I'm going to quit wondering about the viability of the Astrodome Redevelopment project. The thing has more lives than Jason Voorhees.
The on-again-off-again Astrodome convention hotel plan is on again after Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to seek a deal with the project's developers.
The court authorized county officials to mediate differences between Astrodome Redevelopment Co. and two opponents of the project, the Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
County Judge Ed Emmett said the vote was not needed because negotiations could continue without any action by the court.
But Commissioner Jerry Eversole urged the court to take a position.
"If we do absolutely nothing, that sends the message that we aren't supportive of what is happening," Eversole said. "I want to make sure that I vote today for us to continue looking at the project."
As part of the vote, the court agreed that the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp., which oversees Reliant Park, could entertain other proposals to redevelop the Dome.