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Houston Dominates National Best Place to Work List December 17, 2012
Houston, employment, Best Places to Work
It has become common knowledge that Houston is the place to find a job, but a recent ranking by employer-stalking site Glassdoor.com proves that this is also the place to find a job that you actually like. The Bayou City makes a strong showing on the site's 50 Best Places to Work, with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at No. 5 on the list — just a few spots beneath the top-rated Facebook, where there are essentially no rules and employee perks overfloweth, and a spot above Google, whose offices are basically like an adult playground. "Each person who works... /news/houston-dominates-national-best-place-work-list
Houston Home Sales Surge to Record-Breaking Levels December 10, 2012
home sales up, Houston home sales strong
October was a record-breaking month for Houston real estate as property sales rose 35 percent over October 2011, according to the Houston Association of Realtors. Prices rose significantly and the inventory of homes for sale dropped to its lowest level in 11 years. The realty market is demonstrating an exceptional surge that is surprising veteran real estate pros. “I never imagined we’d go over 30 percent. It’s fantastic,” said housing analyst Evert Crawford of the University of Houston’s Institute for Regional Forecasting. “It’s an... /news/houston-home-sales-surge-record-breaking-levels
YMCA 2012 Total Jingle Bell Run & Walk December 3, 2012
YMCA, Benefit Run
The 2012 YMCA Total Jingle Bell Run & Walk is highlight of the holiday season for many individuals and families, as they celebrate the holidays while raising funds and awareness for a valuable Houston program. More than 5,000 runners, volunteers, sponsors, individuals, children, and families, at all fitness levels (and many sporting holiday costumes), will make their way through the streets of Downtown Houston on December 9, 2012. Race time is 1:00 pm and the event benefits the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA Partners Campaign Participants of all fitness levels are sure to find their... /news/ymca-2012-total-jingle-bell-run-walk
Houston Zoo Lights Starts New Holiday Tradition November 26, 2012
Houston Zoo, Zoo Lights
Carolers, s'mores, some friendly animals and a charming display of holiday spirit greeted Houston Zoo sponsors, donors and friends at the launch of the first-ever Zoo Lights. Zoo vice president of marketing David Brady said that the goal was to create an interactive holiday light experience that Houstonians could enjoy close to home, rather than driving to Galveston or College Station. Eighty percent of the zoo is decorated, from lights covering the stately oak trees to candy cane stripes on columns. Guests can also decorate their own gingerbread men and sip on hot chocolate as they... /news/houston-zoo-lights-starts-new-holiday-tradition
Mischer Development and Perry Homes Present Home to Marine Hero in Cypress Creek Lakes November 19, 2012
Perry Homes, Helping a Hero, Homes for Heros
Hundreds of guests including prominent community leaders gathered on Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 12th, to celebrate the Helping a Hero home dedication to SSG Marty Gonzalez, USMC (Ret.) and his family in Cypress Creek Lakes. Perry Homes built the home and Cypress Creek Lakes donated the homesite for Gonzalez, his wife and three children as part of the HelpingaHero.org Wounded Hero Home Program. The celebration featured guest speakers from Helping a Hero, the US Marine Corps, Perry Homes, Mischer Development, H-E-B, Spark Energy, Rooms to Go and culminated with the official... /news/mischer-development-and-perry-homes-present-home-marine-hero-cypress-creek-lakes
Uptown Lighting Ceremony Set for Thanksgiving Night November 19, 2012
holiday events, Thanksgiving, free events
Every year on Thanksgiving evening, thousands of Houstonians and out-of-town guests gather along Post Oak Boulevard for the annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting. This FREE family event features festive music by local groups including the Houston Concert Band, Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir, Houston Choral Showcase, Houston Children's Chorus and more; holiday characters including clowns and larger than life Santa’s reindeer; a special appearance from Santa; lighting of more than a half million twinkling lighting on 80 trees and an incredible fireworks extravaganza. But it... /news/uptown-lighting-ceremony-set-thanksgiving-night
Start Your Holiday Shopping at the Houston Ballet Nutcrcker Market November 5, 2012
holiday shopping, charity, Houston Bellet
Since it began in 1981, the annual Nutcracker Market has raised more than $32 million for the Houston Ballet and become a must-attend event for serious holiday shoppers. This year's extravaganza, Nov. 8-11, will pay tribute to its founder, Preston Frazier, who died in May. With a "Tinseltown" theme featuring Hollywood glam, it's expected to bring tens of thousands of people to Reliant Center. There, for $13 apiece, they can browse among nearly 700,000 square feet of booths. Over 325 national and international merchants, offering unique items for the entire family,... /news/start-your-holiday-shopping-houston-ballet-nutcrcker-market
Harris County Sets New Early Voting Record October 29, 2012
election, Harris County, voting
More than 47,000 Harris County residents chose to cast their vote Oct. 22, setting a new record on the first day of early voting. During the last presidential election in 2008, about 39,000 people in Harris County participated in the first day of early voting. “It is obvious that our message encouraging voters to vote early and avoid the issues of determining their Election Day voting location has been heard,” said Stan Stanart, county clerk and chief election officer, in a press release. Harris County also set a record this year for the number of registered voters: more than 2... /news/harris-county-sets-new-early-voting-record
Forbes Names Houston a Top City for Female Founders October 26, 2012
Houston, business
Houston is the second-best city nationwide for female founders, a new Forbes analysis shows. Forbes created the list of the top 15 cities for women to launch their own businesses using the most populous markets on its Best Places for Businesses and Careers list. Forbes then evaluated those cities using metrics from AMEX Open and the Small Business Administration. Between 1997 and 2012, women-owned businesses in Houston increased 42.2 percent to 167,300. Those companies made $35 million in revenue in 2012. In Houston, $30,748 is the median figure for women's annual earnings, and $31.2... /news/forbes-names-houston-top-city-female-founders
Public Education Gets Boost From Houston A+ Challenge "Power of the Network" Dinner Fundraiser October 19, 2012
Houston A+ Challenge, Public Education
Improving public education – that was the motivation that found more than 330 men and women filling the River Oaks Country Club ballroom for the Houston A+ Challenge "Power of the Network" fundraiser.  With Franelle Rogers and Irma and Roberto Gonzalez as chairs, the dinner brought in more than $200,000 for the program that works to improve classroom teaching, school leadership and student achievement. A+ executive director Scott Van Beck discussed the various educational programs. H-E-B was recognized with the Maconda Brown O'Connor Award for Leadership in Public... /news/public-education-gets-boost-houston-challenge-power-network-dinner-fundraiser