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Beloved Taco Closing

Beloved taco restaurant shuttering after light rail debacle: Plans to rise again in EaDo

By Eric Sandler

METRORail's red line extension to the near north side has brought improvements for area residents who ride the rails to jobs downtown and in the Texas Medical Center. It's even spurred ...


New Light Rail Fight

Houston light rail fight heats up: Pro rail forces tangle with U.S. Rep — again — over city's transportation future

By Clifford Pugh

Update: On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2015 transportation spending bill, 229-192, with a provision to deny federal funds for the University line. The U.S. Senate has ...


Light Rail Controversy Heats Up

Light rail on Richmond dead forever? Congressman crows over saving Post Oak from METRO destruction

By Shelby Hodge

Residents and business owners along Richmond Avenue are breathing a sigh of relief — at least for now — as U.S. Rep. John Culberson has had his way, quashing federal funding for li ...


AstroWorld Drama — Again?

AstroWorld land grab: Adult businesses and outlet malls barred from bidding on theme park site

By Tyler Rudick

Get ready to wipe away the rest of those pesky precious memories . . . the last piece of AstroWorld is up for sale. The Fort Worth investment company that purchased the storied Six Fl ...


On foot

New patio bar aims to create a walkable Houston neighborhood — and food truck haven

By Tyler Rudick

An up-and-coming stretch of Midtown is getting some new patio entertainment this month with the arrival of Capitol Bar — a METRO-friendly outdoor drinking spot owners see as being part o ...


Tough choices

No laughing matter: Houston trending in wrong direction with quality of life eroding, report says

By Clifford Pugh

A few years ago, our Montrose neighborhood group was fighting a street closure and our councilman, Jew Don Boney, wasn't very supportive. "This is a 'happy problem'," he said, ...


Part pep rally, part press conference

METRO milestone: Main Street bridge reopens downtown gateway to Houston's near Northside

By Whitney Radley

The half-mile stretch of Main Street between Naylor Street and Commerce Street may seem negligible, but its year-and-a-half-long closure has affected access to the University of Houston Downtown&nb ...


Unexpected announcement

METRO president and CEO George Greanias makes it official: He's moving on

By Whitney Radley

Last Friday, METRO made an unexpected announcement in an otherwise routine agenda for the transit authority's monthly board meeting: George Greanias, president and CEO since ...


the sprawl

METRO referendum is decided, but confusion lingers over future of Houston public transit

By Tyler Rudick

Nov. 6 closed a chapter of one of this election year's most controversial issues — the METRO referendum, a measure allowing the agency to use a portion of additional tax money f ...


Foodie News

Big changes for Ziggy's: Downtown locale closing, name's switching and Montrose getting madeover

By Sarah Rufca

Healthy isn't what it used to be. After decades of being known as Ziggy's Healthy Grill — and more recently as Ziggy's Bar & Grill — the Montrose restaurant is changing ...


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