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Going Up!

For discussing new and proposed projects.

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Photographing Houston

Post your photographs of the Bayou City, and view other people's pictures.
Related link: Houston prints and posters for your home or office.

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Houston photo: - last post by Otto Mation

Skyscrapers

Which are the best? Which were mistakes?
Related link: The big wiki list of new projects going up in Houston

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Futuristic skyscrapers - last post by howardsteyn

Architects, Developers, and Designs

Photos and discussions of architects, styles of architecture, and the people behind them.

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Does Houston's newer ar... - last post by bachanon

Historic Houston

Places that have survived the city's "progress" and those that are only memories. Plus places that go bump in the night.

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An odd thing at Allen Parkway - last post by Michelle C

Houston Mod

Houston's mid-century architectural heritage.

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What do you all think? - last post by NenaE

Crater Houston Alliance

Demolition, and the ugly buildings you'd like to implode.

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Park Memorial Condominiums... - last post by brijonmang

Holy Places

Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, Temples, Cathedrals, Chapels, and other holy places.

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Your favorite holy sites? - last post by editor

Sports and Stadia

The teams, their buildings, and all things related.

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Future Of The Astrodome - last post by lockmat

Moving to Houston

Ask questions before you move, get guidance as you prepare, and learn what to expect once you're here.

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Community Announcements

Your group's press releases, announcements, and notices.

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Traffic and Transportation


  1. Planes,
  2. Trains,
  3. Bicycles and Other Low-Impact Modes

The Katy Freeway is full. The Southwest Freeway is full. The Eastex Freeway is full. All the freeways are full. What should we do next?

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High Speed Rail / Texas Tri... - last post by BigFootsSocks

Houston Real Estate

Talk about buying, selling, relocating, building, neighborhoods, and other issues related to settling down in the Bayou City.

Do not post real estate listings. They go here: Real Estate and Apartment Listings

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Buy: now or later? - last post by Florent

Houston Construction, Home Repair, and Improvement


  1. Deed Restrictions, Variances, and Permits,
  2. Interior Decorating,
  3. Landscaping and Lawn Care

Talk about the process and business of construction from huge towers to D.I.Y. with a Houston twist. Discuss your projects and get advice on problems that only seem to pop up in the Bayou City.

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Structural Engineer with ex... - last post by OkieEric

City Hall


  1. Crime and Punishment,
  2. Education

It's your city. How is it serving you? Are the potholes being filled, or do we have to call 911 for 311?

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COH Building Materials recy... - last post by trymahjong

Houston and the Environment

From flooding to Buffalo Bayou to air pollution to the rapidly disappearing Katy Prairie, talk about the city's impact on the environment and the environment's impact on the city.

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Do You Recycle? - last post by DylanMitchell

Houston and the Media


  1. Houston Radio,
  2. Houston Television

Radio, TV, Newspapers, web, and more. Discuss Houston's home-grown media (KTRK, KIAH, KHOU, The Chron, The Press, KTRH, KUHF, etc...) and how the outside world sees Houston.

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Who remembers Ch. 13's... - last post by Blue Dogs

International Houston

Life in Houston's Asian, French, British, Russian, Mexican and other foreign-based communities.

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How is Houston's Africa... - last post by JLWM8609

Houston Area Dining, Shopping and Entertainment

Houston and its environs have great restaurants, the largest mall in Texas, and some of the liveliest night life in the Southwest.

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Houston Food Trucks Want Mo... - last post by IronTiger

The Arts in Houston

From huge museums to independent galleries, painting, sculpture, dance, fashion, and music flourish in Houston.

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Johnathan Estes of Kingspoi... - last post by sevfiv

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Downtown

Rebirth on the bayou, or just as seedy and run down as ever?

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Mickey Leland Federal Build... - last post by mollusk

Midtown

From acres of vacant lots to a thriving community. Check out what's going on in Houston's newest inner Loop neighborhood.

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Pearl on Smith - last post by DrLan34

Montrose

Combining stately homes and the city's "Alternative" culture.

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Taft St. Coffee moving to E... - last post by HoustonMidtown

The Heights

Proud, involved homeowners make this one of the few places where you can still see Houston as it was 100 years ago.

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Laundromat Building in Broo... - last post by 9075

West Loop/Galleria/Uptown/Memorial

Another of Houston's cities-within-a-city. The shopping and business mecca is turning residential before our eyes.

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Northwest Mall up for Sale - last post by august948

The East End

The historic and industrial heart of the Bayou City, between downtown and the Port of Houston.

