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Billyracxx – “Butterflies, Pt.1” EP

Rising Houston, Texas based Hip Hop artist Billyracxx drops his new EP titled “Butterflies PT.1”.   Follow him on Instagram @billyracxx.  Known for his edgy tracks and incredible visual productions, Billyracxx is breaking barriers in the music industry. Constantly raising the bar for himself, the Houston rapper focuses on creating stunning, next level videos to accompany his groundbreaking style of Hip-Hop. Although the rapper has called Houston his home for over a decade, he originally h...
Tags: Florida, Albums, Jazz, Houston, Houston Texas, Bayou City, Chasethemoney, Billyracxx


Byron Allen Expands Into Broadcasting, Buys 4 TV Stations for $165 Million

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has struck a deal to buy four small-market TV stations from Bayou City Broadcasting for $165 million. Entertainment Studios announced the Bayou City deal on the heels of Friday’s news that Allen has joined with Sinclair Broadcast Group in the $10.6 billion acquisition of 21 regional sports networks that Disney was […]
Tags: News, Disney, Allen, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Byron Allen, Entertainment Studios, Bayou City, Bayou City Broadcasting


Texas completes execution for escapee involved in killing during crime spree

As reported in this local article, headlined "'Texas 7' escapee Joseph Garcia executed in Huntsville," the Lone Star State completed yet another execution last night.  Here are the basics: Nearly two decades after the brazen prison break-out and cross-state crime spree that landed him on America's Most Wanted and eventually on death row, Texas 7 prisoner Joseph Garcia was executed Tuesday night in Huntsville....  He was pronounced dead at 6:43 p.m., 13 minutes after the lethal dose began. In re...
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Lance Scott Walker's Playlist for His Book "Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou City Hip-Hop"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Houston Rap Tapes is a fascinating portrayal of the Houston hip hop scene through interviews and photographs. In his own words, here is Lance Scott Walker's Book Notes music playl...
Tags: Music, Texas, France, Glen Campbell, David, Canada, Houston, Destiny, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Houston Chronicle, PAUL, Southside, Devin, Houston Texas, Galveston, DMD


Dallas Stars Download: 3-Game Win Streak Edition

The Dallas Stars had a good, if imperfect, week. They slid past a desperate Arizona Coyotes squad with a 5-4 win Thursday night, extending their win streak to three games and boosting their record to 4-3-0. That’s good. To get Thursday’s win, however, goalie Ben Bishop had to play the role of Bonasera in The Godfather, using all his powers and all his skills to hold the hungry Coyotes to four goals. That’s imperfect. Saturday night, the Stars face off against the Carolina Hurricanes, who arrive ...
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Houston Showing Interest In The NHL

from Jack Witthaus of Houston Business Journal, Billionaire Tilman Fertitta, the new owner of the Houston Rockets, didn’t rule out a National Hockey League franchise for Houston during his first press conference Oct. 10 at the Toyota Center after acquiring the team for $2.2 billion. It would be the second NHL franchise in Texas behind the Dallas Stars. “Do I want to see Toyota Center filled up 300 nights a year? Definitely.” Fertitta said. "I would put an NHL team here tomorrow (b...
Tags: Texas, Sport, Dallas, NHL, Houston, Houston Rockets, National Hockey League, Brown, Fertitta, Toyota Center, Tilman Fertitta, Larry Tanenbaum, Bayou City, Jack Witthaus, Houston Business Journal Billionaire, Fertitta Rockets


Tech hiring stays active in Houston, report says

Houston technology companies, which contribute to about five percent of the jobs in the Bayou City, are hungry to get bigger. About 21 percent of local chief information officers want to hire full-time tech professionals, but companies are facing some recruiting challenges as they look to expand, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. The hiring demand follows a nationwide trend, which saw the tech industry grow about 2.7 percent year over year to rou...
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Texas A&M University System looking for developer to build data center aimed at Houston businesses

