Maya Angelou died yesterday. I wasn’t able to read much of the coverage since I spent most of the day at Houston City Council, which after several hours of public comment resoundingly passed, 11-6, an ordinance which outlaws discrimination against, among all manner of groups, gay people.
Tag Archives: Houston
May 8, 2014
Could they still do it? Could Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, four decades (more or less) in, still bring their legendary intensity and joyousness to a live concert? As a fan — perhaps acolyte is more like it — of long standing, I’ll admit I did have some small measure of concern Tuesday as I made the drive to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands.
I needn’t have worried.
May 5, 2014
Yesterday, Houston held the second interation of its “Sunday Streets” pilot project, where large stretches of a major thoroughfare are closed to vehicular traffic for several hours to encourage folks to get out and walk or bike, meet their neighbors, and just plain get to know the city at ground level.
August 24, 2013
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.
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.