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Thread: Houston Bill Board is now UP!

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    Cool!!! I will have to watch for it whenever I'm down there!
    But someone please let me know where it is as I really don't like driving through Houston, but will if it isn't too far outta the way....!

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    It's on I-45 North at W Little York



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    Mike wrote:
    Can you find it?
    perfection1144wrote:

    It's on I-45 North at W Little York

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    I think someone has the inside scoop.

    Nice work on that project Lori, it looks great. :celebrate

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    Awesome!!! When I'm home for Thanksgiving I'm definitely gonna get on I-45 to check out that badass billboard! I'm proud to see that in my hometown. Yeah baby!!

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    I can't think of a better place to have that sign in Houston.

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    Is anybody else planning on going to the Gun Show in Conroe this weekend?
    Maybe we could all meet up and take a little trip to get a picture in front of the bill board....

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    With a little bit of patience and looking around, I managed to find the exact location of the billboard on Google Maps. If you want to drive by, this should help immensely:

    Link to Google Map with Street View

    TFred

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    I have some friends in Houston, may be time for a visit.

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    Mike wrote:
    Can you find it?
    I found it within a minute or two of you posting. Looking at the picture you have a Bi-Rite Furniture Store in Houston with the street number 7114. A quick google search for "Bi-Rite Furniture Houston" brings up a map with this beside it:

    7114 Northfreeway
    Houston, TX 77076
    (713) 699-8200

    My deductive skills and my web-fu are powerful.



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    Decoligny wrote:
    Mike wrote:
    Can you find it?
    I found it within a minute or two of you posting. Looking at the picture you have a Bi-Rite Furniture Store in Houston with the street number 7114. A quick google search for "Bi-Rite Furniture Houston" brings up a map with this beside it:

    7114 Northfreeway
    Houston, TX 77076
    (713) 699-8200

    My deductive skills and my web-fu are powerful.
    Sorry to rain on your powerful deductive skills and web-fu (whatever that is...) but the "hit" that Google returns on the store name is 2.4 miles driving distance from the actual location of the store and billboard.

    Suggest you use the link in my post above if you want to actually see the billboard...

    TFred

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    Fantastic!
    I just drove by it today on my way to work (Nov. 6) and immediately came here and registered for the Forum...Congrats to all who made this happen. I will make a donation to keep it up!

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    Welcome aboard waylander111

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    waylander111 wrote:
    Fantastic!
    I just drove by it today on my way to work (Nov. 6) and immediately came here and registered for the Forum...Congrats to all who made this happen.* I will make a donation to keep it up!
    Now THAT's what I like to hear!

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    I am so pleased to know that youhave put another sign up! Great spot, too! Maybe thiscan help a bitmoreto find it: From the intersection of I-45 North& the 610 Loop, drivenorth on I-45, go past Tidwell Rd, take the Little York Rd exit to the right,stay on the feeder. Sign is located on the feeder road, right next to the Bi-Rite Furniture store at 7114 North Frwy (I-45). Thank you for allowing me to post. Cynthia Hinton Deuley





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    TFred wrote:
    Decoligny wrote:
    Mike wrote:
    Can you find it?
    I found it within a minute or two of you posting. Looking at the picture you have a Bi-Rite Furniture Store in Houston with the street number 7114. A quick google search for "Bi-Rite Furniture Houston" brings up a map with this beside it:

    7114 Northfreeway
    Houston, TX 77076
    (713) 699-8200

    My deductive skills and my web-fu are powerful.
    Sorry to rain on your powerful deductive skills and web-fu (whatever that is...) but the "hit" that Google returns on the store name is 2.4 miles driving distance from the actual location of the store and billboard.

    Suggest you use the link in my post above if you want to actually see the billboard...

    TFred
    Wow, the link in your post goes straight to the exact place that I found using Googlemaps. Imagine that. No rain on my deductive skills.

    The address is as I said (even had the phone number):

    7114 Northfreeway
    Houston, TX 77076
    (713) 699-8200

    I didn't say the map that popped up on google search was accurate. I said I found the address next to the map.

    I then used google maps and also used the streetview function, and I was looking at the front of the Bi-Rite store, and I was looking up at the billboard. Since the streetview picture was taken a while ago, the billboard had a "JOBSInc" sign on it at the time.