An old World War II air force base northwest of Houston may be the site of a new data center that would cater to Bayou City businesses. Texas A&M University System is looking for developers to build the about 30-acre data center on its 2,000-acre RELLIS campus, according to a release. The plans come after the University of Texas recently canceled plans for its data science campus in the Houston area. The Texas A&M data center, which could include classroom space, aims to support companies in A...
Tags: Texas, Austin, Houston, University of Texas, University System, Bayou City, RELLIS


Houston among top U.S. cities for hotel rooms under construction

Even though the Super Bowl — a recent driver of new lodging in Houston — has come and gone, the Bayou City is still one of the top markets for hotel rooms under construction. Click through the slideshow to see photos of Hotel Alessandra, a highly anticipated hotel in downtown Houston. There are 4,993 hotel rooms under construction right now in Houston, which is a 3.5 percent increase in building compared with a year ago, according to a press release from hotel research company STR. That's more...
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Lone Houston player on Forbes' list of world's highest-paid athletes is No. 1 in Texas

When it comes to yearly earnings, Houston Rockets star James Harden outpaces all athletes in the Bayou City — and in Texas. Harden earned $46.6 million in the past year, according to Forbes' "The World's Highest-Paid Athletes" list. That was good for ninth-best among all athletes on Earth. No other sports figure in Houston made the list, but several other players in Texas landed on the rankings, including Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, ranking No. 56 with $26 million; Texas Rangers’ Cole… ...
Tags: Texas, Dallas Mavericks, Houston, Houston Rockets, Texas Rangers, Dirk Nowitzki, James Harden, Bayou City, Forbes The World, Texas Harden


When it comes to salaries, Houston's got it made compared to rest of U.S.

For many industries, the Bayou City offers salaries that rival or exceed the rest of the U.S. But even if jobs don’t compare nationally, experts agree that Houson’s low cost of living more than makes up for that gap.
Tags: Houston, Bayou City, Houson


HBJ's 40 Under 40 reveal their favorite restaurants in Houston

We get it. Picking a favorite restaurant in the Bayou City can be difficult in a place known for its culinary skills and thousands of choices. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that if you ask HBJ's 40 Under 40 honorees where their favorite restaurant is in Houston, almost everyone will name a different place. Responses ranged from affordable taco joints to expensive steakhouses. Click through the slideshow for a sample platter of answers. In case you missed it, here's what our honorees say i...
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HBJ's 40 Under 40 share what's on their bucket list in the Bayou City

Going to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo or Hermann Park were some of the most popular responses of HBJ's 2017 40 Under 40. They were asked to list "one thing that everyone needs to do or try in the greater Houston area." But other answers were all over the place — including a few morbid and scary ideas. Click through the slideshow to see where our honorees said you should go in the Bayou City. Hundreds of individuals from across all industries were nominated for the awards this year, and...
Tags: Hbj, Houston, Houston Livestock Show, Bayou City, Hermann Park


Houston ranks among cities with most new residents; Conroe among fastest-growing cities

Another year, another population boost for Houston. According to population estimates released May 25 by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bayou City added 18,666 new residents between July 1, 2015, and the same date last year. When comparing number of new residents, Houston is sandwiched between Austin, Fort Worth and Dallas. The Texas city with the most new residents was San Antonio, and the No. 1 nationwide was Phoenix. Click through the slideshow to see the top 15 cities with the largest numeric ...
Tags: Texas, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, U S Census Bureau, Conroe, Bayou City, Austin Fort Worth, Phoenix Click


Total Wine secures two more locations as liquor superstore grows in Houston

Total Wine & More, a national liquor superstore chain, has secured the two leases of a competing liquor store company as it continues to grow in Houston. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company is taking over the leases for liquor store Goody Goody in Humble and the Copperfield Village Shopping Center, company representatives confirmed in emails. It's the seventh and eighth Houston-area stores for Total Wine, which is emerging as the fastest-growing new competitor in the Bayou City. Total Wine wi...
Tags: Houston, Bayou City, Houston The Bethesda Maryland, Goody Goody, Copperfield Village Shopping Center


How Houston plans to turn into an innovative tech hub, and when the idea got wings

