Three Houston Area Cities Earn Scenic City Certification

Congratulations to Friendswood, Webster and West University Place for earning first-time Scenic City Certification! Other Houston-area cities previously certified include Houston, Missouri City, Pearland, Seabrook, and Sugar Land. Read the entire press release.

Scenic America Conference Preview

A video preview of all the speakers at Scenic America’s 2014 Conference in Houston. The theme of the Conference was “How Scenic Beauty Supports Economic Development, Livability and Tourism.”

Street Scene Newsletter, May 2014

Preserving Houston’s Streetscapes. Stay informed! Enjoy this month’s Scenic Houston Street Scene, our update to you on scenic activities and issues. May 2014 Street Scene Newsletter (PDF)

Scenic Houston works with partner organizations on streetscape issues.

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Scenic Houston is busy at work with several area organizations on issues that support the Scenic Houston mission to preserve and enhance the visual character of Houston. In July, Scenic Houston Executive Director Anne Culver met with the board of directors of the Downtown Super Neighborhood to discuss METRO’s review of new methods to generate […]

Kay B. Crooker passes away at 78, former Scenic Houston Board President and longest-serving member of the city’s planning commission.

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Throughout her extraordinary volunteer career, Kay Crooker was a driving force for preserving and enhancing the visual character of Houston.  Appointed to the City of Houston’s Planning Commission by five consecutive mayors, and the longest-serving member of the city’s planning commission, Kay ensured that Houston’s development rules and the application of those rules support sustainable […]

METRO approves contract to study advertising value of agency assets

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At its February Board of Directors meeting, METRO signed a $103,831 contract with IMG Worldwide to conduct an asset monetization study that will seek to forecast revenue METRO could generate by selling advertising on a wide array of the transit agency’s assets, including the outsides of buses and trains, bus shelters and train stations.

The City of Houston earns Scenic America’s Clear Vision award

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The City of Houston will be presented with Scenic America’s Clear Vision award at a reception being held at WorldFest-Houston International Independent Film Festival on Friday, April 20th.  Houston Mayor Annise Parker will accept the inaugural award in conjunction with the Texas premiere of This Space Available, a ground-breaking documentary about the problems caused by visual pollution, […]

The City of Houston earns Scenic America’s Clear Vision award

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The City of Houston will be presented with Scenic America’s Clear Vision award at a reception being held at WorldFest-Houston International Independent Film Festival on Friday, April 20th.  Houston Mayor Annise Parker will accept the inaugural award in conjunction with the Texas premiere of This Space Available, a ground-breaking documentary about the problems caused by visual pollution, […]