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  1. We were in Crosby a few weeks ago for Easter and we saw it on 1960 in Atascocita while driving home. Had to do a double-take!
  2. Hi ProHouston - judging by your picture you must work in the same building as me. I'm in 1980 Post Oak.
  3. I don't quite get the pervasiveness of posts from people who used to live in TW and now live in Houston, or people who live in Houston that would never move up here. Why do they feel the need to post in TW forum about how much better they think life is outside of TW? Who are they trying to convince, and why? Is it some sort of inferiority complex? Is it some strange way of subconsciously justifying a move by trashing the old digs? I mean really, what's the point?? We moved to TW area, Imperial Oaks to be specific, from Dallas (Frisco) in 2005 and couldn't be happier with our neighborhood. I wouldn't move into Houston for anything. For me, it's worth the 40-minute commute every day. Every second of it. And believe me, a Houstonian could argue until they are blue in the face about the virtues of living in "the city" and I STILL wouldn't give it a second thought, not in a million years.
  4. My favorite city, hands-down, is Tampa, FL. It's nothing like the SE coast of Florida (Miami-FLL) which is a GOOD thing. It's much more relaxed, family-friendly. In many ways, it's what's left of the "Old Florida". Not too big, not too small. One of the world's best airports. The area has some of the finest beaches in the entire world; several local beaches consistently make the "best beaches" list. Great watersports. Boater's heaven. Wonderful climate, they call it the "Suncoast" for a reason. Close to the cultural center of Sarasota. Just over an hour's drive to Disney & all the Orlando theme parks. Excellent food, especially seafood & Cuban/spanish food. Good cigars too. Incredible nightlife. Gasparilla. And finally - the stadium has a pirate ship in it!! In many ways, Tampa is a smaller version of Houston, but with better beaches (if you even consider Galveston a beach), prettier water, and less pollution.
  5. Atlanta takes the cake with its infinite versions of "Peachtree Street"
  6. That list really looks like a list straight out of PLANO, not TW...
  7. Most of what SpringTX said is correct. Can we all stop with the whole "The Woodlands wouldn't exist without Houston" argument? Please. Houston wouldn't exist without Galveston - and would be just another dot on the map if it weren't for the Hurricane of 1900.
  8. Re: Plano/Frisco/Allen, etc.: As a former resident of Plano & Frisco, and now TW, I can tell you this is correct. Those cities had the foresight to box Dallas in. It's not good for Dallas - but for the people who live in the 'burbs, it's a GREAT thing. Why are Plano, Frisco, Allen, etc. such great places to live, with virtually zero violent crime? Why have they been the fastest-growing cities in the entire USA? Because they are NOT Dallas. Dallas has had to learn to deal with its own problems without the help of the "rich suburbs". Houston needs to learn the same instead of raiding every wealthy ETD around it like Robin Hood. And yes, that's exactly what annexation is - a land/money grab under a false veil of "better services." Ask the people in Kingwood where all their state-of-the-art fire equipment went. IMO this is a good thing for TW. I don't like the payout involved but at least a good chunck gets earmarked for the Hardy. For those of us in TW at least it stops the bleeding before it gets out of control.
  9. I think the reason is b/c The Woodlands is prepared to fight and they have deep pockets. The problem with Kingwood is they waited until it was too late to fight; they didn't learn the lesson from Clear Lake and got sideswiped. After Kingwood, The Woodlands said "not again, not here", and Houston knows it. All else being equal, the key advantage The Woodlands has is time.
  10. This is a Godsend for The Woodlands, long term IMO Maybe some people CAN afford million-dollar homes b/c throughout their lifetimes they WERE fiscally conservative and properly managed their money - as opposed to spendthrifts that can't afford a pot to pi$$ in. What a concept...
  11. BTW - How did all the evacuaees get dumped onto Riley Fuzzel/Rayford anyway? Rayford was a parking lot for abut 24 hours and I never understood where everyone came from....
  12. I've only lived here for a year. I'm concerned about what's happening along the Hardy Toll Road. Several wooded tracts of land have been clear-cut. One of them is a neighborhood with the first houses being completed. I can't help but wondering WHY? Why cut down all those trees - just to plant two sticks in the front yard? The neighborhood would look SO much nicer if some trees were left behind. There is a new clear-cut section along the end of Rayford where it links to Riley Fuzzel too. I feel sorry for those people who just moved into Legends Run. It looks like a bomb went off over there. Also - I hate to see smoldering piles of cut trees. Don't we already have a bad enough pollution problem in Houston? It should be outlawed in my opinion.
  13. I've only lived here for a year. What gets me is what's happening along the Hardy Toll Road. Several wooded tracts of land have been clear-cut. One of them is a neighborhood with the first houses being completed. I can't help but wondering WHY? Why cut down all those trees - just to plant two sticks in the front yard? The neighborhood would look SO much nicer if some trees were left behind. There is a new clear-cut section along the end of Rayford where it links to Riley Fuzzel too. I feel sorry for those people who just moved into Legends Run. It looks like a bomb went off over there. Also - I hate to see smoldering piles of cut trees. Don't we already have a bad enough pollution problem in Houston? It should be outlawed in my opinion.
  14. The Wal-Mart on Sawdust has a For Sale sign that says it is going to be replaced by a new, larger Wal-Mart. The property is for sale by CB Richard Ellis.
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