Whats Houston going to look like in 50 years? In a hundred? By then we might be a mega-metropolis stretching beyond Highway 6 to the outskirts of San Antonio. Cant happen? Well, thats what the folks who lived in a suburb called Sharpstown used to think. In the lecture The Future of Houstons Former Suburbs: A View from Sharpstown Infrastructure, Education, and Quality of Life, Rice University Associate Professor Dr. Alexander X. Byrd will tell us whats next for a neighborhood once thought far beyond the reach of Houstons sprawl. A Yates High School graduate (along with Rice and Duke universities), Byrd specializes in Afro-American culture. 7 p.m. Humanities Building, Rice University, 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-0000 or visit www.events.rice.edu. Free.
Mon., April 13, 7 p.m., 2009