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I think the editorials are done now ever since UH announced that they had been planning a data science center before the land was even purchased.
Of course, there were no editorials from the Longhorn in charge of the editorial department about how UH was doing a service to the city and how we should support UH after the announcement.
They also stopped talking to the Longhorn who was trying to profit off UT-Houston and was bad-mouthing UH in almost every article on the subject…David Wolff.
There was also no follow-up with the sellers, the Longhorns who made a killing by selling the land at a marked-up price.
They also never posted any land valuations from non-UT alumni who were in the business.
Nor did they follow up with anyone who could put a price tag on how much it was going to cost to clean up the land since it had been used as a chemical dump (estimates were pretty high). They also never posted how much it was going to cost to build the infrastructure considering that the land had no water, electricity or roads that would be able to handle what they were planning to do (Again, estimates were pretty high).
This would have been prime project for an investigative team to focus on, but the Chronicle doesn’t do that.
There are some unbiased outlets out there, it’s too bad that the Houston Chronicle has never been one when it comes to colleges in the state of Texas.