Houston History

19Feb 2016

I am a volunteer for the Carnival Ticket Sales Committee representing the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Through the sales of HALF PRICE carnival packs and admission tickets and the solicitation of donations, our dedicated volunteers raised more than $7.8 million last year alone to help support the Show’s mission and Texas youth and education!! […]

07Oct 2015

Imagine helping tens of thousands of Texans for over 30 years of Gulf Coast disaster relief, and then a few months ago, the rains start and you yourself become a victim of the floods with three feet of water in your home. Meet Steve Vetrano, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Houston Area Chapter […]

12Feb 2015

Please join us on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in welcoming Gary McHenry, a Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Executive Vice Chairman of the Speakers Committee, Member of the  Mutton Bustin Committee, and a Member of the Salt Grass Trail Association, and its Magnificent Wagon 7. The Salt Grass Trail […]

28Jan 2015

Dear Friends of the German language, I would like to invite you to volunteer as a judge at the Houstonfest German contest on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Lanier Middle School in Houston. Houstonfest is the annual regional German competition for students in grades 8 through 12. It is also the qualifying event for the […]

14Sep 2014

The movie last month about the building and eventual fall of the Wall left us excited, overwhelmed, and thankful. But what came afterwards? Join us for the movie After the Wall: A World United by Executive Producer and Houstonian John Hesse on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 2353 Rice […]

15May 2014

It is now time to make concrete plans to be in Leipzig on October 9, 2014, to participate in the 25th anniversary celebrations of the peaceful end of the confrontation between 70,000 demonstrators carrying nothing but candles, and the secret police in full military combat gear. October 9, 1989, was the decisive Monday. Surgeons had […]

13Aug 2011

Sunday, 13th August 1961, shortly after midnight. East German police disrupt the city train and underground connections. Street surfaces are ripped up, barbed wire barriers erected. The Soviet sector border in Berlin is sealed off from the western districts.

08Aug 2011

Houston PBS – Channel 8 will show the second part of the two-hour documentary on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. After the initial days of celebration following the opening of the Wall, the fate of the two Germanys hung in the balance. Would a new chapter of instability doom Gorbachev’s era of reform […]