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Everything posted by august948

  1. Sorry to hear that. Few things suck worse than having your bike stolen.
  2. $137 was much closer to the average when I was looking at it. $391 was for a JetBlue ticket. Not sure why it's triple the cost. Do they serve an in-flight steak dinner or something?
  3. What I find interesting about this photo is that the bar(s) appear to completely block passage. Could be that it's an optical illusion, but that's what they should do at all crossings.
  4. Imagine the tailgaters chagrin when they roll in from Dallas and find they can't put up their tents.
  5. A quick search of fares for departing Sep 8 shows a range of $137-$391 for a round trip ticket. I wonder what the 75% means in actual dollars.
  6. Since we can wear shorts in December here, I automatically assume winter '22 means January or February.
  7. A city built in the desert by a "foundation" controlled by a billionaire?
  8. You need to put the purchase on hold and consult a real estate attorney.
  9. Interesting. My son is going to be taking all online courses at UH again this semester and tells me the students and profs seem to prefer it that way.
  10. That sounds like families moving out and singles or couples moving in. What does the residential real estate look like in that block 2010 vs 2020?
  11. Any idea if we'll be getting any of the Afghanis fleeing our latest foreign policy disaster?
  12. Apparently we built the wall on the wrong border. 😛
  13. Legal and illegal migration from third world countries is what's accounting for much of the growth. https://www.texastribune.org/2019/05/08/texas-keeps-growing-where-are-newest-transplants-coming/
  14. Looks like somebody's just dialing in the landscaping. Not a bad idea to have some green space but given the events heavy nature of nrg, it needs to have more open green space and vendor friendly areas (think Japanese festival in Hermann park) instead of just row after row of trees. Those areas can be surrounded by canopy.
  15. Welcome back! I'm sure you'll get plenty of folks chiming in on this but I'll take a stab at a few. Houston, and Texas in general, seem to be in the midst of an invasion of sorts from other parts of the country. Quite a bit of the influx is coming from high cost/high real estate value areas like California and New York. That's driving real estate prices for sure and most likely rental prices/availability. My guess is the lack of lease incentives and short lease terms reflect that. Apartment companies are expecting rates to go up so they don't want you locking in today's rates long-term. Expect an increase in your rates if conditions hold. I'm no expert on downtown, but it seems that the attempts to bring retail in and/or hold on to it haven't gone so well. The Shops at Houston center were circling the drain the last time I was there (before corona) and GreenStreet seems to be only limping along. There's potential there for sure but I don't think it's hit critical mass yet. It certainly hasn't lived up to the hype of the early aughts.
  16. Freedom is a double-edged sword. But I'll take the option to make the choices myself vs allowing some entity to make those choices for me. The consequences are mine also. As for obesity, no one ever considers how when the zombie apocalypse happens we'll survive longer. Those skinny French will be dead of starvation in a week or two. 😛
  17. Research grants run amok? Get CA to give me a $50M grant and I'll cite someone who was born and then got cancer sometime in their lives. 'Cause there's obviously a link between being born and getting cancer. After spending $5.00 of the grant money at kinko's, you can reach me at my new tropical beach resort research center next to all the other CA researchers. 🍺
  18. I think TheNiche got his own day because he was the first to hit 10,000 posts. Followed very soon after by RedScare if I recall correctly. I miss the Christmas tree banners. There was also a brief time when you could post a map of a given project in the banner. That was a really cool feature. Don't recall why that got pulled. I've been a member since 2008 and I miss some of the active posters we used to have. The Heights Walmart thread was a blast.
  19. I'm all for more parks, but more than likely the local residents (with the exception of a few Karens) will fill this up quickly and demand more. As for historic neighborhood, it's got a lot of nice old craftsman style homes, but it's historic high point is that it was Houston's first suburb. You might say it's the original Katyville.
  20. What poet laureate wrote the signage?
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