My wife and I live in a house. We like our house. It has rooms and sinks and windows; it comes with electricity and air conditioning. We even like the people in our house, namely the two young boys who have completed one-third of their operation to destroy it. Like most homeowners with young children, my wife and I often find ourselves walking across the middle of the den … [Read more...] about Where is this valley where contractors disappear?
Dear Editor: In response to Marilyn Klevar’s recent letter “Einstein Bros. not a part of the revitalization” in which she laments the absence of an Einstein Bros. bagel shop within our neighborhood and suggests Einstein’s traffic would give Shipley’s on Ella @ 34th a run for its money. I guess Ms. Klevar never noticed the Toasted Bagel Shop, steps away from Shipley’s and now … [Read more...] about Reader: Einstein Bros. not a part of the revitalization
THE SKYLINE – Breaking News Bulletin!!! Houston is growing!!! This is about as breaking as all the other unimportant BNBs we get on our local TV news shows. “Lost dog is found.” “Summer is hot.” But, as usual, I have discovered some interesting items that may make you rich. For example, the average Houstonian has a 1-hour round commute and works an average of 41.2 hours per … [Read more...] about Countdown to big bucks
When you opened this page, what words did you read first? Based on centuries (literally) of studying reading habits, your eyes went straight for the headline: “Your trust, our reputation sacrificed for dollars.” Headlines matter. They matter even more than you realize, but don’t take my word for it. Here’s an excerpt from an excellent article in The New Yorker: “… … [Read more...] about Your trust, our reputation sacrificed for dollars
U.S. Rep. John Culberson, a Republican from Houston, is including language in a foreign relations bill urging the State Department to negotiate with Mexico for the return of the only flag on the Texian side known to have survived the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. It is called the New Orleans Greys flag, carried by two companies of volunteers from the United States who fought on … [Read more...] about The Art of the Deal