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How should the KBR East End... - last post by Subdude

Museum District

Quiet. Green. Dignified. The neighborhood so many others try to emulate.

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Houston Bicycle Museum - last post by mollusk

Texas Medical Center

One of the fastest growing cityscapes in Houston.

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Metro Transit Center in TMC - last post by LarryDierker

Other Houston Neighborhoods

Post the topic here. If a neighborhood gets enough messages, it will get its own forum.

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Reserve at Washington - last post by Mab

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Galveston and the Gulf Islands

Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula and the other barrier islands of coastal Texas.
Related link: The small but growing wiki list of new projects going up on Galveston Island

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Galveston Intermodal Terminal - last post by emanthehouseboy

Katy and Points West

Katy, Cinco Ranch, Sealy, and other I-10 exurbs and their neighbors.

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Future Energy Corridor - last post by fkp5

Sugar Land and the Southwest

Sugar Land, First Colony, Missouri City, Richmond-Rosenberg and other southwestern areas.

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Store changes and additions... - last post by ChannelTwoNews

The Great Northwest

Champions, Spring, Klein, Cypress, Tomball, FM 1960, Copperfield, Jersey Village, Cy-Fair and more.

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The Woodlands and Northern Pines

The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, Conroe, Humble, Cleveland and onward into the Piney Woods.

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Kingwood Town Center - last post by Nate99

Coastal Prairie and Bay

The mainland communities south of Houston and along the coast of Galveston Bay from Pearland, Alvin, Freeport, and Lake Jackson to Clear Lake, Texas City, and Anahuac.

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Ivy District - Formerly Wat... - last post by citykid09

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Bryan-College Station

Just a quick trip up highway 6 the future of Texas is made.
Population (2008): 72,357+84,128

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Kyle Field redevelopment in... - last post by Scotch

San Antonio

The second-largest city in Texas, best known for the Alamo and the Riverwalk.
Population (2010): 1,327,407

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Uninteresting skyline - last post by Marcus Allen

Dallas/Fort Worth/Metroplex

Our neighbors to the north.
Population (2010): 1,197,816 + 741,206 + ...

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Dallas Downtown development... - last post by JasnoDTX

Austin

State capitol, tech hub, college town, hippie haven. Austin is many things to many people.
Population (2010): 790,390

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Here I come Austin! - last post by skwatra

Other Texas Places

From Amarillo to Brownsville. El Paso to Nacogdoches. There's a lot of places to see in the Lone Star State. Talk about them here.

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Texas May Add 30 Million Mo... - last post by Montrose1100

New Orleans and Southern Louisiana

The food. The music. The city. The swamps.
Population (2008): 311,853

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Etage Gardens - Baton Rouge - last post by psilverot

Meanwhile, In The Rest of the World...


  1. Pictures From The Rest of the World

Discussions of architecture and urban issues in other cities within the United States and abroad.
Related link: Towrs architecture fan site

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Guess this skyscraper's... - last post by democide

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General Houston Discussions

For anything about Houston that doesn't quite fit into another category.

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Will COH ban single use pla... - last post by samagon

The Weather


  1. Hurricane Ike 2008,
  2. Hurricane Rita 2005,
  3. Hurricane Katrina 2005,
  4. Hurricane Wilma 2005,
  5. June, 2006 Flooding,
  6. January, 2007 Ice Storm,
  7. Hurricane Dean 2007

Hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, blue northers, sandstorms, and blazing sun: Texas has it all.

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All that rain - last post by chaeal

Off Topic


  1. HAIFinance,
  2. Humor And Incidental Finds (HAIF),
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For sensible discussion of other topics of interest. Books, art, whatever. Anything but sex, politics, and morality.

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Way Off Topic


  1. Local Politics,
  2. State Politics,
  3. National Politics,
  4. Religion

For discussion of controversial topics. Sex. Politics. Morality. Things like that. Keep it PG-13, or your post will be deleted. There are children among us.

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Computers, Technology and the Internet

If you're here, you must have a computer and internet access. Talk about computers, life online, the latest gadgets and gizmos, and related cool stuff.

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Why is Verizon texting me o... - last post by samagon

Classified Ads


  1. Houston Area Help Wanted/Jobs Wanted,
  2. Real Estate and Apartment Listings,
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Need to buy something? Have something to sell? Got some room? Looking for space? Post your ads here.
Ads for get-rich-quick schemes, MLM programs, and anything verging on illegal or questionable will be deleted without warning.

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Houston Architecture .Info


  1. HAIFAQs,
  2. HAIF Links,
  3. The Houston Posts

For discussions of the web site and suggestions for improvements to it, and this forum.

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