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Houston Pushes For More Air Service Despite Hub Status

By Benét J. Wilson, Airways News Conventional wisdom would say that a large international hub airport like Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport wouldn’t need to attract new service. But Houston Airport System’s (HAS) Air Service Development Team works continuously to target new passenger and cargo air service for the growing region and boost frequencies on…

City Council approves airport proposal to create training center

By Erin Mulvaney, Houston Chronicle Houston City Council approved a proposal Wednesday to create a training center at Bush Intercontinental for construction workers doing projects at the airports. The training center will be built at an existing warehouse at Bush. City and Houston Airport System officials hope training offered at the center will help improve…

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…