A public park that I frequent (Sam Houston Park, in Houston TX) has a large statue which was dedicated in 1903 "to all heroes of the South who fought for the principles of states rights." I consider this to be a blot on the park, and while I don't want it to be removed, I would like to approach my city government about building a plaque or a marker explaining the historical context of "Lost Cause" monuments. [more inside]
Is there a limit to the time frame I can take a delinquent landlord to court for a un returned deposit he owes me? In Houston, Texas. Its been a year and a half and I am 99.99% sure he owes me the deposit. No receipts for repair expenses were given, despite his assurances he could. Thank you!
What should I be thinking about when considering a professional opportunity that would see me splitting time between two cities? [more inside]
I need to get some jeans hemmed. I don't want them to look home-sewn. I'd like the hems to look like they do when they're bought. Can someone recommend a tailor either in Cypress or near I-10 and Washington?
Objective: Career change to technical writing. Obstacles: My current demanding job. Needing to relocate to place that actually has technical writing jobs. **Please help me determine the feasibility of my plan to relocate and change my career. Details inside.** [more inside]
I am traveling to Houston for work soon and would like some help finding awesome things! I will have a car but not a lot of time as this is a work trip. [more inside]
Do you think I can build a network and find a job in technical communication despite living in the country with no STC chapter? My foundation is decent: an English degree and current technical job. Said job has few technical writing roles, and none available for the foreseeable future. More inside. [more inside]
Where in the Houston, TX area can my sister call to have a food and wine gift basket delivered to a new single mom? She is looking to avoid a basket of almonds and spicy mustard. She is hoping more for fruit, crackers, wine, and possibly prepared foods that could be frozen. She is in New York, so again, delivery: 75-100$ range.
Houston to NYC, but more importantly, NYC back to Houston... by train? Hopefully without it taking 2-6 days? [more inside]
I am having a group of friends/family over in a few weeks to watch Hertha/Paderborn, and am looking to buy a case of either Berliner Pils or Berliner Kindl (the Pilsner, not the Weisse)... I am in Houston, TX USA and can't find any. Suggestions? My google-fu for a way to buy it from an online distributor is failing, and Spec's couldn't get it.
Looking for recommendations for services for a family member who is at the very beginning of transitioning from male to female. [more inside]
Has anyone done the whole book a vacation the night before? If so, how? Is it worth it? Any special snowflakes with leaving from Houston? Where do I look? [more inside]
I'm going to Houston for a weekend next month, and will be wanting some good Texas barbecue. When I used to live there, I liked Pappas and Goode Company, but the last time I ate at either of those (about five years ago) I was disappointed. Where are the best places these days for true Texas barbecue in Houston? If they don't have their own smoker, or if the word "pulled" appears anywhere on the menu, I'm not interested.
Recommendations for a visa agency in Houston, Texas (one that's open on weekends) to obtain a tourist visa to travel to Brazil? [more inside]
I'm taking a trip to Houston this weekend, and as it's Lunar New Year, I'm quite interested to see if the good people of AskMe know of any cool stuff happening in relation to that this weekend. I found this event, but I'm hoping to be pointed to more! Also, I'm interested in any can't-miss sights/eats/events as well!
I married my wife this spring, and we're ready to get out of an apartment and into a house or townhouse. We're going to talk to some mortgage broker she found online today, and I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to do. I've printed out all the forms they've asked for, but I have no clue what questions I should be asking. Our communications with the guy we're seeing have been great and he seems helpful, but I'd love to hear your mortgage advice/stories. Also, if any Houstonians have specific recommendations I'd love to hear them as well. [more inside]
Surprisingly and excitingly this Norwegian will find himself in Houston for a few weeks. Hope me figure out what area to stay in! [more inside]
I have a 2013 Honda Accord and I'd like to get my windows tinted. How do I go about finding a good shop? Has anyone had a good experience with a particular shop in the Houston area? Nothing looks uglier than a bad tint job in a year, so I want to do this right.
