Houston Matters

Building the Astrodome: The Parallels Between Creating and Saving the 8th Wonder of the World

Posted on · As Houston's NRG Stadium prepares to host the Super Bowl next year, that ever-present question remains about what to do with the neighboring Astrodome. Architect James Gast sees parallels between that debate and the efforts that got the dome built in the first place. Gast is the author of The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle, […]

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Next Year’s Super Bowl and HISD Budget Woes: Friday’s Show (February 5, 2016)

Posted on · Sunday’s Super Bowl reminds us that Houston’s turn to host the annual NFL championship game — and all the hype and spectacle that comes with it — is just a year away. A delegation of Houston officials are attending Sunday’s game to observe the event in preparation for next year. Among them: Kevin Hoffman, Executive […]