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    1. Going Up!

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    3. Photographing Houston

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

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    5. Architects, Developers, and Designs

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    6. 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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    7. Houston Mod

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

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

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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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  2. 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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  3. Houston Neighborhoods

    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. 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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    6. The East End

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

      Quiet. Green. Dignified. The neighborhood so many others try to emulate.
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    8. Texas Medical Center

      One of the fastest growing cityscapes in Houston.
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    9. Other Houston Neighborhoods

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

    1. Galveston and the Gulf Islands

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

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    2. Katy and Points West

      Katy, Cinco Ranch, Sealy, and other I-10 exurbs and their neighbors.
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    3. Sugar Land and the Southwest

      Sugar Land, First Colony, Missouri City, Richmond-Rosenberg and other southwestern areas.
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    4. The Great Northwest

      Champions, Spring, Klein, Cypress, Tomball, FM 1960, Copperfield, Jersey Village, Cy-Fair and more.
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    5. The Woodlands, Kingwood, and Northern Pines

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

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    6. 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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  5. Outside Houston

    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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  6. 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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    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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    7. HAIF on HAIF

      For discussions of the web site and suggestions for improvements.

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