Houston Matters

Documenting and Preserving Houston’s Blue Tile Signs

Posted on · Perhaps you’ve seen them in an old Houston neighborhood — address numbers inlaid on the curb in front of a house, featuring blue tiles on a white background? Well, Houstonian Joey Sanchez definitely has. He’s launched Blue Tile Project, an effort to document all these relics and to make it an official symbol/font for Houston. MORE: Houston Man […]

Houston Matters

Documenting and Preserving Houston’s Blue Tile Signs

Posted on · Perhaps you’ve seen them in an old Houston neighborhood — address numbers inlaid on the curb in front of a house, featuring blue tiles on a white background? Well, Houstonian Joey Sanchez definitely has. He’s launched Blue Tile Project, an effort to document all these relics and to make it an official symbol/font for Houston. MORE: Houston Man […]

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Why Some Houston Roads Don’t Have Billboards

Posted on · One of the prettier drives into downtown Houston is from the south, via Highway 288. One reason for that — no billboards. We’ll talk with Anne Culver, the Executive Director of Scenic Houston, about ordinances in place that address billboards, and how and why the number of billboards in Houston has, in fact, dropped significantly over the […]