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plumber2 last won the day on November 23 2012

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  1. RIP, Baybrook Sears

    Sears Holdings owns their building outright, so they will have the first (and possibly the last) word on what tenant will lease the space from them.
  2. Health Care

    Somehow I don't feel like thanking president Trump, just yet.
  3. Old Plantation Near Polk and S. Wayside

    Awesome photo you discovered there Tejano. This was propoably one of the outer structures on the propoerty and not the main Simms house, as the main house was a larger plantation style home, which was 3 stories. I know this because a group of us high schoolers were in it one night in 1970 or possibly 1971. It was empty and pretty trashed out at that time. We were coming down from the third floor when a group of guys (probably east enders) cornered us and wouldn't let us by. They were acting kind of bullyish toward us until the girls in our group shamed them into letting us by. Gotta love those hippie girls.
  4. I hate to hear that he has gotten worse. I'm sorry he has to see his life end in such a slow and unfortunate pace. I never considered his show in any way a Houston show. His crank pot messaging always sounded foreign (alien) to me. I wish him well and hope he makes peace with himself and the world before he passes. His illness however never excused his anti liberal diatribes and unnecessary minimizing of gays, immigrants, progressives, union members, the poor, and any others that were not like him and his followers. His selective base of loyal of listeners I'm sure will miss him and idolize him as someone who held their same views, vocalizing and validating it for them to hear on a daily basis. No one should have to suffer a long death. I truly wish him a quick and easy passing. Cancer sucks!
  5. Health Care

    Thank you. I feel so much better now that you explained this to me. When we are all sidelined and out of a job I'll remember your explanation and thank all of you (and Dr. Ferrari) who voted for Trump.
  6. Corner of San Felipe and Voss

    Wildcat, I didn't mean to imply that Kinkaid students or alumni are bad people, I was just trying to make the point that the road extension was held up for years, by the village people (Piney Point, Hunters Creek and the others too). It just seemed like they wanted to keep us folks out that lived on the other side of the bayou from them. At least it felt that way to us.
  7. Baylor St.Luke's McNair Campus Expansion

    CHI St Luke's still owns the St Luke's Tower on Bates St along with the now vacant 1950's era hospital building on Bertner. The Texas Heart Center building on Bertner is also owner by CHI St. Luke's. They did sell the O'Quinn Tower on Fannin and the Baylor Clinic building on Main St. to Texas Children's last year. Texas Children's would be the obvious purchaser of those remaining TMC buildings once CHI St Luke's fully moves all of it's services to the McNair campus. The two institutions share already common corridors, several entrances and some life safety systems in those original buildings anyway.
  8. Health Care

    Thank you Republicans for screwing with one of the expanding markets in Houston and across the nation. Now we have to put all of our plans on hold and wait it out.
  9. Texas Children's Hospital New 25-Story Tower

    The crane will come down in July.
  10. I don't really care, so long as I can continue to listen to Tom Tynan's home improvement show on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  11. Way Off Topic is set aside for politics. It says so right in the header. I don't usually post in this section, but it's there for those that want to, so long as they keep it respectful. I don't see it as a royal mess. I get it now.
  12. Way Off Topic is set aside for politics. It says so right in the header. I don't usually post in this section, but it's there for those that want to, so long as they keep it respectful. I don't see it as a royal mess.
  13. Worst Accident?

    The ammonia truck accident is by far the top accident in Houston's freeway history. I was working at the Decorative Center that day and had several patrons come into the showroom claiming to have just missed being in it themselves. I went up to the roof of the parking garage to have a look but couldn't see anything above the tree tops. I experienced an incident one evening coming out of Galveston on the previous causeway. As I was climbing the high part in the fast lane nearing the top a set of headlights appeared in front of me just cresting from the other direction. I quickly moved to the right, letting him calmly go by. Others behind me did the same, as the hapless wrong way driver continued on his way, on into town, I presume. This mistake can still be easily made by a driver (inebriated or not), from the entrance/exit ramps at the Tiki Island off/on ramp. I experienced white knuckles the rest of the drive home, and a shot of Irish Whiskey helped get me to sleep that night.
  14. Arlan's Market, Big Chief, and Safeway

    IronTiger, The Big Chief in Santa Fe was never operated as a Safeway, and there was never another grocery store in Santa Fe other than the current H-E-B. The Arlan's opened as Big Chief (a franchised name I presume), and was independently owned by Tab Watt. I say a "franchised name" because I saw a Big Chief somewhere in Channelview back in the late 90's or early 00's. Tab only sold to Arlan's because he and his wife were ready to retire and he wanted to make sure the purchaser was a good fit for his employees (who wore dress shirts and ties, and also sacked and took your groceries to your vehicle). He also wanted the new owners to be a good fit for the community. Arlan's has been welcomed and patronized by the community, as the only other grocery store in town is the aging H-E-B. The H-E-B was previously a Pantry, Harvest Foods, Holiday Foods, and a Minimax. The owner of the this store(s) (Joe Tombrella) still lives in town, as I saw him at the donut shop the other day. He sold to H-E B not long after Big Chief opened. As a side note: The Arlan's that was on 25th Street at Ave P in Galveston was originally a Weingarten's. Arlan's did not reopen this store after hurricane Ike visited in 2008. The only remaining Arlan's in Galveston now is the Market at 6th St. location.