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Op-ed: How the digital world can change the work environment
by JoAnne Estrada
25 Mar 2019 at 1:00pm
The billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson recently issued a blog post that quickly went viral: ?The way we all work is going to change,? he said.
Branson?s post confirms what many of us already know; that office towers full of suited workers have given way to the rise of digital nomads. Digitally connected workers no longer need to congregate in the same place, which means hours can be flexible, and ?work? and ?life? are no longer distinct and separate entities.
Houston restaurant chain's new president aims to sell 50 franchises by end of...
by Jonathan Adams
25 Mar 2019 at 12:59pm
Michelle Bythewood is Houston-based Salata's first-ever president.
Shell, Energy Transfer reach deal on Louisiana LNG export project
by Jon Prior
25 Mar 2019 at 12:50pm
The companies had been in talks for months over the new facility.
HISD reportedly ordered to suspend search for superintendent
by Olivia Pulsinelli
25 Mar 2019 at 12:39pm
State officials reportedly ordered the Houston Independent School District Board of Education on March 25 to place its search for a permanent superintendent on hold.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Doris Delaney, conservator of HISD for the Texas Education Agency, did not state a reason for the order. However, HISD was scheduled to hold a final round of candidate interviews March 25 and 26, per the Chronicle.
The order could indicate that HISD trustees shouldn?t hire a permanent superintendent?
Chairman resigns from board of Houston-based energy co.
by Olivia Pulsinelli
25 Mar 2019 at 11:34am
Houston-based Harvest Oil & Gas Corp. (OTCQX: HRST) announced last week that Chairman Colby Dunn has resigned from the company?s board.
Dunn?s departure was for personal reasons and not due to any disagreement with the company, according to a press release.
Current board member Steven Pully was appointed chairman. Tim Caflisch was appointed to fill the vacant board seat and replace Dunn on the Compensation Committee. Caflisch is a member of the investment team of Finepoint Capital LP, a Boston-based?
Ronnie Killen to open new concept inside Houston's Loop
by Laura Gillespie
25 Mar 2019 at 11:32am
Ronnie Killen, an acclaimed Houston chef and restaurateur behind steakhouses, barbecue and Tex-Mex spots around Houston, is set to open a new concept called Killen?s this summer, according to media reports.
It will be the chef's first restaurant inside the Loop. The new restaurant will open in the former Hickory Hollow at 101 Heights Blvd., according to CultureMap and the Houston Chronicle.
Similar to Hickory Hollow, the new Killen?s concept will feature a Southern-style menu, highlighting?
Texas House bill looks to end noncompetes for oil and gas workers
by Jessica Corso
25 Mar 2019 at 11:14am
A bill in the Texas House of Representatives proposes to end noncompete agreements for oil and gas workers.
The House Energy Resources committee will hold a hearing March 25 to consider House Bill 1522, which would make it unlawful for staffing agencies to force oil and gas workers to sign noncompete agreements. The bill was introduced last month by committee Chair Chris Paddie, R-Marshall. The Railroad Commission of Texas said implementing it wouldn't cost the state anything, according to an analysis?
4 data points in Texas energy this week
by Joshua Mann
25 Mar 2019 at 6:02am
Texas shed four rigs last week, landing at 497 rigs, according to data published by Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE: BHGE). That marks the 11th consecutive week in which the state rig count has fallen, and the count is down 37 rigs in that period, according to the data. The total U.S. rig count fell by 10 last week to 1,016, according to the Baker Hughes data.
Exports of crude oil in the U.S. rose by 73 percent in 2018, up to a record average of 2 million barrels every day, according to data from?
Houston Astros ink $66M contract extension with star pitcher
by Olivia Pulsinelli
25 Mar 2019 at 6:01am
The Houston Astros announced March 24 that pitcher Justin Verlander has signed on for another three years with the team.
The contract runs through the 2021 season. Sources told MLB.com that Verlander will receive $66 million in 2020-21, the highest average annual value in Astros history. Earlier in the week, All-Star third baseman Alex Bregman inked a five-year deal reportedly worth $100 million.
?Justin Verlander is one of the elite pitchers in baseball,? Jeff Luhnow, Astros president of?
Christian bookstore chain to shutter all 170 stores, including in Houston
by Meg Garner
25 Mar 2019 at 5:14am
LifeWay Christian Resources will close all 170 of its retail locations by the end of year, the company announced last week.
According to its website, the bookstore chain has six Houston-area locations:
Northwest Houston: Willowbrook Court, 17776 Tomball Parkway
Southwest Houston: Fondren Square II Center, 7505 Southwest Freeway
Humble: Deerbrook Marketplace, 20426 US Highway 59 North
Katy: Price Plaza, 20230 Katy Freeway
Webster: Baybrook Village, 1513 West Bay Area Blvd.
The Woodlands: 27900?