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  1. But can you really do all your grocery shopping at Trader Joes? I haven't been to the Houston store yet, but from what I remember in Lake Tahoe (my only TJs experience) it was more convenience foods and dry goods, but not meat, produce and basics.
  2. I know this happened on 10 1/2. It was an African American couple parked on the street. The wife was walking up to Davis Hardware to get her check and her husband was parked under a tree. A woman came out of her house, pointed a shot gun at him, and yelled a bunch of racist epithets and threats.
  3. Speaking of beer drinking, the owner of Down House is opening a beer spot on Cavalcade, right near th epost office. This isn't far from where TownIn City brewery will be, either. Excited for more options east of Studewood.
  4. Ugh. I hate those. Not in a "because they're townhomes/patiohomes/whateverwhocares homes" kind of way. I just think they are cheap looking and ugly. There are much better looking townhomes, including ones built by this same company, all over the Heights. These, to me, are a design fail.
  5. Actually there is a name for this style. They call them "patio homes" which look like townhomes but don't share a wall.
  6. Ruggles is moving really fast on the 11th St location. There were workers there all day on Thanksgiving and I have yet to see them take a day off.
  7. TXDot is not expanding 45 between Cavalcade and I10, so that isn't a concern. All widening will take place north of Cavalcade and what happens there will be mostly to do with the exchage where 45/610/Hardy meet. That thing is going to be the biggest spaghetti monster in town when it's done!
  8. I live right by there and have yet to see a stitch of work so it's not going to be too soon.
  9. I didn't read all the posts to see if someone stood up for Hamilton but of the two Heights MSs, it's by far the better one. I don't have a child there but know several people whose kids did/do attend. Hamilton is either a magnet or Vanguard, can't remember which one, and these days is rumored to be very hard to get in to due to the demand. It's definitely better than Hogg, although Hogg is making some wonderful changes for the better. Another option to look at is Frank Black, which was awarded a $multi-million grant of some sort and is supposed to be really gaining traction. Here is a note that came from the school some time last year LOTS of Heights families have kids at Wilson (in Montrose) but that is Montessori, which may not be your bag. Still, another school worth checking out.
  10. Downhouse does it far more often than most dry restaurants. The whole restaurant row north of Dallas was dry and they never asked for my membership info there. I find it's hit or miss at any places with Club liscences. This doesn't make it right to not ask, but I guess a busy server/bartender might let a few slide in hopes none are TABC. Downhouse has recently started giving out a laminated card so that once you swipe your DL once and become a member, all you have to do is show the card to the server on any future visits.
  11. Torchy's is inked. This is a 2nd tenant on the left side of the building. Deal not yet completed so leasing agent isn't giving details. I have a message in to the property owner to try and get more info.
  12. There are a lot of theories going around about it. Who knows. They were doing this from the get-go. You could refresh your window and they'd have 10+ new votes. For better or worse, there are no posted "rules" for this contest. A group of local families has decided to try and fundraise outside of the contest for Heights library but city bureaucracy is not making it easy. I'll update the forum if anything moves forward.
  13. I heard (not from a notable source, just from someone who lives on Nicholson) that the lame offices bought the lot across the street and are going to use it for parking.
  14. 30% voter turn out for our mayoral election = apathy I am not asking anyone to help me.
  15. Heights Kids has been posting daily reminders, but obviously some people aren't voting and I can't figure out why... Houston's famous apathy strikes again. In any case, I had a friend tell me I could use Chrome and hit command+shift+N and it opens a cookieless window. Last night while I was watching TV I was able to vote a bunch of times with very little effort.
  16. I was picturing giant, 2 story, tapered columns.
  17. So, you guys might like to know there is now some drama to add to the competition. The "Press" in Mt Airy has been pushing this contest for over a month. Well, our resident Chron.com blogger, Martin Hajovsky, posted a plea last week as well. Apparently, Mt Airy has been following the race more closely than anyone anticipated because their local news station posted this on their Facebook page: "[Hajovksy] goes on to say that $5,000 doesn't seem like much, and I guess if you're in one of the biggest cities in American then maybe it's not much money. But to us, here in small town America, that $5,000 is quite a lot, and much needed. I leave it up to you, are you going to let him bad mouth us and take the prize we've worked so hard to get? Vote now, and help to continue to spread the word." However, a local mom with some time on her hands did a quick search and found that THIS is the My Airy Library: So, looks like IT IS ON! We're less than 100 votes away this morning.
  18. I'm "eh." I hate to lose the Fiesta. I shop there for odds and ends, but not usually for my grocery list. However, I am really sad for people like my elderly neighbors who walk there for their groceries. There are a lot of elderly and low income that depend on having groceries within walking distance and they will be less independent now. Ironic.
  19. Listen, people, I'm not saying I wouldn't love a great sushi restaurant in the Heights but if you want a couple simple rolls, there are places to go. Carry on.
  20. We are currently less than 700 votes away. You can vote daily.
  21. Off topic but a lot of people don't know that Thai Spice on 19th has sushi. It's not a huge assortment, but it has always been fresh and it's BYOB.
  22. Last year. Why was this published the week after this year's event, then? Sounds like an unresolved vendetta. Also, 5 pages for $100 worth of crying in her coffee. I mean, she got her money back. If this was about the money, done deal. Based on some of his comments in the Comments, sounds like Lomax wanted to get Cohen booted as organizer of this event with this article.
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