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The Delanos: The Family Behind the Roosevelts

Posted on · Ken Burns’ latest documentary, The Roosevelts, premieres Sunday night on Houston Public Meda, TV 8, and continues all next week. Of course, one of the most famous Roosevelts was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But have you ever wondered where the name Delano comes from? Turns out, the Delano family, perhaps overshadowed by the Roosevelts, have their own claims […]

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Domestic Violence, Bilingual Teachers, and the Delanos: Houston Matters for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Posted on · This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Violence Against Women Act. The occasion comes the same week Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL following the surfacing of a second video showing him hitting his wife Janay (they were not married at the time of the incident; […]