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Pasadena Skyscraper Headed For Demolition

For decades, the north side of Pasadena served as the city’s heart — with convenient access to places like City Hall and the library and attractions like the Capitan theater and Pasadena Town Square Mall — and looming above them, since 1963 at least, was the Pasadena First State Bank building.

At the time of its construction the skyscraper was a symbol of growth, development and achievement — a metaphor for how far Pasadena had come since Texas 225 was a two-lane dirt road and there were strawberry fields as far as the eye could see — but that symbol slowly took on new meaning as the original owners shuttered its doors and residents watched its decline over the past 20 years. That decline is largely the reason the building’s life will soon come to its inevitable end, as it is slated for demolition, likely within 60 days.

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Ambitious Effort To Focus On Improving Pasadena Parks

Pasadena residents have the chance to help improve parks in their community through a project spearheaded by the nonprofit Houston Parks Board and involving the city and other entities.

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Rollin’ Astros Repeat As Wheelchair Wind-up Champs

Could a dynasty be building amongst the teams in the Wheelchair Wind-up Tournament?

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Local and Texas News

Police: Teenagers Confess 'Sliding' When They Targeted A Woman Pumping Gas In Friendswood

Two teenagers are in custody after allegedly confessing to police that they targeted a woman at a gas station and stole her wallet while she was pumping gas, a crime also known as "sliding."

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Battleship Texas Leaving San Jacinto Battleground For Good Over Decline In Visits

LA PORTE, Texas (KTRK) -- Battleship Texas, a 107-year-old relic of both World Wars, is set to pull up its anchors and depart from the San Jacinto Battleground.

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Deer Park Family Makes A Splash With New Texas-shaped Pool

DEER PARK, Texas (KTRK) -- Texans don't just talk about their love for the Lone Star State, they show it.

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SANTA FE SHOOTING: How School Security Has Changed One Year Later

SANTA FE, Texas (KTRK) -- A year after 10 were killed, Santa Fe ISD has made a number of security changes, and is eyeing even more.

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