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Will Battleship Texas make it to Galveston, or become a lost relic?

Lots of men live with the challenge of carrying on their family’s legacy. Tony Gregory’s just weighs 27,000 tons, is nearly two football fields long and could — but probably won’t — sink into Galveston Bay on Wednesday. Gregory, president … Continue reading

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Fort Bend intersection prompts fight with millions of dollars at stake

Dust kicking up from his heels, Roger Adamson said he would be perfectly content if this pristine piece of land south of Richmond owned by The George Foundation stayed mostly untouched, dirt road and all. Growth in Fort Bend County … Continue reading

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Houston is home to countless fake temporary license tags, and a Texas loophole is to blame

Temporary tags are, it seems, a permanent fixture around Houston. Everyone sees them, many flapping in the wind on the backs of cars in front of them on the freeway. They are on BMWs parked in the back of Sharpstown … Continue reading

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Memorial Park improvements prompt look for safe access routes for runners, cyclists

Cody Foster knows how tough it can be to cross Westcott on Blossom, just steps from Memorial Park. Driving south on Westcott once, Foster recalls having to slam the brakes to avoid hitting a boy on a bicycle who darted … Continue reading

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Stopped trains take toll on East End traffic, drawing ire of Houston residents and leaders

Lockwood Drive looked like a parking lot — and a disorganized one at that — south of Harrisburg Tuesday afternoon. Drivers idled in their cars, some stepping out to stretch or use the phone. Delivery drivers, even a Metro bus … Continue reading

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2020 was the year Houstonians stayed out of their cars and grabbed a bike. A record 34 of them died.

The coronavirus pandemic sparked a surge in bike sales and bike riding across the Houston region at a time when pedaling — and driving — area streets is deadlier than ever. A sharp drop in driving could not stop road … Continue reading

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The Streak: 20 years, 70K deaths and unfulfilled plans for zero road fatalities in Texas

Names add faces, but it’s the details that put the true horror to the reality on Texas’ roads. One day it’s two or three people, killed in a head-on crash on Interstate 45 in Buffalo and a city street in … Continue reading

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TxDOT trading tolls for managed lanes as it lays out long-term plans

The story of Houston’s growth and its roads has always been about bigger. More people has meant more concrete, farther into the suburbs and wider in the dense core. Now, state transportation officials are starting to re-write that, planning major … Continue reading

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TxDOT leaves a tip for restaurant chain: Don’t mess with our trademark

A Baytown-based Mexican restaurant group thought it had come up with a catchy, perfectly cheesy phrase for its newest billboard: Don’t Mess with Tex-Mex. El Toro’s corporate leaders were so taken with it, they applied for a trademark on the … Continue reading

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TxDOT’s $7 billion plan to shorten your I-45 commute may displace hundreds of families

Wherever Armando Litchenberger looks around Urbana Recording Studio, there are memories. The stool Jose Feliciano sat on to record a couple tracks. Goldie Hawn used the studio to mix the soundtrack for a TV movie she directed. Duran Duran re-cut … Continue reading

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