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    vintage cameras, music, crossword puzzles, cooking, movies, art and industrial design, current events, literature, history and of course architecture.

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  1. 1002 Westheimer

    Per Swamplot, demolition permit for this property was released yesterday.
  2. Midtown Common @ 2403 Caroline

    As you said, the site plan shows both Caroline and McGowen streets. I assumed that trymahjong was asking about the unidentified street on the right (north) side of the plan. Sorry about any confusion; I had the impression that the original plans included the remainder of the block facing Caroline, and this was to be a sort of Phase I. At any rate, I wish the developers the best and hope they get their funding. With the exception of Weights & Measures, there's a sort of food and drink desert in this area, and a lot of new residential construction close by.
  3. Midtown Common @ 2403 Caroline

    Actually, it's not. The street on the north side of this block is McIlhenny.
  4. Seattle bans plastic straws

    Perhaps in this country, but not in this backassward state: https://setexasrecord.com/stories/511471281-texas-supreme-court-rule-affirms-laredo-s-bag-ban-is-illegal
  5. Camden McGowen Station + New Park (Midtown Superblock)

    I suppose in part the final appearance will depend on what sort of buildings are constructed on the restaurant pads.
  6. Montrose Elementary

    Thanks for the pictures and history, Sheilamarie. There's more info on this school here: https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/16409-montrose-elementary-where-was-it/
  7. 3100 Fannin

    Thanks for the info. On a side note, I thought IANAL would make a great license plate. For some reason, TDPS refused my request.
  8. 705 W Main (Robin's Nest)

    I see the contents of this house (formerly Robin's Nest B&B) at 705 W Main are being sold at auction, and the Google mention states "Permanently Closed". This house is among the oldest (if not THE oldest) in the Montrose area. I think it dates from the late 19th century and was a farmhouse before the blocks around it were developed. I'd like to believe that someone restore and maintain it, but am not optimistic... https://maxsold.maxsold.com/auction/houston-texas-usa-moving-online-auction-west-main-street-10143/bidgallery/?link=popup&_ga=2.185344297.104399662.1530854099-746884463.1530854099 The link cannot be imbedded due to unspecified error
  9. 3100 Fannin

    The next meeting is Tuesday July 17 @ 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. 410 Pierce St. suite 355 It took quite a lot of digging to find that information; their website is crap. I wonder why the Public Safety Committee can't assemble at a time that's less inconvenient for the vast majority of concerned citizens.
  10. 3100 Fannin

    Does the property have to belong to the person using deadly force, or is an option for anyone? Purely hypothetical question, of course, but I'm getting tired of seeing people's cars being broken into, and my Van Damme days are over.
  11. Westheimer Center

    Westheimer Center (1200 blk. Westheimer - Nidda Thai Cuisine, Erotic Cabaret, former Radio Shack, etc.) is stripping off the blue sheet metal fa├žade. Unfortunately, there's nothing of interest underneath, but just about any change will be an improvement. Hopefully, this will attract new businesses to a block that's underperforming.
  12. Summer but sad

    If this is something more than a case of the 'blahs' and you continue to feel this way, I urge you to seek medical help. There are numerous physical conditions that can affect a person's mood. I'm glad you're reaching out, but no one can accurately diagnose what's going on over the internet. I should also mention that depression takes many forms, and is increasingly treatable. Please let us know how you're doing.
  13. Responsible people realize that politics impact our lives on almost every level. When people stop caring, democracy dies.
  14. Lower Westheimer Reconstruction

    The westbound lanes of Elgin between Travis and Bagby are finally open. However, some of the eastbound traffic has been routed onto one of them. The bottleneck isn't quite as bad, but it's still there.
  15. Midtown Common @ 2403 Caroline

    It's been about a month since any changes have been made to the worksite. Any theories as to what may be causing the holdup?