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Katy Prairie

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Federal Judge Agrees Threatened Dams Near Grand Parkway Project Need More Study

    Back in June, we looked at how extensive new development along the Grand Parkway is contributing to a scary scenario where the Addicks and Barker dams could fail with Katrina-like effects. Now a federal judge has agreed with us, kinda. U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison has issued a 42-page memora ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2012

    If the Addicks and Barker Dams Fail

    They've already been labeled "high risk." Experts say the resulting damage could be bigger than Katrina in New Orleans.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Highway 6 Landfill Is Such Trash, Say Waller County Folks

    Members of the Stop Highway 6 Landfill coalition are warning folks that the proposed Waller County landfill is going to spoil the rural landscape, poison the water supply and pollute our schoolchildren. Project officials say this is a bunch of rubbish. Pending state approval, the 723-acre site -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Sex And Violence On Facebook: Wankie McDoucherson's Saga

    One man's journey into darkness‚ÄčAin't the Internet wonderful? We found out just how much fun it could be yet again yesterday, when we stumbled across what looked like a garden-variety domestic violence report on file in the Harris County District Clerk's online records. Tuesday Harris County Sher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Sierra Club Sues Over Grand Parkway

    Logo courtesy Sierra ClubThe Grand Parkway, that expansive road to nowhere in the middle of nowhere, is headed to court.The Sierra Club has filed a federal suit against the project, saying that environmental-impact studies have been inadequate.Brandt Mannchen of the group appeared before Commissione ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2006
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    December 22, 2005

    It's a Bird! It's a Plane!

    Despite major opposition, construction commences on what could become North America's most dangerous airport

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2003
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    October 11, 2001

    Austin Shocker

    Congressional redistricting: Dem disaster or Trojan horse?

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Mixing It Up

    She just wanted her comfortable suburban life. But when a concrete company intruded on her paradise, the homemaker turned warrior.

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Landrush

    The city of Houston is being carved into special taxing districts, promising windfalls for some, financial burdens for others

  • News

    October 15, 1998
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    August 27, 1998

    Wetlands Maul?

    The Sierra Club got paid off, but a developer's bizarre problems continue

  • News

    April 2, 1998
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    November 6, 1997

    The Mall That Ate Katy

    Big money, big lobbyists, big tax breaks. The Mills Corporation is bringing one of its "megamalls" to Katy, and it's hardly business as usual in the little town on the prairie.

  • News

    September 11, 1997
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    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.

  • News

    December 5, 1996

    In The Rough

    In its quest for a Municipal golf course, Lake jackson learned a valuable lesson: Never buy land without checking it out first. Unfortunately, the lesson came six years too late.

  • Calendar

    January 11, 1996
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    June 16, 1994
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    February 3, 1994
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    January 20, 1994

    The fight to save the Katy Prairie

    How many winters more will Arctic waterfowl make their 10,000-year-old journey to the western edge of Houston?

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