Exclusive: Local investor to overhaul development around Houston mall

“The national disfavor of mall assets presents a terrific buying opportunity for creative investors.”

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Amazon reveals HQ2 finalist cities — only 2 from Texas make the cut

Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) on Jan. 18 released its list of 20 finalist cities for its second headquarters — and Houston didn’t make the cut.

However, two Texas cities — Austin and Dallas — are still in the running. Click through the slideshow above to see the full list of finalists.

Last fall, Amazon solicited bids to help it select a North American city to house its proposed $5 billion second headquarters, which could employ up to 50,000 people in high-paying, tech-savvy…

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Houston energy co. names new top leadership, plans divestitures

Houston-based Vanguard Natural Resources Inc. — which emerged from bankruptcy in August — made three C-suite appointments this week, among other announcements.

Scott Smith stepped down as president and CEO and from the board of directors on Jan. 15, according to a Jan. 18 press release from Vanguard. He will remain with the company as a nonofficer employee to help with the leadership transition.

“Having founded the company over 10 years ago, I am proud to have seen it grow to an enterprise…

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Restaurant Roundup: Los Tios reopens, specialty grocery store debuts in the Heights

Here’s what’s been happening with Houston’s food scene:

After more than four months of flood repairs, the Los Tios Mexican Restaurant at 4840 Beechnut St. has reopened, according to a press release and several reports.

The eatery began serving food on Dec. 30 and is hosting a grand reopening celebration on Jan. 17 in which all proceeds will go toward employees affected by Hurricane Harvey. Click through the gallery above to see photos of the repair process and the finished restaurant.

During…

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Apple wants to pump $350 billion into U.S. economy, build new corporate campus

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is gearing up to build another corporate campus in a yet-to-be-announced American city and increase its workforce across the U.S. by 20,000 employees over the next five years, the iPhone maker said Jan. 17.

The news was packaged with Apple’s announcement that it plans to invest $350 billion in the U.S. economy between now and the end of 2023.

After the company’s California headquarters, the next-largest Apple campus is actually in Texas.

Austin is home to more than…

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DAVESTATEOFMIND’s New Single ‘Pull Up’ Is R&B Gold

Music critics love using the word “angular” to describe the work of jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. Frankly, I don’t really know what they mean by “angular,” but I don’t fault them for that. Sound is incredibly difficult to describe, and certainly there’s nothing easy or straightforward about Monk’s melodies; they’re slow and methodical, nuanced and unpredictable. Listening to his 1963…

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