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Poet-Trees Encourage Anyone to Channel Their Inner Bard

Posted on · (Above: Poetry and messages attached to a tree as part of the Poet-Trees project from Writers in the Schools. Photo Courtesy: WITS) Last April, during National Poetry Month, Writers in the Schools (WITS) began a new project around Buffalo Bayou called the Poet-Trees, where people could write poems or messages and attach them to trees in the […]

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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 […]

Energy & Environment

Texas Has Thousands Of Bad Dams, Two In Houston Deemed ‘Extremely High Risk’

Posted on · As Houston Public Media reported last month, millions of dollars are being spent to repair two dams that hold back storm water on the west side of Houston. They are among over 7,000 dams listed as “hazardous” in Texas. But because so many people and structures would be at risk should these two dams fail, they’re getting attention.

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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 […]