06Aug 2017

With much sadness we heard that Dr. Hinrich Lehmann-Grube, first Mayor of Leipzig after the fall of the Wall, died on Sunday, August 6, 2017.  He was 84 years old.  Dr. Lehmann-Grube was Mayor when the sister city relationship between Houston and Leipzig was established, and he was instrumental and supportive in bringing the cities […]

09Nov 2015

Report of the Nominating Committee Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association November 9, 2015 The nominating committee, consisting of Kathryn Kennedy, Steve Braun and Angelika Schmidt-Lange met on during various times and by telephone to consider eligible candidates for the board of directors of the association for the 2014/2015 term of office. The nominating committee presents the […]

14Jul 2014

Dear Members and Friends of Houston-Leipzig, I just returned from Germany in time to remind you of our next monthly meeting this coming Thursday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard. During the summer months, we all relax with our Houston-Leipzig at the Movies […]

10May 2014

Our May meeting is coming up in our regular venue next Thursday, May 15, 2014, in the Parish Hall at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Previously I had already indicated that we will deal with money matters. The timing is perfect. Are you familiar with Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”?  Just published in English about two months […]

27Mar 2014

The journey begins . . . Listen to a few bars of Wagner and watch a clip of the Entrance of the Giants – your heart starts pounding, your pulse races – it’s better than the movies – you have never seen anything like this on a stage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhjuzEsgUQk&feature=youtu.be After our most successful backstage visit […]

06Mar 2014
Fraz Kafka Image

Imagine yourself living in Prague in the early 1900s, belonging to the German speaking minority of which you represent the Jewish minority and your father, an entrepreneur, is mainly concerned to “make it.”  Against these odds Franz Kafka was trying to establish himself as a writer.  In an informal setting, we will discuss parts of […]

09Jan 2014

Do you know that we in Houston are blessed with an extraordinarily outstanding opera?  Less than a handful of cities in the United States can claim a world-renown opera company; there are the Met in New York, the Lyric Opera in Chicago, the San Francisco Opera, and then there is the Houston Grand Opera – […]

02Jan 2014

Dear Members and Friends of the Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association, Greetings and best wishes for the New Year from your 2014 President! 2013 was an exciting year under the leadership of Ute Eisele with highlights of our 20th anniversary celebration and the visit of the St. Thomas Choir.  Ute, thank you for your efforts and […]

10Dec 2013

The Board of Directors Cordially invites you to a Special Meeting in Lieu of the Annual Meeting and the Christmas Party PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE ELECTION OF DIRECTORS The Nominating Committee presents the following slate of candidates for election:  Irene Hickey – Rodney Koenig – Robert Moore – Patricia Maass – Angelika Schmidt-Lange – […]

02Dec 2013

Dear Members and Friends of Houston-Leipzig, a busy and interesting year comes to an end.  Under the leadership of our 2013 President Dr. Ute Eisele we participated in some outstanding and true highlights; I mention only our 20th anniversary celebration in September and the visit of the St. Thomas Boys Choir last month. Next year […]