According to City Councilman Mike Laster of District J on the southwest side, the biggest problem with stolen shopping carts taken from local retail stores is that they often wind up tangled together at the bottom of drainage canals, effectively forming giant dams, blocking water flow.
Things get bad when Houston floods. Water swamps homes, takes lives and shuts down the city. But it should be so much worse. There shouldn't even be a city here. But there is, and most Houstonians casually accept the enormous drainage system - the bayous, creeks and gullies - that keep it precariously dry in a former wetland.
Elected officials help Bayou Preservation Association toast 50th anniversary luncheon.
A half-century of promoting mindful watershed management and conservation was celebrated in style as several hundred supporters of protecting our bayous turned out.
There are many great paddling destinations in the Houston/Gulf Coast region. This article gives readers the inside scoop on where to find paddling trails and also where to rent kayaks and canoes.
Mountain bikers head in droves to 100 Acre Wood Preserve.
As sand mining increases along river’s West Fork, stakeholders race to preserve wetlands
Crews begin blazing a trail along Spring Creek
Jim Robertson’s foray into the world of parks and pathways along Cypress Creek came in 2004. Robertson, who is now the chairman of the Cypress Creek Greenway Project, discovered a tract of land that had been bought by Harris County Precinct 3 in the ’80s for a future park.
Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition brings $55 million project to Harris County