Erica Grieder Columnist
  • Austin
  • Houston Chronicle

Erica Grieder joined the Houston Chronicle, as a metro columnist, in 2017. Prior to that she spent ten years based in Austin, reporting on politics and economics, as the southwest correspondent for The Economist, from 2007-2012, then as a senior editor at Texas Monthly, from 2012-2016. In 2013, she published her first book, "Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas." An Air Force brat, Erica thinks of San Antonio as home. She is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas's Emerging Leaders Council, and holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs and Columbia University, where she majored in philosophy.

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218 Articles
3 months ago
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Houston airport leaders discuss 'summer of hell,' including why IAH construction mess was necessary

Resurgent demand for travel — “revenge travel” as it’s been called — spurred a...

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3 months ago
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Financial firms puzzled about getting on Hegar’s oil ‘boycotting list’ — and concerned about prec...

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s action highlights a bigger fear among asset managers...

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3 months ago
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Blackrock, UBS, others to be barred from doing business with Texas after 'boycotting' oil and gas...

A law passed in 2021, Senate Bill 13, directed the comptroller’s office to research and...

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4 months ago
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Another “pretty phenomenal” month for job growth for Houston and Texas

The state added 72,800 total nonfarm jobs in July, according to a new report from the...

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4 months ago
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Amid a summer of airline travel hell, passengers at Houston’s airports had it a little easier

The rate of flight cancellations at local airports was about half the national average,...

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4 months ago
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Oil and gas hiring picks up in Houston, even as energy prices come down

The region’s mining sector is small, but has seen “huge” employment growth

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4 months ago
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Oil and gas hiring picks up in Houston as oil field activity expands, even as energy prices come ...

The region’s mining sector is small, but has seen “huge” employment growth

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4 months ago
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Why is your phone bill rising? What to know about your bill and Texas' PUC

You have questions about an “unprecedented” rate hike. We have answers.

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4 months ago
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Why is your phone bill rising? What to know about your bill and Texas' PUC

You have questions about an “unprecedented” rate hike. We have answers.

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4 months ago
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Texans should expect higher phone bills after state officials vote to increase provider surcharges

Your phone bill is likely to go up this month. Here’s why.

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4 months ago
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Texans who use phones can expect to notice the effects of an 'unprecedented' rate hike

Your phone bill is likely to go up this month. Here’s why.

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4 months ago
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Scorching new jobs report shows labor market “continues to defy the laws of physics”

The national economy added 528,000 jobs in July, obliterating expectations

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