Houston-Galveston Area Council

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    E. Coli Levels High in San Jacinto River, Says Study

    Just a few days before an east Texas man died from flesh eating bacteria following a fishing trip on Lake Conroe, a water study showed high levels of bacteria in watersheds connected to Lake Houston. The bacteria study conducted by the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Texas Commission on Env ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Don't Sweat Your Commute: H-GAC Asks Houstonians To Consider Alternatives

    You might think you spend a lot of time sitting in traffic, but did you know that the average Houstonian also spends $6,000 a year on commuting? That's not just gas. That includes everything from new tires, wear and tear on your car, and wasted productivity. That's why this month the Houston-Galves ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2013

    Happy Trails? The Battle Over a Bike Path and the Fate of the Texas AIDS Memorial Garden

    Everyone thinks bike paths are a good idea. Just maybe not in their own neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Yet Another Study Says Houston Traffic Is Horrible

    Cruising down the highway, Houston-style​If someone were to do a study of commuting traffic in 90 American cities, gauging cost and miles and hours wasted, where do you think Houston would rank? Would it be 90th? Maybe 89th? NO. We are not as bad as horror pits like San Jose (89) or Dallas ( ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Ghost Riders

    In Houston, bicycling is known as a killer sport.

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2006
  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Digging It

    Tunnels are a rare bird in Houston. But will they fly for I-45?

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Book Learnin'

    Another year of textbook follies

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    The Mixmaster

    County Judge Bob Eckels, the Doc Ock of transportation, is busy planning more roads

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Up a Creek

    Diverting streams into the Brazos and Posh Amenity lakes has been great for fancy Fort Bend developments. But it's killing Oyster Creek, the lifeblood for legendary Texas cattle ranchers.

  • News

    April 2, 1998

    All in a Day's Work

    Lockheed Martin's welfare-reform efforts have cost taxpayers across the country millions. So naturally, Lockheed Martin has been hired to train and find jobs for the poor in Houston and Harris County.

  • News

    September 11, 1997

    The Airport That Wouldn't Die

    Last fall, environmentalists thought they'd finally put a stake through the heart of the West Side Airport. But the mayoral race seems to have given it a new lease on life.

  • Calendar

    January 12, 1995