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Heights2Bastrop

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  1. Walter Cronkite graduated from San Jacinto. Don
  2. I believe Houston does have a Fashion Week, but it is held in Dallas.
  3. Musicman, we used to go to Spanish Flowers, but now we go to
  4. I have never found better fajitas than at Pappasito's. They are somewhat overpriced, but you really can't beat their quality.
  5. The Lion of the West, a play written by future Secretary of the Navy James Kirke Paulding, premiered in New York in April 1831 to wide acclaim. Noted Shakespearean actor James Hackett's portrayal of the blustering, uncouth, but razor-sharp Colonel Nimrod Wildfire was recognized everywhere as a caricature of the Tennessee congressman, David Crockett.
  6. Please don't overlook Ray Miller, the man who created the Eyes of Texas program. He was replaced because he was deemed "too old". That was a crappy thing to do. Ray was a great communicator.
  7. Sounds like a case of the DTs to me.
  8. One of the wealthiest men in the world is near death. One by one he calls his three young sons to his bedside to bid each a farewell. His first son is summoned, and the old man asks him,
  9. Don't remember Pipe Organ Pizza, but Village Inn Pizza was a hot spot. It was on Westheimer near Chimney Rock if I recall correctly. They had entertainment, and one of the most popular performers was Dean Scott. He was known for his Wolfman Jack impressions, and that was before anyone knew who the Wolfman was. Scott also performed often at a popular place on Market Square.
  10. Before Kitirik was Uncle Bert Lynn who may have had the first kiddie show in Houston. Milk Drop Moe was a fixture on one of the kid shows, but I can
  11. There is a natural proclivity for many urban dwellers to escape to the suburbs. The reasons are varied, but a major factor often is to avoid city taxes. Houston is most fortunate to have the ability to annex, basically at will, and that has kept our tax base strong. There comes a point oftentimes where the commute to the inner city is not worth the advantages of living outside of it. That is why we are having this revitalization of the Heights and so many areas inside the Loop. That is a how sprawl keeps itself in check to some degree.
  12. The inability to sprawl is why some cities die.
  13. Where was Kiddie Wonderland? I am sure there were more, but the three kiddie parks I recall from the 50's were the ones on N Shepherd near Donovan, Hwy 90 (I-10) maybe around Gessner and the one at South Main at Braeswood. The first two were Happyland and Kiddieland, but not sure which was which.
  14. I believe that was Victoria Station. Their specialty was prime rib.
  15. A girl I knew in the early 70s was from Lubbock, and her accent was so thick that the name
  16. Y'know, I'll bet that works for cities as well as people.
  17. Will Horwitz was one of the most beloved men in Houston. I was made aware of him from the Channel 8 series,
  18. The best tasting cake in the city is the Tres Leche Cake at Sam's Club. They will even decorate it for you.
  19. Who remembers the old State Theatre located at 5913 Washington Ave. The State Theatre was the second with that name in the city, after the Loew’s State Theatre on Main Street. This State Theatre opened on August 1, 1941.
  20. (Rant) I don't understand something - why is it when someone posts a number of photos as was done above, why in the heck do people repost photos as a quote? We saw them once. Why do we need to see them again? All it does is make the post longer to load as well as use up memory on this site.
  21. I think it was this bridge: And, after thinking about it some, I realized it was not at the aforementioned location. It's the bridge that crosses White Oak Bayou at W. 18th!
  22. Nelson is very involved in the BBQ cookoff festivities and was reporting all last week. I don
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