October 20, 2015 |
Newmark Homes Houston

The year may be coming to an end, but there is still time to find a home you will love. There are five great reasons you should buy your home this fall. We know the real estate market ebbs and flows just as the seasons do.

Schlumberger moves its headquarters to Sugar Land

On October 6, Schlumberger officially announced its plans to move its national headquarters to the City of Sugar Land as part of their long-term resource management strategy. Employing approximately 108,000 people working in more than 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the oil and gas industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production. The move is expected to be completed by 2017.

October 9, 2015 | diversity | Events | festivals | Houston

Over the weekend of October 8-11, Newmark Homes will be joining the fun at Houston's annual Italian cultural festival, known as the Festa Italiana.  Featuring a series of booths set up alongside Montrose Boulevard, the fun weekend will include authentic Italian food, wine, music, dancing, arts, and crafts.  The festival is free to attend - if you are under the age of 12.  For the rest of us, admission is $8, but it's worth it!

Christmas is in the air at Sienna Plantation’s 10th annual Gingerbread Market set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Club Sienna, 9600 Scanlan Trace.

October 8, 2015 | fort bend | fort bend county | ft. bend | Riverstone

Bargain hunters will be able to find a treasure trove of items during Riverstone’s semi-annual garage sale 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.

A variety of clothes, furniture, toys, books, games, kitchenware and more will be sold at the Creekstone Village Recreation Center, 5438 Creekstone Village Drive. More than 50 families are expected to participate.

October 8, 2015 |

Four-legged family members bewitchingly dressed for Halloween can enter Riverstone’s Cutest Pet Halloween Costume Contest.

Photos of outfitted pups, felines and other pets can be posted starting Oct. 19 on Riverstone’s Facebook page, www./facebook.com/riverstone, for a chance to win a $100 gift card to PetSmart. The photo that bedevils fans the most and collects the most likes will win. The winner will be announced after the contest closes Oct. 31. Residents and non-residents are invited to enter.

October 2, 2015 | business | economy | Houston | women

Women entrepreneurs and business owners are having a big impact on the economy and on the prospering business climate in Texas. The industries with the highest concentration of businesses owned by women are health-care, educational services, and professional services. Other sectors with a large number of women owners include construction, energy, and technology.

September 28, 2015 |

Moviehouse & Eatery, a premier dine-in cinema company, is pleased to announce plans for its first location in the Houston market.  M&E Texas Moviehouse LP has contracted to purchase a 5.87 acre tract of land in the Cypress Creek Lakes master planned development near the intersection of Fry Road and Tuckerton Road.

September 25, 2015 |
Lake at Hermann Park in Houston Texas

Since the mid 90's Houston has been catching up to other major U.S. cities in terms of its commitment to creating and sustaining its green public spaces. Whereas, in the not-so-distant past, meeting up with a friend in the park for an afternoon coffee was not part of the city culture. Houston’s citizens have now grown accustomed to spending leisure time in the city’s various green spaces. Green spaces have begun to play a major role in the city’s intricate social calendar, ranging from outdoor movie screenings to Yoga classes in the park, and from blanket Bingo events to live concerts.

September 16, 2015 |
the highest paying and most concentrated jobs in Houston

According to a report released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics last year, the following are the top 10 jobs that pay the most in Houston compared to the national average.  They are ranked by the difference between average Houston pay and average national pay.



Title examiners, abstractors and searchers — 55.2%  

Geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) — 51.6%

Medical appliance technicians — 50.9%

Real estate brokers — 45.7%