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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.

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Houston’s Budget, Arts and Culture, Street Names, and Life Histories: Houston Matters for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Posted on · Mayor Annise Parker last week unveiled her proposed FY 2015 budget for the city of Houston. It includes covering a significant rise in pension obligations, calls for funding to add animal control officers and address pothole repairs – all of which the mayor believes can be accomplished in the next year without a tax increase, […]