Subject:

The Sports Authority Inc.

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    September 9, 2013

    Saving the Astrodome: Will Those Who Wouldn't Support Stadium Financing in the Past Advocate for the Dome?

    On November 5, voters in Houston might have extra incentive to hit the voting booth in an off-year election. For years, the Astrodome has sat, falling into disarray and becoming an eyesore and an embarrassment to a city that used that building to define progress decades ago. Plans have been suggeste ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    American Parasite

    Mitt Romney's years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism.

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    December 2, 2010

    Dynamo's New Stadium To Compete With Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion For Music Acts

    A new player for concerts​The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority agreed on a deal today to be the landlord for the Houston Dynamo in a new downtown stadium, an important -- but not final -- step on breaking ground. Dynamo president Chris Canetti tells Hair Balls the new facility won't jus ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Drayton McLane: Time To Open The Books

    Do those cries of poverty add up?​Several things happened last week on the edges of the sports world that, while interesting on their own, are even more interesting when connections are made.For instance, early last week, the sports blog Deadspin published the financial documents  for several ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Sports Authority's Bond Rating Now Equals The Quality Level Of Teams Playing In Its Stadiums

    The bonds are junk, but so are the teams​The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, the entity created to build new stadiums for billionaire sports owners, has found itself reduced to junk-bond status.Kind of like the Astros, Texans and Rockets, really.Hotel occupancy and car rentals -- the magic ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    World Cup: Today South Africa; Tomorrow Houston

    This ball is shaped funny​The world's biggest sporting event might be coming to a stadium near you, that is, if you want it here more than everyone else. A reception was held at City Hall Thursday to announce that Houston is holding the top spot in the bidding to host the FIFA World Cup in 2 ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    The Dynamo Stadium, One Step Closer To Reality, Due To Elephant Sex

    ​Dynamo president Oliver Luck talked to media all morning about a new soccer stadium, what it will mean to the city and county and Dynamo fans, fun stuff like that. But when we spoke with him, he just wanted to talk about elephant sex. "What's the elephant gestation period, 18 months or something ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    The Dynamo Stadium Plan Is Magic

    ​The greatest plan ever has been unveiled.Using absolutely no public funding, the city, by April 1, 2012, will get a 20,000 seat, $80 million Dynamo soccer/Texas State Southern University football stadium that will create a new section of downtown, which will undoubtedly boom with economic growth, ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    It's Gonna Blow Up Real Good Near The Galleria This Weekend

    Cue up the Queen, another one is biting the dust in Houston.Early Sunday morning (a/k/a An Ungodly Hour), that non-descript seven-story building at 2200 Post Oak, across from Maggiano's and Kenny & Ziggy's, will go boom.Streets nearby will be closed from 6 am until 9:15 am, although parking shou ... More >>

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    January 25, 2001

    In the Chops

    A master of self-defense thrived downtown for 33 years. Can he hold his own against the city's arena machine?

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    November 23, 2000

    Back at the Trough

    The politics behind the new arena

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    June 22, 2000

    Home Court Advantage

    The Rockets rack up frequent flyer miles.

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    June 8, 2000

    Political Winds of Change

    A new county study predicts an explosive minority population increase

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    April 20, 2000

    Wareing Thin

    Primary results make a hoax of Hotze

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    March 30, 2000
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    March 30, 2000

    Dream Taker

    When political egos and a basketball star vow to beautify a derelict building next door to Enron Field, what do you get after more than a year? Nothing.

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    January 6, 2000

    Stadia Watch

    Sacrifice Flies

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    December 2, 1999

    Stadia Watch

    Les for the Money

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    November 4, 1999
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    October 21, 1999

    Ad Nauseam

    Despite what the campaign says, that new arena will cost plenty

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    May 6, 1999

    The Killer-est B

    Forget Biggio, Bagwell, Bell. Move over, Barkley. The sports figure of the decade is...

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    April 29, 1999

    Digging Up the Dirt

    Indictments are only an interim phase of the public works probe

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    February 25, 1999
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    November 19, 1998

    Brother, Can You Spare a Vanity Video?

    Houston Endowment paid, so they had to come

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    October 1, 1998
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    July 16, 1998
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    June 18, 1998
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    June 4, 1998

    Value Added

    When Sports Authority folks got around to estimating the worth of a "Port Park" by the ballpark, the numbers just kept getting bigger

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    May 28, 1998

    Pushing a Project

    Why was Crestwood suddenly elevated to VIP (very important pavement) status?

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    May 28, 1998
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    April 16, 1998
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    April 2, 1998

    Up-in-the-Air Ball

    The scale model of the proposed baseball stadium is in place, but not much else appears to be

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    February 5, 1998
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    January 8, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
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    December 11, 1997
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    December 4, 1997

    Make Way for McLane

    Downtown property owners say they were steamrollered by the Sports Authority

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    November 20, 1997

    Sports Afield

    The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority is a parody of a public body. But who's got time for the niceties of democracy when you're trying to keep Drayton McLane happy?

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    November 20, 1997
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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.

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    November 6, 1997
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    October 16, 1997
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