Area Sees Record-Breaking Employment For March Following Governor’s Decision To End COVID Restrictions In Texas

Houston-area employers added a record-breaking 34,200 workers to their payrolls in March, the largest ever one-month gain in the month of March, and the not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped slightly to 8.0 percent according to data released this morning by Workforce Solutions. Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to end all COVID-related restrictions as of March 10, and stabilization of oil prices at around $60 per barrel, appears to have jump started hiring in several crucial industry sectors […]

The State of the Construction Industry webinar set for October 28

The latest techniques, opportunities and requirements for launching a successful career in the construction industry will be covered in a free, online webinar hosted in partnership by Houston Community College’s Architectural Design & Construction Center of Excellence and Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development groups. “The State of the Construction Industry” is designed to give those exploring career options in construction – or interested in furthering their existing construction careers – the […]

City Council Updates City Construction Standards

Keep Katy Beautiful presented the Katy Proud Business Award to Colburn and Angie McClelland, owners of Willy Burger and Crown Pizza at Tiger Square, 6191 Highway Blvd., Monday night at City Hall. Pictured, left to right are, Sharon Rhoads, Kay Callender, Jamie Wolman, Mayor Chuck Brawner, Colburn and Angie McClelland, Cynthia Madison, Jennifer Stence, Council Member-at-Large Chris Harris, and Jess Washburn - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council Monday night passed an ordinance to update city construction standards by adopting the 2015 International Building Codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code. The ordinance goes into effect January 1. In a note to the council urging adoption of the updated codes, Building and Standards Commission Chairman Ricky Burch wrote that many of the code revisions allow “for the most flexibility to builders while at the same time […]