Houston Matters

What is the Economic Impact of Undocumented Immigrants in Texas?

Posted on · An economics research and analysis firm recently released a report on the economic impact undocumented workers have on Texas. The findings were presented earlier this month at a summit hosted by the American Jewish Committee of Houston. The report updates a report the Texas Comptroller’s office released back in 2006. That’s not a typo: it’s been ten years […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Texas Economy, Armored Car Robberies and Buying on Craigslist: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. On today’s panel: Houston Chronicle columnist […]

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Truth About Houston’s Economy: Wednesday’s Show (February 18, 2015)

Posted on · Late last month, Forbes magazine published its list of the fastest growing U.S. cities for 2015. Houston ranked No. 1. Austin was No. 2. Dallas was third. Fort Worth and San Antonio also cracked the top ten. The list is based on population growth, employment data, and other economic indicators. Even with oil prices dropping precipitously […]