Tag Archives: Houston History

Sunshine Williams :
METRO | Muhammad Ali, the Astrodome,
and me

We had ringside seats on the second row, and were splattered all night with blood, sweat, and snot! By Sunshine Williams | The Rag Blog | June 7, 2016 HOUSTON — News of Muhammad Ali’s death brought back memories from … finish reading Sunshine Williams :
METRO | Muhammad Ali, the Astrodome,
and me

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Thorne Dreyer :
A tribute to Maggie, my mother

‘Maggie’s absolute freedom, her hospitality, big floppy hats and committed heart put the art scene in Houston on the side of human rights and general soul.’ — Mimi Crossley, Houston Post By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | May … finish reading Thorne Dreyer :
A tribute to Maggie, my mother

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Ivan Koop Kuper :
METRO | Saying goodbye to Mike Condray and remembering Liberty Hall

Thanks to Condray and crew, Houstonians were treated to many an unforgettable evening of history-making performances. By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | March 30, 2016 HOUSTON — On Bruce Springsteen’s 1998 multi-album box set of miscellaneous recordings, … finish reading Ivan Koop Kuper :
METRO | Saying goodbye to Mike Condray and remembering Liberty Hall

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Harry Hurt III :
Let us now praise famous men: Remembering Mickey Leland, and opening the door to Cuba

My dear friend, the late Houston congressman Mickey Leland, once declared: ‘I am as much a citizen of the world as I am of this country.’ By Harry Hurt III | The Rag Blog | January 7, 2015 “Hello, Harry. … finish reading Harry Hurt III :
Let us now praise famous men: Remembering Mickey Leland, and opening the door to Cuba

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Alan Pogue and William Michael Hanks :
VIDEO | Dan Rather and Robin Rather in lively, far-ranging, and funny Rag Radio interview

Video captures the legendary newsman and the pioneering Austin environmentalist in their first father-daughter interview. Video by Alan Pogue and William Michael Hanks. By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | May 7, 2014 Alan Pogue and Mike Hanks have … finish reading Alan Pogue and William Michael Hanks :
VIDEO | Dan Rather and Robin Rather in lively, far-ranging, and funny Rag Radio interview

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : October Interviews with Poppy Northcutt, Maneesha James, Seth Holmes, and Thomas Zigal

Frances “Poppy” Northcutt with Rag Radio’s Thorne Dreyer in the studios of KPFT-FM in Houston, Friday, October 25, 2013. Photo by Guy Schwartz / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcasts: Thorne Dreyer interviews Poppy Northcutt, Maneesha James, Seth Holmes, and … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : October Interviews with Poppy Northcutt, Maneesha James, Seth Holmes, and Thomas Zigal

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Father-Daughter! Newsman Dan Rather & Environmental Activist Robin Rather

Dan Rather and Robin Rather on Rag Radio, Friday, September 27, 2013, in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas. Photos by Roger Baker / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcast: Legendary newsman Dan Rather and environmental activist Robin Rather … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Father-Daughter! Newsman Dan Rather & Environmental Activist Robin Rather

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BOOKS / Ivan Koop Kuper : Vicki Ayo’s ‘Boys From Houston’ Documents a Thriving ’60s Music Scene

Vicki Welch Ayo’s ‘Boys From Houston‘ describes a thriving ’60s music scene The book is a real eye-opener for those who would have never believed that the city once known as ‘Baghdad on the Bayou,’ referring to its oppressive climate … finish reading BOOKS / Ivan Koop Kuper : Vicki Ayo’s ‘Boys From Houston’ Documents a Thriving ’60s Music Scene

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Thorne Dreyer : Houston Was an Unlikely ’60s Hotbed

The staff of Space City!, Houston’s late ’60s-early ’70s underground newspaper. Cover photo — from the paper’s June 8, 1971, issue — by Jerry Sebesta. Image from Wikimedia Commons. Boys From Houston:Bayou city was unlikely ’60s hotbed Houston may not … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : Houston Was an Unlikely ’60s Hotbed

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Bob Feldman : Population Growth and Civil Rights Victories in Texas, 1940-1953

Herman Sweatt was the first African American to attend the University of Texas after a 1950 Supreme Court decision. Photo courtesy of UT Press / Daily Texan. The hidden history of Texas Part 12: 1940-1953/2 — Population growth and some … finish reading Bob Feldman : Population Growth and Civil Rights Victories in Texas, 1940-1953

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Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Klan in Texas, 1920-1930

Flyer for “Ku Klux Klan Day,” October 24, 1923. Image from The Portal to Texas History.The hidden history of Texas Part 10: 1920-1930/1 — The rise of the Klan in Texas By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | December … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Klan in Texas, 1920-1930

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Ivan Koop Kuper : The Maharishi’s Bad Houston Karma

The Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: The late Houston real estate mogul.The Heaven on Earth Inn:Bad Karma in Houston The Guru’s utopian vision somehow took a turn in the wrong direction. By Ivan Koop Kuper / The Rag Blog / May … finish reading Ivan Koop Kuper : The Maharishi’s Bad Houston Karma

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