- ExxonMobil Sells Eight Greenspoint Plaza Building; Will Lease Back from New Owners for Undisclosed Amount of Time [Houston Business Journal]
- Gallery Furniture Breaks Ground on Richmond Location, at 165,000 SF Its Largest Store Yet [Houston Business Journal]
- Discount Retailer for Teens Five Below Opening First of its 8 Planned Houston-Area Stores on June 6 [Houston Business Journal]
- Ken Bridge’s ZZ Top Memorabilia-Decorated El Cantina Opening June 10 on White Oak [Houstonia; previously on Swamplot]
- Shuttered Galleria Bar Prohibition Reopening as Part of 15,000-SF Burlesque Bar, Supper Club, Beer Garden Complex on Prairie St. Downtown [Culturemap]
- Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Plans To Grow from One to 45 Houston-Area Restaurants Over Next 7 Years [Houston Business Journal]
- Galveston Island Brewing Opens Its Tap Room [Galveston County Daily News]
- Walkthrough of a $16.8M Woodlands Estate, the Houston Area’s Most Expensive Home Listed for Sale [Culturemap]
- Houston the 14th Most Congested Metro Area in the U.S. and the Most in Texas, According to TomTom [The Highwayman]
- Houston, the Great American Unbranded City [Not of It; previously on Swamplot]
- Installation of 2 New Showers Marks First of Planned Amenities Along Seawall [Galveston County Daily News ($)]
- Katy Residents Post Threatening Signs To Warn Speeders [Click2Houston]
Photo of AlvaGraphics at Shepherd Dr. and Center St.: elnina via Swamplot Flickr Pool
Why would anyone live in a 30,700 sq ft, 11 bedroom house? Unless they have 10 kids, then it’s just to showoff. I wouldn’t want it, even if I had the $16m.
“One neighbor, who asked not to be identified, said she doesn’t like the signs. She thinks they’re threatening and “tacky.” She also said she has had six dogs get hit and killed by drivers in the more than 20 years she has lived on this street and it still doesn’t change her opinion.”
Speeding should be a misdemeanor crime in every circumstance and if you get pulled over you should go to jail, not written a ticket. The fact that we as a society hedge the limit as an accepted law to break is so, so very stupid. I guess if everybody pointed lasers at airplanes it’s ok, or if every bike rider shot at any car that came to close IT”S OK. FUCK CARS AND ANY ASSHOLE WHO WANTS TO DEFEND THEM.
I once got called in for jury duty many many years ago…. turns out it was to address multiple speeding ticket cases. They recycled us for the entire day. Anyway I learned that speeding is not an absolute crime. In other words you can go to court to defend yourself by admitting to the speeding infraction but with a justifiable excuse such as “I was moving with the flow of the traffic”, or “the weather was perfect for driving”, or “I was trying to pass someone to get out of a dangerous situation”, or “I was bleeding to death”, as long as the jury believes you, the infraction will disappear.
I would understand your rage if there weren’t other equally dangerous moving violations that don’t get addressed by police, like tailgaiting and passing on the right. Before we start hauling people off to fail maybe we could ticket those people.