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Joining the Academy team until August

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Design & Marketing

UPDATE: I ended up sticking with the Academy team for seven months. Great folks, they are. I am excited to announce that, beginning next Monday, I will be serving a two to three month stint as Senior Designer at Academy Sports + Outdoors. Headquartered in Katy, Texas, Academy has grown to 185 stores in 15 states over the course of its 70+ year history. In 2011, the company was purchased from its founding family, and a substantial re-brand is […]

Houston Propositions

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Houston / Political Commentary

There are five propositions up for vote in Houston, otherwise known as “bond issues.” For those of you unfamiliar with the way this works, here’s a quick FAQ. Bond issues do not technically require a tax increase because they are paid by essentially borrowing money, which is later paid back with interest. Investors buy the bonds, which are attractive because returns are nearly guaranteed, and because of the low tax rate typically attached to interest. However, because […]

Houston’s homeless will suffer under proposed regulations

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Economics / Houston / Political Commentary

Too often we pay critical attention to national policy debates and miss the ones going on under our noses. Many Houstonians are unaware that on March 20, the City Council considered and thankfully postponed new regulations on feeding the homeless which would have made it much more difficult for local charities and generous individuals to meet the needs of the city’s poor. Community members pushed back and a revised version of the ordinance will be […]