WINNERS & LOSERS
This Houston-based startup, previously called Thrive+, has raised $2.1 million for its supplement that it claims will reduce the severity of hangovers. Of course, so does not drinking too much — and it’s cheaper. The money comes less than a year after investors on the TV show “Shark Tank” refused to provide $400,000 for 10 percent in the company, saying the business was in the too-early stage.
Winner HOUSTON AIRPORTS
Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports saw a record 58.3 million travelers in 2018.
Loser POWER TO CHOOSE
A state-sponsored website millions of Texans use to shop for electricity could be on the chopping block. Texas Rep. Jared Patterson, a freshman Republican who represents Denton County, wants the Public Utility Commission to drop Power to Choose, the website introduced two decades ago when Texas deregulated the electricity industry.