Today is Juneteenth, a celebration that began in Texas but has spread across the country as a celebration of black culture. It is the coolest national holiday, for five reasons: 5. The name itself Thank God it's not known as The 19th of June, or even the other proposed names, like the clunky Emanc ... More >>
There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.
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Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the United States, first began in Galveston, and as such, the area around Houston is home to some of the biggest and most lavish Juneteenth celebrations in the world. The June 19 holiday, also sometimes called Emancipation Day or Fre ... More >>
Here is a summary from the Galveston Historical Foundation -- via their temporary digs in Austin -- about how the old and cherished buildings on the island fared during Ike: First reports from the scene indicate the following: The 1861 U. S. Custom House, GHF's headquarters, was flooded by as much ... More >>
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