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  1. I think I went to every rock concert that came through Houston in the mid 60's thru late 70's except for the Beatles, Hendrix and the Stones. The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Rascals, Cream, Lead Zepplin, a great performance of Jesus Christ Superstar and brain freeze many more. Loudan Wainwright had a new guy as the opening band name Bruce Springsteen. Most were held at the Coliseum and a few more intimate (Moody Blues, James Taylor) were held at the Theatre in the Round. Billy Joel (didn't say HARD rock) was at the Music Hall. I saw the Eagles twice and I think the second time was held at what became the Compac center? It was new & shiny and remember waiting in the long bathroom line when they played Hotel California. Seperate place! I saw Pink Floyd at the L.A. Coliseum and when they played "Learning to Fly" they had waited for a plane to descend over the coliseum on it way to land at lax. They bounced hot pink lazer beams off the belly of the plane. It was awsome. Anyone else out there remember any of the concerts?
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  2. I was born on June 13, 1972 in Houston Texas! I was born and raised in Houston Texas (I still live in Houston Texas), but I have traveled a lot though. My grandfather (my mother's stepfather) died on Friday October 02, 2009 and my grandmother (my mother's mother) died on November 15, 2011 (I believe that is the correct date). But all my grandparents has passed away. Let's get started on my topic! I remember going to the Gulfgate Movie Theater in the 1970s and the 1980s, and I remember the stain glassed window (pardon my grammar and spelling), does anyone remember that beautiful stain glassed window? I also remember that fun video game with the race cars at the Gulfgate Movie Theater, too. I do remember going to the Women Restroom in the Gulfgate Movie Theater and remember that neat tile work throughout the Gulfgate Movie Theater too. And in the Women Restroom they had a sink and a place to wash your hands in the stall (pardon my spelling, again). How about that neat orange round couch or sofa in the middle of the lobby, where you can look at that beautiful stain glassed window while sitting on that circlar sofa/couch. I remember a lot of beautiful and neat stuff from the Gulfgate Movie Theater. How about when you drove on I-45 and you could see the Carousel Hotel/Motel Sign? That was a very neat sign, in my opinion. I miss seeing that sign, now. All these things reminds me of my mother's parents (my grandparents). I was especially close to my grandfather (my mother's stepfather). We spent every waking hour with each other. He was such a good man! I also remember Peppermint Park, too. I didn't realize that Peppermint Park was located in the Gulfgate Area. I remember seeing both the 1970s movie 10 with Dudley Moore and the 1970s movie Saturday Fever with John Travolta at the Gulfgate Movie Theater. We stop going to the Gulfgate Movie Theater in the mid-1980s or the late-1980s, because the Gulfgate Movie Theater got to be a danger place. A lot of scary people hangout there.
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  3. Screw HEB and their business practices. They abandoned Galveston after Hurricane Ike. So much for the "we are all Texans" as the clueless Pearland councilman is quoted as saying. HEB claimed that they sustained major flood damage to their store on 61st Street, stating 2 1/2 ft of floodwater by one source. That is a flat out lie because I have a business in the same shopping center at the same finished floor elevation and we only received 5 1/2 inches of water. I'm sure they bamboozled their insurance company and probably FEMA into allowing them to claim all sorts of operating losses, but never returned anything back to the community of Galveston. Beware Pearland, don't give up anything to them. Make them pay like any other business that wants to operate in your community, because they'll give nothing back.
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  4. It will be interesting to see how they handle a hurricane and see what the aftermath looks like. I'm sure Feritta probally has the whole thing insured so I don't think he's worried. Tho I'm surprised they didn't just build a new pier which I think would have been better. Oh and they really need some sort of walkway over the seawall, there is just too many people crossing the street. It's an accident waiting to happen.
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  5. University of Houston should buy the property it right across the street. U of H is building so many building they can build a nice mixed used area in that property
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  6. After reading it again and hearing some talk in the neighborhood, all I get is the following: 1. A few businesses thought that for $100 they would get patrons shuttled from far more interesting and active venues to their distant spot on noisy Yale St. Owner of Boom Boom Room calls homeland security, the UN, and Buckaroo Banzai's strike team in to deal with an honest mistake that might be a plot to fleece small business owners out of a few hundred bucks. 2. Cup cake truck gets a bad spot and wants organizers to pay her babysitter. 3. An artist named Mitch Cohen is not very good at designing shuttle routes. 4. Owner of Hello-Lucky is an adult and understands that business owners are also responsible for promoting their White Linen Nights events beyond what they get for a whopping $100 (I do not think you can even get a tiny ad in the Leader for $100). 5. Some non-profit orgs cannot figure out how to structure the festival to compensate Mitch Cohen for bringing in artists for the arts market. (Non-profits can make a profit from a special event, they just cannot distribute that profit to members or officers) 6. Someone mixes up 501©3s and c(6)s and it is again worthy of a special prosecutor, InterPol and the international Criminal Court. 7. Current organizers and Mitch Cohen try to be responsive to the Houston Press, but get slammed anyway 8. Hack crime blotter guy at the Houston Press banks on White Linen Nights 2012 being an unmitigated disaster after organizers candindly admitted to the Leader that things did not go as they wished last year. 9. WLN 2012 was a big success and Houston Press crime blotter guy now looks like a cheap tabloid scandal monger
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  7. We're scheduled to invade next week. Actually the Wal-Mart is just a ruse by us Timbergrovers to block-bust the Heights and expand eastward.
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  8. Isuredid, I think you are correct and on to something. In Sigman Byrds article "Mr. Mass and the 5 points gangs. I does say that 5 points sat just a stone's throw away from Barrio Alacran and mentions that it had been there for some time. Mr. Mass mentions that he lived on Hamilton St. right before it runs in to Runnels. Do you remember where you saw the 1870's article?
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  9. Was this area called Five Points because the intersection of several streets created five corners? Or was it because it was such a bad part of town somebody thought it reminded them of the infamous Five Points area of lower Manhattan in NYC? I've found Maple and Ruiz streets, there in the general area of present day Clayton Homes Housing Project. That was called Frost Town at one time, and I've read it was a bad place to be.
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  10. Okay I did a Wiki search on the Wards and I was partially right, apparently there were 4 original Wards created around 1837, The Fifth was added in 1866 and The Sixth 10 years after that. http://en.wikipedia....ards_of_Houston
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  11. State National Bank Building. Not sure if that was the original use. Constructed in 1924. http://www.archiplanet.org/wiki/State_National_Bank_Building
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  12. I wonder what Joel Osteen did with the autograph wall that every band signed at The Summit?
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