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East Texas is the region where the Deep South meets the Southwest. On its eastern border, it is virtually indistinguishable from neighboring Louisiana: it rises from the Gulf of Mexico in a series of low, shelving beaches, marshes, and bayous, mounting to form thick stands of oak-pine forest along the Sabine River and northward to the Red River, the border with Oklahoma. Along the way, the piney woods are dotted with farms and small cities such as Nacogdoches, Tyler, Lufkin, and Longview.
But the presence that dominates much of East Texas lies in the southern reaches: Houston, largest city by far in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. What began as a small parcel of land on Buffalo Bayou purchased by two New York entrepreneurs has become a world-class metropolis whose importance reaches literally as far as the Moon. Houston is a gigantic, sprawling, barely-contained explosion of a city: a major shipping port, the energy capital of the United States, home to more Fortune 500 companies than any other city but New York, and headquarters of NASA.
To the southeast, on the Gulf itself, is the gracious and much more sedate port of Galveston. Continuing up the coast, the so-called "Golden Triangle" of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange is an important oil producing area: Spindletop in Beaumont was the first major American oil field, and its discovery in 1901 caused a major boom to the area, the state of Texas, and the entire United States.
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Aug 26, 2016 11:45 pm
Meg Gentle has left Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE: LNG), according to an Aug. 26 release agreement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She was the Houston-based company's top female e...
Aug 26, 2016 8:02 pm
Warren Buffett?s Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) has pumped more money into Houston-based Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). The firm now controls more than 15 percent of Phillips 66 stock...
Aug 26, 2016 7:57 pm
LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE: LYB) reportedly is considering selling its Houston refinery. People familiar with the talks told Reuters that the company hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch regar...
Aug 26, 2016 7:55 pm
For Houston Business Journal's Aug. 26 Energy Magazine, we profiled Greg Ebel, president, CEO and chairman of Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE), a pipeline giant and one of the only compan...
Aug 26, 2016 7:46 pm
Downtown Houston's newest hotel is opening a few months later than expected due to the addition of rooftop amenities. The developers of Aloft Houston Downtown delayed its June opening until September...
Aug 26, 2016 3:57 pm
Nearly 2.4 million of all jobs added from 2012 to 2022 will require a master?s degree or higher, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report. That?s more than 20 percent of the 9.8 million jobs t...
Aug 26, 2016 3:50 pm
Acquiring exploration and production assets from a company that is in dire financial straits can be risky. A particular prospect may be appealing, but the buyer will still have to deal with a variety ...
Aug 26, 2016 3:49 pm
Budget cuts and a declining rig count amid low oil prices have shaken up HBJ?s List of the Largest Houston-Area Energy Employers. Houston-based Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), which had a 28 percent dec...
Aug 26, 2016 3:40 pm
Less than a decade ago, Houston-based Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) promised investors and employees that by 2020, it would have $35 billion in projects completed or secured. The man in charge of making t...
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