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Stubb's to Sell
Stubb's is making a huge deal with a spice giant. For a cool $100 million in cash, McCormick intends to buy 100 percent of the shares of Austin-based One ...
Designers Transform Castoffs
Sarah-Jayne Smith and Ahshia Berry are running out of room in their Midtown warehouse. It's like a fashion Candyland, stocked with clothing, jewelry, bags and furniture. "We have Salvatore ...
Ranking It
According to a new study, Houston is among the best places in the country for independent contractors. Financial site NerdWallet crunched the numbers and determined that Houston is the 12th ...
Trendy Tot
Five-year-old phenom Sydney Keiser, better known by her nickname "Mayhem" (a nod to her free-spirited attitude), has landed a gig with J. Crew. The youngest designer to ever grace the ...
The Farmer Diaries
Each night at dusk, white flowers fill the air in my backyard with a scent so intense that I'm reminded of a candle shop. The flowers glow in the ...
Work It
A wildly popular workout studio is planting roots in Austin. Define Body & Mind, a Houston-based fitness center, just opened its first location in the capital city. "We’ve been looking ...
Franklin Barbecue Fast Pass
Franklin Barbecue is arguably one of the hottest spots in Texas, if not the universe. But the infamous hours-long wait can be a deterrent, even with the promise of life-changing ...
Cat Cafe Coming
Houston's dining scene offers something for just about every taste, but the city is conspicuously deficient when it comes to the nationwide frenzy of cat cafes. First popularized in ...
Graduation Season
Graduation season has arrived. 2015 seems to be a particularly active year for nabbing big name commencement speakers that include politicians, movie stars, authors, military leaders, and executives. This year ...
Things Go Viral
The moment that a future husband and wife see each other for the first time on their wedding day is often emotional and touching. However, for one Austin man, that ...
End Abuse Campaign
Houston-based nonprofit Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) has launched its first social media campaign, called #EndAbuse. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence ...
Butterfly Love
The most recent addition to my garden is a butterfly feeding station. I built it last month, and two days after I set it up and stocked it with food ...
Clean Sweep
Making household maintenance fashionable and fun, an all-male crew of professional cleaning technicians, Men In Kilts, hits Houston today. They not only do windows but, in a nod to company ...
Put the Tex in Text
Are you tired of having to spell out the words "taco," "Whataburger" and "bluebonnet" in your texts? An upcoming iPhone app, TexMoji, aims to satisfy our craving for Lone Star ...
Monumental Ideas
This week, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and his team spent some quality time overseas at the Tropical Islands resorts, located outside of Berlin, to get ideas for a repurposed ...
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