Houston Matters

How Can Houston Better Protect the Freedmen’s Town Bricks?

Posted on · For the second time, the Freedmen’s Town bricks were ripped up by city contractors, despite explicit instructions from the city not to disturb the bricks.So why does this keeping happening? What can the neighborhood do to preserve what’s left of these bricks? What more can the city do, when Mayor Sylvester Turner has already stated […]

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Freedmen’s Town Bricks, and East End Development: Tuesday’s Show (January 24, 2017)

Posted on · For the second time, the Freedmen’s Town bricks were ripped up by city contractors, despite explicit instructions from the city not to disturb the bricks. So why does this keeping happening? What can the neighborhood do to preserve what’s left of these bricks? What more can the city do, when Mayor Sylvester Turner has already […]

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Digging up Bricks in Freedmen’s Town, and Record Homes Sales: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The 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. This week, our panel weighs in on: […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Senate Rule Change, HERO Trial, and Oil Layoffs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From rule changes in the Texas Senate to the beginning of a trial over Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, and from layoffs in the oil and gas industry to a temporary stoppage of work to remove bricks from a street in Freedmen’s Town: our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston […]

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Historic Preservation, Your Technology Questions, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, September 7, 2014

Posted on · The city of Houston’s Planning and Development Department and the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission are reviewing the city’s Historic Preservation Ordinance. Mayor Parker’s office would like the language in the ordinance to be clearer, but also may want to expand what can be protected and the authority such protections provide. On this edition of […]