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Underage Marriage: Closer to Home and More Common Than You’d Think

Posted on · When you hear the term "child bride," you're likely to think of something happening a long time ago and somewhere far away, writes the Houston Chronicle's Frankie Ortega. But for her, it happened much closer to home. In the 1970s, her own mother was forced – by her mother – to get married at the […]

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Historic Ranch Tells the Story of a Strong Female Lineage

Posted on · About 40 minutes southwest of downtown Houston is the George Ranch Historical Park. The park tells the story of the four-generation legacy of the Jones, Ryon, Davis and George families – beginning in 1824 and ending in the mid-1900s – using their preserved homesteads. These families were incredibly influential in the Richmond/Rosenberg area, and many […]

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Researcher Aims to Tell the Stories of Woman-Owned Businesses in Post-War Houston

Posted on · Today, the idea of women owning businesses is not a novel one, like it might have been back in the middle of the 20 Century. But gender roles started to fluctuate slowly after World War II, including here in Houston, and women took the initiative to start more and more businesses over the decades. But […]