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LIVE from historical Ashton Villa in Galveston, Texas – the birthplace of Juneteenth

Posted on · Today, we're on location where African Americans were officially declared free from slavery on June 19, 1865. Our conversation reflects on a time of celebration, while learning the history and the deeper meaning of the Juneteenth holiday itself.

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Full Show: Citgo’s Future, And Asylum Seekers Without Attorneys (July 31, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss Citgo's future after a recent court ruling, we learn about the challenges faced by asylum seekers without an attorney, we break down the latest political news, we learn about historic buildings in Galveston in need of preservation, and the local duo Space Kiddettes performs some original songs.

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Festival Looks Back at Galveston History

Posted on · The second annual Galveston Heritage Festival will be held on August 6th. The event will focus on the culture, groups and people that first immigrated through Galveston in the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s. We learn more from Dwayne Jones, Executive Director of the Galveston Historical Foundation.

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Galveston Storm of 1900: America’s Deadliest — and Most Forgotten — Tragedy

Posted on · 115 years ago today, the Galveston Storm of 1900 hit, killing thousands and all but obliterating the city of Galveston. By today’s standards, the storm would’ve been a Category 4 hurricane, with estimated winds of 145 miles per hour at landfall. It was the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history, with estimates of anywhere from […]

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Galveston Tour Takes Visitors to Sacred Places

Posted on · The Galveston Historical Foundation is hosting its Sacred Places Tour on Saturday. They'll highlight several churches of different faiths to talk about their architecture and history in Galveston. The tour will benefit the foundation's ongoing restoration of St. Joseph's Church. It's the oldest wooden church building in Galveston, and the Historical Foundation says it's the […]

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Air Quality, Vision Care, and Galveston’s Sacred Places: Houston Matters for Thurs., Feb. 6, 2014

Posted on · For years, the state of Texas and the federal Environmental Protection Agency have clashed over regulations covering major air pollution sources, like refineries. Now, that longstanding legal dispute may be giving way – somewhat. Last week, Texas and the EPA reached a deal on portions of the state's clean air plan, concerning the state's "flexible […]