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  1. Waugh Street Bridge bats. http://community-2.webtv.net/masternaturalist/THEWAUGHBATMONITOR/
  2. I am sorry for that. May you both find healing.
  3. From HAR: http://search.har.com/engine/715-Algregg-St-Houston-TX-77008_HAR71032038.htm
  4. http://swamplot.com/heavy-drinking-in-the-old-funeral-home-kirbys-settegast-kopf-going-multi-bar/2011-02-25/#more-26115
  5. Mrs. Porchman says their heirloom.
  6. Their fragrance can help quash the smell of the rotting rat if it dies inside and its carcass is inaccessible.
  7. I grew up in an old house built in the early 1800's. Mice were an ongoing problem. We occasionally had squirrels inside the walls, too. The abatement products are supposed to have a component which dehydrates the rodent, forcing it to go look for water outside. It does not always work that way. In such instance, I recommend lots of stargazer lillies. Indeed, cats are an effective tool. One of our porch cats caught one behind the garage last year. He was so proud as he trotted across the back yard, prey in mouth.
  8. Better congeniality? Yes. Full-on affiliation? I would doubt it. There were some progenitors of the split on the BCM and TMH boards, too. I believe some of those people still serve as trustees. Also, 7 or 8 years have passed now. Each institution has built new political structures in their various departments. That would be a major barrier to re-affiliation.
  9. Good pics! Regrettably, this rail line does not offer the potential of our rail line: Ramming other vehicles. I mean, what is mass transit without a sense of danger?
  10. Mrs. Porchman went today. She returned home very excited. She spoke with Morgan. In addition to local piggies, charcuterie, and cured items, they are going to feature: -Heights honey -Local duck -Local heirloom turkeys (ask Morgan) -Local lamb -Texas olive oil -Fresh bread -Coffee -Unusual varietals of dried beans -Houston Dairymaid cheese (of which Mrs. Porchman brought some home ). -Really rich milk (with a cream head) -Fresh herbs (including chervil) and veggies -Grain grinds (flour, porridges, grits) -Their own jam -Special butters Regrettably, no edible ferns. I look forward to going myself, and I wish Morgan and his wife very good luck with this venture.
  11. The bridge is cool. I like its low-key design. its lighting, and the new connection it makes for peds and bikers. I am a bit concerned about the leg which extends to the south side of Memorial Drive. If one should not pay attention to the "SLOW" signs (just saying! ), one might find oneself in the middle of Memorial Drive where the speed limit is 50 mph. I would like to see a better guard at the foot of that leg.
  12. Ughh! No costume malfunction at halftime. Costume dysfunction, maybe.
  13. Ya know, this Walmart would be a lot more exciting if it had some big electronic animation on the side of it,
  14. http://www.downtownd...feCleanProgram/
  15. Some years ago, social workers here said the same thing about Dallas County. Dallas County social service agencies were reporting very few cases when contrasted with Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Strangely, there were many people unable to support themselves showing up at the Greyhoud station in Midtown...from Dallas. Hmm... I guess we in Harris County could provide the same service: Ship people to warmer climates. Regrettably, Corpus and Brownsville do not have the bridge infrastructure to handle what we could ship to them. In our our current cool conditions, I encourge gifts to Star of Hope, Turning Point, Mission of Yahweh, programs like Lord of the Streets or Compass or a a shelter or a homeless program of your choice. All of them need help to serve.
  16. I thought the same thing, however the Pru site already was slated for an outpatient center. Unless plans have changed, that would raise the question where on the "main campus" they would build such a build such a large facility.
  17. The IPCT exists. According to The Chron, it will fund both research and a 600 square foot building on the main campus.
  18. 1135 Heights Bl. 10,000 SF house built in 2006. It has gone 3 alarm. In addtion to its aerial shots, Ch. 13 showed video of the blaze from the traffic camera at the Katy Fwy and Taylor.
  19. It appears you're correct. The HBJ is also reporting the W 27 location, as well. I thought maybe they'd be replacing the tax guy with meat.
  20. HBJ is reporting that this is slated to open in January. However, it appears that there is a change in the location. http://www.revivalmeats.com/about/contact.html
  21. I was a bit confused by that, too. First, note that they have apparently tunneled a trail under MacGregor at that same location to take people into Hermann Park. Then I looked at the greater scheme of the trails in the area. The trail on the west/nortth bank is not fully contiguous east of 288. Not only is the east/south bank trail contiguous all the way to MLK just south of UH, it also intersects the Columbia Tap Rail Trail coming out of 3rd Ward/Eastwood. So, to go by trail from Eastwood or UH to Hermann Park, this bridge would be an important link because people would otherwise have to cross around 288 or near the TMC. I have not walked/run/biked any of these trails, but that's my theory.
  22. Sources: Top developer ponders new Galleria-area tower From Nancy Sarnoff at the Chron: I speculate that the property for which the hotel was slated (the west side of the new segment of South Post Oak Lane) would be in play for this.
  23. Prairie Home Companion is live from the Wortham tonight. The show will be rebroadcast tomorrow afternoon. They had a lot of local references (mostly inner loop) in the opening bits including a painful cover of California Girls ("Houston Girls"). Otherwise, Houston coverage has been a references to our cowboy culture. DBigTex. were you looking for a Houston stereotype? EDIT: The mezzo-soprano, Susan Graham, was great. The rest of the show seemed phoned in.
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