Ok, so it sounds like a bunch of fireworks just went off downtown. I have never had such a hard time finding info on fireworks as I have in this city. Why did they go off and where can I find any info on ones coming up? (not the 4th, got that, thanks) [more inside]
I'm moving from Berkeley, CA to Houston, TX next week, I'm wondering if there are any significant differences in the legal regime I should be aware of. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I'm leaving graduate school for a job in Houston, TX in a few weeks and I'm looking for the best short-term transportation situation - apparently there is no public transportation whatsoever going to my job, and I'd like to be able to, you know, get to work. The hitch is that while I'm leaving in 2 weeks, my wife is leaving in 3 months, and she needs our car to get to work. I've got a motorcycle, but it's cheapest to ship that in the moving truck when we move our stuff in 3 months (not to mention I'm not sure how quickly I can arrange for it to be moved out there, and if it gets there too late, it's not worth doing anyway). [more inside]
In a week I'll be attending a big family event all the way down in Houston, Texas. The main family hotel is the Hilton and most events will be happening in the Galleria mall. I know I'm going to need an escape from all the intense family time, but I won't have a car and I'm low on non-family-time funds. I haven't been back to Houston almost at all as an adult. Is there anywhere nearby or in the mall that I can visit to regain a little calm or find a little funky charm to distract myself? [more inside]
I am considering taking up the ukulele and I would like to get the feel for various brands and sizes to see which I would prefer. I think I would like a concert uke, but I'd like to feel one in my hands first. [more inside]
What are my options for low-cost talk therapy in Houston? I'm quitting my current job that has good health insurance, but low pay and not the greatest for overall body health. I'll be out of insurance for 2 months until my new job (much better, not a grocery store, and it's in my field of IT) insurance kicks into effect. [more inside]
Mr. Panda and I are making it official and getting married in April 2014, woohoo! However, I've got no idea how to plan a wedding. [more inside]
Cool parks, public spaces and green/urban design in Austin, TX? Houston, TX? [more inside]
Last minute gift panic: Halp! My sister and her husband live in Houston, TX. I'd let to get them a nice gift that they could use in the area- Spa time, restaurant gift cards etc. I know nothing about the area. Suggestions? Special snowflake details inside [more inside]
Looking for someone to do will/spillover trusts in Houston area. [more inside]
Does anyone have recommendations for a couples counselor or marriage/family therapist in Houston, TX -- or, at least, what resources I can use to find a good one? Thank you in advance!
What are some good non-fiction books about Houston, TX and environs? [more inside]
part time jobs in Houston that pay $8.50 + / hr? [more inside]
What is the atmosphere of Midtown in Houston at night? Would someone with a small frame who doesn't know karate feel safe walking their dog before bedtime there?
I'm visiting Houston, TX this Saturday to reconnect with a childhood friend & need specific recommendations for places for food & drink. She's casual t-shirt & jeans, hates overpriced food, & likes dive bars while I'm more dressy, into the latest food fads, & prefer wine bars. Is there a place in Houston that would appeal to us both? [more inside]
Asking for my 25-year-old brother: do you know of free or cheap mental health resources in Houston? Or a great therapist with a sliding scale? I'm doing the requisite googling, but just in case I miss something ... Thank you so much!
What are the best places to go vintage and/or second-hand shopping in Houston and any other advice on vintage shopping in general appreciated. Help! [more inside]
What is this date format and how do I tell what day/month/year it is? 1316649600000 [more inside]
Where are there current, thriving Occupy encampments? [more inside]
Trip to Houston tomorrow. Have all of Saturday night and Sunday to get a 'feel' of the city. Suggestions? [more inside]
Where in Houston should I stay for a solo, weekend trip? [more inside]
Recent convert to DJ Screw's mind-boggling 3 'n the Mornin', Pt. 1. Pulled down the lion's share of his catalog but I'm stumped as where to go from here. Any Screw fans have a road map handy for navigating his enormous discography?
Zen places in Houston? (also, fishhhhhh) [more inside]
Ping pong in Houston, Texas? [more inside]
Planning a trip from DCA to ONT via IAH in December, projected carrier is United. Projected time to change planes in Houston is 35 minutes. Is it doable or are we asking for trouble? (We're fully mobile and don't mind rushing but we've no experience with Houston.) There's no history (that I can find) of the flights that are offered using United.
Help us try to reconcile our desires for having an outdoor wedding with my the wishes of my fiancée's family / the rules of the Catholic Church. We're in Houston, TX and trying to figure this out. It's making our wedding planning very stressful! [more inside]
Wi-fi filter: can you help me decide how to find the best broadband connection? [more inside]
Where do you meet people IRL who will not mug/kill you? [more inside]
Friend is moving from New York City to Houston, TX. What would be a good gift to get her? [more inside]
Just moved to Houston; my girlfriend is looking for a Catholic church with liberal leanings - is that even possible? [more inside]
Houston Filter: Where are the local music stores hidden? [more inside]
Google transport and Houston's crappy metro map won't route me from Hobby airport to downtown. This can't be right. Can it? [more inside]