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Lauren’s Garden Memorializes 9/11 Victims

Posted on · We learn about Lauren’s Garden, a small park and fountain in downtown Houston’s Market Square Park, that memorializes victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The park gets its name from Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas — a passenger on United Flight 93 who grew up in Houston. A visitor to the garden — who happens to be a veteran […]

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Lauren’s Garden Memorializes 9/11 Victims

Posted on · We learn about Lauren’s Garden, a small park and fountain in downtown Houston’s Market Square Park, that memorializes victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The park gets its name from Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas – a passenger on United Flight 93 who grew up in Houston. A visitor to the garden — who happens to be a […]

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Confederate Names and Symbols and Your Dental Questions: Houston Matters for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this year, HISD unveiled new mascots at four district schools, as part of a policy banning mascots deemed culturally offensive. But it’s not just mascots that can offend some Houstonians. Some question whether schools here should be named after figures from Confederate history – examples include Lee High School, named after General Robert E. […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Sept. 11, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we offer Houstonians an opportunity to share thoughts about a possible U.S. response in Syria. We also learn more about the situation there, and why it’s important to us here in Houston, as we talk with Edward Djerejian, former U.S. Ambassador to both Syria and Israel, and founding director of the […]