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A battle rages today about tearing down the “8th Wonder of the World,” a nickname coined by Judge Roy Hofheinz for the Astrodome during its construction in the 1960s. But now another 8th Wonder stands in Old Chinatown east of downtown Houston in today’s EaDo (East Downtown) district.
The growing number of former students who wanted to maintain contact with and sustain the University led to the formation of the University of Houston Alumni Association (UHAA) in 1940. Today it has over 18,000 members who subscribe to the organization’s core values: commitment, leadership, integrity, inclusiveness, fun, and teamwork.
To read the full text of this article by Mike Acosta of the Houston Astros that appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
Summer Sports Vol. 6, No. 3 (Summer 2009) Download PDF Letter from Editor 2 Reader’s Forum 4 Features: A Conversation with… MR. ASTRO, LARRY DIERKER and Joe Pratt 14 That You May Win: Tom Tellez Teaches UH Athletes to Go for the Gold by Ernesto Valdes 20 Rain or Shine: How Houston Developed […]