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Is Development in the Third Ward Displacing Longtime Residents?

Posted on · Houston’s Third Ward has been undergoing an evolution over the past several years. The historically black neighborhood is changing as developers build new town homes, which may be displacing some of the Third Ward’s longtime residents. We explore how the Third Ward is changing, and what those changes mean for its residents.

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Treating and Managing ADHD in Houston

Posted on · Many Houston kids deal on a daily basis with the effects of ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. And the majority of them will continue to have symptoms as adults. We discuss what doctors and educators in Houston are doing to treat and manage ADHD in their patients and students, respectively. Then we discuss the […]

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Project Aims to Help Citizens Better Communicate Urban Development Ideas to City Leaders

Posted on · We learn about the BMC Project from its executive director Andy Hirschfeld. The public policy start-up aims to help citizens better communicate to their respective city leaders their ideas for the urban environment  and development.

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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 we ask: […]

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What Should Priorities Be for Future Growth in Greater Houston?

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council has opened public comment on Our Great Region 2040, a draft plan of priorities for growth and change in the region over the next few decades. We discuss what’s in the plan, what should be in it, and what you think our priorities should be as greater Houston-Galveston grow and change.

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What Businesses Do You Wish Houston Still Had? What Does it Still Need?

Posted on · Houston is a city constantly in flux, redefining itself, rethinking itself. In a community and – let’s face it – a society constantly on the move, we can sometimes lose historical and cultural experiences along the way. From Astroworld’s carousel (left) to the downtown Houston Foley’s department store, from homes and offices to hotels, stores, and […]