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Braud and his loyal farm dog, Sophie

Forty miles northwest of Downtown, amid fields of grass, oak trees and white picket fences in the picturesque town of Hockley, lives Sustainable Harvesters, a 167-acre property with five greenhouses comprising 20,000 square feet of growing space. Launched by business partners Matthew Braud and Andrew Alvis in 2013 upon graduation from the LSU College of Agriculture, the farm is one of few commercial aquaponic farms in the country, and the largest in Texas.

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Chris Milton says that when he met his business partner Matthew Demott, it was "the perfect marriage of a yin and a yang." It's a fitting analogy for a couple of guys who created a restaurant chain called The Toasted Yolk Cafe: Just think of chef running a knife through the yolk of an egg on a hot grill, and what do you get? Culinary yin and yang!

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Houston Yo-Pros Offer Cheap, ‘Simple’ New Home Energy Idea

With their Real Simple Energy, two yo-pro entrepreneurs have reimagined how you handle your electricity bill — and how much you pay. (Hint: It’s less.)

A couple of savvy, just-turned-40 entrepreneurs with expertise in the retail energy biz are shaking up the complex and often frustrating world of residential electricity for consumers, with a straightforward new idea that makes you wonder why nobody thought of it sooner.

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