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Welcome to Guandi’s Temple – A Mystic Sanctuary of Asian Cultures in Houston
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br /> Welcome to Guandi’s Temple – A Mystic Sanctuary of Asian Cultures in Houston

By Dr. Teresa Tomkins-Walsh
Visiting the Texas Guandi Temple can be a journey into a mystical world of Asian cultures. Within the iron gates surrounding the temple are stone statues of ancient figures and temple dogs. …

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The Third Ward’s Thelma Scott Bryant
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br /> The Third Ward’s Thelma Scott Bryant

By Dr. Teresa Tomkins-Walsh
The Third Ward is home to Texas Southern University, Project Row Houses, Jack Yates High School, and many celebrities both local and national. Summer freedom celebrations conjure memories of another Third Ward …

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Towards a Beautiful City
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br /> Towards a Beautiful City

By Dr. Teresa Tomkins-Walsh
Scenic Houston is an organization dedicated to policies and actions that enhance the beauty and appeal of Houston’s streetscapes and roadways.  By working to reduce billboard blight, inhibit new billboard construction, foster …

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Houston’s “M” Day
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br /> Houston’s “M” Day</br>

By Amy Ahlbrand Robinson
On July 3, 1954, Houston’s population hit one million. The Houston Chamber of Commerce issued a “Black Gold Certificate” and labeled the event “M” Day. Mayor Roy Hofheinz was in his second …

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Happy 50th Birthday, Houston Astrodome!
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Happy 50th Birthday, Houston Astrodome!

by Amy Ahlbrand Robinson
The Houston Astrodome turned 50 in April. It’s hard for most of us to imagine a Houston before the Astrodome. What did Houstonians brag about before the structure Billy Graham coined as …

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The San Jacinto Monument
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> The San Jacinto Monument

by Amy Robinson 
San Jacinto Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 21. When the San Jacinto Monument was
dedicated on April 21, 1939, to the “Heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto and all others who …

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It’s RODEO Time!
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> It’s RODEO Time!

By Amy Ahlbrand Robinson
Houstonians who grew up in the 1950s and ’60s loved the Rodeo, the Fat Stock Show, and especially Go Texan Day. Wearing cowboy hats, Western shirts, and Have Gun – Will Travel …

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The Sounds of Success
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br>The Sounds of Success

By Story Sloane III
Two of the more important technological advancements that came out of the 1800s were photography and radio. To capture light was truly a fantastic thing, and the ability to hear sounds from …

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Frontier Fiesta Days
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br>Frontier Fiesta Days

Life Magazine Once Proclaimed It As “The Greatest College Show On Earth,” And Rightly So.
In researching Houston’s history over the years, one thing has become crystal clear: its citizens were never going to be without …

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Signs of Christmas!
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br>Signs of Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Story Sloane’s Gallery!

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Houston’s Iconic Critters
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Houston’s Iconic Critters

By Amy Ahlbrand Robinson
What do a pink flamingo, a mildly ferocious lion, and a huge cockroach have in common? They are part of our earliest Houston memories. They made us happy. They scared us. They …

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Stevens Record and Radio Shop
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Stevens Record and Radio Shop

By Amy Ahlbrand Robinson
The teenage refuge of the 1950s and ’60s was the “record shop.” Stevens Records and Radio Shop, located on Kirby Drive near Rice University, was one of the first places Houstonians heard …

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A Flair for the Dramatics
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> A Flair for the Dramatics

Theatre is a vital part of the community. It provides an escape to new worlds and opens the public’s eyes to new ideas and emotions. These neighborhood venues help foster creativity among different generations, from …

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Slowing Down
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Slowing Down

By Story Sloane III
It is hard to think of Houston as being anything but one huge metropolis comprised of multiple cultures from around the world. We are a great city that offers our citizens a …

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High Water Days
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> High Water Days

By Story Sloane III
If you have lived in Houston for any period of time, the issue of flooding will be something you are familiar with. I have lived here all of my life and realize …

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Historic Family Connections
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Historic Family Connections

By Story Sloane III One of the highlights of doing what I do is connecting family members with a person in a vintage photograph. I never tire of having someone point out a relative in …

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A New Set of Wheels
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> A New Set of Wheels

By Story Sloane III
There is nothing quite like a new car. The smell of a brand new automobile and the pride a person gets from driving one is second to none.
For as long as auto …