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Old 10-23-2013, 08:33 AM
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I have three children who are third generation Native Houstonians...It makes me very happy to see that there is a plan for the Dome to remain a part of Houston, Texas.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=vwZVFvXqp1M
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Cool story, my best friend is an officer in the CG, they are stationed in Houston, we visited them last year and had a blast. Some of the places I remember that we enjoyed are Mongoose vs Cobra, Leons lounge, and Hay Merchant.
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Cool story, my best friend is an officer in the CG, they are stationed in Houston, we visited them last year and had a blast. Some of the places I remember that we enjoyed are Mongoose vs Cobra, Leons lounge, and Hay Merchant.
Next time you're here...look me up.
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Freed, ? for you. I was in Houston on a murder investigation about 4 or 5 years ago. Spent some time downtown and driving the loop. Downtown at the time looked like a war zone, boarded windows on buildings etc. Has it changed? I know I was an out of towner, but my partner and I drove a LONG way to try and find Barbq. We ended up eating at one of the 3.7 million mexican placees. I was upset to not find some texas babrq.
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Freed, ? for you. I was in Houston on a murder investigation about 4 or 5 years ago. Spent some time downtown and driving the loop. Downtown at the time looked like a war zone, boarded windows on buildings etc. Has it changed? I know I was an out of towner, but my partner and I drove a LONG way to try and find Barbq. We ended up eating at one of the 3.7 million mexican placees. I was upset to not find some texas babrq.
Downtown Houston has totally turned around...it's now the place to be. Lots of high-rise apartment buildings, new condo developments, bars restaurants, theater, etc.

(Let me preface the next part by telling you I spent about 15 years of my life BBQing competitively) There isnt much good BBQ in Houston. There are a couple spots that have things that I like...but to tell you that there is one place that has great Q across the board...sorry, cant give you one.

Now, just outside of Houston are some GREAT smoke houses....I mean GREAT!
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I have only one word from all the time I spent working in downtown Houston (Pennzoil, Shell).

TREEBEARDS!

The Longhorn Cafe's chicken fried steak was pretty much to die for, as well!

It's amazing anything gets done in the afternoon after a lunch like either of those!
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I have only one word from all the time I spent working in downtown Houston (Pennzoil, Shell).

TREEBEARDS!

The Longhorn Cafe's chicken fried steak was pretty much to die for, as well!

It's amazing anything gets done in the afternoon after a lunch like either of those!
Treebeards is good stuff...glad I don't work downtown because I wouldn't get anything done after work either.
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Funding for the Dome renovation will have to be brought to a bond election to approve the funding. Since half the people living here now didn't live here when the Dome was in it's glory days it will be a close call as to whether it will pass. I personally hope it does.
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Funding for the Dome renovation will have to be brought to a bond election to approve the funding. Since half the people living here now didn't live here when the Dome was in it's glory days it will be a close call as to whether it will pass. I personally hope it does.

Yes you're correct, but the chatter seems to be for it.
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Sept. 26, 1981 (I had to look it up), my Dad took me to the Astros game and we watched Nolan Ryan throw a no hitter. I was younger when we lived there but I remember thinking how it appeared larger than life. We went to a lot of events there. I hope they are able to save it.
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Originally Posted by reelyreely View Post
Freed, ? for you. I was in Houston on a murder investigation about 4 or 5 years ago. Spent some time downtown and driving the loop. Downtown at the time looked like a war zone, boarded windows on buildings etc. Has it changed? I know I was an out of towner, but my partner and I drove a LONG way to try and find Barbq. We ended up eating at one of the 3.7 million mexican placees. I was upset to not find some texas babrq.
Maybe you were there shortly after Hurricane Ike? That was 2008....
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