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Members of the MacGregor Park Junior Tennis Program. Front row, seated, left to right: Jason Moran, David Marshall, Akida Mashaka, Jennifer Alexander, Priscilla Alexander, Tracey Holmes, and Fialka Milburn. Second row, kneeling, left to right: Terry (last name unknown), Felix (last name unknown), Faye (last name unknown), Atari (last name unknown), Shelly Mack, Michael Holmes, Thomas “Goose” Middleton, Morris (last name unknown), and Tina Haskins. Third row, standing, left to right: Thomas (last name unknown), Jeffrey Addison, Ramondo Mosley, Rayn Ross, Michael Curry, Melissa Kemp, Zina Garrison, Lisa Lang, name unknown, Mattie Middleton, unknown name, and Kathy Foxworth. Top row, standing, left to right: Sydney (last name unknown), Edgar Arnold, John Wilkerson, Willis (coach from Washington D. C.), and Rodney Harman. Photo courtesy of Michon Benson.

MacGregor Park, A Gift to Houston

When people hear the name MacGregor Park they likely think of two notable Houstonians: Henry F. MacGregor, a businessman and philanthropist who helped shape Houston’s development in the first quarter of the twentieth century whose family donated the land for the park in his honor, and Olympian Zina Garrison, who became a world champion tennis […]

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Hermann Park Conservancy Exhibit

Hermann Park Conservancy has partnered with the Julia Ideson Library downtown and the Houston Public Library to present an exhibition that runs until July 26th honoring Hermann Park’s centennial. Objects on display from the Park’s history include original planning documents, maps, renderings, and photos that have come from the archives of Hermann Park Conservancy, the […]

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Emancipation is a Park

During the summer between second and third grade, I fell hopelessly in love with cotton candy. That delicacy excelled as the most perfect experience in my then eight-year-old world. Watching it being made, then touching and finally tasting it was mesmerizing. The notion that a machine could spew out pink strands of sugar fascinated me. […]

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Moody Park: From the Riots to the Future for the Northside Community

Moody Park stands four miles north of downtown in the heart of what Houstonians now call the Near Northside, an area that grew up in the 1890s, largely around the Southern Pacific rail yards. Development of the Irvington Addition, where Moody Park is located, started in the 1920s and continued into the 1930s. European immigrants, […]

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