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Two large retail developments, one including an Italian-themed village, are headed to Georgetown at Interstate 35 and Texas 29. Wolf Lakes Village is a proposed 164-acre retail/residential community with arched bridges, a plaza, three lakes and a wedding chapel planned for the northwest corner of the highways’ intersection. It also will feature cor...

At the annual Next Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference, Virgin Galactic and the Italian Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, ASI) announced that they had signed a Letter of Intent under which ASI would secure a full suborbital flight on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. ASI’s spaceflight mission is planned to take place in 2019 at Spacep...

Founder of Progresso, Giuseppe Uddo, arrived in New Orleans in 1907. One of the success stories of the French Quarter is Progresso. The soup label started as a produce company in what was then called Little Palermo. Giuseppe Uddo came to New Orleans with his wife from Sicily. Uddo went to work for his brother-in-law’s food import business. When his...

We couldn’t have been more thrilled when we received the news from Rome last week: Of the 75 Italian Chambers of Commerce throughout the world, the IACC Texas (the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas, headquartered in Houston) is now ranked in the TOP 10! We jumped from number 26 to number 9 in just three years! And what’s more, the IACC Texas...

Italian molder and potter Stefano Barbieri will be visiting Duncan Wednesday, Nov. 8 to demonstrate his craft. Barbieri will be representing Vietri, America’s largest importer of handcrafted ceramics at Distinctive Decor from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Barbieri got his artistic start in a factory in 1994, where he worked as a hand molder...

- 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio named “Crossover of Texas” and “Luxury Crossover of Texas” and took home “Most Drives” honor- All Stelvio models feature a perfect 50/50 weight distribution, class-leading power and performance and an eight-speed automatic transmission with available steering column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters with gear shifts in less...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas reopened this morning (Thursday, August 31) as Houston gets back on its feet following unprecedented rainfall and flooding over the last week. Even as an estimated 30 percent of the city remains under water as of Thursday morning, flood waters have receded in much of the affected area as of this morning....

If someone were to ask what Texas contributes to the United States, one might hear cowboys or barbecue as typical responses. However, apart from these classic stereotypes Texas also performs an integral role in the U.S. economy. In 2016, Texas was ranked as the second largest state economy in the U.S., attributed to their fast economic and job grow...

Lorenzo Simonelli is house hunting in Houston's Inner Loop and is looking for Italian restaurants to check out now that he has become the CEO of the new Baker Hughes. He sat down with the Houston Chronicle at his north Houston office to discuss the transition, his role and the new company that trades on the New York stock exchange as BHGE. Edited e...

It’s been a long road for an Italian handbag designer who is setting up business in Santa Fe and launching her first product to coincide with the opening of The Santa Fe Opera’s Lucia Di Lammermoor. The initial handbag, the Lucia Clutch, set to be launched June 29 with the opening of the Italian opera, is an embossed leather pressed on a hand-ca...

Italian developer combines touches of the Old World at Hotel Granduca Austin. Giorgio Borlenghi strives to get even the tiniest detail right at his West Austin hotel. Without too much of a stretch, Giorgio Borlenghi could play a suave, playful diplomat in a Federico Fellini movie. Relaxed yet formal in the relaxed yet formal setting of his hilltop...

When Gaetano Donizetti’s operatic tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor opens at the Santa Fe Opera in July, women touched by the tragic-romantic performance can bury their memories in a new, authentic Italian “Lucia Clutch” handbag. The handmade leather clutch comes from artisan workshops in Italy through a limited-edition offering by Santa Fe startup “ital...