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  1. County wants to buy Memorial Hermann SW Hospital district purchase could run to $185 million By PEGGY O'HARE HOUSTON CHRONICLE Aug. 6, 2009, 9:36PM The Harris County Hospital District has tentatively agreed to buy Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital this fall with hopes of expanding medical care access to the uninsured and underprivileged, hospital officials announced Thursday. The sale, if approved by Harris County Commissioners Court, would allow the county's hospital district to add 600 beds to its system to keep up with public demand. Officials with both hospital networks declined to relea
  2. JLW, that place was Celebration Station. I think it is still there, it is totally seperate from the old Malibu Grand Prix that is now a used car dealership.
  3. Went to Houston Baptist University today to visit the Lee and Grant exhibit. http://www.hbu.edu/hbu/About_HBU.asp?SnID=141925366 http://www.hbu.edu/hbu/MOSH_Lee_Grant_Exhibit.asp To be honest, I was not aware that this campus even existed until I looked up where the exhibit was located. I'm not from here originally. They would not let me take any photos of the exhibit. Pissed me off because this was the reason why I took my camera. So, afterwards I walked around this small campus and took some photos of the buildings. (the campus is located in the middle of the triangle created by the int
  4. $14M Gulfton apartment buyout to make way for flood project https://communityimpact.com/houston/bellaire-meyerland-west-university/environment/2021/03/11/14m-gulfton-apartment-buyout-to-make-way-for-flood-project/
  5. Per last week's Deal Sheet https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/deal-sheet/this-weeks-houston-deal-sheet-90506
  6. I went to look at a couple of houses in the sharpstown area...they were north of 59, north of fondren and west of the mall...I keep seeing postings like this is a dangerous area? It looked really nice...is there something I dont know about...and maybe its just the point of reference. I currently live off the intersection of Lawndale and Telephone. I classify this as a iffy area, not sharpstown. I am sure there are crappy apts over there, but I am talking about the nieghborhoods. I do notice houses are really cheap, so please enlighten me on whats going on over there.
  7. METRO Considers Moving Transit Center From Bellaire to Gulfton http://realtynewsreport.com/2019/05/14/metro-considers-moving-transit-center-from-bellaire-to-gulfton/
  8. http://www.streetwiseretail.com/public/Y-Shops-Bellaire-Property-Flyer_0.pdf Look like Plazamericas might be gone sooner than later!
  9. These at excerpts from my great memories from summer 1970 through summer 1977 when we lived in Sharpstown in Houston. I'm sure there are others who have the same memories. It was still a time when we played outside until dark, learned how to swim at the Sharpstown Country Club or got up at 4am to get the best free lessons from the Red Cross at Lansdale Pool. Getting your house wrapped meant your were popular, even if it was just for one night. Shopping was at the Kmart, Woolco, or at Montgomery Wards at the Mall. Service was walking into a store and havng someone greet you and help you find wh
  10. Looked at my 2002 Holiday Inn directory, doesn't mention it. It has the Holiday Inn Select (now Crowne Plaza) on 59, and the now-razed Holiday Inn on Interstate 10 (which I think replaced a smaller, motel-style HI near Memorial City) but not the one you mentioned. It hasn't been a Holiday Inn in a while, apparently.
