Ronnie Crocker

Ronnie Crocker

Journalist (the Houston Chronicle is my third newspaper), native Texan (my roots predate the Republic) and a Texas Aggie (I also have an MBA from the College of William and Mary). I have written the Beer, TX blog on chron.com since March 2009. Read about my book, "Houston Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Bayou City," at https://www.facebook.com/HoustonBeerBook. Swing by and I'll even sign a copy for you.

British firm hopes to tap Fulbright & Jaworski’s ties to energy

The announced merger of Houston’s Fulbright & Jaworski with British law firm Norton Rose illustrates the importance of the energy business to big legal practices looking to get bigger.  More »

Cooper Industries to be sold for $11.8 billion

Cooper Industries, a manufacturer of lighting and electrical-distribution equipment that has been run out of Houston for 47 years, will be acquired by Ohio-based Eaton Corp. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at nearly $12 billion, the companies announced Monday.  More »

Enterprise to build pipeline from Pennsylvania to Texas

A proposed pipeline project that could transport up to 190,000 barrels of ethane from Appalachian shale fields to the Texas Gulf Coast has secured enough customers to move forward, Enterprise Products Partners announced today.  More »

Nat gas feud pits prosperous N. Texans against energy industry *updated*

Natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing is spurring a growing conflict pitting some prosperous North Texas homeowners against energy companies drilling the Barnett Shale and its rich, millenniums-old vein of oil and natural gas encased in rock.  More »