After a garage collapse earlier this week on, near the Galleria area, a local report looked at Houston's policy for building inspections. If you're wondering what the policy is, well, you're it. That's right, according to Alvin Wright, a city public works spokesman, folks like us and building owner ... More >>
In the campaign to save the Astrodome with the upcoming Proposition 2 referendum, someone has decided that just the thing to put it over the top is a bad Bruce Springsteen parody. Like, really bad. Monday, an outfit called "Jalapeno Pixels" posted a YouTube video called "My Dome Town," a four-and-a ... More >>
What began as Foley Brother's Dry Goods Company at 400 Main Street in 1900 and acquired by Federated Department Stores in 1947, moving them in to the lush pad at 1110 Main Street, ended on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
It's time for another look at vintage Houston photos mashed with their present-day locations. Since the last post, people have asked why I am doing this, and it's never just one answer. Houston needs to be remembered for its go-get-`em-everything-is-bigger-in-Texas ways. I've heard people complain ... More >>
"Green up those schools, dammit!"Spurred on by Robert Redford, Mayor Annise Parker and HISD superintendent Terry Grier announced today a joint effort to get Houston and its schools greener and more environmentally friendly. The two officials attended a summit last month at Redford's Utah hea ... More >>
The MFAH shows off a different kind of kitchenware
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThis has been a year for non-traditional gingerbread houses in Houston. The gingerbread dog houses at Voice kicked off the season earlier this month, and Caroline Collective all but finished it off with its first annual Gingerbread Build-Off. The concept came from ... More >>
In time for summer, the park's had a facelift.
Traffic problems? One woman's novel guide to getting city action
CEC splits from an increasingly commercial fest
The guy who designed Cadillac Ranch wants to build a dolphin space station. Is it any wonder UH is divided over the return of Doug Michels?
June 3 - 9, 1999
March 25 - 31, 1999
A group of weathy benefactors have a "gift" for the city. They say it won't cost taxpayers a nickel. But the fleecing may have already begun.