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Houston Texas Employment Still Mixed Despite Narratives To The Contrary

  KATY (AaronLayman.com) – Benchmark revisions to employment figures from the Texas Workforce Commission show that Houston added 16,700 jobs in February 2017. The latest figures show that Houston has added 19,300 jobs over the previous 12 months. It would appear the employment sector in Houston is rebounding from the recent downturn. The Greater Houston Partnership and their […]

The resort-style Amenity Village in Katy's Cane Island, a master-planned community. Courtesy Rise Communities.

Asian American Real Estate Association Honors Cane Island Developer

  CITY OF KATY  (Covering Katy) – Rise Communities, developer of the Katy master-planned community of Cane Island and the Texas 288 master-planned community of Meridiana, has been named Developer of the Year by the Asian American Real Estate Association. Rise Communities was recognized for the quality of its two new communities and for hosting […]

Typhoon Texas Announces Park Enhancements, Seeks to Fill 1,200 Seasonal Jobs

  KATY (Covering Katy) – Typhoon Texas is preparing for the upcoming summer season by expanding its on-site parking while installing new shade structures, rotating misters and other enhancements. The water park is also looking to hire 1,200 seasonal workers for 2017. “Everything is about making our great, family-friendly water park experience even better for […]

Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant opens in Katy in April.

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant to Open at the Shoppes at Parkwest in Katy

  LUBBOCK, Texas (Covering Katy) – Lubbock-based Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurants, known for their classical Mexican style and top-quality cuisine, will open their first restaurant in the Houston area on Monday, April 10. The new restaurant, located in Katy at the Shoppes at Parkwest at 24600 Katy Freeway, will be the company’s 39th location nationwide. The […]

Tesla vehicle on display outside the Texas Capitol on Jan. 15, 2015. Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Tesla tries a new, ambitious approach at Texas Capitol

By Patrick Svitek,, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (The Texas Tribune) – Tesla is not giving up at the Texas Capitol. In fact, it’s getting more ambitious. Instead of looking to create any kind of carve-out that favors the high-end electric car maker, legislation filed Friday would simply allow any vehicle manufacturer to sell directly to Texans […]

Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Refinances Typhoon Texas

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Covering Katy) — The owners of the Typhoon Texas Waterpark in Katy are restructuring their financing for the company’s new park in Pflugerville.  The new loan removes the City of Pflugerville from any financial obligations, and locks in a low interest rate for Typhoon Texas. The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) plans to […]