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The Astrodome Turns 50, But Still, What Should We Do with It?

Posted on · The Houston Astrodome officially opened 50 years ago today. Tonight, the event is being commemorated in an event at Carruth Plaza next to the now-vacant Dome. Among those participating: Preservation Houston, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who over the last year has been trying to sell his concept to […]

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The Last Seat At The Dome: Buying A Piece of Houston History

Posted on · Last year, the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation offered Houstonians an opportunity to purchase seats from the Astrodome. Matthew Murphy is one of the Houston residents who jumped at the chance to buy a pair of seats that were once housed in the iconic building. Murphy filmed his experience for what was originally meant […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Voter ID, Emmett’s Astrodome Idea & a Brewery at Whole Foods: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On today’s panel: Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, Dianah Dulany, […]

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What Are the New Plans Being Proposed for the Astrodome?

Posted on · On Thursday, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett met with the nonprofit Urban Land Institute to seek guidance on his idea for turning the Astrodome into the “world’s largest indoor park.” Judge Emmett has received a lot of feedback since unveiling his idea for the Dome last week, some good, some bad. “Yeah, I’ve had a lot […]