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Why Did Dunlavy Park Change To Ervan Chew Park?


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why did dunlavy park change to ervan chew park? and when?

who or what is an "ervan chew"?

sometime in 2000 i think.

he was a boy scout scoutmaster and also volunteered for a lot of charity organizations.

he unexpectedly died in '99 when he was in his forties.

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well, chron.com's search engine is dead, but i pulled this from another search - i'll post the chron link later, if possible:

City renames Dunlavy Park for Ervan Chew

Houston Chronicle

February 28, 2000

Author: CARLOS BYARS; Staff

Estimated printed pages: 2

Dunlavy Park in southwest Houston has been renamed in honor of Ervan Chew, a man considered by many to be an outstanding volunteer and a notable member of Houston's Chinese American community.

Chew died in January 1999 after a brief illness. He was 42.

A wet, chilly morning failed to dampen the spirits of the large group of friends who attended Saturday's renaming ceremony and witness the unveiling of a new marker identifying the playground and baseball field at 4502 Dunlavy as Ervan Chew Park.

The park was acquired in 1945 and, like the street, named for Herbert D. Dunlavy, who was killed in World War I.

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also: http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/doggiepark.html

Ervan Chew, located at 4502 Dunlavy (Key Map 492Z), was the first neighborhood park in Houston to allow dogs to legally run free, off-leash in a designated dog zone.

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The park was acquired in 1945 and, like the street, named for Herbert D. Dunlavy, who was killed in World War I.

no offense to mr. chew but what about herbert dunlavy?

Another thread addressed this issue here.

i did a search to see if this was already addressed

but that thread did not appear for some reason.

here's that link i couldn't get earlier:

http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive....id=2000_3198069

mimi chew!

i love that name!

my name is boring.

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no offense to mr. chew but what about herbert dunlavy?

I agree. And it's a sad commentary on Houston that we have so few new parks that the old ones have to 'un-named' in order to honor the current crop of admirable people.

So much for immortality. <_<

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