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Zoning By Other Means, and Another Genius Grant: Houston Matters Weekend for Nov. 19, 2016

Posted on · Much is made about Houston’s lack of zoning. But Matthew Festa, a law professor from South Texas College of Law Houston, argues Houston doesn’t really look that different from most other cities. On this edition of Houston Matters Weekend, we talk with Festa, and others around town, about whether a variety of land rules, regulations […]

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A Dog’s-Eye-View of Houston’s New Johnny Steele Dog Park

Posted on · On Jan. 17, Houston’s new Johnny Steele Dog Park, just off Allen Parkway near Montrose, opened to the public. The park is two acres and features plenty of frolicking space and ponds. Houston Matters’ Paige Phelps, along with her dog Pete, took an afternoon to check out the park and see what all the hype is […]

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Gambling, Spaceport Update, and Dog Park Visit: Houston Matters for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Posted on · State Representative Carol Alvarado of Houston is sponsoring a measure during this legislative session that would create a Texas Gaming Commission. The commission could establish casino gambling in resort areas and in major cities, including Houston. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials in Harris County and the city of Houston have begun to tackle illegal gambling using […]