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Turk Farrell: Houston’s First All-Star

Posted on · With a new Major League Baseball season just days away, now is a fitting time to tell the story of a mostly forgotten figure from Houston’s early baseball history. Richard “Turk” Farrell holds several distinctions that should be interesting to Houston baseball fans. He was the first All-Star the Colt .45s ever had. And he […]

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The Astrodome Revisited, Houston’s Other Old Ballparks, and Street Art: Houston Matters for Thursday, May 22, 2014

Posted on · Last week, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett called a meeting of stakeholders to discuss the current status of the Astrodome. Among the more recent developments – an application has been submitted seeking to designate the Dome as a “state antiquities landmark.” The National Park Service has added the Astrodome to its National Register of Historic […]