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Happy 100th Birthday to the Houston Ship Channel

Posted on · 100 years ago today, the Houston Ship Channel officially opened. The Ship Channel is a part of the Port of Houston, one of America’s busiest seaports. In fact, last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Port of Houston led the nation in the total tonnage it imported. The Port of Houston Authority claims […]

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Exhibit Pays Tribute to the Men and Women of the Houston Ship Channel

Posted on · Nearly 100 years ago, on Nov. 10, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson presided over the opening of the Houston Ship Channel. According to the Port Authority, each year the 52-mile channel serves around 8,000 vessels and more than 200 million tons of cargo that move through the Port of Houston. Needless to say, the Ship Channel […]

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Celebrating 100 Years of Battleship TEXAS

Posted on · Officials are holding a public festival to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the Battleship TEXAS. The Battleship served in both world wars and is credited with the introduction and innovation of many advances, including gunnery, aviation and radar. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin spoke with Bruce Bramlett, Executive Director of the Battleship TEXAS […]

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Art & Events Planned for Hermann Park’s Centennial Year

Posted on · Hermann Park is celebrating its centennial this year. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse talked with Doreen Stoller, executive director of the Hermann Park Conservancy, about the yearlong series of events planned to mark the anniversary. And she explains what’s in store for the park’s future — and the some 6 million visitors it serves each […]

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Artist Creates Giant Sculptures from Twigs

Posted on · Artist Patrick Dougherty is known for his compelling, large-scale sculptures made of long, intertwined twigs. He’s currently working on an installation in Houston’s Hermann Park for its Art in the Park project, part of the park’s centennial celebration. He talks about why he chose sticks as his medium and how he makes his pieces.