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Adoption, Grandparents Raising Grandkids, and Dealing with Grief: Houston Matters for Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Posted on · According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, more than five thousand Texas children in their care were adopted last year. That’s a 6.5 percent increase in adoptions from the previous year. Still, in Greater Houston, more than 1,500 kids are waiting to be adopted. On this edition of Houston Matters, we examine […]

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Exhibit Pays Homage to How Cowboys Make that Final Ride Off Into the Sunset

Posted on · With the rodeo in full swing, we learn about an exhibit showcasing the funeral traditions of cowboys and cowgirls — both simple and ornate. The exhibit is called The Last Tip of My Hat and can be seen at Houston’s National Museum of Funeral History now through March 31.

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Funeral Museum Sees its Image Changing

Posted on · When you tell people you’re going to visit the National Museum of Funeral History, you’re bound to get at least one comment along the lines of “that sounds a bit morbid.” That’s exactly what happened last week to Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty. Michael took a tour of the museum with its president, Genevieve Keeney, who […]

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Photographing JFK’s Funeral: Houston Man Shares Memories

Posted on · Fifty years ago,  former New York-based LIFE magazine photographer — and long time Houstonian – Bob Gomel covered the funeral of John F. Kennedy. He shares his memories of covering that historic day and of times he spent with JFK when he was alive — including the time he fell asleep on the then president elect’s shoulder. More: […]