The Greater Houston Partnership unveiled a new innovation initiative May 15 aimed at positioning the Bayou City as a forward-thinking city for high-tech companies and talent. The roll out of the GHP's Innovation Strategy Office is the first in a series of steps to unite business and civic leaders to push Houston's technology and startup companies forward. The whole plan, outlined in a report put together by international consulting firm Accenture, piecemeals successful components other startup ...
Tags: Accenture, Houston, GHP, Bayou City, Greater Houston Partnership, Innovation Strategy Office


Let the good times roll: Louisiana concepts descend on Houston

About half a dozen Louisiana-style concepts — ranging from hot dogs to high-end meats — are investing millions of dollars in the Houston area as they plan to expand their presence in the Bayou City in the next year or so. Most are based in New Orleans, but one restaurant is growing from its Woodlands location and another is based in Colorado. The eateries join longstanding Louisiana chains in Houston such as BB's Cafe and Ragin' Cajun. Click through the slideshow to see the new Louisiana concep...
Tags: Colorado, New Orleans, Louisiana, Houston, Bayou City


Rockets eliminated from NBA playoffs in Game 6

The Houston Rockets lost to the San Antonio Spurs by a wide margin May 11, eliminating the Bayou City team from the 2017 NBA playoffs. The Spurs won 114-75, even without injured stars Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker. That final score was “within one point of the worst post-season beatdown in franchise history,” according to the Houston Chronicle. Houston also was down a star player, after a muscle tear benched Rockets center Nene for the rest of the playoffs. He was injured in the first quarter…...
Tags: Spurs, Nba, Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker, Houston Rockets, Kawhi Leonard, Nene, Bayou City, Houston Chronicle Houston


Liquor, laundry and botox on wheels expand services into Houston

Never leaving home is becoming a lot easier in Houston. A liquor delivery business, a laundry service and a spa-on-wheels company are all planning to grow their reach in the Bayou City, according to multiple releases. The companies join competitors and other delivery services already in Houston. • First up, Boston-based Drizly is rolling out its e-commerce app May 11 to serve alcohol through several retailers and will service the area from Bellaire to Woodway. Participating retailers include… ...
Tags: Boston, Houston, Drizly, Bellaire, Bayou City, Woodway Participating


Houston ranks as top city for minority entrepreneurs, per report

A new report finds Houston is a friendly city for minority businesses. The Bayou City took the top spot on a list of the best places for minority entrepreneurs in the U.S., according to research done by Austin-based Expert Market. It was one of three Texas cities in the top 10. Dallas ranked No. 7, and Austin ranked No. 8 overall. The analysis looked at more than 40 cities and compiled data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Center for Opportunity Urbanism and the Kauffman Index. It weighed per...
Tags: Texas, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Bayou City


Lake Truck Lines owner Doug Cain passes away

Doug Cain battled both the crude oil downturn and pancreatic cancer. The Lake Truck Lines owner beat the two-year downturn but the San Antonio businessman passed away on Friday night. Cain is survived by his wife Lisa and his stepdaughter Erin. Funeral arrangements remain pending but are expected to be released on Monday. Originally from Houston, Cain took over his father’s trucking company in the Bayou City during the mid-1980s just before crude oil prices fell to $10 per barrel. Facing adve...
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Lake Truck Lines owner Doug Cain dies

Doug Cain battled both the crude oil downturn and pancreatic cancer. The Lake Truck Lines owner beat the two-year downturn but the San Antonio businessman died Friday night. Cain is survived by his wife Lisa and their daughter Erin. Funeral arrangements remain pending. Originally from Houston, Cain took over his father’s trucking company in the Bayou City during the mid-1980s just before crude oil prices fell to $10 per barrel. Facing adversity that would have had most other people ready to se...
Tags: San Antonio, Erin, Lisa, Cain, Bayou City, Doug Cain, Lake Truck Lines, Houston Cain


