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Tax Exempt Status for Churches: What’s the Impact on Greater Houston?

Posted on · Since 1894, churches have been exempt from paying federal income taxes, and they’re also exempt from paying property taxes in all 50 states. This can sometimes be a contentious issue like in Friendswood recently, when a church bought 135 acres of land and applied for a tax exemption on the entire property — with an intent […]

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The Woodlands: Not Just a Bedroom Community Anymore

Posted on · Back in 1964, real estate developer and oil & gas man George Mitchell purchased land 30 miles north of Houston. A decade later, the planned community of The Woodlands was opened. Today, an estimated 100,000 people live there. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the history, development and future plans for The Woodlands from Nick Wolda, President of The Woodlands Convention and Visitors […]

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Sugar Land Is One of the Fastest Growing Cities in Texas

Posted on · Sugar Land is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. And yet, some see it as merely a suburb of Houston. We learn about Sugar Land from Mayor James Thompson and Jessica Brown, Tourism & Marketing Manager with Visit Sugar Land Convention and Visitor Service. Then we talk with John Rigg, editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City […]

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Sugar Land, Homeless Youth, and Summer Reading Series: Houston Matters for Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Posted on · Sugar Land is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. And yet, some see it as merely a suburb of Houston. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about Sugar Land from Mayor James Thompson and Jessica Brown, Tourism & Marketing Manager with Visit Sugar Land Convention and Visitor Service. Then we talk with […]