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2014 San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment

Hundreds of history re-enactors will recreate the events leading up to Texas winning its independence 178 years ago at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. The largest battle reenactment in


San Jacinto Symposium "The Tejano Side of the Texas Revolution"

The 2014 San Jacinto Symposium looks at the Texas Revolution through the eyes of Texas-born Tejanos who fought for independence from Mexico alongside "newcomers" from the U. S. and Europe


Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series: Texas Courthouses by Pat and Don Townzen

Longtime Houstonians Pat and Don Townzen were looking for an interesting project to occupy themselves after retirement. Don's hobby of photography led them to set out on a journe


Tattered Jeans

A gift inside a gift: Historic Galveston orphanage that proved to be hurricane proof is becoming a museum

By Katie Oxford

Editor’s Note:  If you’re deep into the heart of Texas and its history, then it’s likely that you’ve come across the name of J. P. Bryan Jr.  He’s a descende ...


Heritage Society hosts "A Scavenger Hunt in Sam Houston Park"

Ever wondered about the buildings and homes in Sam Houston Park? How did they get there? Who lived in them? What's inside? With a set of clues, flashlight and digital camera, participants i


Nightclub A Tourist Lure

Historic swinging nightclub's transformation into a tourist center is a win for Houston — and nature

By Ralph Bivins

For the bayou mariner, it’s 29.7621 latitude; 95.3598 longitude. For old hippies, it’s the location of Love Street Light Circus, a 1960s nightclub where you could score a matchbox f ...


Heritage Society exhibition opening: Exploring Houston's Green History: Sam Houston Park, 1899–2014

Founded in 1899, Sam Houston Park is the first and oldest municipal park in the city of Houston. This beloved historic green space was originally part of the land granted by Stephen F. Austin to Jo


Architecture Center Houston Walking Tour: Buffalo Bayou

Market Square Park

Explore the city from a vantage point most people don't see: The waterway that gave Houston life and has been its backbone for 175 years. Architecture Center Houston partners with Buffalo


Houston Early Music Festival lecture series: "Center Stage in Houston: Early Music"

The Houston Early Music Festival collaborates with the Houston Seminar for a series of educational lectures titled "Center Stage in Houston: Early Music." The speakers will preview the mu


Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — Lights in the Heights included

By Joel Luks

On the schedule this week is a big art sale, a building competition, music for good, a tour of Houston's past and a street festival with a personality problem. Click on the link below each ...


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