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Residents Weigh in on Revamping Houston’s Sunnyside Neighborhood

Posted on · Last night (Oct. 24, 2016), Houston City Council Member Dwight Boykins of District D held a community town hall to address the priorities of addressing Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood. The meeting comes just a few weeks after a joint report by the Texas Organizing Project and Texas Low Income Housing Information Service. We discuss what issues […]

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Revitalization Brings Hope — and a Little Worry — to Houston’s Fifth Ward

Posted on · Changes are happening all over Greater Houston, which can take many forms. It might be a high-rise in midtown, a master-planned community along the Grand Parkway or the revitalization of a 150-year-old neighborhood — making something old new again. That’s exactly what’s happening in Houston’s Fifth Ward. That’s the area north of Buffalo Bayou and […]

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The Future of the Astrodome and Revitalizing the Fifth Ward: Wednesday’s Show (June 29, 2016)

Posted on · Yesterday (June 28, 2016), the Harris County Commissioners Court unveiled updated plans and cost estimates for preserving the Astrodome. The plan involves raising the dome’s floor to ground level to create a 9-acre open space with air conditioning and building an underground parking garage with room for 1,400 vehicles. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says this plan […]

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Could Houston’s Richmond Strip Return to its Former Glory?

Posted on · Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, the “Richmond Strip” (or Richmond Avenue close to the Galleria area) was a vibrant place. It was kind of like today’s bustling Washington Avenue corridor. Richmond was the place to be seen. Young professionals who worked in the Galleria were moving into new apartments, but then further development seemed […]