  11. It's a pair of ragged 6 or so story buildings on the the Southwest Freeway - between the frontage road and Westpark. Next to the City of Houston Recycling center. For years, it looked derelict, but over the last year or so, someone has slowly been fixing it up. Wondering if anybody knew what it was and what it is going to be? http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=29.725365,-95.481942&spn=0.000037,0.015557&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=29.72537,-95.481844&panoid=lLJTnh17jIXHID8MtvQbXg&cbp=12,270,,0,0
  12. Hi there fellow Houstonians, I am a first time buyer looking to purchase a home soon. I am 25 years old and do not have any kids so I am not very concerned about the school district, my price range is up to $150k and am only looking to buy a single-family 1900+ sq/ft I am specifically looking to purchase a home in West Houston (between 610 West and Beltway 8). It looks like the areas that can fit my criteria are Sharpstown and Fondren SW. Everybody has been telling me to stay away from Sharpstown because of the high crime rate but I have a notion that for these prices any home will be in a hig
  13. I don't know how many of you know of the hispanic night club called Carnival on Beechnut and 59 in the old K-Mart building. The place is a $#!*hole that is regularly packed beyond capacity only to have crime, drugs, drunk driving and prostitution spill in to the parking lot and streets surrounding it (which happen to be where I live). The stack for criminal complaints from HPD for the past three months at this place is about 5 inches thick. Every night it is open, you will hear gun shots, assaults take place, people get robbed, drunk drivers go flying down neighborhood streets, cars and pro
  14. St. Agnes Academy has bought the old Gillman Dealership property in Sharpstown. The attached letter went out to parents and alumni: ************************************* Dear St. Agnes Academy parents, friends and alumnae: I am excited to announce St. Agnes Academy purchased 18.709 acres of vacant property at the corner of Fondren Road and Bellaire Boulevard today. Acquiring this property, which is just minutes from our existing St. Agnes facilities, marks a major milestone in carrying out our strategic plan. This endeavor supports our mission to provide a state-of-the-art learning facility
  15. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/garden/07qna.html?_r=1 "Sometime later this month, Mary Ellen Carroll, a conceptual artist who has been lecturing for the last few years at Rice University’s school of architecture, will oversee the 180-degree rotation of a small one-story house in the Houston suburb of Sharpstown, a once-prosperous postwar planned community that has suffered economic reversals. The project, “prototype 180,” will be streamed live on the Web." Sounds like one if the dozens of upside down houses that pop up in postcards and "Weird (insert state here)" books. Should be good for p
  16. Just came across this info on the new plans for the Sharpstown Mall property: Monday, December 21, 2009, 12:37pm CST<H2 class=column_name></H2> Sharpstown Center to be PlazAmericas Houston Business Journal Sharpstown Center will get a new face and name as part of a $10 million revitalization and rebranding plan. The property’s owner, Sharpstown Mall Texas LLC, and its manager, Grupo Zocalo, a subsidiary of Houston-based Boxer Property Management Corp., plan to rename the center PlazAmericas to reflect the area’s community. Sharpstown Mall opened in 1961 as Houston’s first enclosed
  17. anyone know what is going on in the sharpstown area? an abandoned car lot was demolshed and cleared. what do they have planned for that area. i hope they transform the area like they did gulfgate. peace out
  18. I was checking out har.com and found several condos in the $40-70k range at THE SUSSEX highrise on 7520 Hornwood Dr near Sharpstown mall off of 59. Does anyone know if this is a nice condo complex to live in? What about the area of town? Along the same lines, anyone have any thoughts of 2016 Main in Downtown? I'm looking for a purchase a condo but I would like to keep the price under 80k if possible. Does anyone know where I could get info on maintience fees for condos in Houston? Har does not list them. Thanks Josh
  19. Am I mistaken or did the Sharpstown Mall recently disappear? I went down to Sears there last week and wondered why the parking lot was empty. It looks like it recently changed into the Southwest Corporate Center or something like that and Sears is the only retail tenant left. I didn't hear anything about this and was surprised when I noticed. What's the story?
  20. Chronicle article here. Interesting to contrast this suburban-style development with the move towards denser, more pedestrian oriented retail developments inside the Loop.
  21. Was HISD's neglect of the Robert E. Lee campus purposeful? It's a complete dump. Has it been closed yet? I don't believe there are any plans to renovate, am I correct? One would think this is by no accident. Perhaps if it had a different name, HISD might have put forth more effort to save it. My mother was one of the first graduates of this HS and named the yearbook.
  22. I was driving around yesterday looking for a lot over off Wateka in between Bissonett and Beechnut and I drove down the street next to it (Brae Acres) and I noticed some new large/luxury construction and I thought I'd take some pics for you guys. I'd like to see Sharpstown establish some new construction design guidelines so we don't end up with the same things that are happening in Bellaire where you have a 1940s bungalow next to a contemporary, next to a new spanish, next to a sugarbrick, across the street from a purple house. I also would like to see rules stating that you cannot take
  23. I attended Jane Long during the late 70's when Mr. Thompson was the principal. I was in the band directed by Jack LaLanne. Played at every football game and concerts throughout the year. Mr. LaLanne made the cut-ups do push-ups when they acted out. Our whole trumpet section was muscular. I was also on the first-ever girl's basketball team there coached by Mr. Hollingsworth and Miss Wallace. The boys got bussed to games, but the girls did not. We still had fun even though not very many schools had girl's teams. Used to buy Mentos at lunch and wear Eagles, Foghat, and Linda Ronstadt shi
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