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  1. In my line of work, I find myself in a lot of new housing developments all over the city, and occasionally I find streets in new subdivisions that have recently been renamed (mostly in Brazoria County). Usually this is because it is discovered that there is a duplicate or similar street name within the same city.
  2. It just keeps getting better! I stumbled across this 13 minute video called KBEL KLOSE-UP featuring MICHAEL POLLACK , in which Michael Pollack, residents, and employees are interviewed by Bellaire High School students in 1985 about the all new Colonial House. The interview even includes a tour of the Dream Suite! Plenty of 80's cheese going on. Surely, almost no one has seen this! Enjoy!
  3. I just came across this video on YouTube, Documentary on Houston TX in the 80's (1989) , which gives us a little more footage of Colonial House, and shows some of the raging parties that went on there. I have to admit, I've never seen an entire pool made into a giant margarita. The party starts at about 5:45:
  4. No problem. I figured that would be really interesting for anyone from that area. Didn't it seem like there was a disproportionately high number of instances of people driving cars into/through houses back then in that area? That's what I noticed anyway. Maybe just the times.
  5. Here's an in depth article from 1980 in the Southbelt-Ellington Leader about the many drownings that occurred at these sand pits with pictures: http://southbelthouston.blogspot.com/2014/03/6580-deadly-sandpits.html There were also at least two murdered bodies dumped there: http://southbelthouston.blogspot.com/2014/03/72380-sand-pit-murder.html This whole site is an incredible resource for anything related to the history of the Southbelt area from the late 60s through the mid 80s. Tons of photographs and information.
  6. I think I have found the holy grail for all of the folks who grew up in the Southbelt area. This blog contains tons of scans from Dobie High School yearbooks from the 70s and 80s, along with research on some other topics related to the area. Get ready to waste some time: http://southbelthouston.blogspot.com/
  7. There was a Safeway on I-45 in League City at the intersection with FM 518 from at least 1981 (if not earlier) until the late 80s/early 90s. It became an Academy after that and is currently vacant.
  8. Where was the one in Webster? I remember one in League City off Hwy 3 and FM 518 that replaced an earlier Food King in the 90's.
  9. I'm pretty sure this became a bar in the late 90's/early 2000's. I think it was called Piggy Bank or Stock Exchange, Borrowed Money? Something like that.
  10. Hilton Town Apartments, built 1972. http://www.houstontx.gov/savvy/archives/sum06/sum06_neighborhoods.htm
  11. Here's a good article on the history of South Park: http://www.houstonpress.com/2011-01-13/news/still-standing/
  12. Is King's Best Market the old Montgomery Wards that everyone is referring to, or something else? I remember going there in the late 90's for stereo equipment, and I can see how that was probably a department store at one time.
  13. It looks like after 5 years of inactivity, they are finally having the groundbreaking for Grand Cay Harour this Friday.....with David Weekley as the sole builder: http://grandcayharbour.com/
  14. I've got a few more. The old RidgeRunner, as of a few years ago, has been divided up into a Cricket cell phone shop, an Allstate office and Kristen's Donuts, which has some great boudin tacos.
  15. It looks like the old UTMB laundromat will finally be torn down some time in the near future. I snapped a few pics today. Along with containing at least the old 4-M Market (first convenience store in Bay Ridge), and possibly a neighborhood laundromat, it looks like the UTMB laundry complex might have at one time contained a mini-storage as well called the 4-M Mini Storage
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