Scott McClellan, would provide, clear, detailed answers to your questions regarding HEB’s promised experimental multi floor, super store on Shepherd. However, he’s currently distracted by his Pants Fire.
They were never going to build anything but a “Pantry” style store on the property (if that). It was all about the “Wet/Dry” vote.
Here’s the chance to prove me wrong, Scott. Build a biggie on Shepherd at 23rd. Let’s see those bulldozers and cranes.
Houston is no Silicon Valley
The best time of my life was the 10 years I spent in the SF Bay Area, first five years in Palo Alto, later in Berkeley. Coming home after work I would scale the Berkeley Hills on my mountain bike and be rewarded with a great view over the bay on the top or visit one of the many open space preserves close by. Yosemite is not too far away, skiing at Lake Tahoe in winter.
Hardly mosquitos and dry heat. Friendly people conscience about technology, their body and mind and their responsibility towards future generations.
Many Californians have realized that there is no human right for driving around the largest truck one can afford or filling up the shopping cart mindlessly with plastic bags just because they can. Nothing wrong with car sharing, public transport or leaving reusable bags in the trunk. It is a state of mind, maybe one day “our people” will arrive there, too.
I had my fun over there and miss it, I agree with the editor, I could not afford any of this with my own family now.
Thanks for the funny read…laughed all the way through it.
Lowering the legal limit
Reader Jason Hochman seems to think that lowering the BAC limit to .05 or even .02 would help end drunk driving deaths here in Houston. I don’t recall seeing any deaths caused by alcohol that were anywhere near our .08 limit already in force. Most happened when the offender was at double or triple the .08 number, if not more.
If the limit was lowered to what he proposes, a lot of everyday law abiding folks out for a night of food and a little drink would be in danger of being thrown in jail because of an excessively restrictive knee jerk law.
Residents livid over tree removal, property damage by city workers
The city just does not care anymore. This is very sad and heartbreaking. Through the years of eminent domain they have encroached on property lines on many of the home lots from the 40s, 50s and 60s and just don’t realize what it means to have trees.
While I understand that they would have appreciated a notice, I, along with thousands of other motorists, have driven past this section of road multiple times a day for the last five years. Homeowners have completely neglected this easement for years, letting ivy and trees almost entirely engulf utility and power lines. For the majority of the last five years, the sidewalk was hardly even visible, due to the lack of maintenance. At one point, I remember it being just a dirt trail from the overgrowth of the sidewalk.
So, to see homeowners that didn’t lift a finger to maintain their property, now complain that the city removed “their” trees, is laughable. This has been a safety hazard and an eye sore for thousands of people for years, and yet, The Leader picks up the story because 5-10 homeowners now have to look at a newly renovated apartment complex instead of having decaying trees block their view. How unfortunate.
I applaud the forestry department working to make this easement safe and clear of decaying trees that would have, no doubt, caused power and utility losses. Perhaps homeowners will take responsibility in the future to actually maintain their trees and overgrown property. Had they done this, the forestry department would have never needed to even get involved. If you would have included pictures of the other side of the fence, everyone would get to see the whole picture.
Trashy looking. I would plant some hackberry’s just to show em.