Al Lewis is business editor of the Houston Chronicle. Prior to joining the Chronicle he wrote columns for The Wall Street Journal Sunday, Dow Jones News Wires and MarketWatch, offering an unconventional perspective on the business headlines of the day.
19-year-old Mariano Romero on Wednesday received a check for $100,000 from chicken finger chain, Raising Cane's. He successfully collected all five game pieces in the restaurateur's 2017 Peel The Love game, spelling out the word, Canes. Romero told the Houston Chronicle his girlfriend helped with the effort: "It was more of a co-op with her." What will he do with the money? "Invest it and make it grow."
Nobody goes cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. Nobody has ever caught a leprechaun with a bowl of Lucky Charms. And nobody has ever bagged Olympic gold by simply eating Wheaties. Alpha-Bits do not teach kids how to spell. So why would anyone believe that eating Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats would somehow improve the very limited attention spans of their sugar-addled children?
Updated 8:34 am, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Watch out for high water if you try to make way to work this morning. Looks like another flood for parts of Harris County. Some roads may be impassible. It might be best to wait it out while you work from home.