Houston lays out plan to spend $1b in Harvey housing recovery aid

Houston lays out plan to spend $1b in Harvey housing recovery aid

Houston officials plan to invest $600 million in repairing or building single-family homes and $375 million to fix or construct apartments, according to a draft document outlining how the city intends to spend the first long-term federal housing aid headed this way after Hurricane Harvey. The draft action plan is a key procedural step in the city’s effort to draw on $1.15 billion in federal housing aid, part of the $5 billion allocated to Texas…

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Texans’ J.J. Watt has fun with honorary doctorate with coach Bill O’Brien

After the Texans’ OTA on Wednesday, coach Bill O’Brien was asked if J.J. Watt would insist on being called “Dr. Watt” since the defensive end received an honorary doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine. “He wrote me up a prescription this morning,” O’Brien said. “He told me to take three chill pills a day and call him in the morning. I thought I’ve been more chilled out, but I guess he doesn’t think so.”…

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U.S., China Discussing Deal on ZTE, Agricultural Tariffs

The U.S. and China are closing in on a deal that would give China’s ZTE Corp. a reprieve from potentially crippling U.S. sanctions in exchange for Beijing removing tariffs on billions of dollars of U.S. agricultural products, said people in both countries briefed on the deal. The negotiations also would ease roadblocks in China faced by U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc., whose proposed acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV of the Netherlands has been held up…

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Mom ditched her baby, toddler in a hot, trash-filled apartment after eviction, Texas cops say | Miami Herald

Kerri Rochelle Green was evicted from her Houston apartment in March. Weeks later, on April 23, a manager at the complex made a horrifying discovery when she went into her old unit to make sure it was empty. Green’s two young children had apparently been left inside the hot, trash-filled apartment, according to KPRC. The 2-year-old boy and the 10-month-old girl were each wrapped in several blankets and were found lying in the same crib,…

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Houston Area Real Estate: Find Your Next Home

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston area is among the most diverse communities in the United States, and so is the real estate market. There are hundreds of great listings to suit anyone, from the traditional suburban style to the ultra urban look. If you’re ready for a new home, andyou already know which part of Houston suits you or you know where you’ve always wanted to be, then the pros at realtor.com are ready to…

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365 Connect to Deliver What’s Next in Technology Innovation at TAA Education Conference in San Antonio, Texas

365 Connect to Deliver What’s Next in Technology Innovation at TAA Education Conference in San Antonio, Texas

NEW ORLEANS, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that the company will participate in the Texas Apartment Association Education Conference & Lone Star Expo. The conference takes place from April 25 – 27, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Providing technology solutions for multifamily housing communities across the nation, 365 Connect will demonstrate its revolutionary Resident Lifecycle…

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As Fair Housing Act Turns 50, Landmark Law Faces Uncertain Future

Under the Trump administration, and most Republican White Houses, enforcement of the 1968 anti-discrimination law has weakened. Housing advocates say the constantly changing federal approach has held back progress. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968. Fifty years after passage of the Fair Housing Act — a law intended to end housing discrimination and increase homeownership among minorities — key enforcement provisions of it are being dismantled by the federal…

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Sam Houston State QB Jeremiah Briscoe to work out for Texans

Sam Houston State quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe has been invited to attend the Texans’ local prospect day, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly. The Detroit Lions met with Briscoe at his school last week. Briscoe is a Stratford High graduate who won the Walter Payton award two years ago as the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. He set a record with 57 touchdown passes, a record that had stood…

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The Old World Charms of Houston’s Isabella Court

Since it opened in 1929, Isabella Court, a three-story Spanish Colonial Revival apartment and retail complex in Midtown, has been a haven for artists, musicians, and other creative types. The building’s bohemian energy emanates from the Old World–style courtyard, a gathering place for residents to enjoy cocktails and conversation. Art dealer Arturo Palacios moved in eight years ago and opened Art Palace on the ground floor. The gallery closed recently, but Palacios, who is starting…

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