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With More Public-Private Partnerships, Who Really Owns Houston Parks?

Posted on · When you look around Houston, especially on a sunny, cool day, you might notice a patchwork of nicely maintained green spaces and parks filled with people. In fact, the city’s parks department says it has a goal of connecting every resident of Houston to a neighborhood park in the next 25 years. Amid budget tightening, […]

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Buffalo Bayou Park Returns Transformed

Posted on · This past weekend marked the grand opening of Buffalo Bayou Park. The nearly $60 million renovation project took about four years to complete. Back in November 2013, Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin stopped by the park to talk with Anne Olson, executive director of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. She recently returned with Olson ahead of the […]

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City Council and Controller Elections: Wednesday’s Show (October 7, 2015)

Posted on · With so much attention focused on the upcoming Houston mayoral election, and the impending vote on the city’s equal rights ordinance, there is the potential for higher-than-usual turnout, which may impact other races as well. 55 people are running for City Council seats. But in some districts, incumbents are running unopposed while 8 candidates are […]