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Debate Surges Over How to Handle Brick Streets in Historic Freedmen’s Town

Posted on · More than a century ago, freed slaves and their descendants laid bricks in the Fourth Ward community of Freedmen’s Town. That alone makes the bricks significant, but there’s more to it than that. The bricks are laid out in particular designs at some intersections – designs which in some cases pointed to safe houses for […]

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Photo Exhibit Chronicles Life in Former Freedman’s Town

Posted on · FotoFest – Houston’s six-week-long, international biennial photography festival – is underway now through April 27, with photography exhibits and events around the city. This year’s FotoFest focuses on contemporary Arab video, photography and mixed media art. But there are exhibits focused on numerous other themes, including one that documents life in a little-known area near […]

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Holiday Shopping with Less Hustle & Bustle: Old Town Spring’s Home for the Holdiays

Posted on · The 33rd Annual Home for the Holidays event in Old Town Spring deems itself a “Texas-styled winter wonderland” with lights and shopping. The event runs through Dec. 21. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse asked organizer Pam Golden how the event became what it is today. More: You can learn more about Home for the Holidays […]