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How to Improve Safety for Texas Construction Workers

Posted on · Worker’s Defense Fund, a Texas organization “working to address workplace abuse faced by low-wage workers,” says Texas is the most dangerous state to work in for construction — with the highest fatality rate in the country. Their 2016 study, The Price of Inaction, says “every day, at least 15 workers become ill or are seriously injured on Texas […]

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Tiny Houses: The Next Big Thing in Houston Housing

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 […]

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Two of Houston’s Most Renowned Museums Undertake Major Expansions

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, Josef […]

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Builders Try to Cross Buffalo Bayou on ‘Anything That Floats’

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, April 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sesquicentennial […]

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Telecommuting, Pet Care, and Anything That Floats: Houston Matters for Thursday, April 10, 2014

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 the Houston-Galveston Area […]

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Architecture Tour Gives Houstonians Close Up Look at the City’s Most Notable Designs

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 “Additionally,” this spring’s 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 […]

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Strays, The Houston Sun, & the Bayou City Arts Fest: Houston Matters for Thurs., March 27, 2014

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 Houston’s Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC) better address our ongoing challenges with dangerous animals. Currently, the department doesn’t have enough officers or […]