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  1. Actually, for some college students or college student groups, this could be very appealing. Were a school like TSU to jump in on a development like this and buy up some units, that could get the project moving pretty quickly. On a personal note, I would love to live in a space like this.
  2. Hey you win some (Marriott Marquis, hopefully) and you lose some. Or i guess in Houston's case, you win one or two, and just assume everything else is going to SUCK.
  3. Regarding the PUF, UH may have some leverage after all get its Medical School... in part b/c of UT not playing by the rules. http://texasleftist.com/2015/11/the-university-of-texas-at-houston/
  4. Can someone please explain to me why young voters have just fallen off the map? This is scary... http://texasleftist.com/2015/10/where-are-houstons-young-voters/
  5. Al Jazeera America In Houston, the wheels on the bus go (almost) all through the town
  6. Here's some coverage via my blog... http://texasleftist.com/2015/06/houston-goes-big-for-historic-pride-celebration/
  7. Rick Perry has a bright future ahead of him, but not as President of the United States. He'll be some Fox-News style hack within moments of throwing in the towel (assuming he doesn't serve any jail time). He's doing this to raise his profile and redeem himself from 2012's FAILtastic run.
  8. Freeways vs. highways vs. city streets 1) On rural freeways, we should up most speed limits. Once people are out of the city, let them drive what's comfortable for them, as long as they adhere to passing rules. In my opinion, even rural freeways should be 6 lanes for 21st century America... a slow lane to the far right, a middle lane mostly for passing, and a fast lane to the left (with significant median). 2) On highways, we should lower the speed limits. These are incredibly dangerous roads to try and turn into/ out of because drivers simply aren't paying attention. ESPECIALLY at night. 3) For city streets, we should have a LOWER speed limit, and stop signs/ stop lights on every corner. A road like Westheimer, especially the section in Montrose should be reduced to 2 lanes (one each way) so that people can just completely and totally abandon any notion of being able to drive fast on that road. If you want to get somewhere fast, take the freeway. The way people drive on city streets is simply appalling in Houston. No wonder so my cyclists and pedestrians have gotten killed. And then of course people get all mad when they see someone walking or taking a wheelchair in the street. But were they expected to walk on the sidewalk? In Houston?? What sidewalks?? And if there is one, it's probably broken to crap. But basically my point is this... drivers need to learn which roads are built for them, and which roads are not. If it ain't a freeway, don't drive on it like it is!!
  9. I'm wondering if with a new station does that mean that NBC will be forming a Houston bureau, and bringing more national programming to the area?? Would be great to have a show on CNBC or MSNBC based in Houston.
  10. Dallas and Houston both... why are all of the new designs so boxy?? UGH someone needs to be more dramatic with our shapes!!
  11. It's easy to forget how massive Dallas is when you're not there. I drove DTD on my way back to Houston last week, and was taken aback by all the construction in Victory/Uptown/Downtown/whatever it's called. Dallas has also been more aggressive about building residential towers than Downtown Houston... until recently. Now we've got several going at once, which is a first for Houston. BTW JasonDTX thanks for snapping that EPIC pic!!!
  12. Haha yeah you'd definitely have to pay the bathroom attendant above their normal wage.
  13. It really needs to be some sort of anchor store like Target. That would be a big draw, and grab shoppers from Midtown and Montrose. And DOWNTOWN HOUSTON NEEDS A BUC-EE'S!!! It doesn't even have to sell gas... just have the deli and the knick knacks. Tourists would eat it UP!!!!
  14. It's pretty shocking to see so many cranes at one time in downtown Houston. Must be what it was like to live here in the early eighties. I have a few more pics I took over on the blog article... http://texasleftist.com/2015/01/could-the-houston-construction-boom-go-bust/
  15. Just passed by and dang they mean business. Crazy/ awesome to see MATCH and Mid Main playing construction wars now. Though I feel for Trinity Episcopal church congregants... They suddenly have nowhere to park. It's like living in New York!!
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