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Houstonians on Stamps

On September 16,  2011,  the U.S. Postal Service honors the late United States Congresswoman Barbara Jordan with a stamp.  The first Southern black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives,  Barbara Jordan represented Houston’s 18th District for three terms,  … Continue reading

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Lightnin’s Corner

On Saturday, November 13, 2010, the Texas Historical Commission installed a marker dedicated to local Blues legend Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins on the southeast corner of Dowling and Francis Streets. Living in Houston’s Third Ward from the 1940s until his death … Continue reading

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Court Records Preservation Task Force

On November 16, 2009, the Supreme Court of Texas established the Texas Court Records Preservation Task Force to propose a strategy for preservation of the historical documents in all of Texas’ 254 county courthouses.  In addition to creation of the Task … Continue reading

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Where are Houston’s Protected Landmarks?

NEW FEATURE:  Did you know that Houston has nearly 80 PROTECTED LANDMARKS?  Since 2005, Houston City Council has been accepting owner-written applications for PROTECTED LANDMARK status.  Check out the new tab above, and the handy map locating these landmarks. Share

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Tower Theater Marquee – Going, Going…

Over the years, the Tower Theater at 1201 Westheimer has suffered many indignities.  Opened in 1936, the jazzy Art Deco structure has spent most of its life as a movie theater. Depending on your age, you may remember the Tower … Continue reading

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David Byrne in Houston

Here are some of rockstar David Byrne’s observations of Houston from a bike ride last month.  Even he confuses La Carafe as Houston’s Oldest Bar!  Next time he’s in town, let’s take him to Leon’s Lounge. http://journal.davidbyrne.com/2009/06/061809-houston-land-of-the-free.html Share

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River Oaks Theatre Saved?

If you’ve been following the story of the imminent demise of the River Oaks Theatre at the hands of greedy developers, then this may come as a shocker. Property owner Weingarten Realty has no plans demolish any additional portions of … Continue reading

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Friends, Do you feel like all of Houston’s cool places are disappearing? Doesn’t it feel like big-shot property owners don’t give a lick about Houston’s architectural treasures? Have you ever had that uniquely Houston experience of driving past new construction … Continue reading

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