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Economic Impact of the Super Bowl: Tuesday’s Show (January 31, 2017)

Posted on · A new study commissioned by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee says Super Bowl 51 will bring in $350 million for the city. We talk with Ken McGill, managing director of Rockport Analytics, the research firm behind the study, about how they calculated that amount, where the money is going, and what the Super Bowl means […]

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“MUD” Districts Provide Utilities for Unincorporated Areas

Posted on · Municipal utility districts — or “MUDs” — are essentially local forms of government established to provide water, sewage, and drainage services to neighborhoods not affiliated with any city. They’re subject to approval by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin talks with Justin Ring from the local civil engineering firm EHRA about […]

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Conference Focuses on Managing Stormwater and Runoff in a Greener, Cheaper Way

Posted on · This week, Houston is hosting the 2015 International Low Impact Development Conference. Low Impact Development is a land planning and engineering design technique aimed at managing storm water and runoff closer to where the rain initially fell. Justin Ring, an engineer with the local firm EHRA, sat down with Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty to explain […]