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City Exchange: What Lessons Could Houston Learn from Austin?

Posted on · (Above: Downtown Austin’s skyline. Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia Commons)While we prefer to think of Houston as the most important city in Texas, we are aware that other cities exist here. In fact, we’re thrilled to see Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and other communities succeed because their success bodes well for the entire state. This week, we’re […]

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Political Roundup, and Lessons to Learn From Austin: Wednesday’s Show (June 21, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this week’s edition, we discuss everything from the status of the healthcare bill in the Senate, to Texas joining a ten-state coalition supporting the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive order regarding sanctuary cities, to whether or not […]

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Houston’s Hidden Treasures, and The 1970s I-45 Houston to Galveston Murders: Thursday (April 27, 2017)

Posted on · Houston is a big city, home to a number of popular attractions. We have popular restaurants like Ninfa’s and House of Pies. We have NASA, the Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Galleria — all kinds of things that are old standbys that most people probably know about. But what about the more obscure stuff? What […]

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How to Improve Safety for Texas Construction Workers

Posted on · Worker’s Defense Fund, a Texas organization “working to address workplace abuse faced by low-wage workers,” says Texas is the most dangerous state to work in for construction — with the highest fatality rate in the country. Their 2016 study, The Price of Inaction, says “every day, at least 15 workers become ill or are seriously injured on Texas […]

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Tiny Houses: The Next Big Thing in Houston Housing

Posted on · You might have seen them lined up on the side of the road for sale or on HGTV, where they have their own show. Tiny houses and tiny living are the big — or well, small — new thing, from homes on wheels to micro-cottages to a new, soon-to-be-built condo development called The Ivy Lofts […]