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Stay-At-Home Order Issued; Harris Co. Restaurants Remain Essential – Updated

Posted: March 24, 2020 at 8:41 am   /   Breaking News, News

At a press conference this morning with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a countywide stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The directive requires Harris County residents to stay at home unless they are purchasing groceries, pet food, key household items and medicines, receiving medical treatment or working […]

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For Texas Bars & Restaurants: Taxes Are Still Due Today

Posted: March 20, 2020 at 10:40 am   /   Breaking News, News

Despite petitions, letter-writing campaigns and thousands of calls to Governor Greg Abbott’s office asking for the state sales tax payment due today to be deferred, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released a statement saying that is not going to happen. Kevin Lyons, spokesperson for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, clarified to us that, “This also […]

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How to Help Houston Hospitality Employees Now – Updated

Posted: March 18, 2020 at 8:15 pm   /   Breaking News, News

In 1838, German immigrant Henry Kessler opened one of Houston’s first bar/restaurants. Located just south of Market Square, on Travis between Preston and Prairie, it was called Round Tent Bar. Why? Because it was actually in a round tent with wood chips and sawdust tossed on the muddy dirt floor, a long wooden bar, and […]

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Houston Bars Ordered to Close; Restaurants To Offer To-Go or Delivery Only

Posted: March 16, 2020 at 5:28 pm   /   Breaking News, News

At a press conference just after 5 p.m. this evening, Judge Lina Hidalgo ordered all Houston bars to close, as well as restaurant dining rooms. The move is intended to limit places where people can congregate and, therefore, community spread of the COVID-19 virus. The rule goes into effect at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March […]

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H-E-B Grocery Stores in Houston Shortening Hours to Allow For Restocking — Updated

Posted: March 13, 2020 at 5:11 pm   /   Breaking News, Featured, News

According to a press release, starting on Saturday, March 14, all H-E-B stores (including other company-held businesses Joe V’s Smart Shop, Mi Tienda and Central Market) are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Because shoppers have been buying up aisles’ worth of products over the past week or so, the reduced hours are needed […]

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