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Charles Z

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  1. OP has a point on the rail's immediate vicinity. It can be sketchy in most areas, especially at night. Downtown is worse IMO. Walking near Reef has a different feel than walking 100 yards away near the rail at night unless there is an event at Reliant. The Superblock should help. Overall, it's improved over the years, however.
  2. I think it's great. People should have a good time.
  3. Been a couple times. Decent food, especially for a bar. It's upbeat and a good change of pace from some of the other bars. I stuck with beer, so I can't elaborate on the specialty shots except that they look neat. It's ideal if you don't want go to a nice restaurant but don't want to stay at home.
  4. Petco was on the original proposal list, but looks like they took it off and added a spa instead.
  5. When I look at capital's website, it says: Louisiana and McGowen New 14,500 SF Retail Building in the Heart of Midtown. Join Starbucks, PotBelly and Chipotle I assume the Torchy's orginally proposed for this area went to Rice Village???
  6. Looks like this is opening today or tomorrow. http://www.facebook.com/goodlifemidtown?ref=stream
  7. Noticed they were moving out items and having construction repairs done. Wonder if they're putting the property up for sale.
  8. No more flop houses, especially those with multiple sex offenders Chick-fil-a Residental high rises Safer environment for women and children Black Walnut, or something similar More retail (not just bars and restaurants), PetSmart would work
  9. Received this through some e-mails, so passing on the info for those who live by Baldwin Park. The City of Houston Parks and Recreations Department and the Mayor's Office have just approved the use of Baldwin Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., for an event called "Feast of Joy," hosted by a local non-profit organization. During this two-day event, the organizers will "host bible study and other activities under a 20x20 tent as well as feed those who attend." (according to Ricardo E. Magdaleno| Senior Superintendent | Mayor's Office of Special Events). More than 500 homeless individuals are expected to attend and be fed during this event The date of this event has been changed. It is now September 29-30, 2012. -Editor
  10. Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. ยง 1437f), often simply known as Section 8, as repeatedly amended, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of approximately 3.1 million low-income households. It operates through several programs, the largest of which, the Housing Choice Voucher program, pays a large portion of the rents and utilities of about 2.1 million households. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development manages the Section 8 programs.[1] The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides "tenant-based" rental assistance, so an assisted tenant can move with assistance from one unit of at least minimum housing quality to another. It also allows individuals to apply their monthly voucher towards the purchase of a home, with over $17 billion going towards such purchases each year (from ncsha.org analysis). The maximum allowed voucher is $2200 a month. Section 8 also authorizes a variety of "project-based" rental assistance programs, under which the owner reserves some or all of the units in a building for low-income tenants, in return for a Federal government guarantee to make up the difference between the tenant's contribution and the rent specified in the owner's contract with the government. A tenant who leaves a subsidized project will lose access to the project-based subsidy. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and United States Department of Veterans Affairs have a special Section 8 program called VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing), or HUD-VASH, which gives out a certain number of Section 8 vouchers to eligible homeless and otherwise vulnerable US armed forces veterans.[2]
  11. SteveW, do you just own property in midtown or live in midtown as well? Please explain section 8 for me. I can't see how anyone who owns a townhome or house would view it favorably, but I need to learn more about it.
  12. That area is on the move. The French restaurant just opened as well. 24 is solid. New pastry shop.
  13. http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2012/01/state_sues_to_close_midtown_co.php
  14. Have you heard anything new on this lot? With Post building towards it and the group of old houses on the its edge, it seems like it will only become more valuable.
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    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Suspect-arrested-in-nightclub-shooting-2412221.php So he had a gun on him in the club. Glad he was caught and arrested.
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