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How Do Houston Streets Get Named — And Sometimes Renamed?

Posted on · Last week, the Prairie View City Council upheld its decision to rename University Drive in honor of Sandra Bland. Naming and renaming streets in the city of Houston can be a lengthy and sometimes controversial process. So, today, we explore why and how streets are named and renamed and what prompts the process. We hear your […]

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Renaming Streets and Science in the Movies: Friday’s Show (October 2, 2015)

Posted on · Last week, the Prairie View City Council upheld its decision to rename University Drive in honor of Sandra Bland. Naming and renaming streets in the city of Houston can be a lengthy and sometimes controversial process. On this edition of Houston Matters, explore why and how streets are named and renamed and what prompts the […]

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How Did Houston Streets Get Their Names?

Posted on · We drive on them and past them all the time, but do we know the stories behind Houston’s streets? From Kirby to Westheimer, Bellaire to Bissonet to Buffalo Speedway, we learn the origins of popular Houston street names from Marks Hinton, author of Historic Houston Streets: The Stories Behind the Names.