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Old 02-17-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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How were the girls there?
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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There isn't a Houston Mardi Gras - only Galveston. So basically there isn't anything Mardi Gras related going on in Houston. It is kind of fun to go to Kemah when they have Yachty Gras weekend (but that isn't this weekend).
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:45 PM
 
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It died an ignominious death.

https://www.facebook.com/houstonmardigras
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:49 AM
 
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I wish Houston had an area where consuming alcohol in public was legal.
Then we could talk Mardi Gras.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Question ? I once heard a rumor (keep in mind I am ex miliarty and was actually in VA during the whole karina thing) but according to a rumor I once heard they wanted to host it here( given that at the time N.O was still heavly damaged) but they ended up changing their mind because the houston city councels wanted to put too many restrictions on it. Any truth to that ?
Don't remember that, but I remember during the Katrina Era; Houston was trying to become the new permanent home of the Essence Music Festival.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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This morning rain has mad condition not real great to goto Galveston tonight I just saw some galveston webcams it might still be a little raining down there now. There is a small line of storms in San Antonio that might be here 6 to 9 tonight not good if you goto Galveston
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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Don't remember that, but I remember during the Katrina Era; Houston was trying to become the new permanent home of the Essence Music Festival.
That would've never worked because after Houston hosted there were alot of complaints from Essence regulars. It was the usual complaints about Houston...everything is too spread out; the ridiculous early closing law. Hotels, the convention center and the concerts are all within walking distance in New Orleans. Also, the concerts usually end late. So by the time visitors left Reliant, went back to their hotels and prepared to go out, it was already close to 2am.

As far as Mardi Gras, Houston should just leave it to galveston since that city has a history celebrating the event. It would look ridiculously contrived ( like when Dallas did it a few years ago) if Houston started celebrating Mardi Gras New-Orleans-Style.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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I wish Houston had an area where consuming alcohol in public was legal.
Then we could talk Mardi Gras.
THIS is what Houston needs. It would be a welcome sight in a red state where faux-conservatism reigns supreme.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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I wish Houston had an area where consuming alcohol in public was legal.
Then we could talk Mardi Gras.
People drinking in public places?
Just ask San Antonio how that's working out for them.

Now, if people drink and then ride a light-rail back to their.... area where they live, I'd be more in favor of it.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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People drinking in public places?
Just ask San Antonio how that's working out for them.

Now, if people drink and then ride a light-rail back to their.... area where they live, I'd be more in favor of it.
There is no difference between drinking in public places vs drinking inside a bar when it comes to having to get home safely. I think what tebor was referencing is relaxing the open container laws in a certain part of town like Houston did during superbowl.
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