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Houstonian in Iraq

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  1. I always liked the idea of the Zoo taking over the golf course. Maybe leave the edges as a part of Herman Park. I'm not a golfer so I really don't care for the course much.
  2. Freezin my butt off in old WWII barracks,,,debating if it's worth going down the open bay to pee...where's a wide mouth Gatorade bottle when you need one?

  3. The Treebeards' mural at Market Square: Didnt they paint over this? I'm hoping Im wrong
  4. I was looking to buy something for my niece so I figured that the Disney store in the Galleria would have it. When I got there I looked around, but couldn't find anything good so I asked "You don't have much, is there a bigger store here?", the people who worked there seemed a little embarrassed, kind of like they had heard it before. "yeah we know"
  5. Agree, Herman Park gets to crowded. Was thinking maybe Allen's Landing (where Buffalo Bayou meets up with the other bayou), sure it may get a bit crowded on the water with tour boats and people canoeing by. And of course the water can get pretty bad after a hard rain. Still think It would be a cool additional thing to check out in downtown
  6. Kickass looking bridge. Would really like to see more projects like this. Passed by the other day and saw some work being done, thought maybe that the bayou was being widened. Thanks for the posts
  7. That was great. I remember growing up my mom telling me she watched the Lunar landing at the Foley's Downtown back in '69. I believe she was already here in the States by '66. I'm going to show this to her, thanks for posting it.
  8. I've posted pics before on a different thread. I'll see if I can find them this weekend. It's cool inside does remind you of a typical Tex-Mex place here in Texas until you see the double decker bus right outside the window
  9. Having a flashback of Magic theater at Northline Mall back in '97. Hope nobody gets killed this time and that the theater doesn't die a slow painful death like Magic did.
  10. Yeah, Shawarmas are awesome, IF you can find a good place. The best I ever had was in Kuwait City back in ’02. Tried Shawarma King on Hillcroft and couple other places, I have given up trying to find a place here. I’ve been to Phoenicia Foods on Westhiemer (haven’t tried their shawarmas) I liked it. Great variety of foods, I can see them being really successful there. I’m excited
  11. This was shown on Fox local news earlier this week “New Life for Ellington Field” “HOUSTON - Just when many people thought it was a lost cause, Ellington Field has come back strong with thousands of additional troops and construction projects like no one has ever seen. This comes as $100 million is being pumped into the military base that was on the verge of closure in 2005. There are new facilities being built around the installation now being called the Joint Reserve Base. Ellington also has every branch of the military represented and an increase to 7,000 troops.” . http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/100405-new-life-for-ellington-field News Link
  12. Don’t work nor live down there, but it might be part of the Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC). I know that the units that use to be off of OST transferred there. I think other units from the surrounding area might be as well.
  13. At a crossroads, debating on volunteering to go on a deployment again. It's been five years since I got back, I have an itch.

  14. Reminds me of when I was in Kuwait before the Iraq War started. We were able to go into the city all the time. There was a market area called Fah hah hill(Mispelled). Anyways, They had a crap load of knock off stuff there just about anything you ca imagine. Watches, DVDs PS2s so on. Well I went to this one stand where this one dude was selling cologne. I asked if he had Chrome, he did but it was a bit pricey. So he then offered me" Chromes little brother....Aluminum" I couldn't help but bust out laughing
  15. It's been snowing here at work in Conroe. Too bad it's not sticking. or coming down harder so we can go home early.
  16. Dagnabit, I'm at work and certain sites are blocked. I cant see your pics is there any other way to view them?
  17. I'm currently out of town. In KY doing some training. I usually vote early or send in my absentee vote. I have just been reallly busy here. Don't have time go through all the current posts. Would just like to know who won???
  18. Thanks for the link. It indeed does look promising. I hope it does well, I for one will check it out.
  19. I Like the Bally's on Shepard. It is a bit small but it has everything I need. They updated there equipment about a year or two ago so it's much nicer than the one's that haven't. I'm happy there. Too bad my membership expired about a week ago. I'm debating renewing it, it's a bit of a drive from Spring.
  20. If you see an Apache south of downtown there is a 90% chance it's the National Gaurd unit based out of Ellington Field. If you see an Apache in North Houston up to Hunstsville there's a damn good chance it's the Reserve unit out of Lone Star Executive airport(formally Montgomery Airport) in Conroe. If it's a Black Hawk or Chinook. It's most likely a National Gaurd bird, It's possible that it's a Reserve bird possibly delivering something or someone. IN ANY CASE it is VERY routine. Often pilots may just fly around to remain current on their aircraft. Please don't bother any units. IF you do witness an aircraft crash(knock on wood) call 911 and be prepared to answer questions from an investigation team.
  21. The Ballys at Sawdust "the Woodlands one" is closing down aswell. The employees got word on Monday. They have already shorten their hours. I joined Bally's back in 99 and stuck with them mainly because I was getting a pretty good deal and there was usually one nearby. The one at Sawdust is really outdated. Rust on their machines, free weights weren't labled so you had to calculate or guess how much you were lifting. So I'm not surprised.
  22. We were heading out to Galveston, but the traffic on I-45 was really bad that we decided to take the kids to the zoo instead. I guess I should of check to see if there was any freeway closures before I left. We spent an hour on the freeway and still hadn't left Houston before we decided to change our plans. The zoo was crowded. I had to park next to HMNS. Loads of people out, we still enjoyed ourselves....it was very nice day.
  23. Mr Lindsey was the 3rd and 4th grade science teacher. He was very goofy(always had sound effects for everything), he would put on clown make up and dress up for events and parties. Mr Van Clarke was the principal at the time
  24. I'm not sure when it became a magnet school. It was one of the first. The magnet program was for 3rd-5th grades. The sibs and I were all bussed in from 1st Ward(what is now "Harker Heights")we would have to wake up at 5 or 6 in the morning. Besides the modules at I think 7 in the morning it was just like any other school. The first two days of my 3rd grade year I didn't even know I was in the magnet program. They asked me when I got off the bus if I was, I told them no ,so they stuck me in the cafeteria until everyone else started school. My eldest brother is eight years older than me and he went, just don't know if he started in his 4th or 5th grade, I'll ask. I loved the camping trip to either camp Olympia or Camp Colon. My class only went to camp Olympia our 4th and 5th grades. I remember we had a week at the zoo from the time we got to the school we would get on another bus then be at the zoo until it was time to go home. I remembered I answered the question that won my team the question/answer game and bragging rights of course. Remember Ms Bryan or Mr Lindsey, Ms Thomas, Ms Barnett?
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