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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…

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…