When the Texas Supreme Court agreed to take a look at the case, The Crawford Family Farm Partnership vs. TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LLC. it's a fair bet that everyone and their dog thought the justices would have their minds made up before they even got the case file. Well, it seems everyone an ... More >>
Back in the rum-smuggling days, runners used to head for the narrowest, shallowest spit of land blocking the Gulf of Mexico from entering Galveston Bay. They're roll their barrels over the land, which became known as Rollover Pass. In 1955 the state dredged the site in order to improve fishing and ... More >>
Jeff Jackson, director of Responsible Urban Development for Houston, thinks that something apocalyptic could happen to the Yale Street Bridge, especially when construction of the controversial new Heights-area Walmart is completed. In November, the Texas Department of Transportation performed a st ... More >>
Rick Perry: A Randolph Mantooth for our timeAnother day, another Rick Perry "emergency": This time it's forcing women seeking abortions to have sonograms. You are forgiven if you are a Texas resident -- wondering how the hell the state is going to fund education, critical social services, hi ... More >>
The Heights Walmart deal worked despite missing documents from the developer. That's sure to drive some people crazyHair Balls obtained new e-mails this week that reveal an interesting detail about the controversial 380 agreement between the city and developer Michael Ainbinder: The application, ... More >>
Heights residents plan to stage a protest to show how bad traffic will be with a new Walmart. There hasn't been much noise lately about the Heights Walmart, except those embarrassing e-mails from city officials, but one group opposed to the development still has hopes that the project can be der ... More >>
The Houston Pavilions, downtown's new, three-block $107 million retail/office project is being called disappointing and "oddly retrograde" in the new issue of Cite, the quarterly journal of the Rice Design Alliance. Meanwhile, on Cite's blog, another prominent critic is saying the project lack ... More >>
Opening of the Historic Oaks of Allen Parkway
When HISD starts deciding whose homes to take, schoolkids are the only messengers. The Moríns learned that lesson too late.
The city's first TIRZ set many precedents -- not all of them good
Fourth Ward residents are left with a harsh reality
Special tax zones are already stimulating growth-a thriving cottage industry of attorneys, lobbyists, high paid consultants, developers and questionable financial projections
The city of Houston is being carved into special taxing districts, promising windfalls for some, financial burdens for others
Neartown braces for the ultimate development war at City Hall
A family battles to save its land -- and a homeless shelter -- from an urban-renewal juggernaut
Why let a few conflicts of interest get in the way of a grand redevelopment scheme?
Dollar-a-year mayoral assistant Michael Stevens has been given unprecedented power and funding to transform the inner city. And he answers to just one man.
APV is more than his home. It's his life. No wonder he can't let it go without one final struggle.