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Tracking Houston Perceptions in Remarkable Times

Debbie Harwell and Stephen Klineberg at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. A Conversation with Stephen L. Klineberg and Debbie Z. Harwell This year marks the thirty-ninth annual Houston Area Survey produced by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University under the direction of Dr. Stephen Klineberg. The survey, which […]

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Houston’s Oldest House Gets a New Life

Those familiar with Houston history may be able to tell you that the oldest house in the city still standing on its original property is the 1847 Kellum-Noble House in Sam Houston Park. Although owned by the City, The Heritage Society (THS), a non-profit organization, has maintained the home for the past sixty-five years. Recently, […]

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Gandhi’s Legacy

By Manuel Martinez Alvarenga Mahatma Gandhi Statue at Hermann Park. Courtesy of Author. If you find yourself in the heart of Houston, chances are you have driven by Hermann Park, a green and interactive park with a large recreation area for picnics, casual strolls, and sightseeing nestled within an arm’s reach of the Texas Medical […]

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Brownwood: From Neighborhood to Nature Center

With hurricanes regularly striking the Texas Gulf Coast, experiencing multiple hurricanes and tropical storms in one’s lifetime has become a rite of passage and a life marker for coastal residents. Even though Texans know how to prepare for these events, each storm has a unique trajectory and damage path, as Hurricane Harvey demonstrated in August […]

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Olympians in Houston: Their Success Is Houston’s Success

In addition to their athletic feats, an Olympian’s post-Olympic endeavors offer a unique perspective for understanding the economic and cultural return on investment in local communities. Stories about the athletic careers of more than seventy former Olympians with ties to the Houston region reveal that, for many, their post-competitive lives immensely contributed to the development […]

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Camp Logan 1917

By Matthew Crow Few of Houston’s residents today realize that during World War I Houston had a military base just west of downtown. Camp Logan, one of sixteen auxiliary military training camps established during the era, sprawled across much of the area that is now Memorial Park, south from Washington Avenue and across the bayou […]

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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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Volume 11 Number 3 Southeast Houston Table of Contents

  Southeast Houston: From Pastures to South Park to MLK Vol. 11, No. 3 (Summer 2014) Letter from Guest Editor Carroll Parrott Blue     Download Full PDF 2 Palm Center: A Window into Southeast Houston By Zachary Smith 8 The Kuhlmann Family: Planning Roots for Future Generations By Betty Trapp Chapman 13 Neglected Gully Gets Some […]

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