News releases from Houston Business Journal
Houston winery owners open Heights tasting room
May 17, 2021
Austin-based Peak Rock, a middle-market private investment firm, acquired Shipley in late 2020. The longtime chain now has two new top executives.
Target Corp. has decided to stop requiring vaccinated customers and workers to wear face masks in its stores unless mandated by local ordinances.
Linda McIngvale, wife of Jim 'Mattress Mack' McInvgale, confirms she helped arrange tiger surrender
May 17, 2021
The tiger was handed over to BARC at the McInvgales' Club Westside, formerly the Westside Tennis Club.
University of St. Thomas and corporate partners collaborate on unique college tuition/internship program
May 14, 2021
As higher education continues to play a key role in the development of our nation’s future workforce, there is an ongoing need to provide first-generation and lower-income students the opportunity to...
Year to date through May 7, Houston's bankruptcy court recorded 49 Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings, a 61% decrease from the same span the prior year.
With the campus esports center coming online later this summer, UST aims to develop more competitive esports rosters, encourage new academic pathways for students and continue developing a community...
Underbelly Hospitality promotes, hires chefs and GMs for existing restaurants as it expands
May 11, 2021
The new military and veteran affairs director served 22 years in the U.S. Navy. His predecessor left for a job in the U.S. State Department.
Katz Coffee's first brick-and-mortar shop is in a 600-square-foot space previously occupied by Starbucks in NRG Center.
Houston's metropolitan statistical area ranked No. 3 in the nation in terms of raw population growth year over year as of July 1, 2020, and two other Texas metro areas landed in the top four.
CEO Sameer Soleja said the team at Molecule has managed to accomplish a lot while remaining very lean. But the company's headcount could increase by nearly 50% over the next six months or so, he said.
Year to date through April 30, 2021, the court recorded 45 Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings, a 62% decrease from the same span the prior year.
Houston startup Molecule plans to use the funding to further develop software-as-a-service offerings for energy and commodity trading.
Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs names new director to lead Houston's arts and culture efforts
May 06, 2021
As the new director of the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Necole Irvin will be the chief cultural policy adviser to Mayor Turner and will also be responsible for implementing the city's Arts and...
Mayor Turner, Judge Hidalgo won't hold annual addresses with Greater Houston Partnership
May 05, 2021
The GHP says it has not taken a stand on the controversial voting bills because there is not a clear consensus in its organization, which represents 1,000 member companies.
Two Carnival ships arrived in Galveston on Sunday, May 2, and the Federal Maritime Commission hosted an event to help get cruise operations going again.
Houston-based Cemvita Factory uses synthetic biological processes to genetically alter microorganisms to absorb carbon dioxide and other molecules as feedstock.
It's the first sit-down restaurant concept announced for innovation hub opening in Midtown this year.
In addition to the Rice University Veterans Business Battle, the university also held its annual Rice Business Plan Competition and the student-teams portion of its H. Albert Napier Rice Launch...
Retail real estate booms in Houston despite flooding, difficulties in construction, Colliers report says
May 03, 2021
A new quarterly Colliers report says that restaurants and similar businesses were the top growth industry in Houston's retail real estate scene.
The week in bankruptcies: 3 Chapter 7 cases among Houston's recent business bankruptcies
April 30, 2021
Year to date through April 23, 2021, the court recorded 44 Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 business bankruptcy filings, a 62% decrease from the same span the prior year.
The cocktail bar in the Heights will feature a few "Alice in Wonderland" homages, but the theme doesn't run throughout.