- Campaign Aims to Brand Houston the ‘Culinary and Cultural Capital of the South,’ Boost Tourism by 35% Over Next 3 Years [Houston Chronicle]
- Crumbling Roads, Increased Traffic, Peak-Capacity Water Lines, Outdated Drainage Systems Could Halt Development, Economic Growth in Houston [HBJ]
- Some $18M in Infrastructure and Roadway Improvements Will Target Stretch of Texas 288 Considered a Food Desert [Houston Chronicle]
- Around the Corner Opening in a Restored Historic Home in the Warehouse District Today [Eater Houston]
- Free Press Houston Putting on New Festival in December at Silver Street Studios and Surrounding Area [Houston Chronicle]
- Ridership on New Light Rail Lines Increased in August, Buoyed By Free Rides [The Highwayman]
- What Middle-Class Residents in Northside Think of Gentrification in the Area [The Urban Edge]
- Memorial City Residents Meet to Plan Lawsuit Against City Over ‘Unnecessary Flooding’ [Houston Press]
- Sierra Club Report Finds NRG’s W.A. Parish Power Plant in Fort Bend County is Emitting Sulfur Dioxide Above Government Standards [Houston Public Media]
- No End in Sight for Dozens of Spring Branch Residents Whose Driveways Have Been Dug Up as Part of City Project [abc13]
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The culinary and cultural capital of the South! Too bad Texas is in the Southwest!
Uh, ever heard of New Orleans. I’m pretty sure it will always be the cultural and culinary capitol of the South……
Not that I care but to say Houston is in the Southwest is ridiculous. Whether Texas, or any part of it, is in the Southwest is debatable. I feel like the the Southwest starts somewhere around San Antonio.
Re: Infrastructure. Yes, identifying new mechanisms by way of which to locally fund infrastructure in a rapidly-growing state where the legislature largely defers the issue — even in boom years — is a matter that is very important. I’d agree with that. Obviously. However…I get really tired of hearing it from the principals of civil engineering companies.
It’d be great to have some thought leadership emerge from a different corner, one that wasn’t obviously pushing for profit or blind ideology. It’d be politically impotent, I’m 100% sure of that. Still, I’d like it.
More accurately put, Texas is Texas! It is not Southern or Southwest. And Houston is Texas’ Singapore.
As soon as we just let Houston “be itself”, instead of trying arbitrarily manufacture false labels, everything will fall into place and be right with the world.