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  1. Houston Arts and Media and Story Sloaneā€™s Gallery will be co-hosting the first annual Houston History Book Fair & Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the historic Heights Church of Christ at Heights Blvd and 16th Street. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and admission is free. It is the only comprehensive symposium event dedicated solely to the history of Southeast Texas. There are plenty of authors committed to attending this inaugural event, and all will be there throughout the day selling and signing their various books on area history. Every half hour throughout the day, a
  2. In the last couple of days it's been demolished.
  3. His book is popular, but unfortunately, it's out of print. Oh it can be found online, but that's about the only place to find it. However, a few months back I purchased a copy of Byrd's book at an estate sale for 25 cents. I already had one copy of his book, but no way was I going to pass up getting another copy at that price. I haven't decided what to do with it. Maybe I'll give it away on the blog.
  4. I've been meaning to write about this one. It would show up in the "unsolved murder" stories well into the 1950s.
  5. Neat, I can see Astroworld and Colt Stadium
  6. Sure do! You can find them all over here. http://blogs.chron.com/bayoucityhistory/sigman_byrd/ One thing I haven't been able to find is a photograph of the guy. Chron and Press files don't have pictures of him. The best I could do was this scan from an article that appeared in the Press after the Texas City explosion.
  7. I doubt it was censored. The originals would almost certainly be available for viewing at the Texas Room. I was wondering why poisoning wasn't listed under suicide. I always find that manner of suicide appearing in the papers. Maybe I just missed it.
  8. "Carrying a dirk" That's something you don't hear too often.
  9. Thanks for passing that along. You haven't heard anything yet! I should have the next post up on Monday. There are some other, non-Marvin stuff I'll post after I run through "The Roving Mike" this month. In all, there's about 8 hours worth of audio I'm dealing with here.
  10. Speaking of the Gulf Bank area, does anyone know where the old Humble tanks used to be on U.S. 75? I'm working on an upcoming blog post that has a reference to the Humble tanks north of Houston. I was thinking it's that Exxon facility south of I-45 and Gulf Bank today, but I wasn't sure.
  11. The same thing happened to the old St. Joseph Maternity Building. The building was demolished and a portion of it was used as the entrance to the park that sits on the site today.
  12. I could go up to 40 photos. It's just that space becomes an issue at that point I guess. The focus of the exhibit is on an individual (the photographer in this case) so I'm not sure if a bar or coffee house is the best place to stage a photo exhibit like this.
  13. Can anyone out there recommend any galleries here that can host photo exhibits? I've checked a few here in town but they're either closed at night/weekends, or too small or way too big. I'm looking to display at least 25 photos with some added elements to the exhibit. It's part of a project I'm working on that has a tremendous local history bent to it. Thanks for your help! J.R.
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