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Trans questions (Houston)

Looking for recommendations for services for a family member who is at the very beginning of transitioning from male to female. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2014 - 3 answers

Last minute vacation ideas: departing from Houston edition...

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]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Jul 10, 2014 - 5 answers

Wanted: Best Houston Barbecue

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.
posted by ubiquity on Feb 3, 2014 - 11 answers

Visa agency in Houston, TX for Brazil travel

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]
posted by LLF246 on Feb 1, 2014 - 4 answers

Lunar New Year (and more) in Houston!

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!
posted by Maecenas on Jan 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Mortgage advice for a young couple in Houston

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]
posted by DynamiteToast on Aug 22, 2013 - 14 answers

Wait, who's intercontinental airport?

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]
posted by klue on Jul 10, 2013 - 11 answers

Where to have my car windows tinted in Houston?

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.
posted by nickhb on May 27, 2013 - 2 answers

Why did fireworks just go off in Houston?

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]
posted by Jacen on Apr 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Legal differences between CA and TX?

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]
posted by 0x006DB0 on Apr 7, 2013 - 18 answers

Short-to-medium term transportation options in Houston?

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]
posted by abcde on Mar 30, 2013 - 16 answers

Mellow and distracting spots near the Galleria

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]
posted by Mizu on Mar 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Where can I try out ukuleles in Houston?

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]
posted by blurker on Feb 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Low-cost talk therapy in Houston

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]
posted by isoman2kx on Feb 12, 2013 - 5 answers

Wedding planning for the clueless

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]
posted by Attackpanda on Feb 2, 2013 - 22 answers

urban design in texas

Cool parks, public spaces and green/urban design in Austin, TX? Houston, TX? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Dec 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Need a gift idea for two new parents in Houston, TX!

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]
posted by GilloD on Dec 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Seeking Houston attorney to do a simple will

Looking for someone to do will/spillover trusts in Houston area. [more inside]
posted by Measured Out my Life in Coffeespoons on Oct 15, 2012 - 2 answers

Finding a couples counselor in Houston?

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!
posted by Pwoink on Oct 9, 2012 - 1 answer

Good books about Houston/the Houston area?

What are some good non-fiction books about Houston, TX and environs? [more inside]
posted by DaDaDaDave on Aug 24, 2012 - 10 answers

part time jobs in Houston that pay $8.50 + / hr?

part time jobs in Houston that pay $8.50 + / hr? [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on May 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Midtown at night

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?
posted by Brent Parker on Apr 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Restaurant/wine bar/lounge recommendations for two gal pals in Houston, Tx on a Saturday afternoon?

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]
posted by lychee on Apr 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Helping my brother help himself.

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!
posted by jessca84 on Mar 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Help Me Stop Buying Brand New All The Time

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]
posted by daydreamer on Mar 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Date format translation

What is this date format and how do I tell what day/month/year it is? 1316649600000 [more inside]
posted by IanMorr on Jan 24, 2012 - 4 answers

occupy comfort

Where are there current, thriving Occupy encampments? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jan 24, 2012 - 34 answers

Houston today

Trip to Houston tomorrow. Have all of Saturday night and Sunday to get a 'feel' of the city. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Dec 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Houston hotel/neighborhood suggestions

Where in Houston should I stay for a solo, weekend trip? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Nov 28, 2011 - 9 answers

DJ Screw - where to begin?

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?
posted by porn in the woods on Nov 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Zen in the big noisy city

Zen places in Houston? (also, fishhhhhh) [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Oct 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Ping pong in Houston, Texas?

Ping pong in Houston, Texas? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Sep 22, 2011 - 3 answers

How are, or will, the United gates be set up at IAH in December 2011?

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.
posted by Man with Lantern on Sep 9, 2011 - 12 answers

A non-Catholic but still recognized wedding?

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]
posted by swhitt on Sep 7, 2011 - 22 answers

New wireless internet

Wi-fi filter: can you help me decide how to find the best broadband connection? [more inside]
posted by kjl291 on Aug 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Where do you meet people IRL who will not mug/kill you?

Where do you meet people IRL who will not mug/kill you? [more inside]
posted by becomingly on Aug 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Hello Houston/Goodbye New York gifts?

Friend is moving from New York City to Houston, TX. What would be a good gift to get her? [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Jul 25, 2011 - 30 answers

Liberal Catholic Church In Houston? Is it possible?

Just moved to Houston; my girlfriend is looking for a Catholic church with liberal leanings - is that even possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Where are the local music stores in Houston?

Houston Filter: Where are the local music stores hidden? [more inside]
posted by BuffaloChickenWing on Jul 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Really, Houston? REALLY???

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]
posted by cyndigo on May 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me kill a Tuesday in Houston...

Help me kill a Tuesday in Houston... [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on May 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Inner-city Batting Cages in Houston, TX

Can anyone recommend a batting cage *within the 610 loop* in Houston, TX? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Feb 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Dress like an adult, in Houston

Where to shop in order to dress like an adult, in Houston. [more inside]
posted by bumpkin on Feb 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Where to rent in Houston?

Houston Filter: The Mrs. and I are moving to Houston, and would like suggestions as to which neighborhoods to look at for renting an apartment or house. We want something safe, and with a reasonable commute to Texas Medical Center. [more inside]
posted by neutralmojo on Jan 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Looking for a nice place to run in SW Houston

Longer bicycle / walking trails near Sugar Land / southwest Houston? [more inside]
posted by letitrain on Jan 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Grumpy old grandparents in Houston, not easily impressed.

Houston, Texas filter. My visiting grandfather wants pictures in which he is posing in front of marvels of engineering: complicated highway overpasses, most importantly, as well as bridges and downtown skyscrapers from afar. What are the best places in town from which to take these photos? Also, accessible tourist activities for senior who get tired quickly and don't speak English. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Dec 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Stress-free family vacation

Where to vacation with three generations of family near Houston, TX? [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on Nov 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Hiking locations near or around Houston?

Can anyone suggest any decent hiking locations near or around Houston, Texas? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Sep 19, 2010 - 6 answers

We're heading to Houston for a wedding, where should we eat lunch on the (Thurs)day we get there?

We're heading to Houston for a wedding, where should we eat lunch on the (Thurs)day we get there? [more inside]
posted by Arbitrage1 on Sep 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Banjo lessons in Houston?

Any recommendations for banjo lessons in Houston? [more inside]
posted by vakker on Jul 30, 2010 - 6 answers

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