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Preserving an Historic Housing Facility for Houston Seniors

Posted on · (Above: Houston Heights Tower was built in 1975 on W. 19th Street. Photo: Susan Farb Morris) A senior housing project in the Houston Heights recently completed a $12 million renovation. The history of Houston Heights Tower goes back to the mid-1970s, and it’s one of several housing facilities under the oversight of the Housing Corporation […]

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Trump’s Slim Win in Texas and Recapture Rejected: The Good, Bad and Ugly of This Week’s 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 this edition, we discuss the […]

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Declining Home Sales and Booze in the Heights: The Good, Bad & 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 examines: The […]

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Should the Houston Heights Remain A Dry Neighborhood?

Posted on · The Houston Heights is an area comprising a portion of what most folks know more colloquially as “The Heights.” Well, that area has been dry for nearly a century now, but the neighborhood’s beverage coalition wants voters to change that in November. To learn more, we talk with Steve Reilley, spokesperson for the Houston Heights Beverage Coalition, about […]

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Katy Prairie and Sugar Land Restaurants: Wednesday’s Show (July 6, 2016)

Posted on · Following our recent Houston Matters road trip to the newest stretch of the Grand Parkway, in which we learned how some nearby residents and businesses are being affected by the new leg of 99, we received an e-mail from a listener bemoaning how such development adds to the dissipation of prairies on the edges of Greater […]

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Vision Zero and the Yale Green Corridor: Wednesday’s Show (January 27, 2016)

Posted on · On Jan.14, 2016, Houston Tomorrow unveiled its “Vision Zero” plan – proposed steps to reduce the number of traffic deaths and serious injuries in Houston. On this edition of Houston Matters, we find out what they want the city to do in order to achieve that goal, as we talk with Jay Blazek Crossley, the […]

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How Has the Identity of the Heights Changed?

Posted on · As Houston’s population continues to grow, some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods are undergoing some changes. That includes the Heights, a tight-knit community within the 610 loop. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin visited the Heights to talk with three residents about how they’ve seen their neighborhood change. MORE: Houston Matters’ Neighborhood Series