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  1. Per Twitter, City Council approved this. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/transportation/article/council-white-oak-trail-txdot-sale-i45-rebuild-19472542.php
  2. Here is a link to The Chronicle article… https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/houston/article/mayor-john-whitmire-city-council-budget-cuts-19468797.php “The reduced funding, however, should not significantly impact core department services. The decrease is due to the end of several one-time funding sources that supported projects including the expansion of Houston’s bike share program and a tracker for historic preservation applications, according to Ostlind. It is also because of the elimination of an internal accounting practice that previously transferred money between the general fund and the special revenue fund based on staffing needs.”
  3. Speaking of the Kinders. I was driving west bound on Memorial on my way to the Arboretum (closed, by the way) and noticed KINDER LAND BRIDGE in gold lettering on a low profile monument before passing through the tunnel. Has this always been there? I don’t recall ever seeing it before today. P.S.: hope the arboretum did not sustain too much damage…
  4. They wouldn’t be garage apartments without the garage…
  5. I think Whitmire just used that excuse to shut the move down. The real reason, as stated in the Montrose Library thread, is if the city abandons the current library location the building can be taken over by UST. But he threw you a bone to chew on... 🤣
  6. What’s really funny is he shot -5 in his round today and is only 3 off the lead. That man is a machine!
  7. News reports are saying the broken glass is from flying debris as opposed to barometric pressure, but I'm not so sure. One eye witness said she saw the window glass bowing. She was sure it was going to shatter and she was on the 39th floor of her building.
  8. Power restored at 4:56 a.m. I know a lot of dedicated workers made that happen. Thank you!
  9. That was about as bad as any hurricane I've experienced and I've been through a few...very scary...lots of tree limbs scattered about and wooden fences down... my neighbor says 4 people are dead. Just terrible. I don't think it was a tornado but some people are saying it was. I didn't hear the loud freight train sound. I think it was straight line winds.
  10. You can find the video at houstontx.new.swagit.com The exchange is at the very end of the council meeting. What Whitmire said about 3 lanes has totally been taken out of context (shocker!). He is not compromising. In fact he said the exact opposite "there is not going to be much of a debate. I've been very clear." Whitmire said he met with the TIRZ last Friday and they are willing to make modifications to "protect the mobility of Durham and Shepherd." He's not budging on this... don't be deluded. He reiterated that there are "special interests" pushing this...
  11. "Eddie Garcia won't be Houston's new police chief. Dallas' top cop to stick with job through 2027" https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/crime/article/houston-police-chief-eddie-garcia-staying-dallas-19458670.php
  12. I think people are misinterpreting the mayor's comments. He didn't offer a compromise based on everything I've heard and read...
  13. For those unable to read the article... the lanes themselves will remain and be used the exact same way they are today. They just won't be painted red. Instead they will be marked with diamonds.
  14. I had lunch at Shanghai River this week. I asked the gentleman at the register if they would be moving soon. He said he just renewed a 3-year lease ...not sure what this means for the proposed development.
  15. Was going to have lunch at Ema on Saturday. There was a line out the door! I guess they are doing ok and visibility is not an issue.
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