She opened with Judy Garland and the Supremes in 1965 to a capacity crowd and now Houstonians are debating if she has become a eye sore or eye candy.... the iconic Astrodome stood tall as a symbol of Houston for years. Now its fate is in the hands of judge Ed Emmett and the Harris County Commissioners Court. Emmett has been quoted as saying he is in favor of keeping the 8th wonder, but the 3 to 4 million a year to maintain the dome has some Houstonians skeptical.