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The Yellow Rose of Spring Branch: Houston’s First Whiskey Distillery is Right In the Neighborhood

By |2018-01-24T09:03:47+00:00January 24th, 2018|Business, Business Spotlight|

image courtesy Yellow Rose Distilling Facebook Did you know that Spring Branch is home to Houston’s first whiskey distillery? Yellow Rose Distilling, founded in 2010, and opened to the public in 2014, is the first legal distillery in Houston since the Prohibition era. While initially located downtown, it quickly outgrew its original space [...]

At the Houston Dog Ranch, Dogs Are the VIPs

By |2017-07-12T10:09:22+00:00July 12th, 2017|Business, Business Spotlight|

Tonia Whilden had a problem. Her rescue dog, Beauregard, got anxious around people and other dogs, and couldn’t be boarded at any of Houston’s existing kennels. So Whilden, a professional dog trainer, decided to start her own boarding business; one that would cater to “difficult” dogs like her own. “As I looked around Houston, I [...]

My Spring Branch: Jennifer Edwards, 4J Brewing Company

By |2017-06-05T10:10:34+00:00June 5th, 2017|Business, Business Spotlight, My Spring Branch|

Jennifer Edwards is co-owner of 4J Brewing Company, which opens in June. Why did you decide to open this brewpub in Spring Branch? I’ve lived in Spring Branch my whole life. My mom went to Spring Branch High School, so she’s been here even longer. I began brewing beer at home with my dad when [...]

New Bar Brings American Craft Beer to Spring Branch

By |2017-03-16T10:35:33+00:00March 14th, 2017|Business, Business Spotlight|

Kyle Pierson Kyle Pierson had a problem. The restaurant industry veteran and bar manager at Montrose favorite Hay Merchant, couldn’t find a craft beer bar near where he lived in Spring Branch. “At Hay Merchant, we would get so many people from Spring Branch, from the Energy Corridor, from Katy,” Pierson said. “They were driving [...]

ARC Specialties: An American Manufacturing Success Story

By |2016-11-01T13:24:16+00:00November 1st, 2016|Business, Business Spotlight, Uncategorized|

In early October, the Spring Branch-based manufacturing and robotics company ARC Specialties made news for donating a $150,000 Kuka welding robot to the Texas State Technical College in Waco. It was just the latest act of generosity from the 33-year-old business, which has also donated equipment to LeTourneau University and Texas A&M. Dan Allford, who [...]

A Look Inside the Alliance Fencing Academy, Official Olympic Training Center

By |2016-08-22T09:26:25+00:00August 22nd, 2016|Business, Business Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Photo by Camille Simmons On a recent weekday afternoon at Alliance Fencing Academy in Spring Branch, two young men wearing black masks and white protective gear jousted with epee blades under the watchful eye of a coach. Cords attached to the fencers led to the electronic scoring machines used to track hits. Only a [...]

Climb Your Way to Fitness at the Texas Rock Gym

By |2016-10-17T11:44:29+00:00June 1st, 2016|Business, Business Spotlight|

On a recent weekday afternoon at the Texas Rock Gym, an indoor climbing center in Spring Branch, a young woman scrabbled her way up the vertical face of a 30-foot-high wall, her hands and feet searching for brightly colored holds. A harness around her waist was hooked to a rope suspended from the top of [...]