose Altuve was named the AL?s co-player of the week along with Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick, the league announced. For the week, Altuve hit .467 with seven runs, five doubles, one homer, eight RBI, two steals and a 1.233 OPS. He hit safely in six of his seven games during the week, including five multi-hit games. During the week, he ranked tied for first in the AL in hits and doubles, tied for third in runs, fifth in batting average, and tied for fifth in RBI and on-base percentage. Altuve recently had an 11-game hitting streak from April 21-May 2, including nine consecutive multi-hit games (April 22-May 1) which tied [...]
Doc Rivers and Kevin McHaleR...

Doc Rivers and Kevin McHale’s history goes back to Celtics vs. Hawks

Clippers coach Doc Rivers and Rockets coach Kevin McHale have some history. The two played against each other several times when they were both in the NBA. Rivers was a point guard who spent the majority of his career in Atlanta, while McHale was a center in Boston. Rivers said he didn?t have a favorite memory playing against McHale. ?He won them all,? Rivers said. ?So being with the Hawks, I was in a lot of series with him. Right now, I will take Kevin one-on-one right now. I?ve seen him move up and down. I don?t move very well but I move better than him.? Rivers said he always [...]


Crusade over shoddy drug tests

Crusade over shoddy drug tests

Review one lawyer's fight vs. Harris County probation officials.

How to Win 1,000,000 Tootsie Ro...

How to Win 1,000,000 Tootsie Rolls – This Forgotten Day in Houston

May 4, 1975: On this day, Astros? first baseman Bob Watson achieved something that only one person could and will ever achieve in the history of Major League Baseball. He scored the game?s one millionth run. Some unusual things happened that led to Watson being in the right place at the one millionth time. For one, the Astros were playing in the first game of a doubleheader after a rare rain out in San Francisco. All across the country at Major League ballparks, scoreboards made fans and players aware that the league was just ten runs away from one million, and when Watson stepped to the plate to lead off [...]
Houston natives escape Nepal shake...

Houston natives escape Nepal shaken, grateful

The three were hiking in a single-file line: sister, friend and then the older brother. For two hours, they worried about their kids, fueled by news articles and photos. After making the decision to abort their hike and return to Lukla, they passed village after village of destruction, sleeping outside in tents at night, alert for aftershocks both real and conjured out of memories. For five days, guide company promises to get plane seats fell through, they felt manipulated and alone, and eventually, the Silbermans learned to pay a little extra to secure a spot out. In Houston, their parents contacted every government branch they could think of: the embassy, Senator Ted Cruz, the State Department and received no word back.

Authorities blame "bad drugs" for ...

Authorities blame "bad drugs" for 2 deaths in Richmond

Victims all had seizures, foamed at the mouth, police report Richmond police believe "bad drugs" may have killed two men this weekend and sent two others to the hospital with similar symptoms. Two more have been hospitalized and their identities have not yet been released, though Neinast said one appears to be a young man in his late teens or early 20s.

Pasadena High student remembered a...

Pasadena High student remembered as encouraging, funny basketball fanatic

Eric Medina Jr. liked to tell Julian Cruz he was going to take his spot on the varsity basketball team if Cruz didn't work hard enough. Medina, a 16-year-old junior varsity basketball player at Pasadena High School who died suddenly during a P.E. class Friday, was remembered as the "team comedian" who spent much of his time practicing his three-pointer and pushing friends to "never give up." "Memories like that make you never want to give up," Cruz said Sunday evening at a vigil for Medina, who collapsed Friday on the high school track and died later that day. Medina was determined to go to college out of state - he would have been the first in his family to earn a degree - and return to Pasadena to coach basketball, the sport that was his passion. Before the song, Lorena Saecedo said one of the last times she picked Medina, who she called her "little giant," up from school, she watched him goofing off with friends before he got in the car and told her about how he was set on going to a college out of Texas.

Humble ISD snags top honors at H-E...

Humble ISD snags top honors at H-E-B awards

Houston-area school districts cleaned up Sunday at the 14th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards in Austin, winning honors for best large school district, best secondary principal and top secondary teacher, among other categories. H-E-B CEO Charles Butt handed out $430,000 in awards and grants during the ceremony, including $100,000 to the Humble ISD, which was named top large school district. Test scores and attendance were also on the slide there, prompting Humble ISD to launch Camp Nobis Est, a summer program that teaches incoming sixth-graders about work ethic, goal setting, teamwork and other skills. Larry Berger, principal of Pearland High School, won top honors among secondary school leaders, which comes with $10,000 for Berger and $25,000 for the school.


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