Posted on · A series of tiny parks popped up around Houston as part of a worldwide event that reimagines parking spaces. Those spots are turned into gardens and playgrounds where people can gather.
Posted on · Workerâs Defense Fund, a Texas organization âworking to address workplace abuse faced by low-wage workers,âÂ says Texas is the most dangerous state to work in for construction — with the highest fatality rate in the country. Their 2016 study,Â The Price of Inaction,Â says âevery day, at least 15 workers become ill or are seriously […]
Posted on · You might have seen them lined up on the side of the road for sale or on HGTV, where they have their own show. Tiny houses and tiny living are the big — or well, small — new thing, from homes on wheels to micro-cottages to a new, soon-to-be-built condo development called The Ivy Lofts […]
Posted on · Two Houston area museums with international reputations have taken on major expansion projects, which will — among other things — contribute to the changing architecture in Houston's museum district. To find out what's in store for The Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, we talk with the respective directors of those museums, […]
Posted on · What if someone gave you some miscellaneous building materials and told you to make a water craft that could carry a person across Buffalo Bayou? Well, that’s exactly what competitors try to do at the Rice Design Alliance’s annual “Anything That Floats” competition. The event is Saturday,Â April 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]
Posted on · Sometimes the traffic in Houston just makes you want to stay home from work. Some companies are making it easier for employees to do just that by offering the option to telecommute. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about telecommuting in Houston and welcome your questions for Veronica Baxter-Lamb, Transportation Program Coordinator for […]
Posted on · The 38th Annual Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour will take place from 1 1o 6 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30. Titled âAdditionally,â this springâs tour brings members and their guests to eight Houston residences, dating from 1885 to 1964, that have been given substantial additions in recent years by local architecture […]
Posted on · On Wednesday, the Houston City Council passed an animal control measure by a 15 to 1 vote (with one council member absent). The measure sets into motion policy changes designed to help Houstonâs Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC) better address our ongoing challenges with dangerousÂ animals. Currently, the department doesnât have enough officers […]