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  1. Took the family and some of their friends to see the bats come out from under the bridge today. They came out when it was pretty dark so I couldn't get any shots of them. But, here are some shots of the surroundings while we waited. Sorry for the blur in some of these, I didn't take the tripod. Tried to keep as steady as I could but to no avail. http://www.buffalobayou.org/WaughBatColony.htm You can't make out the bats in this photo. They're just too fast. adios ......
    3 points
  2. As most of you know, nearly all of the HAIFers live in Houston or a nearby suburb. I am not one of those people. I live in College Station, which, while "close enough" to Houston, is not really a suburb at all, despite the fact that many people from CS commute to Houston on a daily basis. I live in College Station because I go to school there (even though, technically, I am a legal adult). But I also visit Houston, too, for purposes of sightseeing, family, and other reasons. To say Houston is "pretty cool" is a bit of an understatement (well, not literally, everyone knows Houston is not very
    1 point
  3. Speaking from experience, people are not nice everywhere. I had the unfortunate experience of living in central Indiana for several years, and I found the people to be cold and distant. It felt like a cultural backwater coming from the east coast. Then when I moved to Houston, people were welcoming and accepting without any preconditions. It was not just my imagination. Sure, there are some a-holes in the mix, but I've never had a problem. Oh, please!! It's easy to pick apart any city into just the bad parts, and there aren't too many cities with 68 to 85 degree temperatures all year round.
    1 point
  4. Don't have much of a story to tell this time. Just some stuff from a rather experimental shoot Thursday night that didn't totally suck. Now, let's go see if there's anything happening. Not that experimenting with lights and reflective surfaces isn't fun. Everything's straight off the card in this thread.
    1 point
  5. Nice photo angle. I'm very excited to see the asthetics of this particular corner after the completion of the new hotel. The location already screams vibrancy.
    1 point
  6. I see no redemption for this thread. Closed.
    1 point
  7. Ok, for the sake of discussion I will steer this party bus back between the ditches. Does anyone think the the Kemah Boardwalk would have been better if it was located on the beach at Galveston? I know that there was never any way that the Mitchells and Moodys would allow Fertitta to do such a thing.
    1 point
  8. Ever since Rita Sweeney's death in 2007 this project has been back and forth. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/102307dnmetsweeneyobit.196b4afbf.html No news if Mr. Sweeney has obtained the required 2009 hotel building permit from the city, though. I could see the hotel going forward, with the residential tower later when Pacific Plaza park starts construction of the undergroung garage.
    1 point
  9. Reading these responses is like reading horoscopes: no matter which month you were actually born, any horoscope will fit. ...People are "nice" everywhere. People are also a-holes - everywhere. Including this city. "The people are nice" rationale is never really a valid reason to live anywhere - because it does not differentiate places, when it comes down to it. I don't care what magazines, etc that "rank" cities on something like this - they're idiots, as well as the people who believe those rankings. Same thing goes with restaurants, theaters, night life etc - any big city will have remarkabl
    0 points
  10. Having travelled all over the States, the one and only reason that I have retained residence in Houston is the people. There is nowhere else quite like Houston when it comes to hospitality. One only has to go back a year to see just how quickly we pitch in to help each other in times of need. This is home, and this is where my heart is. In good times and bad, I am still "Houston Proud".
    0 points
  11. Moved here with my wife after college. Neither of us are from the Houston area. Like most we came here for a job. We stay because we have yet to encounter another city that makes big city living as accessible as Houston does. We get the diversity, the arts, the restaurants, etc all at an affordable price. And this is quite honestly the most live and let live city I've ever lived in. Are there dumb rednecks? Sure? But it's pretty easy to avoid them if you try.
    0 points
  12. If it is possible, high rise condos in Dallas are in worse shape than high rise commercial. This is a non-news story.
    -1 points
  13. ...god... I can't resist... ...as it becomes more widely known that she is the gay... it's going to matter. It is going to be difficult for her to win, in this city.
    -1 points
  14. Although he made some controversial, and some downright bad choices, Ted Kennedy wasn't a bad person. That said, he wasn't nearly the hero the media makes him out to be.
    -2 points
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