- Houston Again Sets Record for Construction Permit Values with 12-Month Total Topping $6.8B [Prime Property]
- Sprouts Farmers Market Opening Newest Houston Store on Aug. 20 in Spring, 3 More Locations To Follow This Summer [Houston Business Journal; previously on Swamplot]
- Stadium Signage To Change from ‘Reliant’ to ‘NRG’ in June; LED Lighting, Solar Canopies, Charging Stations Coming [Houston Business Journal]
- Fast Food, Strip Center, or Bank? As Car Lots Sell Out, Shepherd Dr. Owners Ponder Its Future [The Leader]
- Pre-Sales Begin for 3 Home Series in the Avalon Section of Riverstone in Sugar Land [Houston Business Journal]
- City Council Set To Consider Proposal To Create a New Historic District in the First Ward [Houston Chronicle ($); previously on Swamplot]
- Opposition to Memorial Park Bayou Erosion Plan Grows Louder as Deadline To Submit Public Feedback Approaches [Houston Chronicle ($); more info]
- More Infrastructure Needed To Connect People to Parks in Houston [OffCite]
- Metro Expected To Approve Revised East End Overpass Plan for Light Rail Line in Today’s Vote [The Highwayman; previously on Swamplot]
- MTA To Again Open I-45 HOV Lanes South of Downtown on Weekends This Summer To Help Move Galveston Beach Traffic [The Highwayman]
- The History of Deroloc and Backward Spelling Mania in Houston [Houstonia]
- $60M 2-Year-Old Dallas High School Stadium Deemed Unsafe for Football [NBC News]
Photo of construction of Alliance Residential’s Block 334 Apartments: Marc Longoria via Swamplot Flickr Pool
$60M for a high school football stadium? What an absolute waste of taxpayer money. Sad to say that Texas is full of these expensive pet projects.
unrelated to these belligerent stadiusm that the local taxpayers vote and approve of, but a lot of wasteful spending in education is in fact mandated by the fact that school need to either use their tax revenue or risk having gobbled up by the redistribution plans.
education funding has been broken for so long in this state it’s just hilarious. and people wonder why we have the lowest rate of educational attainment in all of the industrialized nations. if it wasn’t for the fact that americans live to work and have the highest productivity we’d all be a bunch of poor ignoramus’.
“Sad to say that all of America is full of these expensive pet projects.” I fixed it for you Fernando. I wish there was a political group that would stand up to all this wasteful spending. Oh wait, its those ‘domestic terrorists’ with the ‘crazy’ ‘out of touch’ ideas!