Photos: Here's where you can't shop in Houston anymore

Over the past several months, retailers have closed dozens of stores in the Houston area as a so-called "retail apocalypse" continues to shutter locations nationwide. About 1.3 million square feet was returned to the market in Houston over the past year due in large part to closures of national brands, according to CBRE. That means there are less places you can physically shop at in Houston. Click through the slideshow to see which retailers have closed or plan to close in the Bayou City. The ...
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See how much Houston's top public companies spent on accountants in 2016

Taxes are a major issue affecting companies of all sizes. So it’s not surprising that large public companies pay their accountants hefty sums to handle their taxes and other financial needs. In light of Tax Day on April 18, the Houston Business Journal took a look at how much some of the Bayou City’s largest public companies paid their accounting firms in 2016. Click through the slideshow to see the results. The companies came from HBJ’s 2016 Largest Houston-based Public Companies List, which…...
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Dallas pizzeria chain hires Houston chef

Dallas-based pizzeria Cane Rosso, which recently expanded into Houston with a pair of locations, has named a new executive chef with roots in the Bayou City. Cane Rosso hired Jonathan "JJ" Jones as executive chef for the company's South Texas locations, according to a release. Jones has worked at a number of Houston restaurants in his career. He'll oversee both the Neapolitan-style pizzeria's two Houston and one Austin locations. “He brings a fresh perspective, and a homegrown connection to… ...
Tags: Austin, Dallas, Houston, Jones, South Texas, Bayou City, Cane Rosso, Jonathan JJ Jones


Bayou City raises $310 mln for second fund

Bayou City Energy has closed its second fund at a hard cap of $310 million. BCE invests in the North American E&P sector. No placement agent was used for the fund. PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bayou City Energy (“Bayou City”, “BCE”, or the “Firm”) has now raised $946 million since its 2015 inception to be invested in the North American E&P sector. Most recently, the Firm reached its $310 million hard cap and held the final closing of Bayou City Energy II, L.P. (“Fund II”) ...
Tags: Trends, Funds, Houston, McMullen, BCE, Bayou City, Latham Watkins LLP, Mark Stoner, Argus Energy Managers, Bayou City Energy Bayou City, Bayou City Energy, William McMullen, High Mesa Inc, Firm s Advisory Board


Houston company snags $300 million private equity commitment

Houston-based Fortis Minerals II has secured a $300 million private equity commitment from a firm also based in the Bayou City. This is not the first time the private equity firm, EnCap Investments LP, has made a commitment to Fortis, which is centered around the acquisition of mineral rights and royalty interests. The first iteration on the company, Fortis Minerals, has been an EnCap portfolio company since 2016, according to EnCap's website. The $300 million commitment came from EnCap Energy...
Tags: Houston, Fortis, Bayou City, EnCap, EnCap Investments LP, Fortis Minerals II, Fortis Minerals, EnCap Energy


Houston isn't a happy place to live, study finds

A recent study found Houston a little downcast compared with other Texas cities. The Bayou City ranked as the second-most unhappy city in the Lone Star State, behind Corpus Christi, according to WalletHub's "2017’s Happiest Places to Live" study. Statewide, Texas ranked near the middle in the U.S. for happiness. The study examined factors such as emotional and physical well-being, income and employment, and community and environment. These factors relied on data from various government and onl...
Tags: Texas, Houston, Lone Star State, WalletHub, Bayou City


See the top imports, exports between Houston and India

The city of Houston played host to its first Houston India Conference March 24, meant to foster relationships between the Bayou City and one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The conference, put on by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, covered a broad swath of topics, including the fast-growing country's political landscape, how countries are able to do business there, and relations between the U.S. and India. The country has grown from more than $1 trillion ...
Tags: India, Houston, Bayou City, Houston India


Houston reaches 20M visitors two years ahead of goal

More people traveled to Houston last year than ever before. The Bayou City set a city record in 2016 after hosting about 20.5 million people, according to a recent report from Houston First Corp., which includes the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. The report relied on statistics from research group TNS Global and from the state of Texas. That's up about 17 percent year over year— and it reached Houston First's goal two years early. In 2015, Houston First and the GHCVB announced...
Tags: Texas, Houston, Houston First, Bayou City, Houston First Corp, Houston Convention, TNS Global