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Tree Killers Targeted

Tree killers targeted by Mayor Parker: Houston's own Lorax hits developers with major fines

By Tyler Rudick

Like the Lorax before her, mayor Annise Parker speaks for the trees . . . As area real estate continues to thrive, the City of Houston remains dead set on protecting trees and foliage growing o ...


Don't rain on my parade

Houston's Thanksgiving Parade is saved — for now: One-year fix leaves hope and questions

By Joel Luks

"We will have the Thanksgiving parade," Mayor Annise Parker declared at Houston City Hall. And with those emphatic words Tuesday, Parker announced a new one-year coalition that will e ...


Parade Interrupted

Houston Holiday Parade floats already dumped in a fire sale: This tradition's quietly been in longtime jeopardy

By Joel Luks

Frosty The Snowman doesn't exist and the annual Holiday Parade that sashays through downtown Houston during Thanksgiving is at risk of fading away into thin air. The latter is the type of n ...


Fake No Parking Signs

Fake no parking signs crop up all over Houston: Illegal signs prove to be an effective scare tactic

By Tyler Rudick

After recent reports on the growing problem of fake "no parking" signs, the City of Houston is hoping to set the record straight about legitimate street parking. We all know ...


Brew News

New brewery to open in Heights: Former oil chemist conjures up a bike friendly, beer garden haven

By Whitney Radley

Houston has become a hotbed for hopheads, and the latest craft brewery to ease into the market is Town in City Brewing Co., the brain child of former oil and gas chemist, Justin Engle, and his part ...


Your chance to vote

Recycle power: Houston in the running for Bloomberg's $5 million Mayors Challenge prize

By Whitney Radley

Back in November, the City of Houston was selected as one of 20 finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, a competition for a $5 million grand prize that will help a city impleme ...


Helping Hens

Chickens in the city: Campaign to treat the birds like cats or dogs makes big strides

By Whitney Radley

Hens for Houston believes that the current city ordinance outlawing chickens within a 100 feet of a neighboring home, school, church or business is behind the times. And, as evidenced by a strong s ...


Passing On Knowledge & Bad Acting

Houston's once-mocked mass shooting defense video adopted by other states: A grant well spent?

By Whitney Radley

In the wake of the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colo., the City of Houston released a garish-bordering-on-comical PSA video to teach residents the strategy to "RUN. HIDE. FIGHT ...


A Singles Haven

Main Street high-rise gets big tax incentives: The $67 million SkyHouse is set to rise

By Whitney Radley

News broke last week that Novare Group, an Atlanta-based developer, was partnering with two other firms on plans to build a 24-story, 336-unit high-rise apartment at 1625 Main Street — b ...


Think green

In search for innovative ideas, Houston is among top 20 finalists for $5 million prize

By Whitney Radley

Bloomberg Philanthropies has released its top 20 finalists for the Mayors Challenge, a competition for a $5 million grand prize to help with implementation of an innovative idea. And out of 305 app ...


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