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  1. Also there was Cooters, Roxy's, the Rubiat, Tuesdays, The Crazy Bannana, and one I cannot remember the name at the moment but it was on the westbound side of Wertheimer around Fondren area. It was two stories and in the middle of an apartment complex.
  2. There used to be a dance hall/pool room just south of the Hobby Airport and north of Almeda Genoa on Telephone road in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but I understand it was burned down. Does anyone have any information on the name or history on it? It has a lot of good memories for me and my family. Thanks. I know I'm a day late and a dollar short but it was called Max's on the Border. It was between where Almeda dead ends into Telephone and starts again a block further south. Te
  3. Chuck Davis used to be on O.S.T. somewhere between Scott and 288. They moved to the S. Loop sometime in the 80s. joe
  4. The greenish stone building on the corner of S. Wayside and Wheeler used to be HQ for StranSteel before they moved to the west side in the late 70s. I think the name of the park is Gragg Park but I am not sure of that one it's been a few years since I toured the old hood. joe
  5. I heard or read once that the Post Oak Ranch off the 610 access road around Westheimer was also the Junior League or somthing like that. Does anyone else remember anything like that. I think there are two Post Oak Ranch named venues, one a restaurant and one a night club. I just remember the one I am thinking of had a driveway from the access road lined with white lights in the trees. joe
  6. Someone asked if El Felix, Las Alamedas or Brennans were worth a visit. They are all closed. The buildings are still there unless they tore down Brennans to rebuild after the fire during the middle of Ike. Dillards Post Oak has been around since the sixties formally Joskes of Houston. If you go inside and into some of the corners or restrooms you can still get a look at some of the original floor and walls. The old downtown Pasadena was Shaw around Shaver and Main. There are still some old building there and down the street the El Capitan theatre. Vargos has been around since at least the early 70s. 30 years is not a long time ago and there are still a lot of those old buildings around. Go back a little further and go to La Carafe it is from the 1800s or the Magnolia Ball Room both downtown. joe
  7. It was directly behind where "The Car Spot" a little used car dealer is now between League City and Dickinson on the northbound side of I45. Until a couple of years ago you could still see the poles and lights that lined the strip along with the observation stand you see in some of the pictures. I was there in the early to late 70s. joe
  8. I usually charge all my large puchases and hotel fees since your credit card will give you a better exchange rate than cashing in or using dollars to pay with. I will carry about $200 for fuel, cokes, lunch and impulse purchases and replenish it as I use it up from ATMs. It will be in $10s, $5s and few ones and will carry the majority of it in my left pocket and only about $20 or $30 in my right pocket so I don't have to pull out all of it when I pay for items not just for security but for negotiating also. I travel to Mexico 6 or 7 times a year, to the border, interior and resorts and have never had any problems, however I try not to look or act like a touist or be the "rude american" and I speak spanish fluently. Relax and enjoy yourself. You are going to be with a large group of family who know their way around, you should be allright. joe
  9. The mall opened in 1982, before that if I remember right the back of the store looked like the front that faces Southmore, the sides remained the same they just attached a mall to the back of the store. joe
  10. When rolling your Rs your tongue should be pressed on the sides against the bottom of your top molars on both sided and the tip just touching the palate just above your front teeth. When you roll your Rs the tip of your tongue will automatically vibrate and give you the RRRR sound. As it starts to vibrate you can manipulate the tip to give you a more pronounced roll. joe
  11. Dirtys had two locations one I believe where you say on Chimney Rock and the other in the Heights somewhere. It was a white wooden clapboard siding building with green trim. They were more famous for their burgers, but I think you are right they are both gone. joe
  12. Without reading the whole thread, I don't believe anyone has mentioned Texas Steak Ranch. It was in a big log cabin looking building one block south of Richmond and Fountainview behind what is now Barrys Pizza. Which back then was Baby Janes Saloon. Texas Steak Ranch had what was back then the best Chicken Fried Steak in Houston and was one of my first introductions to Buttermilk Salad dressing before it became popular. joe
  13. I finally remembered the name of the place with the scantally clad waitresses. It was called Randalls, and it was just north of where Winkler merges with I45 in a building set back from the feeder. joe
  14. I only remember the one carousel facing the 610 loop. It was maybe 10 to 15 feet tall from the bottom to the top of the canopy. Another sign I would like to see again, but I think it was modified and finally dismantled, is the Orbit Drive-Inn that was on the corner of Hwy 3 and Richy or Spencer. It was a flying saucer with a glass dome and little green alien sitting in it. joe
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