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Tatcho Mindiola, Jr.: A Visionary at the University of Houston

Sometimes life takes on an unexpected journey. Tatcho Mindiola, Jr., director of the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and associate professor of sociology at the University of Houston, started out studying to be a businessman. Fortunately for the many students whose lives he has impacted, his own life took a different turn.

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St. Vincent's Cemetary is the final resting place for many of the SEcond Ward's early prominent residents. Photo by Thomas McWhorter.

From Das Zweiter to El Segundo, A Brief History of Houston’s Second Ward

Second Ward was home to the extremely wealthy and extremely poor, bartenders and brewers, renters and ranchers, priests and politicos. The residents lived in a variety of situations ranging from traditional neighborhoods to suburban ranches. The area boasted one of Houston’s first churches, several early park and recreational areas, and the city’s first suburb.

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