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cowboybud

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  1. The building's gone. According to a poster on Nextdoor, the land sold for $1 million. The good news is, it won't become yet another gas station/convenience store because it's too close to FBISD property to sell alcohol. Someone also noted that the store was seen in the movie "The Sugarland (sic) Express" which for some reason I haven't seen.
  2. Went by the general store site today. Looks like the land's been sold, they've cut some trees down and it looks like they're about to raze the store and houses on the property.
  3. There were also radio studios in the building, the old KAUM/97 Rock had studios there.
  4. A few years ago I ran across a local hip-hop act with a "song" called "56 Airline" (the Metro route from Aldine/Greenspoint to downtown). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXEnJf4SgJk Greenridge north represent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKY44B7WMHc (Both videos NSFW language)
  5. Thank @Firebird65, he's the northside historian.
  6. Where was the Diamond R Ranch "near Jetero Airport"? Same thing as H&H Ranch?
  7. It would be smack dab in the road if it were moved to its original location. There is some roof damage in the back. Surprised the local homeless aren't squatting there (or maybe they are)...
  8. I had heard that would be an e-commerce hub for Amazon/Whole Foods.
  9. They did have GW Carver High (later ACE, now GW Carver again), which was/is Aldine ISD.
  10. Correct, now the Fort Worth Hilton. Stayed there a couple of years ago.
  11. No reason for them to leave...no local news, Nexstar presumably has master control in another location.
  12. And now Circle K has taken over Valero, the descendant of Stop-N-Go. In a roundabout way, U-Tote-M has won the convenience store war.
  13. My parents didn't like the cluster rooms, so they sent me to Colonial Hills (Odom) instead of Thompson.
  14. Substitute street names and places, and it could apply to just about any first-ring suburb of the time.
  15. It was next to the apartments behind what is now Best Buy/World Market, right? It's now either an empty lot or office building, depending on where exactly it was.
  16. You can see it in the distance driving south on the Hwy 6 overpass over Hwy. 90. A couple more shows have been announced: Don Henley in January, and Steve Martin/Martin Short in April.
  17. Opening night is January 14, with a performance by Jerry Seinfeld.
  18. I thought KRBE was originally on Kirby Drive? (hence the call letters)
  19. I remember there being an apartment complex where the Cafe Express is (not the complex that's behind it now) next to The Summit as recently as the early-mid 80s.
  20. 9101 Long Point? To my recollection, it's always been a VFW/Bingo Hall.
  21. That happened to a few areas during this time (Greenspoint/Aldine, Alief, Sharpstown). Went from upper middle class to ghetto almost overnight.
  22. My grandmother actually lived in the Gulfton apartment cluster in the 70s when she managed a shop at Sharpstown Mall.
  23. Dan "Hoss" Blocker was one of the original owners of the Bonanza/Ponderosa chain.
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