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Houston’s Hidden Treasures, and The 1970s I-45 Houston to Galveston Murders: Thursday (April 27, 2017)

Posted on · Houston is a big city, home to a number of popular attractions. We have popular restaurants like Ninfa’s and House of Pies. We have NASA, the Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Galleria — all kinds of things that are old standbys that most people probably know about. But what about the more obscure stuff? What […]

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Hidden Houston: Historic Bridges

Posted on · Waterways have had an influence on Houston's growth from the very beginning. They have not only been used for transportation and commerce, but each has had to be crossed. In the early 20th century old wooden bridges had to be replaced with stronger more permanent structures. Our occasional series Hidden Houston takes us to five of those bridges that are now on the National Historic Register. Houston Public Radio's Rod Rice reports.

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Hidden Houston: Frost Town

Posted on · Historic preservation in Houston is difficult enough, but it is even more problematic when the historic neighborhood no longer exists. In another in our occasional series Hidden Houston, Houston Public Radio's Rod Rice reports on the effort to preserve the site of one of Houston's first subdivisions.

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Hidden Houston: Sam Houston Trail & Wilderness Preserve

Posted on · Imagine an urban area surrounded by 10-different ecological regions, each linked to the others by trails, waterways, parks and undeveloped preserved land. In our occasional series Hidden Houston, Houston Public Radio's Rod Rice reports those ten eco-regions are all here in southeast Texas.

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Hidden Houston: Wabash Feed

Posted on · In another of our occasional series Hidden Houston, we find a little bit of rural comfort inside the loop. Houston Public Radio's Rod Rice reports on a 100 year old feed store that has adapted for the times but still maintains its rustic roots.

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Hidden Houston: Bellaire Bead Shop

Posted on · In our occasional series Hidden Houston, Houston Public Radio's Rod Rice reports on people, places and things that help form the fabric of the area. This morning it's a visit to a business in Bellaire that, as part of its unique business plan, doesn't advertise.

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Hidden Houston: Buffalo Bayou

Posted on · On our occasional series Hidden Houston, Houston Public Radio's Rod Rice reports on the places and people that help form the fabric of the area. One of those places is at the very heart of Houston. The Allen brothers founded the city along the banks of Buffalo Bayou, and indeed the Bayou is well known and well used from Shepherd east to the ship channel. Today, though, we explore the upper reaches of Buffalo Bayou.

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Hidden Houston: Weather Museum

Posted on · Today on our occasional series Hidden Houston, we visit the only museum of its kind in the country. It's the John C. Freeman Weather Museum on Caroline in the Museum District. Houston Public Radio's Rod Rice reports that the museum is a labor love for founder Jill Hasling.

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Hidden Houston: Telephone Museum

Posted on · Houston Public Radio's Rod Rice reports on places that help form the fabric of the area, but that are not as well known as they might be. Today, is the Telephone Museum in the Heights, the first of two reports on smaller museums in the city in our occasional series called "Hidden Houston."

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Hidden Houston: DePelchin Children’s Center

Posted on · This morning we have another report in our occasional series called "Hidden Houston." Houston Public Radio's Rod Rice reports on places that help form the fabric of the area, but may not be well known. The DePelchin Children's Center has been serving children and families in Houston since the late 19th century. While its beginnings may have been humble, the faith of the founder has been motivating people for 115 years.

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Hidden Houston: Oak Farms Dairy

Posted on · This morning we have another report in our occasional series called "Hidden Houston." Houston Public Radio's Rod Rice reports on places that help form the fabric of the area, but may not be well known.