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United States and Cuba normalize democratic ties

By Passport Houston On December 17, 2014 President Obama announced a new course in the U.S. relationships with Cuba. The neighboring countries agreed to restore diplomatic ties after a half century U.S. embargo against Cuba, ending one of the world’s last Cold War standoffs and launching a realignment of the politics of the Americas. In…

“Tres Amigos: new energy sector opportunities and synergies in Canada, Mexico, and the United States” conference

By Passport Houston On November 4, 2014, the “Tres Amigos: New Energy Sector Opportunities and Synergies in Canada, Mexico, and the United States” Conference took place in Houston’s historic Julia Ideson Library. The event was designed as a unique business dialogue to spotlight future opportunities stemming from reforms to Mexico’s energy industry and new political…

Almeda Mall undergoes $6 million renovation

By South Belt-Ellington Leader After months of planning, Almeda Mall quietly began a major renovation project back in May. For weeks, much of the work went unnoticed, as it involved replacing nearly half the roof on the north end of the mall. Almeda Mall was built in 1968 and has undergone one major update back…

Southwest Airlines adding new Fort Myers-Houston service

Laura Ruane, News-Press.com Southwest Airlines will start Saturday-only nonstop service between Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) on April 11. The new air service was first announced locally this morning as Lee County commissioners met as the port authority board. Houston-Hobby is seven miles from downtown Houston. It was…

Southwest Expects to Boost Capacity 6% in 2015

By Susan Carey, The Wall Street Journal Southwest Airlines Co. expects to raise its capacity 6% next year, Chief Financial Officer Tammy Romo said Monday in an investor-day briefing. But the growth will mostly come from adding more seats to its planes and flying longer distances, with only a 1% planned increase in the number…

City Council supports renovation of Gus Wortham Golf Course

Houston City Council unanimously supported (17-0) a resolution today to preserve and renovate Gus Wortham Golf Course. Council is also committed to work with the Houston Botanic Garden Board and facilitate the development of a botanic garden at Glenbrook. The unanimous decision demonstrated that city council is fully supportive of our effort to renovate Gus…

Flight museum unveils Ellington plans

South Belt Ellington Leader The Lone Star Flight Museum unveiled the master plan for its new state-of-the-art, 130,000-square-foot facility at a press conference hosted by Houston Mayor Annise Parker Monday, Oct. 27, at Ellington Airport. The museum will feature interactive, educational exhibits focusing on aviation history, science, technology, and more allowing visitors to explore and…