Houston Matters

How Are Low Oil Prices Affecting Life in the Energy Corridor?

Posted on · Later this week (Feb. 12, 2016) Dr. Bill Gilmer, director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, will discuss his 2016 economic forecast for West Houston, in a presentation titled, “With Oil Prices Mired, Who Will Come to the Rescue?” He will present this to the Houston […]

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The Houston Matters Road Show: Monday’s Show (December 28, 2015)

Posted on · Houston Matters this summer (Aug. 18, 2015) took a trip to the Energy Corridor to record a special edition of the show in front of a live audience at the Holiday Inn Houston West. Crude oil prices are at a six year low, contributing to oil company layoffs and bankruptcies over the last year. And […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The Energy Corridor

Posted on · A lot can happen in the Energy Corridor. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments, wherever they may be, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. Our panel of “non experts” […]

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The Full Menu: Great Places to Eat in the Energy Corridor

Posted on · When curious about menu offerings across Greater Houston, we turn to our gaggle of foodies: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston. Katharine, David, and Eric join us onstage to discuss their favorite restaurants and offerings in the Energy Corridor area in a special edition of The Full Menu. Establishments Mentioned […]

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What’s the Role of Houston’s Energy Corridor District?

Posted on · Shell Oil and Conoco moved to Houston’s Energy Corridor back in the early 1970s, and in the decades since, a number of oil and gas and energy industry service companies settled there. In 2001, state lawmakers officially established the Energy Corridor District – a municipal management district, which coordinates public/private investments, promotes public safety and seeks […]