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Houston may require ‘community benefits’ from firms seeking tax breaks

Houston City Council this week will consider requiring companies seeking tax breaks to provide one of a specified list of "community benefits" for the first time as it undertakes a biennial update of its tax abatement ordinance. Applicants today get "more favorable consideration" if they agree to provide employee health…

Houston Real Estate: A Bayou City Fixer Upper

HOUSTON, TX — You’ll love this southwest Houston diamond in the rough. This house sits on a huge lot, which means you can tear it down and build something cool, or restore an old house into something spectacular. Price: $89,900 Square Feet: 1500 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Baths Built: 1920…

Ben Carson to speak in Houston area on Harvey relief

Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is slated to discuss Hurricane Harvey relief Friday during a swing through the Houston area. Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, are scheduled to appear with Carson at the 10:30 a.m. press event in Southside…

Houston Area Real Estate: The Top 5 Condos And Townhomes

HOUSTON, TX — Bigger isn’t always better, and that can be as true when it comes to finding the right home in the Houston area. While many consider more square footage to accomodate growing families, others maybe downsizing or just getting on the road to starting their families. Our partners…

Flood-damaged Orthodox Jewish sanctuary in Houston being demolished

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Houston that has served members for generations is being demolished Monday. During Hurricane Harvey, the United Orthodox Synagogues campus, located in the 9000 block of Greenwillow Street, flooded for the third time in as many years. A final service was held…

In Houston, HUD Assailed for ‘Government-Sponsored Segregation’

A Texas housing nonprofit has filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over its enforcement of civil rights in Houston. The challenge is the latest legal action intended to press the Trump administration to hold communities accountable under fair housing law. The complaint, which lawyers…

Confused owl flies into apartment, explores bedroom

March 19 (UPI) — Residents of an apartment in Vietnam captured video of a confused owl that flew into the home and wandered around a bedroom. The video, filmed Friday, shows the owl wandering around the floor, bed and walls of the bedroom in an apparent search for an exit….