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Gerald D. Hines on His Life Building Houston’s Iconic Skyline

Posted on · Ever shopped at the Galleria? Gone up to the top of the 64-story Williams Tower? Or have you been inside One Shell Plaza or Pennzoil Place? So has Gerald Hines. But, the difference is he built them. In 1967, Shell Oil Company hired Hines to design and build their new downtown Houston headquarters, and he’s talking only to Houston […]

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Airport Open Line, and The Good, Bad and the Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (March 3, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: A terminal inside Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. Photo Courtesy: IAH Website) The City of Houston recently received a $1 million federal grant to help build roadways and utilities needed to grow Houston’s aerospace sector. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the grant and get answers to your questions about Houston airports […]

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Exclusive: Gerald D. Hines on His Life Building Houston’s Iconic Skyline

Posted on · Ever shopped at the Galleria? Gone up to the top of the 64-story Williams Tower? Or have you been inside One Shell Plaza or Pennzoil Place? So has Gerald Hines. But, the difference is he built them. In 1967, Shell Oil Company hired Hines to design and build their new downtown Houston headquarters, and he’s talking only to Houston […]

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Sleep Disorders, and an Exclusive with Gerald Hines: Thursday’s Show (January 5, 2017)

Posted on · Did you get enough sleep last night? One in three adults don’t get enough sleep. Why is sleep so important, anyway? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society insist that sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood […]

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Grownups and Their Legos: Inside Brick Fiesta Houston

Posted on · Lego blocks have an ageless appeal. In other words: both kids and adults love playing with them and building unique creations. That fact will be evident at an event at The Westin Galleria Houston this week (July 7-10, 2016) called Brick Fiesta. The event features a convention for Lego fans and displays of elaborate Lego creations, like a massive train, a […]

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Documentary Looks at the History & Significance of Post Oak Boulevard

Posted on · On Monday, June 27, at 9 p.m., Houston Public Media TV 8 will air a documentary called Post Oak Boulevard: A Texas Legacy. It’s produced by the Texas Foundation for the Arts. One person who is featured prominently in the documentary is Robert Sakowitz, a local commercial icon. Robert joins us to talk about the film and […]

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Another Plan for the Dome and Post Oak Boulevard’s Place in History: Friday’s Show (June 24, 2016)

Posted on · Officials are scheduled to meet next week to unveil final plans and cost estimates to re-purpose the Astrodome. Aside from what Judge Emmett and company might unveil then is yet another plan — this one from a Houston architect — that suggests stripping the Dome down to its bare bones. On this edition of Houston […]

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Changing Houston’s Brand Through Industrial Design

Posted on · You may not have heard of industrial designer Henry Beer, but it’s likely if you’ve spent any time in the Uptown/Galleria neighborhood, you’ve noticed his street signs. He designed those striking stainless steel arches and street sign circles hanging above major intersections in the upscale shopping hub. Beer is back to work on more stainless steel iterations […]

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Could Houston’s Richmond Strip Return to its Former Glory?

Posted on · Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, the “Richmond Strip” (or Richmond Avenue close to the Galleria area) was a vibrant place. It was kind of like today’s bustling Washington Avenue corridor. Richmond was the place to be seen. Young professionals who worked in the Galleria were moving into new apartments, but then further development seemed […]

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Hockey is Alive & Well in Houston — Despite Climate & Lack of a Major Pro Team

Posted on · Hockey is one the of high-profile events of any Winter Olympics, but is the sport as prominent in Houston – a city known for its heat and that last year lost the Aeros — its minor league hockey team? As we continue our week-long look at unlikely winter sports enthusiasts in the area, Houston Matters’ […]