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  1. General

    1. Going Up!

      For discussing new and proposed projects.
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    2. Photographing Houston

      Post your photographs of the Bayou City, and view other people's pictures.

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    3. Skyscrapers

      Which are the best? Which were mistakes?

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    4. Architects, Developers, Builders, and Designs

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

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    5. 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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    6. Houston Mod

      Houston's mid-century architectural heritage.
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    7. Crater Houston Alliance

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

      Project that seemed like a good idea at the time, but never got anywhere.

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    9. Holy Places

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

      The teams, their buildings, and all things related.
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    11. 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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    12. Community Announcements

      Your group's press releases, announcements, and notices.
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  2. Houston Area Neighborhoods and Places

    1. Downtown

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

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    2. 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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    3. Montrose

      Combining stately homes and the city's "Alternative" culture.
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    4. 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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    5. Near Northside

      North of I-10 (downtown), south of I-610, east of I-45, west of US-59.  The highways are concrete, but the boundaries are a bit squishy.  We'll feel our way through this.

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    6. Museum District/Hermann Park/Rice University area

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

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    7. River Oaks/Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza/Bissonnet

      In between the luxury Uptown District, to the exclusive high-end River Oaks.

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    8. Uptown and Galleria Area

      Uptown and Galleria: The Hines creation that formed an upscale neighborhood.

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    9. Texas Medical Center

      One of the fastest growing cityscapes in Houston.
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    10. EaDo, the East End, and East Houston

      The historic and industrial heart of the Bayou City, between downtown and the Port of Houston.  Now, young, hip, and trendy.  And after a decade, we finally concede to using the name "EaDo" on HAIF.

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    11. Third Ward and University of Houston

      South of downtown, north of OST, and in the heart of it all.

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    12. Fifth Ward

      Everything Fifth Ward.

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    13. Other Houston Neighborhoods

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

      The independent municipalities inside Houston, including Bellaire, West University Place, Southside Place, Bunker Hill, Hunters Creek, and other villages.

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    15. Points North

      Places generally along the North Freeway (I-45) and the Hardy Toll Road, including Acres Home, North Houston, Aldine, Spring, The Woodlands, and Conroe.

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    16. Points Northeast

      Places generally along the Eastex Freeway (U.S. 59/I-69), including Atascocita, Crosby, East Houston,  Eastex, Humble, IAH, Jensen, Kingwood, and Lake Houston.

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    17. Points East

      Places generally along the East Freeway (I-10) and north of the Ship Channel, including Anahuac, Baytown, Channelview, Galena Park, and Jacinto City.

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    18. Points Southeast

      Places generally along the South Freeway (I-45), and south of the Ship Channel, including Clear Lake, Deer Park, Freindswood, the Hobby Area, League City, Pasadena, Santa Fe, South Houston, and Texas City.

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    19. Points South

      Places generally along the South Freeway (TX-288), including Alvin, Manvel, Pearland, South Park, and Sunnyside.

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    20. Points Southwest

      Places generally along the Southwest Freeway (U.S.59/I-69), including Alief, Missouri City, Rosenberg, Stafford, and Sugar Land.

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    21. Katy and Points West

      Places along the Katy Freeway (I-10), including Addicks, Katy, Memorial, Spring Valley, Westchase, and the villages.

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    22. The Great Northwest

      Champions, Spring, Klein, Cypress, Tomball, FM 1960, Copperfield, Jersey Village, Cy-Fair and more.
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    23. Galveston and the Gulf Islands

      Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula and the other barrier islands of coastal Texas.

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    24. 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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  3. Farther Afield

    1. Bryan-College Station

      Just a quick trip up highway 6 the future of Texas is made.

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    2. San Antonio

      The second-largest city in Texas, best known for the Alamo and the Riverwalk.

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    3. Dallas/Fort Worth/Metroplex

      Our neighbors to the north.

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    4. Austin

      State capitol, tech hub, college town, hippie haven. Austin is many things to many people.

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    5. 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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    6. New Orleans and Southern Louisiana

      The food. The music. The city. The swamps.

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    7. Meanwhile, In 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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  4. Houston Issues

    1. Traffic and Transportation

      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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    2. 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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    3. Houston Construction, Home Repair, and Improvement

      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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    4. City Hall

      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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    5. 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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    6. Houston and the Media

      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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    7. International Houston

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

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

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  5. Other

    1. General Houston Discussions

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

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

      For sensible discussion of other topics of interest. Books, art, whatever. Anything but sex, politics, and morality.
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      posts
    4. Way Off Topic

      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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    5. 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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    6. Classified Ads

      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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      posts
    7. HAIF on HAIF

      For discussions of the web site and suggestions for improvements.

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      posts
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