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Los La Rottas de Houston: A Colombian Family’s Imigration Story

By Alex La Rotta Growing up, my siblings and I occasionally asked our parents how we ended up in Houston. I was particularly interested in trying to find meaning in my dual Colombian-American identity. Here we were, this large Colombian family (forty-plus members and counting) spread across Houston, yet it seemed so happenstance. We did […]

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Being the Spirit of Houston: The University of Houston Marching Band

By La’Nora Jefferson The University of Houston marching band was founded in 1946. Any student could participate as long as they auditioned. Even in its early years, the marching band supported the Cougars at all football and basketball games, traveling to several away games. The band led the Frontier Fiesta parade and the first football […]

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Clayton House in 2012. Photo courtesy of Clayton Library.

Clayton House: Profile of a Home and the Family who Built It

By Alex Colvin In 2006, a $6.8 million private-public funding project formed to restore and renovate the aging Georgian Revival-style Clayton House in the Houston Museum District. Today the structure serves as a library and meeting space for the Houston Public Library’s Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Visitors to the home are immediately struck […]

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Summer Sampler Table of Contents 13.3

Download the full pdf. Vol. 13, No.  (Summer 2016) Letter from the Editor by retiring Editor-in-Chief Joseph A. Pratt 2 Carolyn Farb: Fundraiser Extraordinaire A Conversation with Carolyn Farb and Bob Boudreaux  10 Los La Rottas de Houston: A Colombian Family’s Immigration Story By Alex La Rotta 15 Binding People Together in The Church of Jesus Christ […]

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