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Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 6: Brad Freels & Fred Caldwell

One of the greatest parts of the Texas business community is the meaningful friendships made along the way. We caught up with Brad Freels, CEO of Midway, and Fred Caldwell, CEO of Caldwell Companies, to hear about their friendship that began all the way back in college. Join us as

Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 5: Donna Cole

How do you create and build a company into one of Houston’s leading woman and minority-owned chemical distributors? You might do well to take some cues from Donna Cole, President and CEO of Cole Chemical & Distributing, Inc. Join us as we explore what led to Cole’s success in business,

Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 4: Andy Williams

Creating community sometimes means seeing where there is a need and doing something to fill that need. After serving overseas in the military and spending some time in the real estate business, Andy Williams decided to do something to help his veteran brothers and sisters. Andy leads Rehab Warriors, a

Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 3: Carlos de Aldecoa

Sometimes to help the business community, you have to go to the statehouse and get laws changed. Carlos de Aldecoa did just that. Join us as we meet a mover and shaker in the Houston business and beverage community. This entrepreneur and philanthropist not only gives back to the Houston

Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 2: Janie Barrera

Some people would see a full life in giving back to a community through serving a church. Some people put more value in secular philanthropy. Still others equate success in business with a successful life. Janie Barrera has had all these chapters in her life. Join us as we follow

Creating Community|
January 29, 2024

Episode 1: Michael Sorrell

Knowledge is power, and Paul Quinn President Michael Sorrell is helping make sure that every one of his students leaves school with that power. After practicing law and then serving in the White House as an executive assistant for the executive office, Michael Sorrell pivoted away from politics to education. Although

Politics & Policy|
January 26, 2024

Roland Gutierrez and Colin Allred Are Finally Debating. Here’s What They Need to Be Asked.

Ahead of Sunday’s AFL-CIO Senate Democratic primary debate, we came up with a slate of questions for both candidates. This is the only debate both Allred and Gutierrez, the race’s two front-runners, will attend.

BBQ Joint Reviews|
January 26, 2024

This Power Couple Proves Barbecue and French Pastry Are a Match Made in Heaven

Esaul and Grecia Ramos have opened Blu Lacy Smokehouse and Baked, respectively, in Castroville. Building on the success of 2M in San Antonio, the husband and wife show the growth of their skills in their new ventures.

The Texanist|
January 23, 2024

The Texanist: Can Texas Show Two Middle-aged English Women a Good Time?

Q: A lifelong dream of mine was to go ranching and horseback riding in the U.S., and finally last year my best friend, Maxinne, and I visited Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans and had the time of our lives, so in February we’re doing it again. This time, Texas: horses, country

Travel & Outdoors|
January 22, 2024

Rock On, Texas!

No longer a niche subculture, climbing has attracted converts across the state. Senior editor Forrest Wilder explores the sport—from El Paso’s Hueco Tanks to the cliffs over Lake Marble Falls—and tries to tackle his own white whale.

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