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How Do Houston Streets Get Named — And Sometimes Renamed?

Last week, the Prairie View City Council upheld its decision to rename University Drive in honor of Sandra Bland. Naming and renaming streets in the city of Houston can be a lengthy and sometimes controversial process. So, today, we explore why and how streets are named and renamed and what prompts the process. We hear your […]

Last week, the Prairie View City Council upheld its decision to rename University Drive in honor of Sandra Bland. Naming and renaming streets in the city of Houston can be a lengthy and sometimes controversial process. So, today, we explore why and how streets are named and renamed and what prompts the process.

We hear your questions for Jerry Wood, former Deputy Assistant Director of the City of Houston’s planning department. He shares his thoughts about the history of Houston’s street names and the stories (and, in some cases, mysteries) behind them.

MORE: How Did Houston Streets Get Their Names? (Houston Matters, May 20, 2014)

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