"This particular job, one of the reasons I took it is because I knew that you'd never stop learning, and I find that really exciting," said Violet O'Brien, a notary in Houston.
The centers are home to small businesses selling niche products, foods and services that represent the city’s increasingly diverse population.
With the aid of workers, technology and cash from the oil and gas industry, new companies offer a glimpse of a post-fossil fuels future.
Fewer than half the homeowners entitled to file claims have done so, and the August 28 deadline is looming.
A new United Way report finds a 5% increase in the number of Houston-area households struggling to afford basic necessities.
Roughly 11% of immigrant women are entrepreneurs, according to the American Immigration Council.
Many Houston residents spend well over 30% of their income on shelter. On top of that, transportation costs are a growing burden on commuters.
The local program recently eliminated landlord participation as a requirement for renters to receive funding, so the payments can go directly to renters.
The Houston area lost the most construction jobs of any big city over the last year.
Wage theft disproportionally affects those with limit resources to fight back.