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Houston-based Star Cinema Grill, the Greater Houston area’s largest dine-in theater operator, will soon be bringing its elevated movie-going experience to rapidly-growing CityPlace, the mixed-use urban core of north Houston’s Springwoods Village.

The striking, Gensler-designed location, situated just a short walk from the district’s central, lakefront plaza, will formally debut on September 20 – although a soft opening is anticipated several days before. Approximately 120 full and part-time positions are expected to be created with available roles currently ranging from line and prep cooks to food runners, servers and guest attendants. For more information, interested candidates can visit StarCinemaGrill.net/careers.

Houston-based Star Cinema

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The Greater Houston Partnership released Houston Facts 2019, a compilation of data that covers Houston’s demographics, economic growth and more, at a networking and presentation event on Aug 6.

Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research for the Greater Houston Partnership, said the publication has been around for decades and has helped provide an accurate look at changes in Houston year after year.

“When you look at Houston Facts, it’s facts,” Jankowski said. “It’s no spin, no varnish, no tweaking. If you want the unvarnished truth about Houston, you can pull it up in this publication. We want to make sure you have good information so you can make a better-informed decision.”

Below are some highlights from the report, including

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Houston is bidding to host the International LGBTQ WorldPride Celebration in 2023. WorldPride was first held in Rome in 2000 and has since been hosted by cities including London, Toronto and Madrid. The 2019 WorldPride was held in New York City to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Copenhagen will host the biennial event in 2021.

Pride Houston President and CEO Lorin Roberts announced Wednesday that Houston has entered the bid to host WorldPride in 2023. “The motion got passed that we are on the ballot to present our bid to the WorldPride delegation in October in Athens. If we win this bid, Houston will be hosting the WorldPride 2023,” Roberts said.

Houston is bidding against Sydney, Australia and Montreal, Canada for

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The Coder School will open its first Houston location in May. The school will be located at 3555 Rayford Road, Spring, and will provide computer programming lessons to children ages 7-18. The Coder School uses a variety of platforms to teach various coding languages, such as HTML, CSS, Python and Javascript. Every lesson is taught by trained coaches.

The new school will be owned and operated by business partners Susheel Philip and Sean Varghese.

“As we continue to expand our presence throughout the country, it’s critical to find the right franchise partners who are truly passionate about setting kids up with a positive, life-long relationship with technology and coding,” Founder Hansel Lynn stated in a news release. “This is why we couldn’t be

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Want food? 

Each year, Chronicle critic Alison Cook compiles the best dining Houston has to offer. You can search all 100 restaurants by name, cuisine, neighborhood and price range, and read her reviews below.

Go to this link: Top 100 Restaurants in Houston

Source: HoustonChronicle.com

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Freezing weather is expected to move into the Greater Houston area during Tuesday morning through the evening, according to the National Weather Service. Here are five tips to stay safe during below freezing temperatures in Texas.

 

1. Prevent frozen pipes

The Texas Department of Public Safety recommends wrapping pipes in newspaper or another insulating material and leaving faucets dripping overnight to avoid freezing. Homeowners should also know how to shut off their homes’ water supply in case a pipe bursts. Garden hoses and sprinklers should also be disconnected to avoid bursting from frozen water.

2. Protect pets

Texas state law prohibits dog owners from leaving animals restrained outdoors when weather conditions are below 32

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These are some of the coming events in The Woodlands, mark your calendars.

Taste of the Town: This large food and beverage expo showcases menu items from over 40 area restaurants, bakeries, and beverage distributors. The event will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Hosted by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, this event features culinary specialties and the 2019 “Best of Taste” competition. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2LCqNQp.

Inspire Film Festival: This five-day cinematic experience dedicated to entertaining and inspiring audiences with films, speakers and events that celebrate the human spirit is scheduled for Feb. 14 through 18. More than 25 feature-length and short

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The Greater Houston area is projected to create 71,000 jobs in 2019, according to the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual Houston Employment Forecast released Dec. 5. Once again health care is expected to be the top job-producing sector in the metro, with 9,000 projected new jobs to be created compared to the 8,000 jobs projected in 2018. Assuming population growth, the Houston region has about 100,000 births annually, according to the GHP. This, combined with Houston’s senior population increasing by 30,000 each year, is expected to create continued demand for health care in the region.

However, construction jobs are expected to make the largest gain over last year. In 2018 the construction industry was projected to lose 4,500 jobs. This year it

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Leaving behind a place that you’ve come to consider your home, can be a very awkward sensation. However, it’s also a time of reinvention; allowing you to create new memories in an area that will be considered your new safe haven. With all of this in mind, choosing a new home is a very important decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is especially true for families, as there is more than one set of wants and needs that must be acknowledged. So, what should you be looking for when choosing a new home builder?

Last month, Houston remained on top for new construction activity, having more than 2,225 new permits with a total value of nearly $451M on file for the month. More than half of all new construction took place in Harris County

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Houston has become one of the fastest growing cities in America, boasting a strong economy and plenty of jobs, this is the reason why this city has one of the youngest, fastest growing, and most diverse populations anywhere in the world. People from across the globe relocate to Houston every year because of the opportunities the region provides. It is the future of America!

Besides being the most diverse city in the nation, Houston is fun and affordable, giving you access to a great quality of life. So if you work hard and dream big, anything is possible in Houston.

 

Here are some of the best things about living in Houston:

  • Living in Houston means affordable housing options in excellent school districts and employment opportunities in
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