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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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From HERO to Buffalo Bayou: Mayor Parker Answers Your Questions

Posted on · Houston Mayor Annise Parker joins us to field your questions on this edition of Houston Matters. Mayor Parker last joined us back in March. Since then, the Mayor and City Council have been busy. Council passed a $5.2 billion budget, as well as the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (currently being challenged in court), and revised paid […]

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What Makes the Buffalo Bayou Restoration Project So Controversial?

Posted on · We revisit a plan to restore a portion of Buffalo Bayou. The Memorial Park Demonstration Project is a controversial plan to eliminate vegetation and trees along the banks of a 1.5-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou, running from the southeast corner of Memorial Park to the eastern edge of River Oaks Country Club.  We examined this project back in […]

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Rainy Day Funds for Roads, and Bayou Restoration: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Oct.8, 2014

Posted on · Much of the focus of next month’s election has been, naturally, on candidates for major offices in Houston and across Texas, including a local race for District Attorney, and statewide elections for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. There’s also a proposition to voters on the ballot. HJR 1, if approved, would allocate half of the general revenue […]

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How Should Erosion Be Stopped Along Buffalo Bayou?

Posted on · Houston residents have until June 30 to submit public comments on a controversial plan to eliminate vegetation and trees along the banks of a 1.5-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou running from the southeast corner of Memorial Park to the eastern edge of River Oaks Country Club. The plan, put forth by the Harris County Flood […]

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Buffalo Bayou Restoration and Liver Cancer Research: Houston Matters for Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Posted on · Houston residents have until the end of this month to submit public comments on a plan to eliminate vegetation and trees along the banks of a one-and-a-half-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou running from the southeast corner of Memorial Park to the eastern edge of River Oaks Country Club. The Harris County Flood Control District says […]

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Builders Try to Cross Buffalo Bayou on ‘Anything That Floats’

Posted on · What if someone gave you some miscellaneous building materials and told you to make a water craft that could carry a person across Buffalo Bayou? Well, that’s exactly what competitors try to do at the Rice Design Alliance’s annual “Anything That Floats” competition. The event is Saturday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sesquicentennial […]