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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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Craig Visits the Curling Club of Houston

Posted on · I have a quadrennial fascination with curling. Every winter Olympics, I find myself transfixed by the event that seems like some bizarre combination of shuffleboard, marbles, bowling, and an intense desire to clean. And I’m not alone – during the last Olympics, the Curling Club of Houston offered a “learn to curl” session at the Space […]