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Modern Dance Project Pays Homage to the History of the Houston Ship Channel

Posted on · We learn about a new modern dance production that pays homage to the role of the Houston Ship Channel in the history of both Texas and Houston. The piece, called “Channel/1836,” is by Karen Stokes Dance and combines film of dancers performing around the ship channel with a live stage performance. The performance is Sept. […]

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Oveta Culp Hobby: An Unsung Figure in Texas History

Posted on · We learn about one of the unsung women in Texas history: Oveta Culp Hobby. Author Debra Winegarten says Hobby’s story is often overshadowed by others in her famous family (her husband was former Texas Governor William P. Hobby, for whom Hobby Airport is named). Winegarten discusses her biography Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist. […]