High school interns get early start on careers at Houston energy company

What do an energy delivery company and a high school student have in common? They’re both committed to a brighter future.

CenterPoint Energy is charting an innovative course for what an energy delivery company can be in the 21st century. Through our partnership with Genesys Works, a national workforce development nonprofit founded in Houston, we’re investing in the workforce of tomorrow by offering students real-world work experience today.

Genesys Works is an example of an organization that…

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High school interns get early start on careers at Houston energy company

Payless ShoeSource to close all 2,300 of its stores, including around 50 in Houston area

Payless ShoeSource Inc. intends to file for bankruptcy protection later this month and close all of its approximately 2,300 retail locations.

There are around 50 Payless locations within the greater Houston area.

It’s the second time the Topeka, Kansas-based company has filed for bankruptcy protection in two years, Reuters reports.

The previous filing, in April 2017, came with plans to close 400 stores. About four months later, Payless emerged from bankruptcy with no CEO and $435 million less…

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Payless ShoeSource to close all 2,300 of its stores, including around 50 in Houston area

Houston home sales drop in January, prices inch up

After a record-breaking 2018, Houston’s housing market kicked off 2019 with a decrease in activity, which experts have been expecting. 

Single-family home sales and total property sales both plummeted more than 8 percent year over year to 4,100 and 5,011, respectively, the Houston Association of Realtors reports. Every pricing segment of single-family homes also saw decreases in sales.

Total dollar volume was down 4.4 percent to $1.34 billion. However, both the average and the median sales price…

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Houston home sales drop in January, prices inch up

Texas Renaissance Festival names new CEO

The Texas Renaissance Festival has hired a new CEO and general manager, according to a Feb. 11 press release. 

Joseph Bailey, a native Houstonian, took over the roles on Feb. 4. The release does not mention when or why previous CEO and General Manager Terre Albert departed the roles. The Houston Business Journal has reached out for more information.

Bailey has 15 years of experience leading “major corporate programs and promotions in enhancing the customer experience, site maintenance and…

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Texas Renaissance Festival names new CEO

H-E-B breaks ground on city-owned land near Hermann Park

A new H-E-B grocery store is moving forward nearly two years after plans were first made public. 

San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co. held a groundbreaking ceremony for the store, at the northeast corner of State Highway 288 and North MacGregor Way on Feb. 10, according to a media alert. The 90,000 square foot store is across the highway from Hermann Park and is slated to open in late 2019. 

Houston City Council voted in March 2017 to buy the store’s roughly 9-acre site from the Houston Community…

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H-E-B breaks ground on city-owned land near Hermann Park

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