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6:03 PM May 17, 2022 CDT

Houston metro projected to fully recover jobs lost in pandemic, avoid recession in 2022

Patrick Jankowski from the Greater Houston Partnership provided an update on the economic status of the Houston metro and provided insight into recent claims of impending recession.

Spring oil and gas job creation lags as prices at the pump rise

While Greater Houston-area employment has been rising since early 2021 and the price of oil has spiked in recent months, local oil and gas jobs—particularly in manufacturing—have dawdled behind, industry experts said.

Imelda hovers over first public hearing on proposed Harris County tax rate increase

With Harris County commissioners poised to adopt the first tax rate increase the county has seen since 1996, court Democrats and Republicans remained at odds following the first public hearing on the proposed increase Sept. 20. In the wake of Tropical Depression Imelda, disaster recovery was also at the top of mind for people on both sides of the debate.

Cy-Fair ISD board approves lowering property tax rate for 2019-20

Correction: The original version of this post stated the maintenance and operations rate was $1.44 in 2018-19 and has since been updated to reflect the M&O rate was $1.04. 

Q&A: Bobby Lieb, Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce president

On June 1, Bobby Lieb, the former Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce ’s vice president and director of community and economic development, stepped into his new role as chamber president. Lieb replaced Barbara Thomason who left to pursue her private business after serving 14 years.

Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.

Changing how federal poverty line is calculated could limit benefits for Spring, Klein residents 

In May, the United States Office of Management and Budget began requesting public comment on the strengths, weaknesses and best practices of various Consumer Price Indexes, which affect how the federal poverty line is calculated.

UPDATED: Cy-Fair ISD adopts $27.5 million deficit budget to raise employee salaries in 2019-20

Cy-Fair ISD’s board of trustees officially adopted a $992.3 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year Thursday, June 27. The budget includes a $27.5 million deficit, according to the district’s incoming Chief Financial Officer Karen Smith.

As state Legislature works to reform school finance, Cy-Fair ISD could adopt another deficit budget in 2019-20

Based on preliminary estimates, Cy-Fair ISD officials plan to adopt a $990 million budget next month for the 2019-20 fiscal year, including a $4 million budget deficit.

BREAKING: Bobby Lieb named new Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce president

Bobby Lieb has been named president and CEO of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce by its board of directors, effective June 1. Lieb, who currently serves as vice president of the chamber, is replacing Barbara Thomason, who is retiring May 31 after 14 years in the position.

Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.

H-E-B President Scott McClelland: Online delivery not end-game but key focus in grocery industry's future

Despite talks of a food retail market run entirely by Amazon, H-E-B President Scott McClelland said brick-and-mortar stores are here to stay. However, McClelland added that grocery stores must adapt to the growing presence of online food delivery services to remain competitive.

Greater Houston Partnership: energy industry stabilizing but will not drive job growth in Houston

Following two years of recovery in 2017 and 2018, job growth in Houston is expected to level off and remain stable for 2019, said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research at the Greater Houston Partnership. Houston will see an increase of 71,000 jobs this year compared to 73,000 last year, Jankowski said.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce President Brooks Williams resigns

The Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce announced Feb. 14 that Chamber President Brooks Williams resigned from his position, effective Feb. 13.

BREAKING: Cy-Fair ISD board approves placing $1.76 billion bond referendum on May ballot

The Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees unanimously adopted an order Monday, Feb. 11, calling a bond election May 4 for a $1.762 billion bond referendum.

Revitalization efforts along FM 1960 ramp up despite funding challenges

Residents and business owners concerned about the aesthetic and practical appeal of FM 1960 are preparing to relaunch efforts this year to improve the corridor, which several studies in the past decade have described as plagued by vacant or deteriorating buildings, traffic congestion and declining visual appeal.

Texas lawmakers unite against Trump's potential use of Hurricane Harvey funds for border wall

More than 20 Texas lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have signed an open letter urging President Donald Trump to avoid using the $15 billion in federal funding appropriated for Hurricane Harvey relief as a means to pay for a border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and end the ongoing government shutdown .

See how the government shutdown is affecting residents in the Greater Houston area

As the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history continues, local agencies and residents have begun …

Economist: Montgomery County to see job growth, increasing home sales in 2019

Montgomery County is anticipated to see professional job growth and increased home sales in 2019, according to Scott Davis, senior vice president for Meyers Research , LLC. On Dec. 6, the Montgomery County Builders and Developers Division— a branch of the Greater Houston Builders Association—hosted a luncheon to provide an economic outlook for 2019.

Greater Houston Partnership projects Houston to create 71,000 jobs in 2019

The Greater Houston area is projected to create 71,000 jobs in 2019, according to the Greater Houston Partnership's annual Houston Employment Forecast released Dec. 5.

Greater Houston Partnership: Houston must recruit talent, focus on collaboration to maintain economic status

The greater Houston area boasts strong economic assets—it is home to the world’s largest energy center, two international airports and the sixteenth busiest port in the world, and it is the number one region for exports in the country, said Susan Davenport, senior vice president of economic development for the Greater Houston Partnership.

ELECTION Q&A: Harris County judge candidates present views on local issues

Three candidates are running for Harris County judge this November. Community Impact Newspaper asked …

ELECTION Q&A: U.S. District 2 House of Representatives candidates discuss flooding, national issues

Three candidates are running for the U.S. District 2 House of Representatives seat this November, which …