• 08.29.12 5:10 p.m.
    Posted by Peter Radowick

    Visitors who haven't been to Houston in five years are often surprised by all the development that has taken place around the George R. Brown Convention Center.

    And if you haven't been to the Bayou City in 40 years, photos such as those seen here are difficult to fathom. Two entire generations – and almost anybody below the age of 50 – are strangers to the landscape shown here.

    Houston native Frank Staats was a veteran property manager from his perch at Houston Center for 25 years ...

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  • 05.29.12 3:24 p.m.
    Posted by Peter Radowick
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    Houston Mayor Annise Parker recently accepted the Community Award presented by the local San Jacinto Council of the Girl Scouts of the USA. The local council recognized the GRB for its efforts in the Girl Scouts’ national convention last fall and for participating in other local events, too. Posing for pictures are, from left, Bette Lehmberg and BJ Bonner of the San Jacinto Council, Mayor Parker, GRB general manager Luther Villagomez, national sales manager Beverly Peterson, event manager Brenda Petersen and chef Edward De La Garza.

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  • 11.07.11 2:30 p.m.
    Posted by Peter Radowick
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    After much anticipation, Phoenicia Specialty Market opened today on the ground floor of One Park Place in downtown Houston, just three blocks from the George R. Brown Convention Center. Here, store owner Zohrab "Bob" Tcholakian does some heavy lifting as Phoenicia's custom-made conveyor belt delivers piping-hot pitas to the ground floor for packaging. Phoenicia, with its many delectibles, looms as a must-see place for those who work, live and visit downtown Houston.

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  • 10.10.11 1:35 p.m.
    Posted by Peter Radowick
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    Greenlink, a new 2.5-mile bus route that will begin circulating in May 2012, was announced in a press conference Monday morning at the BG Group's new  headquarters at 811 Main. The new amenity for downtown workers, residents and visitors will be completely FREE to all users. When operational, seven buses will operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.,  approximately seven minutes apart at peak times. Shown here, from left, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, David Keane of the BG Group, Bob Eury of the Houston Downtown Management District, Mayor Annise ...

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