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  1. Continental had 3 hubs; Newark, Cleveland, and Houston. United now has those hubs minus CLE plus Washington Dulles, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. That is the reason. Denver and Chicago are better East-West hubs, LAX and SFO cover Asia, and EWR and IAD cover Europe. It's geography. Our biggest hope was for growth in the Southeast and LATAM/Mexico but United has actually retreated a lot in those regions. We've lost quite a few smaller Mexican cities and United has basically handed Texas (to American) and the Southeast to Delta. Our best hope for new international service would start with domestic hub spokes being added. We've been the ugly duckling compared to DEN, SFO, IAD, and ORD lately. We've seen Del Rio, Texarkana, Tyler, Waco, Beaumont, Montgomery, Chattanooga, Augusta,Tallahassee, Sarasota, Palm Beach (year round), Asheville, Columbia, Lexington, Charleston WV, and a handful of smaller Mexican cities cut. Most of those cities are still served by AA to DFW. That allows DFW to offer connection opportunities that United would rather funnel elsewhere or not compete for to IAH's loss.
  2. This would be unbelievable if it were also not the most Houston rumor ever.
  3. Another garage-mahal. Hopefully he doesn't go cheap on the garage but not holding my breath. Betting it'll be stucco/EIS.
  4. In my 20 years or so on this site I've ignored two people. It's a great feature. It doesn't work when folks quote them though.
  5. Is The Corinthian still up and running? That was the location of my favorite wedding I've ever attended in Houston. Yep. corinthianhouston.net I'm guessing it's pricy but a cool old building and you can't go wrong with Jackson Hicks catering.
  6. Dangerous Disco on Sunday nights at the old Tower! I actually liked El Real. Puffy tacos, cheese enchiladas, and good queso. Old school tex-mex. Sad to see it close.
  7. Has Turner's intern stolen art work like Tony claimed the gang bangers did? Did the intern rob him blind on a one night hook up with a drunken hooker gone mad (allegedly)?
  8. I went out of state for undergrad but chose UH over UT, Boston U, and NYU for grad school. Was rejected by Chicago and wait-listed by Columbia. I mostly chose UH because I missed home after 4 years in Upstate NY and a friend that was in the program at UT (she was rejected by UH) warned me that her field placement was in Dallas because Austin was limited compared to Houston with opportunities.
  9. Its the 788. Perfect size and it looks like it will sit in Houston for 20 hours in order to maximize connections to West Africa.
  10. Drastic cuts to funding AND a facilities arms race have gotten universities in trouble. My dorm had cinder block walls and there was one hall bath shared by 38 freshman boys. The rooms had two cots, two wardrobes, and one counter top. When I took my daughter on tours a few years ago, many freshman dorms had private rooms, private or semi-private suite bathrooms, kitchen facilities, luxury laundry facilities, and a few even had their own workout rooms just in case walking five minutes to the over-the-top fitness center with indoor and outdoor pools, rock climbing walls, pilates classes, etc... was too inconvenient. Dining facilities looked like upscale malls with multiple options and chains. Somebody is paying for that and I bet if you asked college kids who actually HAD to pay their own way, they'd give it all up for lower costs of attendance. My two years of graduate school cost less than ONE semester now of undergrad. I graduated in 1998. That's a helluva increase.
  11. Sweetgreen is HUGE out in Los Angeles. We're getting a west coast invasion with Sweetgreen and Mendocino Farms. Now we just need Lemonade.
  12. I used to volunteer with HATCH. We had quite a few kids that were at Covenant House because their parents threw them out for being gay. The organization was much appreciate by me back in the day as they ran a tight ship (miss curfew, tough luck,,, most kids wouldn't miss it twice). That said, predators were always lurking in the area. To me, that responsibility falls at the feet of HPD.
  13. UTD and North Texas are the only Carnegie classified tier one research universities in DFW. Houston has Rice and UH and nearby Texas A&M in that category. SMU and TCU are NOT research universities.
  14. There are a LOT of UH sorority women living in the various downtown towers. I wonder if they aren't the ones on the lease (parents) then they aren't being counted? My daughter has 20+ friends from her sorority in 4-5 different buildings downtown. My daughter moved out of the Campus Vue and is in a complex on Allen Parkway now.
  15. I'm confused. 250,000 square feet on 2-3 floors over retail would make it a massive structure.
  16. My guess is Jet Blue struggled to survive at Hobby because Hobby is essentially the airport for Southwest while everyone else is up at IAH. Yeah, Delta serves Atlanta from HOU and American flies barbie jets to DFW but that's it. JetBlue is a GREAT airline. I hope they find success at IAH. I travel to Boston (I lived there for 16 years) a lot but one flight a day does not a good schedule make. Jet Blue's current schedule is one daily to Boston and one daily to New York JFK. That's it. Hope those go at least double daily and I'd love to see Long Beach and Fort Lauderdale added.
  17. I have work that takes me to LA a lot. The Mendocino Farms on Santa Monica BLVD in West Hollywood is great. Really fresh sandwiches with funky ingredients. It's a great spot.
  18. Trump branded twin towers; The Moscow Mule and The White Russian.
  19. No, They plan of using a 787-800. However, do to the grounding of the 737-800 Max they've had to use widebodies on routes they used to fly with the narrow body.
  20. Apparently Ethiopian will begin service to IAH in December with twice weekly service. ET flies a lot of 738max on long-thin routes and with that plane grounded they had to rework their current schedule which put expansion on hold.
  21. I don't know, the original deed restrictions had this rule "no part of the property should be conveyed to, owned by, or leased to, used or occupied by any person other than of the White or Caucasian race, except that owner's servants..." That was amended in 2002. TWO THOUSAND AND TWO. So, luckily, changes can happen.
  22. Wow. Horrible news. They did quite a bit of work and then it all stopped and the house has just been rotting in the elements. A real shame. Same guy owns this house that donated to the baseball facility at UH that isn't finished because he couldn't pay his donation. I'm guessing he was hit hard with the O&G downturn.
  23. I was born on Candlewood right off of Tanglewood Blvd. I didn't read the deed restrictions as a kid but I'd be very surprised if the deed restrictions haven't been ignored over the years. I remember people being pissed when the first two story house was built but now the monster mcmansions are everywhere and there are very identifiable third stories "hiding" as gables or pitched roofs. I get that this will be much taller and multi-family but just saying. Today's Tanglewood looks NOTHING like the original version.
  24. Sadly, ET's service is no longer bookable. Looks like it was pulled even before it began.
  25. During daylight hours there is really nowhere in Houston I feel unsafe. Baltimore is a different animal. I've had uber drivers refuse to take me to certain parts of town in Baltimore. Some of it was also unfamiliarity and the differences in the built out environment, but Baltimore is one of the few places I've turned a corner and been afraid. So much abandonment and abject poverty. It's really sad.
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