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.
Tag Archives | Astrodome
Saving the Astrodome
Houston History invites our readers to go to our facebook page and weigh in on saving the Astrodome.
From the Oasis of Love to Your Best Life Now: A Brief History of Lakewood Church
Phillip Luke Sinitiere examines the rise of John Osteen’s Lakewood Church from its humble beginnings in a feed store to its current status as a nationally and internationally known megachurch led John’s son, Joel Osteen, “the smiling preacher.”
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, A Historical Perspective
To read the full text of this article by Jim Saye that appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
A Conversation with Mr. Astro, Larry Dierker and Joe Pratt
To read the full text of the interview with Larry Dierker by Joe Pratt that appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
Rain or Shine: How Houston Developed Space City Baseball
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.
Volume 6, Number 3
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 […]