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Climate change in Houston

August 24, 2013

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How will Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast fare in the next quarter-century as the impacts of climate change interact with an economy built largely around the petrochemical industry? A panel of experts addressed many of the questions around that conundrum this week in the first of two public forums.

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Art Cars redux

May 12, 2013

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Another year, another Art Car Parade. This time, no pontificating, just photos.

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Yippie-ki-yay!

February 25, 2013

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Riders get ready to begin the parade as the sun rises over downtown Houston.

Last weekend, I took in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo downtown parade for the first time in several years. The weather was spectacular, and the crowd was massive, diverse and enthusiastic. There were horses, riders, and marching bands. All in all, a great day to be in Houston.

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Sabine to Shepherd and Back Again

January 6, 2013

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Today featured some of the most spectacular weather my hometown has seen in quite some time — crisp, clear skies, a slight chill in the air and absolutely no humidity.

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Apollo 13′s Gene Kranz: No room for failure

September 12, 2012

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Gene Kranz was one of my heroes long before I ever really knew who he was. And earlier this evening, I finally got to hear him speak.

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Fog and explosives

January 11, 2012

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The former Prudential Building in Houston's Texas Medical Center, before it was imploded in January 2012.

This past weekend, I had to the opportunity (with several hundred others) to watch a major building in Houston be turned to dust.

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Forsooth, Houston, the play’s the thing

July 31, 2011

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Last night, I took in the Houston Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Taming of the Shrew at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The production, like most I’ve seen by the festival, was first-rate, reminding me once again how vital the festival and the theater are in Houston’s cultural scene.

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Restoring history amidst a sea of change

June 26, 2011

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I had the opportunity this weekend to visit Freedmen’s Town, the historic black community formed by newly freed slaves on the outskirts of downtown Houston, in the Fourth Ward.

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The Art Car Parade: Keeping Houston weird

May 23, 2011

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What is it about the Art Car Parade that makes it the quintessential Houston event?

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A Houston weekend: Dragon boats, Cinco de Mayo, and the Silk Road

May 7, 2011

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Houston political and civic leaders often speak of how the city is a model of diversity for the nation. And while some radio commentators seem to treat “diversity” as a virtual four-letter word, it seems most Houstonians have embraced the multicultural stew that the city has become in the past few decades.

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