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  1. https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1411299590452678656 https://www.radiodiscussions.com/threads/kpft-montrose-studios-for-sale.737933/ https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2021/07/kpft-puts-building-up-for-sale.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+MikemcguffcomBlog+(mikemcguff.com+blog)
  2. IIRC some 20+ years ago there was such an air service called "Lone Star Airways" that briefly stayed in business flying HOU to Alpine. Has anyone used the Amtrak Sunset Limited lately, Houston to Alpine? fly to Lajitas, but then you'll need a car: https://www.resortairservices.net/flight-schedule3#OffDirectionFlights https://www.jsx.com/destinations-wherewefly
  3. It was once discussed to make the shopping center site (Spec's, former Houston Pets Alive and Braeswood Vision, etc.) into a retention basin, to complement others being excavated closer to 610. What became of that idea?
  4. https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/khou-legal-analyst-gerald-treece-dies/285-f4248f1f-51bb-482d-b7f0-49377b17fb37 https://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2020/07/khou-11-legal-analyst-gerald-treece-died.html I had been missing his presence for a while, since he "retired" from TV. For years, I watched the Saturday AM news on KHOU just to see his segment. It was a pleasure to hear from someone who actually knew what they were talking about, communicated so clearly, and made such a personable impression as well.
  5. BTW what's happening with Gerald Treece, another one of my long time favorites? In recent years I would often tune in just to see his segment (I admit it's been a few months since I've done that. ) He may have to start working Sundays since I don't think there's time for a feature like his on a half hour show.
  6. I have long wished for another newsmagazine show like the one Steve Smith did years ago. I cannot recall the title, or if it was Sat. or Sun. morning. If memory serves, they did some longer stories on various topics that were original segments, and not just repeats from previous regular news shows. Must have taken some effort to put together. Ray Miller had a segment chatting with Steve, and then playing a video, and I believe these were new work (probably could not have gotten permission from KPRC to play Eyes of Texas footage). Anyone else remember this show? IMO the news shows that KHOU now is doing wknd morns are just going to get completely lost in the shuffle and have no chance of building an audience. Placeholders but holding for what?
  7. Find what fault you will, compared to his competition on our local airwaves, such as Hannity, Savage, and for many years the Rush re-runs thanks to Dan Patrick, Ward was a master of entertaining wit and discretion. He branded himself as libertarian (whatever that is) and that allowed him to get away with saying things that would otherwise have been unimaginable on any AM station in this state. But when Sinclair bought the station he apparently could not move over to the right far enough and a meeting of the minds was not possible. I imagine it didn’t help that he must have also been the highest paid on-air talent at the station.
  8. http://www.talkers.com/2019/10/03/thursday-october-3-2019/ A bit late and an out of town story, but their daytime signal does cover Houston. In my opinion Ward's afternoon drivetime show and the weekend gardening shows were the only worthwhile local content that KLBJ-AM had left, at least they've still got the garden shows.
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    Drainage tax

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    Drainage tax

    Supreme Court deals a blow to ReBuild Houston Jun 14th, 2015 by Charles Kuffner. http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=67780
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    Drainage tax

    in light of recent flooding......... http://swamplot.com/city-council-votes-to-drain-houstons-drainage-fund/2014-07-10/
  12. yes if auchan had been a locale for the famous and beloved movie Rushmore, maybe the market would still be in business. just joking.
  13. http://www.houstonpress.com/2002-11-21/music/the-wreck-of-the-record-rack/ how time flies..........
  14. http://swamplot.com/kuhl-linscomb-our-crowded-expensive-design-store-isnt-as-popular-as-others-because-we-sell-modern/2014-08-13/ http://swamplot.com/kuhl-linscomb-planning-large-add-on-to-penguin-arms-apartment-building-for-new-googie-showcase-showroom/2014-08-12/
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