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  1. This. is. insane! Is Minute Maid Park okay?
  2. Thought I'd bump up this topic with project website: http://www.hardyconnector.org/ By the way can anyone tell me which HB&T rail line was relocated? I'd like to see the before and after map.
  3. Bumping this topic up since we've had more Starbuck's locations, and I'm looking for a good place to study for like 5-hour stretches, 3 times/week.
  4. It is Abercrombie building. back in the days when I work in TCH I always turn to tour guide when giving directions to clueless visitors. "Right here you're in TCH, one step further you're in St Luke's", I'd say.
  5. Thanks for the clarification. I forgot that 'little' detail about the initial phase.
  6. I don't work in the oil industry but I'm interested in the dynamics nonetheless. Here's my question: how can we have a boom when the price is high and not have a bust when the price is low, as some of these articles are suggesting?
  7. We moved last August and used that opportunity to cut DirecTV. We don't watch it much anyway. We now watch Netflix, NBC shows online and YouTube and play more board games etc. We couldn't be happier. If I can get a box that can record from broadcast channels like cable companies DVRs do, I'd be set for life.
  8. Great ideas here! 1. Tunnell 45 from Pierce lelvated to I-10 interchange. 2. Fix the bottleneck at 610 southbound to 59 interchange 3. Plant trees along Braes bayou.
  9. Medical. I wanted to be specific but what's the point? We're drowned by architects and engineers already.
  10. Back on topic, I'm excited about this extension and the development that I hope comes with it. And personally, it gives my brother-in-law more flexibility in picking his classes at HCC without me having to drive him around.
  11. Memorial Hermann is planning for a 12-story trauma center in that space between the ER and TMC garage 4 on Cambridge opposite the zoo. They also plan to tear down Robertson Pavilion and build it into something bigger and modern. This is from grapevine. I'll find out more.
  12. Sad. I was waiting for this to open so my wife can stop driving to work. Why can't the city arrange for something like Woodlands Express buses? Or is that what they mean by making park & ride a reality without Metro?
  13. There are still black communities - Third ward, Sunnyside, South Side Chicago. Please can you speak to the quality of education that black kids received before desegregation? And I posit that the frightening but true statistics of black population have little to do with desegregation.
  14. Great job! I second Ltawacs, you have a good eye. Cloud reflection on Heritage Plaza is interesting. What camera did you shoot with? If I may ask.
  15. Great news! Bite this one United. It may help clear your colon because right now you're full of it.
  16. I just can't believe anyone will support the idea of putting an elevated freeway on MacGregor. For what? I live in Brazoria County and drive to either TMC or Hermann Park 6 or 7 days a week - traffic into TMC from Holcombe or MacGregor just doesn't exist. A ramp into south TMC may be good for workers to save a minute when driving to and from work but I don't see people paying 1 or 2 dollars to ride a tollway and pay 12 more dollars to park when they can park for less or free and ride the train in, for 1.25 or free. Heck they can 'improve' traffic flow into TMC by fixing the surface and synchronizing the lights on Fannin, Knight, Cambridge, Almeda, and Holcombe but they choose an elevated tollway right between a golf course and walking trail on one side, and a biking trail and scenic bayou on the other, in a park that stands tall among the best urban parks in the US. Houston! We have a problem.
  17. What happened to direct connectors from Almeda to 610 in the original plan they put out three years ago? That seems more plausible and sensible. They can put two lanes in Almeda median, depress them under Holy Hall and OST, to end at Holcombe, or MacGregor for those going to the museums and midtown. I regularly go to the Med Center at virtually every hour of the day and night and I agree with other posters that getting in isn't a problem. Under normal conditions, there can't be more than two minutes difference in traffic times during peak and off-peak hours to get to 288 from TMC on Holcombe or MacGregor. The only times when I routinely see insane traffic getting into TMC is during spring break or when Miller Outdoor Theater is staging popular shows. Btw I thing a park-and-ride from Pearland to TMC and downtown will solve much of the congestion on 288 even before the toll road.
  18. It's only big deal to United. Southwest is gonna kick their you-know-what with cheap prices. On their flights originating from Houston, United make most profit per mile on Caribbean, Central and South American destinations. They will lose a big chunk of that slice. Another factor that I think is important but hardly mentioned is that Hobby is closer to majority of Hispanic population in Houston, so even if United were to match SW in price (which I seriously doubt), many people will still prefer to fly out of a closer, smaller Hobby Airport compared to IAH. This seems to me to be the reason why United want SW to bring her proposed international business to IAH. United's 'Keep IAH strong' mantra is just a load of crap.
  19. This is part of an email that I received today: "To provide better service to its customers, METRO will implement route and schedule modifications in August. The modifications also will include the elimination of the Airport Direct shuttle." Personally, I'm happy to see the service axed. Houston airports are so convinient to get to by car, and with just two people, I bet parking your car at the airport for a day or two is still cheaper than Airport Direct.
  20. I first saw it Tuesday and rode in it Wednesday. There is a Houston Chronicle picture of it Wednesday I think. Even with this big, red box sliding across the street, two cars still won't sotp and think at the Fannin/Braeswood intersection. The train had to go really slow to avoid the cars that choose not to stop behing the level crossing signal. O how I wish those two get cited.
  21. Is that a test question? Houston Community College www.hccs.edu UT School of Nursing son.uth.tmc.edu/ Prairie View A&M U College of Nursing www.pvamu.edu Texas Woman's U College of Nursing www.twu.edu/nursing/ Lone Star College has nursing schools in North Harris (near Bush Intercontinental Airport), Cy-Fair (Barker Cypress & 290), Kingwood, Tomball and somewhere else San Jacinto College has three nursing schools www.sanjac.edu Houston Baptist U (59 & Fondren) There's more if you google 'em.
  22. Did the 2008 recession end? I mostly look at economics from the point of individuals and families. A lot of people are still unemployed and underemployed; credit, while a bit easier to get now than in early 2009, is still relatively hard hard to get; the housing market isn't convincingly good; and the disaster in the gulf adds to the bad news. To me the recession hasn't ended, it drags on.
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