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Hidden Beneath Houston — Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Opens to the Public

Posted on · The folks behind Buffalo Bayou Park have opened another attraction — and this time it's subterranean. What used to be an 87,500-square foot drinking water cistern built in 1926 has been brought up to code to allow the public to view the space and learn about Houston history. The cistern is a 90-year-old underground drinking […]

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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 […]

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The Transformation of Buffalo Bayou Park

Posted on · The Buffalo Bayou Partnership is holding a Christmas cruise and history boat tour this upcoming weekend. Anyone who’s going may notice the scenery isn’t the same as last year. That’s because for about a year now, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership has been renovating a 10-mile stretch of the Bayou in the heart of downtown Houston. […]

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The Impact of “High Stakes” Testing, How Houstonians Use Social Media, and a Field Trip to Buffalo Bayou Park: Houston Matters for Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Posted on · The investigation continues into the possibility of teachers cheating on state exams at two HISD elementary schools. KUHF education reporter Laura Isensee has been following this developing story, and will have an update for us on this edition of Houston Matters. We’ll discuss concerns she’s heard from parents about the cheating, and the investigation itself. […]