Groundbreaking is scheduled for tomorrow on an $18 million Midtown project that will include 192 housing units for homeless vets. Near the old Days Inn on Travis next to the 59 underpass, the Travis Street Plaza will include housing and support services for homeless and disabled veterans. The locat ... More >>
I suppose "taking a break" before that Super Bowl performance was too much to ask: The Black Eyed Peas have denied rumors that they are breaking up but say they are taking a break from making music together for a while. "We are not breaking up," band member Taboo told Reuters on Monday at a lau ... More >>
Pretty drawing, thoughWhen we told you earlier this month about an alleged project to turn the dilapidated abandoned downtown Days Inn into a sparkling new hotel, we included some skepticism. Even though the developer said the project to turn the hotel, which for a while was owned by the Ma ... More >>
North-south cycling trails could be a go!
There are drawings!The former Days Inn hotel downtown, which famously became the Heaven on Earth facility for the Mararishi Mahesh Yogi and then faded into seemingly permanent decline, has long been the subject of renovation rumors. Four years ago we included it on our list of downtown eyeso ... More >>
Inman Gallery rocks the holidays with two great shows.
www.panoramio.com Rocks Off pretty much spent half our life down south in Corpus Christi, so it was a big deal in our family when Tejano pop star Selena Quintanilla-Perez was gunned down 15 years ago today. We grew up hearing her music on the radio down there, and you couldn't walk into a taqueri ... More >>
Hair Balls was excited to learn that Kraft Foods (specifically Kraft Macaroni & Cheese) is a frontrunner in the race to sponsor the implosion of Texas Stadium. Actually, we were first awestruck to learn about it, because we didn't think you could sponsor the destruction of buildings unless you l ... More >>
Photo courtesy of SwamplotThe HISD Central Services building, a.k.a. the Taj MahalThe old HISD Central Services building on Richmond -- called the Taj Mahal by HISD employees, both for its massive size and the massive budget that went into building it -- was torn down in 2007. One of the few ... More >>
(Cue cheesy announcer voice:) "When we last left our our venerable 1560 The Game crew of Pendergast, Nuno and Ramzanali, they were checking into the Norman, Oklahoma Days Inn at 2:30 in the morning, readying themselves for three days of free continental breakfast and lumpy mattresses. To read ab ... More >>
Houston artist David Adickes finds new homes for his massive presidential busts
Midtown battles a plan to house vets
Better have NFL stroke if you want quality rooms for the big event
A homeless woman's plight highlights the harsh realities for the disabled poor
"Chaos in transition" is the new mantra at the maharishi's hotel
Vegetarian Thai cooking finds a happy om at the Maharishi's pacifying Heaven on Earth