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Working in the restaurant industry, I’m constantly evaluating all aspects that go into creating a satisfactory dining experience. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick delivery on Friday night, a dine-in brunch on Saturday afternoon, or takeout on Sunday, there are several factors that can make each dining...
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On Oct. 11, SHALE attended a tour of Tejas Tubular Products Inc. (of Houston) hosted by Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton. The event included a special visit from Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Attendees were shown the damage to the facility sustained during Hurricane...
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Texas and other parts of the U.S. have become key oil and gas producers again. Further, the U.S. is now the second lowest-cost oil producer in the world after Saudi Arabia. This unexpected change of events has occurred because of the shale revolution and the advent of unconventional extraction techniques...
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Twilight Firelight and Candlelight Christmas events are highlights of the season Want to unplug from the modern-day holiday madness? Experience Texian festivities from the mid-1800s at the Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site. On March 2, 1836, 59 delegates bravely met to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico...
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The Race to Keep a Youthful Appearance With the competitive nature of today’s fast-paced society, men are increasingly feeling the pressure to look younger to combat ageism. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that there has been an almost 20 percent increase in men going under the plastic surgeon’s knife,...
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When entering the global market, some American companies lose an immeasurable edge by overlooking cultural nuances that can halt negotiations or deteriorate international business relationships. Of all the aspects companies take into account when building or merging with an international company, they may overlook an area of critical importance...
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What You Need to Know to Enjoy the Season With Your Furry Friends The holidays are here, which means there will be plenty of love, laughter, family gatherings and, of course, food. The festivities include just about everyone — parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and the pets who we often...
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In late August, Texans experienced mass devastation after Hurricane Harvey made its way through the Texas Gulf. Winds of 130 mph whipped through the communities of South Texas destroying businesses and homes. While Hurricane Harvey may have destroyed structures, it did not break the spirit of Texas. Days, weeks and...
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It has been a year now since we all awoke on Nov. 9, 2016, to the reality that, against all odds and all predictions by the polls and political “experts,” Donald J. Trump had somehow defeated Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th President of the United...
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Energy gives very little reverence to man-made borders between states and countries. Energy of all types is often produced far distances from where it will finally be used in our homes and businesses. A quick look at energy infrastructure shows just how interconnected energy has made the world. The Women’s...