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Monorail, Code Red Report, and Social Media Impact on Mental Health: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Posted on · Business is bustling in neighborhoods near and along Westheimer toward Post Oak Boulevard. A lot of people work and shop in the Uptown/Galleria area, River Oaks, and surrounding communities. That also means a lot of traffic. A variety of ideas have been floated over the years to address such traffic snarls, including the idea of […]

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Historic Preservation, Your Technology Questions, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, September 7, 2014

Posted on · The city of Houston's Planning and Development Department and the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission are reviewing the city's Historic Preservation Ordinance. Mayor Parker's office would like the language in the ordinance to be clearer, but also may want to expand what can be protected and the authority such protections provide. On this edition of […]

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Take a Tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright House For Sale in Houston

Posted on · Not many architects’ names summon automatic recognition — but Frank Lloyd Wright’s does however. Born after the end of the Civil War, he trained with Adler and Sullivan, a Chicago architecture firm. He built his first home in Oak Park, a suburb of the Windy City and the home was punctuated by Wright’s now signature […]

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Lone Star College Chancellor “Exit Interview” and New Cars for 2015: Houston Matters for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Posted on · This summer, after 40 years in education, Lone Star College Chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter is retiring. Carpenter has been a president or chancellor for colleges in seven states, starting at the age of 29, when he was named President of Somerset Community College in Kentucky (which made him, at the time, the youngest college president […]

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Architecture Tour Gives Houstonians Close Up Look at the City’s Most Notable Designs

Posted on · The 38th Annual Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour will take place from 1 1o 6 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30. Titled “Additionally,” this spring’s tour brings members and their guests to eight Houston residences, dating from 1885 to 1964, that have been given substantial additions in recent years by local architecture […]

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Houston’s Fascination With Strip Malls, For Better or Worse

Posted on · Houston – for better or worse – is known for its strip malls. We have a lot of them. Strip malls aren't the most attractive storefronts for businesses, but there are some bright spots to what many may consider eyesores. We talk with University of Houston architecture professor Susan Rogers about Houston's strip malls. And […]

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Building a Better Strip Mall and the Two Houstons: Houston Matters for Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Posted on · It's been said there are two Houstons. One is inside the loop: urban, with skyscrapers, universities, recycling, museums, buses. The other is outside the loop: suburban, with strip malls, sprawl, U-turn lanes, Kroger. Some Houstonians live in one, and work in the other. Some make a point of visiting one while devoting most of their […]