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What Will New Sections of the Grand Parkway Mean for Areas Like Tomball?

Posted on · The Grand Parkway Association says a few new segments in north Houston are on track to open soon near Cypress, Tomball, Spring and New Caney. We get an update on the project from David Gornet, Executive Director of the Grand Parkway Association. We also talk with Lamar Casparis, the former chairman of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber […]

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Construction Safety, Grand Parkway, and Grady Gaines: Tuesday’s Show (November 3, 2015)

Posted on · Recently, huge scaffolding collapsed at an apartment complex under construction near Minute Maid Park. Several workers were injured in the incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. In light of the incident, we discuss how construction safety is regulated and monitored here, on this edition of Houston Matters. We welcome your questions and comments […]

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The Grand Parkway: Progress Continues on the Loop Outside the Loop…Outside the Loop

Posted on · As you’re probably aware, Greater Houston will soon have a loop outside the loop…outside the loop: The Grand Parkway – 184 miles waaaaaay around the city of Houston. At the moment, 41 of those miles of the Grand Parkway are open, with more construction in the works. The Grand Parkway is designed, in part, to help […]

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Toll Roads and the Grand Parkway: Friday’s Show (May 15, 2015)

Posted on · Chances are, at some point, you’ve used some of the 132 miles of toll roads operated by the Harris County Toll Road Authority, from the Westpark Tollway, to the Katy managed lanes, the Sam Houston, and now a toll road to Tomball. There’s more either under construction or in the works. On this edition of […]