I am sure that there is some law that prevents this, but why not reduce the tax rate so we have no excess to share? The tax payers would certainly support this and it would reduce election costs and continued future hassles about this subject.
Healthcare Legislation uproar
Isn’t all this uproar over healthcare legislation the biggest, noisiest mess you’ve ever seen? One bunch writes a bill and shows it to everybody, another bunch attacks it and demands something else, others scrutinize the details and suggest amendments, then additional information is released and it all starts over again, one giant melee until, well, we must suppose, a final product will in time get hammered out. What a refreshing change from having some bilious Chicago-thug president and his rancid Party henchmen conspire in secret then ram a debilitating dictate right down our throats!
Residents begin bidding farewell to Northwest Mall
Northwest Mall was “THE” place to go! As others have stated, you could go there as a teen and shop and shop and shop – and parents didn’t have to worry. I remember the Fountain in the center being so beautifully decorated at Christmas – hearing many local area church groups gathering to sing Christmas carols. There were a couple of shoe stores – Bakers and Thom McAn. Of course the two BIG stores – Foleys and Pennys. Never did like it when Macy’s took over – just wasn’t the same. Foley’s offered my Girl Scout troop a class on modeling, etc – and we had a “Fashion Show” there. All the little speciality shops were also great. The era of that kind of place is long gone; but the memories live on!
I used to work at Woolsworth’s in the Northwest Mall 45 years ago. Helped stock the store before it opened. Then as a waitress at their little restaurant/lunch counter and worked my way up to manager of the restaurant. Really enjoyed working there – so sad to hear most of it is closing. Progress I guess.
I lived in NW Houston when this mall was built, and I grew up as one of those happy kids getting to run a muk here. I adored Spencer’s Gifts, my room was full of things from there. I loved how the mall’s management would always have a wonderful seasonal décor at the center water fountain. It was always beautiful … and of course the Christmas Santa train village was great for kids. I started bringing my children to Northwest Mall to see Santa even though I lived far north at that time – we still came to Northwest Mall.