H-E-B to break ground on Houston Heights store

A year after voters approved the removal of a ban on certain alcohol sales, H-E-B Grocery Co. will begin construction on its newest store in the Heights.

On Oct. 24, the San Antonio-based grocer will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 92,000-square-foot store at 2300 N. Shepherd Drive, per a release. Construction will not begin until November, but the store’s expected to open fall 2018.

The location had depended on whether Houston voters would change a rule prohibiting the sale of alcohol…

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New report proves it: Houston is one of America’s most dramatically changed cities

Change has come easy for Houston and its fellow Texan metros over the past decade.

A new report shows that Houston is the third-most changed city in the U.S. between 2006 and 2016. The only cities that have changed more are Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth.

These findings are from MagnifyMoney, the consumer-facing website and subsidiary of Charlotte-based LendingTree (NASDAQ: TREE), which the company acquired over the summer.

The study focuses on the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. and ranks…

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Butoh-Inspired Dance Performance Teaches and Transfixes

Four Stages, a collaborative performance created by artist and musician Wolf William Say and artist and dancer Dola Baroni, opened up the first week in October and presented a fresh and exhilarating performance with a multi-day run of the show. Four Stages is written under the influence of Grotowski and in the spirit of ceremony. In the performance, Baroni danced four acts as a god of human error…

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Film Facts: Snowman, Felt & Girls

When J. Edgar Hoover died in May of 1972 then President Richard Nixon appointed assistant attorney general L. Patrick Gray as acting director of the FBI, despite Gray having no actual law enforcement experience. A couple of months later the Watergate scandal was revealed and Nixon used his influence over Gray to try to have the bureau squash the investigation. Mark Felt was second in command at…

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HBJ reveals honorees for inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Awards (unlocked)

If there’s one thing we learned about ourselves immediately following Hurricane Harvey, it’s that Houston can rally together to serve others — both financially and through volunteering.

While we launched the new Corporate Philanthropy Awards long before Harvey hit, the Houston Business Journal is proud to introduce its inaugural class of finalists on two List packages. One set of Lists ranks companies in three size categories by number of volunteer hours, and the other set ranks by money given…

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Practical advice for dealing with the Equifax data breach

On the Thursday after Labor Day, more than 145 million Americans woke to the news that their names, Social Security numbers, addresses, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers, and other data may have been stolen by hackers from a website run by Equifax, one of three major U.S. credit bureaus.

Some of those affected may not have even heard of Equifax, an aggregator of consumer data which obtains vast amounts of information from consumer and business credit applications, reporting creditors…

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Behind the private life of Houston energy equity

Private equity has played an ever-increasing role in capitalizing the U.S. energy space since the beginning of the oil downturn in 2014. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy money — executives from EV Private Equity and Pelican Energy, two firms based in Houston, said that in a typical year they might invest in 2 percent or fewer of the companies they consider, and that’s not even counting the ones who never find their way in front of the firms.

There are things private equity firms look for…

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