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  1. Shiou Huey, a nun from the Jade Buddha Temple off Bellaire and Dairy Ashford, performs a meditation and chant last month next to light offerings from worshippers to gain wisdom. Pu Thieu, right, looks out a window at Hong Kong City Mall in southwest Houston last month. The Chinese name for Bellaire translates to "Hundreds of Profits." May 9, 2007, 1:33AM Opinions vary over naming the growing Asian community on Houston's southwest side By LORI RODRIGUEZ Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle When Christy Chang began guiding wide-eyed Houstonians through the wonders of the city's booming, Asian sout
  2. Dec. 21, 2005, 1:59PM New plans unveiled for Holcombe Square By TOM MANNING Chronicle Correspondent The first phase of a project aimed at improving pedestrian safety in Holcombe Square in the Texas Medical Center will include widening sidewalks, separating cars from pedestrians with a string of live oaks, improving ramp access at street corners, and adding new lighting along Holcombe, South Main and Fannin streets. Read More...
  3. Dec. 22, 2005, 2:40AM A step forward downtown Land purchase could set stage for retail, condos By NANCY SARNOFF Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle A real estate development group has purchased three blocks of prime downtown land, a move that takes it one step closer to building a proposed retail, condominium and office complex on the site. The property was purchased by a partnership between William Denton, CEO of California-based Entertainment Development Group, and Geoffrey Jones, CEO of the Texas Real Estate Fund. The group paid more than $20 million for the property, according to individuals
  4. Nov. 12, 2005, 9:34PM Parking garage to go up on Main Rubble-strewn space to become 11-story structure By NANCY SARNOFF Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle The lot filled with rubble at the corner of Main and Walker will soon be replaced by work trucks and a crane as a developer prepares to break ground on an 11-story parking garage on the downtown site. Read More....
  5. Sept. 12, 2005, 12:13AM When will commuter rail arrive? Metro CEO says if everything goes smoothly, first of 3 lines to suburbs may be up by 2012 By RAD SALLEE and PATRICK KURP Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle Read More...
  6. The Astrodome is housing 15,000 evacuees displaced by Hurricane Katrina, some of whom were frantically searching for lost family members. Similar evacuation villages are planned at Reliant Center, which will hold up to 11,000 people, and the George R. Brown Convention Center downtown. INSIDE THE DOME Serious concerns, meager comforts Many stressed by overcrowding, malfunctioning bathroom facilities By ANNE MARIE KILDAY and SALATHEIA BRYANT Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle Under the expanse of the Reliant Astrodome's massive roof, a small metropolitan area as populated as Bellaire or Stafford h
  7. Sept. 3, 2005, 7:05PM Katrina evacuee struck by Metro train By PAIGE HEWITT Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle An evacuee who was reportedly listening through headphones and looking at the ground while walking toward the Astrodome was struck by a Metro light rail train this morning, officials said. Read More...
  8. They should at least have a place where people can drop off food or other goods. Over all, I think they are doing a very good job at the astrodome-so far! Btw, San Antonio is going to start welcoming people from New Orleans. My guess is they will be housed in the Alamodome. Thank goodness we (San Antonio & Houston) have huge domed stadiums!
  9. Sept. 1, 2005, 2:22AM Red Cross takes over where hotels leave off More shelters open as people who had rented rooms begin to run short on funds By JEANNIE KEVER Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle As many as 100,000 people from Louisiana and Mississippi have converged on Houston in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Perhaps more, especially with an estimated 23,000 people being evacuated en masse from the Superdome in New Orleans and relocated to the Astrodome. Or maybe fewer. No one knows for sure
  10. You're welcome in Houston, and here's why An open letter to the evacuees who have found themselves in Houston: Welcome to Houston. You have been through a lot in the past few days, and the people of this city are eager to help ease your burden in any way we can. You are probably completely discombobulated in any number of ways, as well as worried about your home, your family and friends, your future. You needn't worry, however, about being in Houston. Houston isn't New Orleans. We know that. Nobody ever comes to Houston for the ambience. (Your big airport is called Louis Armstrong. Ours is cal
  11. Sorry texasboy, I hadn't noticed you had already posted the article. I also posted the article in the stadium section. Anyway, I think it would be a very interesting sports event to attend.
  12. IN DEPTH: From the August 26, 2005 print edition High-rise developments will tower over Houston Christine Hall Houston Business Journal High-rise residential and mixed-use developments are reaching for the sky all over town, and there appears to be no end in sight for the trend. Developers, with buildings in the works throughout the Houston area, say Houstonians want the advantages of views and low maintenance that high-rise condos provide. Clear lake creation Historically, buyers have flocked to places like Florida and California for waterfront property. Now the activity is beginning to go wh
  13. Aug. 23, 2005, 1:17PM America's getting fatter, and Texas is doing its part Associated Press WASHINGTON
  14. Name change After nearly three years, the chic Sam Houston Hotel has a new name. The boutique inn, which opened in 2002 in a historic building at 1117 Prairie, is now known as Alden-Houston. A snag with online search sites was part of the reason for the name change. Sites directed users looking for the downtown property to a hotel on the Sam Houston Parkway. "We needed to find a neutral name," said Bill Franks, president of Spire Realty, which owns the hotel. The only other significant change will be the removal of the lobby's impressive sepia-toned mural of the Battle of San Jacinto, where Ge
  15. Online mapping engine w/ street level photos Hoping to become a more popular Internet destination, a small search engine owned by Web retailer Amazon.com Inc. is testing a mapping service that will display street-level photos of the city blocks surrounding a requested address. The A9.com service, which became available Monday, joins the increasingly crowded field of online mapping. Other major players include America Online's Mapquest.com, Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news), Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.'s MSN.com. A9 is counting on an index of 35 million photographs spanning the neighborhoods
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