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Full Show: Special Election For SD 6, And The Corrosion Of Conservatism (Dec. 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Voters today will choose Sylvia Garcia's replacement in State Senate Dist. 6. Writer Max Boot explains why he left the GOP. Local food writers share their favorite places to take visitors to eat over the holidays. And we visit a new downtown art installation.

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The Grand Parkway: Progress Continues on the Loop Outside the Loop…Outside the Loop

Posted on · As you’re probably aware, Greater Houston will soon have a loop outside the loop…outside the loop: The Grand Parkway – 184 miles waaaaaay around the city of Houston. At the moment, 41 of those miles of the Grand Parkway are open, with more construction in the works. The Grand Parkway is designed, in part, to help […]

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Are There Really Two Houstons? Inside v. Outside the Loop

Posted on · It’s been said there are two Houstons. One is inside the loop: urban, with skyscrapers, universities, recycling, museums, buses. The other is outside the loop: suburban, with strip malls, sprawl, U-turn lanes, Kroger. Some Houstonians live in one, and work in the other. Some make a point of visiting one while devoting most of their […]

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Will the Grand Parkway Encourage More Sprawl?

Posted on · It’s elaborate, long-anticipated and years in the making. It’s the Grand Parkway: the loop outside the loop outside the loop which, once completed will be more than 180 miles long, and cross seven different counties in its path around Houston. Proponents say the Grand Parkway will cut down commute time for many drivers traveling in from the […]

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The Grand Parkway, METRO’s Red Line & Year-End Taxes: Houston Matters for Tues., Dec. 10, 2013

Posted on · It’s elaborate, long-anticipated and years in the making. It’s the Grand Parkway: the loop outside the loop outside the loop which, once completed will be more than 180 miles long, and cross seven different counties in its path around Houston. Proponents say the Grand Parkway will cut down commute time for many drivers traveling in from […]