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Houston’s Changing Neighborhoods

Posted on · We’ve regularly discussed on this program the ways in which Houston has been transforming in recent years. We Houstonians have watched as our infrastructure has struggled to keep up with dramatic population growth. We’ve also both celebrated and bemoaned the reinvention of entire neighborhoods — what some see as improvements, and others dismiss as gentrification. […]

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Pearland: Growing Fast, Changing Fast

Posted on · Today, Pearland is one of the fastest growing areas in Greater Houston. It’s population has recently jumped in the past years from the low ten thousands to over 100,000. This rapid growth means constant change, development and a town that is trying to figure out their identity. In the latest installment of our “Neighborhoods” series, Houston […]

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How Has the Identity of the Heights Changed?

Posted on · As Houston’s population continues to grow, some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods are undergoing some changes. That includes the Heights, a tight-knit community within the 610 loop. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin visited the Heights to talk with three residents about how they’ve seen their neighborhood change. MORE: Houston Matters’ Neighborhood Series

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The Woodlands: Not Just a Bedroom Community Anymore

Posted on · Back in 1964, real estate developer and oil & gas man George Mitchell purchased land 30 miles north of Houston. A decade later, the planned community of The Woodlands was opened. Today, an estimated 100,000 people live there. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the history, development and future plans for The Woodlands from Nick Wolda, President of The Woodlands Convention and Visitors […]

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Sugar Land Is One of the Fastest Growing Cities in Texas

Posted on · Sugar Land is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. And yet, some see it as merely a suburb of Houston. We learn about Sugar Land from Mayor James Thompson and Jessica Brown, Tourism & Marketing Manager with Visit Sugar Land Convention and Visitor Service. Then we talk with John Rigg, editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City […]

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Houston Matters Neighborhood Field Trip: River Oaks

Posted on · Many Houston area neighborhoods have developed their own special identity – through the people that live there, the businesses that flourish there, the cultural events presented there. But neighborhoods change over time, and so that personality may not be what it was ten years ago, or what it will be ten years from now. We […]

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A Houston Matters Field Trip to the Montrose Neighborhood

Posted on · Many Houston area neighborhoods have developed their own special identity – through the people that live there, the businesses that flourish there, the cultural events presented there. One neighborhood seemingly awash in ‘personality’ is the Montrose neighborhood in the city of Houston. But neighborhoods change over time, and so that personality may not be what […]