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  1. I checked on a movie database. There were a LOT of drive-ins around Houston.

    Airline Drive-In 4507 Airline Houston

    Boulevard Drive-In Houston

    Chocolate-Bayou Drive-In Houston

    Diamond Drive-In Houston

    Epson Drive-In Houston

    Gulfway Drive-In 1,2 9025 Wald Houston

    Hempstead Drive-In Houston

    Hi-Nabor Drive-In Houston

    Irvington Drive-In 8411 Irvington Houston

    King Center Drive-In 6400 South Park Houston

    Market Street Drive-In Houston

    McLeandon Triple 11991 S Main Houston

    Parkway Drive-In Houston

    Post Oak Drive-In 1255 N Post Oak Houston

    Pussycat Drive-In Houston

    Sharpstown Drive-In Houston

    Shepherd Road Drive-In Houston

    South Main Drive-In Houston

    Sunnyside Drive-In Houston

    Telephone Road Drive-In I & II 11020 Telephone Houston

    Texas Drive-In Houston

    Thunderbird Drive-In Houston

    Tidwell Drive-In 9603 Homestead Houston

    Trail Drive-In Houston

    Triple Drive-In 1,2 & 3 Houston

    Winkler Drive-In Houston

    Humble Drive-In * 59 Humble

    Ceder Drive-In Baytown

    Decker Drive-In Baytown

    Colonial Drive-In La Porte

    Eagle Drive-In Pasadena

    Pasadena Drive-In Pasadena

    Red Bluff Drive-In Pasadena

    Town and Country Drive-In 4716 Red Bluff Pasadena

    Oleander Drive-In Galveston

    Bayou Drive-In La Marque

    Tradewinds Drive-In Texas City

    Alvin Drive-In Alvin

    Hi-Y Drive-In Conroe

    We lived on the old Chocolate Bayou Road(Cullen Blvd. now),8 miles south of Holmes Road

    I know we went to drive-in movies just don't know the names. The Airline+Gulf rings a bell but it

    could have been the Chocolate Bayou,I was just a kid in the 50s,could've been any drive-in

    on this list. I remember Weingartens was near our place,also a place where we would ride

    Shetland ponies,must have been around Holmes or Telephone roads?.

    I didn't realize there were that many drive-ins in the Houston area!.

    Ron Hoover

    Denver

  2. I remember going to Playland Park in Houston in the 1950s

    as a kid,fond memories!. My step-dad operated the motor boats,my brother

    and I would operate all of the lock levers to let boats out

    and in,that wouldn't have happened these days!.

    Please share your memories.

    We lived on the old Chocolate Bayou Road,and now

    I've heard it is "Cullen Blvd." We were close to Pearland,8 miles

    south of Holmes Rd.,near the Brazoria/Harris county line.

    What is out there now??. I remember there were cemeteries

    around us and not much else!.

    Thanks,

    Ron Hoover

    Denver Co.

  3. So instead of just exiting off the freeway and being at the road you want to be at, you have to exit the freeway, THEN exit the feeder road to get to the road you want to be on.

    I understand now,we have similar situations here,get off of the inter-state onto the frontage

    road,sometimes go a half mile before you reach the road you want to turn on!

    I've only heard the terms "feeder and beltway" used on the Houston area

  4. feeders are access roads or frontage roads...they lead to the freeway and are parallel to them, and generally have retail/businesses along them.

    the beltway is a road that encircles houston (and the smaller loop 610) - part of it is tolled...

    Thank You Sevfiv for that info,So feeder roads are frontage roads next to the inter-states

    We have those,never heard the term feeder roads.

    I stand corrected on the term "beltway",our toll highway E-470 that semi-circles

    the Denver area,uses the term"beltway",but I have never heard the term on our traffic

    reports.

    http://www.e-470.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67

  5. She is such a "painted hussy". I don't if you would have found Amy attending this awards show though, I'm pretty sure she is NOT up for any awards at this show. :) No more Gospel Awards, dang it ! Next thing you know they'll be closing down Astroworld. Where does it end ?

    y'all better be careful what you say 'bout Amy,

    Vince is gonna come down there and kick

    all y'all Texan butts!

  6. I heard this show is based upon the lost episodes of Gilligan's Island.

    Is this true?

    Yes,"Lost" picks up where "Gilligan's Island" left off! :blink:

  7. Rick Casey at the Chronicle writes a nice piece on the political machinations behind the new rail plan.

    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/m...n/casey/3231106

    And the Chron also does a big story on how BRT works in Las Vegas. If Houston's BRT works as well as it does in Vegas, it may get upgraded fairly quickly. Time will tell.

    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/topstory/3231107

    Here is Denver's rail system now and expanding soon to cover

    the whole metro area.

    http://web.presby.edu/~jtbell/transit/Denver/

  8. I JUST REMEMBER GOING AROUND THE BEND FROM OUR HOME AND HEADING TOWARDS

    PEARLAND AND EVENTUALLY SEEING THE ROAD ON THE RIGHT THAT WENT TO MANVELL(MANVILL?)

    DON'T KNOW IF THE ROAD CHANGED NAMES AROUND THE BEND OR NOT?

    THERE WAS A ROAD THAT WENT TO THE RIGHT AT THIS BEND,THERE WERE RANCHES DOWN THIS ROAD AND IT WAS DEAD-END I BELEIVE?

    THANKS All !

  9. KJB:You're welcome

    I don't know anything about the "Buffalo Bayou masterplan"?

    My father was in the building trades and built his first house

    on Cresline St. in Houston 'bout 1937 and later a house out on

    Chocolate Bayou Road near Pearland.

    My Dad was a native of Arkansas,Mom of La.,they arrived in

    Houston in 1936.

    Ron Hoover

  10. Thanks,

    The main street masterplan is just like the Buffalo Bayou masterplain.

    The idea is that the plans are a guide of what we would like to see.

    The city, private entities, and other organizations work to slowly add peices.

    Not all of them peices may be completed. The masterplans are visions and concepts.

    No idea what you're talkin' 'bout!

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