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11 hours ago, ChannelTwoNews said:

so we piled into the '78 Cougar XR-7 

Unimpressed Zach Galifianakis GIF

 

I was born in 86 so I missed out on a lot of the 70s and 80s "fun" cars but I had a couple family members and friends that had 80s cougars. I remember them all smelling the same lol

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On 5/11/2022 at 9:39 AM, H-Town Man said:

Cool shot. I still don't know how I feel about the diagonal orientation. It looks like it's photobombing the rest of the buildings.

Photobombing is the perfect word. From some views, it looks great...from others (this one in particular), I agree 100%.

I really like the view coming in from Memorial Dr now. This tower looks much more complimentary and you can still get a full view of 609 Main at a great angle. That's what I don't like about the view coming in from 45 North now. It's not this tower's best angle IMO, plus it completely photobombs 609 Main and ruins the chemistry that building had with the rest of the skyline from that angle.

That said, it's a great addition...and as you've also noted, I think they did a great job on the street level experience. I love walking around this whole area now. It's a sea change from even 5 years ago. It really looks terrific.

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On 5/20/2022 at 9:54 AM, Ross said:

I remember 1983 and 1989. 1983 was pretty bad. I had gone to stay with my parents in Katy, and the thermostat on my car failed in the open position. Nothing like changing a thermostat in 12 degree weather, with your hands getting wet. 1989 didn't seem nearly as bad.

If it failed open, I guess your car would have been ok, just taken a while for the engine to warm up.

 

On 5/20/2022 at 9:22 AM, Twinsanity02 said:

Very true.  An example is what happened in the freeze of 2021. The last vivious freeze we had was in 1989 ( there was another one in 1983). By the time the Valentines day freeze of 2021 hit, a large number of people in the Houston MSA had either been too young to remember or had moved from regions where such low temperatures either do not happen or do nor pose a threat. Hence many people did not drain their pipes and we had a repeat of 1983.

We had one in '86 where there was accumulated snow. I'm too young to remember '83, although I do remember Hurricane Alicia in '83.

 

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9 hours ago, H-Town Man said:

If it failed open, I guess your car would have been ok, just taken a while for the engine to warm up.

 

We had one in '86 where there was accumulated snow. I'm too young to remember '83, although I do remember Hurricane Alicia in '83.

 

It never did warm up, even when I drove for an hour. That's why I replaced the thermostat. I also had to have the brakes bled, because the cold caused the brake fluid to shrink in volume, which somehow caused water in the fluid.

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I don't think the difference between walking and cycling is anywhere near as pronounced, in part because you have nearly as much flexibility on a bike as you do on foot. If you see something interesting on a bike you can easily stop and go investigate, and it's a lot easier to catch something that could be interesting at 18mph than 35+.

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I would agree that you'll notice almost as much biking as walking with one caveat - I am way less likely to take a random picture while biking compared to walking.  Hinedesky must have a bike mounted camera or something

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On 6/27/2022 at 9:48 PM, toxtethogrady said:

Interesting. Chevron just announced they're moving more people from San Ramon to Houston. If they're not building anything new, then where are they putting these relocated people up?

 

On 6/27/2022 at 9:55 PM, hindesky said:

As far as I know Chevron took over the two Enron buildings and some of the old Continental/United tower.

 

This doesn't mention specific buildings but it sounds like Chevron has space available for the transfers.

 

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Chevron-s-offer-to-pay-for-staff-to-move-to-17271037.php

 

Last week Chevron confirmed it will remain in California, but it is inviting employees to move to Houston...

It's still a question though of how many of its 2,000 employees in San Ramon would actually make the move.  Chevron isn’t requiring employees to move to Texas, but its offer to cover employees’ relocation is another sign that Houston is a primary center of operations for the oil major. Chevron has about 8,000 employees in the Houston area, including about 6,000 employees in downtown Houston...

The energy firm has roughly 3 million square feet of office space in downtown Houston spread across three buildings. Chevron also owns two office buildings in northwest Houston that it picked up after it acquired Noble Energy. One of those 438,000 square-foot building represented one of the largest blocks of sublease office spaces available in Houston area as of the first quarter 2022, according to real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. In the past year, Chevron also moved into a leased small office space in The Ion, Rice Management Co.’s startup incubator in Midtown Houston.

 

They're not moving the HQ at this time. Exxon relocated many of their employees here but left their HQ in DFW until recently. Is Chevron following this game plan?

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3 hours ago, 79ta said:

Is Chevron following this game plan?

My guess is it depends on how many of its people choose to move to Houston.

If only a handful go, then it makes sense to stay in California.  Unless Chevron can get some concessions from the state and local governments.

Otherwise, if a sizable percentage of employees ditch California, it makes sense to move.   

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15 hours ago, ATH said:

So is it true that the highly anticipated restaurant is not going to happen?  The deal fell through?

 

It's still listed on the restaurant's website as "coming 2022"

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Just curious Houston19514

Do you work for Central Houston? You always seem to have some inside info.

If you do has Bob Eury left the stadium? He was always so positive and led both the Downtown District and Central Houston with such dignity and success. The city will miss him. He was instrumental in so many initiatives for downtown.

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6 minutes ago, bobruss said:

Just curious Houston19514

Do you work for Central Houston? You always seem to have some inside info.

If you do has Bob Eury left the stadium? He was always so positive and led both the Downtown District and Central Houston with such dignity and success. The city will miss him. He was instrumental in so many initiatives for downtown.

I do not, and I have no inside info.  I just keep my ear to the ground, I'm very observant and have a very good memory (and I'm pretty good at digging up information on the internet).

Yes, Bob Eury retired within the last year.

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