    Read a little slower, maybe even read it twice,next time before saying someone iswrong.

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    waylander111 wrote:
    Fantastic!
    I just drove by it today on my way to work (Nov. 6) and immediately came here and registered for the Forum...Congrats to all who made this happen. I will make a donation to keep it up!
    We are OK with funds to keep the Houston board up - please contribute to the I-35 board so it can remain standing into january - see contribution link on main page.

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    Very, very NICE!

    You guys rock!

    I grew up in Houston.







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    Decoligny wrote:
    TFred wrote:
    Decoligny wrote:
    Mike wrote:
    Can you find it?
    I found it within a minute or two of you posting. Looking at the picture you have a Bi-Rite Furniture Store in Houston with the street number 7114. A quick google search for "Bi-Rite Furniture Houston" brings up a map with this beside it:

    7114 Northfreeway
    Houston, TX 77076
    (713) 699-8200

    My deductive skills and my web-fu are powerful.
    Sorry to rain on your powerful deductive skills and web-fu (whatever that is...) but the "hit" that Google returns on the store name is 2.4 miles driving distance from the actual location of the store and billboard.

    Suggest you use the link in my post above if you want to actually see the billboard...

    TFred
    Wow, the link in your post goes straight to the exact place that I found using Googlemaps. Imagine that. No rain on my deductive skills.

    The address is as I said (even had the phone number):

    7114 Northfreeway
    Houston, TX 77076
    (713) 699-8200

    I didn't say the map that popped up on google search was accurate. I said I found the address next to the map.

    I then used google maps and also used the streetview function, and I was looking at the front of the Bi-Rite store, and I was looking up at the billboard. Since the streetview picture was taken a while ago, the billboard had a "JOBSInc" sign on it at the time.

    Read a little slower, maybe even read it twice,next time before saying someone iswrong.
    No biggie... I did read what you wrote, and it was not quite right.

    Google search of [Bi-Rite Furniture Houston] produces a map next to the name of the store, yes. But when you click on that map (presumably what one would do if one desired to drive to the location of the store) the location shown on that new map is 2.4 miles driving distance away from the actual location of the store and the sign.

    Here's the search.
    Here's the map.

    As you can see, nowhere near the store or the billboard.

    I do quite a bit of work with Google Maps, and I believe the error is due to a misformatted address in the search result for the store. The search hit returns:

    7114 Northfreeway

    for the street address, but the actual format recognized as the proper location by Google Maps is:

    7114 North Fwy

    And just to make sure that the poor horse is really, really dead... here are the driving directions between the two locations:

    Directions between the two

    What it comes down to, if someone followed the directions that you posted to their logical conclusion (clicking on the map with the mis-formatted street address), they would end up in the wrong place.

    TFred

    PS. If you swap directions, the distance drops down to 1.7 miles, I guess because of the direction of travel on the freeway... but I'm not familiar with the area, so can't say for sure.

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    Okay, Mike...just kicked in $50 bucks via PayPal to I-35 signage costs...At least I hope I did! It went to a "jpierce" email...Keep up the good works.

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    'jpierce' is Mike's 'other half' of this board...
    [I guess I should be 'PC' and say 'co-founder'?]
    Is there a reason why the 'billboard donations' can't be pooled?
    I would think that all of us Texans can agree that they are both useful and equally important....

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    What about the "Big D"?
    "Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18

    Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
    Paramedics With Guns Scare People!

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    thanks, gator...great website, BTW (theredneckpolitician) Just checked it out...keep on keepin' on....

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    waylander111 wrote:
    Okay, Mike...just kicked in $50 bucks via PayPal to I-35 signage costs...At least I hope I did! It went to a "jpierce" email...Keep up the good works.
    Great - your member status will be upgraded by John soon.

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    COOL BEANS!!!!!!! Wish i lived closer to Houston so i could see it, but i cant justify driving 6 hours even with the gas drop. Has anyone thought about DFW yet any works for them yet? Anyways keep up the good work everyone, and Lori thanks for all your hard work.

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    nking wrote:
    Has anyone thought about DFW yet any works for them yet?
    We are considering radio ad spots in DFW market - what stations would reach a lot of poeple duirng drive time?

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