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Full Show: Uptown’s ‘Boulevard Project’, And The Universe Of Houston Anime Lovers (March 29, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Update on the so-called sanctuary cities law, and U News 88.7’s Florian Martin revisit Harvey victim uptown’s “Boulevard Project” will finally comes to a close soon, we discuss the Anime Matsuri convention (March 29 – April 1), and we talk with Houston-based author Dr. Gail Gross about her book 'The Only Way Out is Through: A Ten-Step Journey from Grief to Wholeness'.

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Documentary Looks at the History & Significance of Post Oak Boulevard

Posted on · On Monday, June 27, at 9 p.m., Houston Public Media TV 8 will air a documentary called Post Oak Boulevard: A Texas Legacy. It’s produced by the Texas Foundation for the Arts. One person who is featured prominently in the documentary is Robert Sakowitz, a local commercial icon. Robert joins us to talk about the film and […]

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Another Plan for the Dome and Post Oak Boulevard’s Place in History: Friday’s Show (June 24, 2016)

Posted on · Officials are scheduled to meet next week to unveil final plans and cost estimates to re-purpose the Astrodome. Aside from what Judge Emmett and company might unveil then is yet another plan — this one from a Houston architect — that suggests stripping the Dome down to its bare bones. On this edition of Houston […]

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Changing Houston’s Brand Through Industrial Design

Posted on · You may not have heard of industrial designer Henry Beer, but it’s likely if you’ve spent any time in the Uptown/Galleria neighborhood, you’ve noticed his street signs. He designed those striking stainless steel arches and street sign circles hanging above major intersections in the upscale shopping hub. Beer is back to work on more stainless steel iterations […]

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City Faces Lawsuits Over Post Oak Bus Lanes and Drainage Fee

Posted on · Earlier this month, a homeowner’s association filed a lawsuit against METRO, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. The Cosmopolitan Condominium Association alleges the transportation agency isn’t complying with a 2003 referendum voters passed in favor of adding light rail to Post Oak Boulevard. The suit alleges METRO running bus lanes along Post Oak puts […]

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Urban Planner Explains the Importance of Post Oak Boulevard as Regional Subcenter

Posted on · Alexander Garvin has written a number of books on urban planning, including The American City. In that 1996 book, he wrote that Houston was, at the time, creating one of the most important boulevards in the nation: Post Oak, in uptown. A street significant, Garvin says, not only for its beautiful rows of Live Oaks, […]