Midtown Sunoco Station

Public Safety

Challenges remain as Houston police combat crime, homelessness in Midtown

Posted on · A division commander for the Houston Police Department says it is seeing encouraging signs after increasing its patrol presence in the vicinity of a gas station where there were two shootings in the span of a week earlier this summer.

Houston Matters

Revisiting Houston’s Walkability

Posted on · On past Houston Matters programs, we've explored a number of concerns and efforts related to walkability in the region. We've talked about safety concerns for pedestrians, areas in need of improved access and policies designed to make the region more walkable. Now, two Houston neighborhoods have been named to a residential brokerage firm's list of […]

Houston Matters

What is a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone and What Does it Do?

Posted on · Earlier this month, City Council voted to expand the Midtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone to cover the Museum District, The Menil Collection and the University of St. Thomas. Is that a good thing or a bad thing for the area? Well, to answer that question, you need to know what a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone […]