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Free Press Summer Fest

Summer Fest blazes on in new location with sizzling performances by R. Kelly and St. Vincent

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Free Press Summer Fest has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 2009, with this year's seventh annual festival drawing some of the most exciting names in music. With six stages, dozens ...

Summer Fest Moves

"The show must go on:" Houston's Great Storm forces Free Press Summer Fest to new location

By Clifford Pugh

Houston's historic — and freakish — storm swamped Eleanor Tinsley Park, but that's not stopping Free Press Summer Fest. Officials for the two-day music extravaganza ann ...

Monumental Ideas

Judge Emmett tours Berlin for Astrodome ideas, but he might want to look closer to home

By Elizabeth Rhodes

This week, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and his team spent some quality time overseas at the Tropical Islands resorts, located outside of Berlin, to get ideas for a repurposed Astrodome. But h ...

Astrodome Seat Sale

There's still time to own a piece of the Astrodome in colorful stadium seat sale

By Marcy de Luna

While the future of the Astrodome remains a contentious issue, many Houstonians are still crazy after all these years for the Eighth Wonder of the World, as proven by the thousands who lined u ...

Smelly Astrodome Party

Thousands line up to party in the Astrodome — and get free hot dogs: Smell can't stop the fun

By Heather Staible

There’s nothing worse than throwing a party and nobody showing up. That certainly wasn’t the case for the Astrodome’s 50th birthday celebration Thursday night, which drew more tha ...

Astrodome Shame

St Louis absolutely shames Houston on the Astrodome with unabashed big money love of its own historic icon

By Ralph Bivins

It’s a tale of two cities. Two symbolic structures. Both 50 years old. For cities that dream big, 1965 was a very good year. Fifty years ago, St. Louis completed its Gateway Arch in O ...

Houston's New Indoor Park

Astrodome indoor park plan gets a new powerful push: Voters' will ignored in Save the Dome frenzy

By Chris Baldwin

The Astrodome's received another powerful endorsement in the fight to keep the hulking, rotting Houston landmark standing. The Urban Land Institute just released a report recommending unani ...

Big Ideas For 2015

Big ideas for 2015: Four grand visions that will transform Houston, from new AstroWorld to a swimming hole

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston's always been a city with great big ideas, and the year 2015 will, no doubt, see more innovative plans proposed and carried out. Here are just a few very notable visions Cultur ...

New Dome Plan

National urban planners dare Houstonians to implement bold proposal to save the Astrodome

By Clifford Pugh

Before a room full of Houston movers and shakers, including representatives from RodeoHouston and the Texans, the prestigious Urban Land Institute presented an ambitious plan to renovate and r ...

10 Real Estate Shockers

10 Houston real estate game changers: Give thanks for new Astrodome plan, Ashby high-rise & more

By Ralph Bivins

Sure, you can find negative news in Houston. The price of oil has been falling fast — always a worrisome omen for the Houston economy. And the inflation boogeymen will prompt the Feds to rais ...

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