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.
Tag Archives: Houston
May 12, 2013
Another year, another Art Car Parade. This time, no pontificating, just photos.
February 25, 2013
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.
January 6, 2013
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.
September 12, 2012
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.
January 11, 2012
This past weekend, I had to the opportunity (with several hundred others) to watch a major building in Houston be turned to dust.
July 31, 2011
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.
June 26, 2011
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.
May 23, 2011
What is it about the Art Car Parade that makes it the quintessential Houston event?
May 7, 2011
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.