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Bomb Shelter House

This $500,000 Houston house comes with its own bomb shelter: Talk about bang for your buck

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through so ...


What's In a Name?

Reliant Stadium's surprising name change raises plenty of questions: Will Houston embrace the switch?

By Barbara Kuntz

Are you ready for a major Houston name change? Reliant Stadium is about to become NRG Stadium and Reliant Park will be called NRG Park in a sweeping switch engineered by Rel ...


A True Houston Icon

The last real cowboy: Leroy Shafer swears this won't be his final Rodeo, resignation no matter

By Tyler Rudick

For more than 40 years, Leroy Shafer and his trademark cowboy hat have been de facto stand-ins for the entire Houston Rodeo experience — a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' ro ...


Astrodome Is Historic

Astrodome is officially historic, but landmark's future remains up in the air

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The Astrodome has just been added to the National Register of Historic Places, but its fate remains up in the air. The designation by the National Park Service, which occurred on Thur ...


Dome Cents

Astrodome fight gets its own trendy T-shirt: Who says you can't fight the power and be stylish?

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Are you one of the people still trying to save the voted-down Astrodome? A local historic preservationist thinks he has just the T-shirt for you. James Glassman created Houstorian, an ...


Parker's Big Plans

Mayor Annise Parker reveals her third term agenda — and what she'd do with the Astrodome

By Clifford Pugh

Even after 16 years in public office in Houston, there's one thing that Mayor Annise Parker says she still can't get used to: People wanting to have their photo taken with her. &q ...


Astrodome Towers Demolished

Astrodome towers come tumbling down in a cloud of dust

By Clifford Pugh

It took only a few seconds Sunday night for three Astrodome ramp towers to come tumbling down. The round cylinders, which were added in the late 1980s to accommodate an expansion of 10,000 sea ...


New Astrodome Plans

New strange Astrodome plans emerge even as the demolition begins

By Tyler Rudick

Nearly a month after voters rejected a $217 million referendum to convert the Astrodome into an exhibition center, officials continue to wrestle with how to proceed on the iconic, but decaying stad ...


History's Long Goodbye

Part of the Astrodome is already coming down: Only 11 days to demolition

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Only a few weeks ago, Harris County voters rejected a $217 million bond to transform the Astrodome into an event and exhibition center, leaving the ultimate fate of the structure unknown. Reliant P ...


Pix of the Day

Pie Madness! People wait in long lines — outside in the cold and rain — to secure Thanksgiving treats

By Barbara Kuntz

We've all done it: Stand in line for tickets, food, drinks . . . even at cash registers, especially during holiday shopping. Some of us (me included) even stood in line for Astrodome turf or st ...


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