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The Texas Department of Transportation has begun public meetings to begin collecting feedback on 201 road projects the agency plans to tackle this year. The new construction and maintenance projects (click here for a searchable list that offers a description of all projects, their physical locations and costs) will be funded in part using Proposition 1 dollars approved by Texas v...
Read Post [Posted on 01/27/2015 By John Askins]
The Best Neighborhood in the Heights? THis is a post I did over a year ago but is still apropos. It is a question I get asked all the time. "What is the best part of the Heights?" There is no obvious answer. Woodland Heights and the original Houston Heights are certainly the premier areas, but with the boom in constuction and all the Heights Historic Districts (there are now 7...
Read Post [Posted on 01/26/2015 By Richard Martin]
By Kate Shipman / Lions Club columnist Houston Community Newspapers For Conroe Noon Lions, Wednesdays at noon are an opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones and learn more about our wonderful community and how we can serve it. At most meetings, our program will feature a community leader, charitable organization or other speaker who informs us about the needs and goings on in an...
Read Post [Posted on 01/26/2015 By Gail Cain]
Would You Like Lindale Park? Lindale Park is a cool little pocket of homes just east of the the Heights. It is in the Near Northside neighborhood, straddling Irvington Ave., just inside the 610 N Loop. The attached pdf gives a description of the neighborhood, location, age and style of homes, market conditions and more. Would you like Lindale Park? That's not easy to answer. Start by ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/24/2015 By Richard Martin]
  Woodland Heights is a premier part of the Heights and is extremely popular. It is popular because it has always been deed restricted and it is zoned to Travis Elementary. There hasn't been much inventory lately so prices are a little difficult to summarize. Little homes that are tear-downs or in need of remodeling sell in the $400's. Nicely remodeled bungalows (the predo...
Read Post [Posted on 01/24/2015 By Richard Martin]
Expect a few delays this weekend on the road due to construction. The Texas Department of Transportation has a website that provides information about all closures in effect this month for the Houston area. The link below provides updated highway closure information: http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/construction/construction_report.aspx Information courtesy of the Texas Department of Tran...
Read Post [Posted on 01/24/2015 By Kenya Burrell]
It's been cold and rainy this week but the sun is expected to come out on Sunday! This is a perfect opportunity to go look at some beautiful Houston houses. Check out our open house finder to find an open house near you: http://www.har.com/openhousefinder/   We are always here to help you in the home buying process! -Mary & Kelly ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By Kelly Stewart]
Imperial Park Rec Center to host The Sugar Gala – A Father/Daughter Dance Sugar Land, TX - Dads and their sweet little girls are invited to attend the “Sugar Gala – A Father/Daughter Dance” at the Imperial Park Recreation Center (IPRC), 234 Matlage Way, for an evening of dancing and fun on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 6-8 p.m. A photo area will be available for pictures, a...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By Stanley Poscovsky]
The 5.21-acre Bob and Dolores Hope estate in Toluca Lake has come back on the market at $23 million. The English traditional-style home was designed by architect Richard Finkelhor, who also worked on houses for Barbara Stanwyck, Zeppo Marx and Harpo Marx.  The home was designed for large gatherings and intimate visits from neighbors such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. The main house,...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By John Askins]
Parades Parades Parades!!! 22 parades and thousands of beads!!! It's Mardi Gras time o Galveston Island! February 6 - 17. www.mardigrasgalveston.com ETC brings another timeless production to Galveston Godspell will be on stage at Island East-End Theater Company on February 27 - March 28. www.islandetc.org Artwalk where friends and families gather together to admire the works of our i...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Dee Richmond]
This Oaks of Inwood home is just 2 miles north of Oak Forest but offer twice the size and amenities for under $300K. Drive north from the high priced Heights and Oak Forest on TC Jester. Just at Victory Dr you will  find this 4066 SF home on a 1/3 acre lot for $289,900. 4007 Black Locust is a brick 1983  home for sale in Oaks of Inwood area. ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Richard Martin]
The Heights and surrounding older neighborhoods are a confusing mix of house ages, styles, and character. Throw in a mix of civic associations, deed restrictions and historic districts and it's very easy to get confused. My Heights area blog www.RichMartinHomes.com  tries to sort this out. The Interactive Heights Area Map is helpful in seeing how these older neighborhoods fit...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Richard Martin]
This is my third post on the Oak Forest neighborhood. The first two were a Snapshot of Oak Forest, followed by prices of Oak Forest homes...not new homes, but the original 1950's era homes. This post covers prices of the new homes being built. There have always been a few new homes built here over the years, but the numbers have escalated drastically in the past few years. Of the 89 ho...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Richard Martin]
HEADLINES 32 New Houston Area Grocery Stores in 2015; Mapping Income by Neighborhood Across Texas CEO of Houston’s Biggest Builder Lennar Corp. Seeing Slight “Pullback” in Higher End Housing Here, Taking a ‘Wait-and-See’ Approach To Local Growth Amid Oil Price Decline [Prime Property] More New Retail Expected in 2015 Than Anytime in Last 6 Years, I...
Read Post [Posted on 01/20/2015 By Angela Rollins]
Livingston parks play host to a variety of events! Livingston's 100 acre Pedigo Park leads the outdoor pack among city parks as the locale for major events and room to play, while Mathews Street Park offers alternatives activities and smaller parks provide other possibilities. Pedigo Park located on U.S.. 59 just North of U.S.. 190 is home to two fishing ponds, fields for baseball, softb...
Read Post [Posted on 01/20/2015 By Marie Castecka]
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