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Feb 28, 1998

Spotlight on Houston

A sophisticated city with a warm southern heart

When you consider that Howard Hughes came from Houston, the eccentric and domineering Texas city starts to make sense. Extravagant with overdevelopment in the heady days of the oil boom, stricken by the bust of the 1980s, it has clawed its way back to growth and prosperity. Now the city that ranks number four in size in the US wants to be considered worldclass and sophisticated. And it is. Even with signs of past excesses still clinging to a downtown skyline towering over a city bustling with

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