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Officials Hope New System Will Simplify the Hunt for Downtown Parking

Posted on · We’ve all probably had the experience of circling around the city blocks in downtown Houston trying to find parking. City officials say all those cars searching for an open space make downtown traffic more congested and worsen air pollution from automobile exhaust. To help simplify that experience, Houston City Council recently approved an agreement with […]

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Shell Leaving Downtown, and Jones Hall Turns 50: Monday’s Show (October 3, 2016)

Posted on · Recently (Sept. 20, 2016), Shell Oil announced plans to vacate most of its downtown offices. Thousands of employees are expected to move to the company’s Woodcreek Complex on I-10 and North Dairy Ashford and to the Shell Technology Center on State Highway 6. The move is planned for the first quarter of 2017. On this […]

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The Growing Trend of Living and Working in Downtown Houston

Posted on · Amid the daily traffic reports for commuters, it’s easy to forget that among the six million-plus in the Greater Houston region are a significant number who both work and live in the downtown area — and don’t ever really have much reason to leave. So, since today’s show is coming to you live from Jones Plaza […]

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Live from Houston’s Theater District: Tuesday’s Show (April 5, 2016)

Posted on · Today, Houston Matters broadcasts live from Jones Plaza, in the heart of Houston’s theater district! The district, in collaboration with Houston First, is presenting a series of “Food Truck Tuesdays” as a way to encourage Houstonians who work in nearby downtown offices to interact with one another and learn more about the city’s theater offerings. […]