Anyone in need of a quick buck - and willing to pay exorbitant interest rates - could choose between Cash America, Loan Star Title Loans, TitleMax, EZ Money Loan Services, Ace Cash Express, two First Cash Advance outlets and several independent operators.
Photo: Melissa Phillip, Staff Two years ago, on a 2½-mile stretch of Westheimer between Gessner and Voss, strip malls lining the roadway had no fewer than 11 storefronts hawking payday and auto title loans.
The second highest ACT scores in the state, a high school graduation rate 10 points above the state average, a host of teaching accolades. Even people who are retired say that school system needs to do well, so my property values will do well, and it attracts families, because they know their kids are going to be well-educated.
Five days after being plucked with her 8-year-old son from an attic by police in a fishing boat, Leslie Grover was picking through the remains of her one-story house on a cul-de-sac in Baton Rouge, La., looking for serial numbers on appliances that would all need to be replaced.
Employment in grew slightly in Greater Houston over the past year as moderating job losses in oil and gas were offset by gains in services such as health care, hotels and restaurants, the Labor Department reported.
Sign up for one of our email newsletters. By and large, Dale Kleber had a pretty straightforward trip up the economic ladder. He went to law school and worked his way up to general counsel of a major food distributor in Chicago and then chief executive of a dairy trade organization.
The Texas economy continued to grow at a rate far below its oil-boom highs, with Labor Department data showing a seasonally adjusted increase of 23,600 jobs last month and an uptick in the unemployment rate to 4.6 percent. The year-over-year job growth rate remained the same as it has been since May, at 1.5 percent.
The sugar business a few miles outside the young town of Houston in the new state of Texas grew by consolidation in the years following the Civil War as E.H. Cunningham accumulated 12,500 acres that were leased to tenant farmers.
Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle Back in June, when a federal regulator unveiled first-of-their-kind rules for the small-dollar loan industry, we learned that local ordinances had already had a dramatic effect in Houston and other Texas cities.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama +Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.