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Teo Chew Temple located in Houston’s Chinatown

Posted: November 2, 2017 at 6:34 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Nonprofits & Charities

The Teo Chew Temple is a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple located in southwest Houston.  My husband and I spotted the ornate rooftops when we were walking through the nearby Arthur Storey Park one day.  We made a mental note to find out more about the structure at a later date. The address is 10599 Turtlewood Ct., […]

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McGovern Centennial Gardens | New Haven in Hermann Park

Posted: August 9, 2017 at 12:47 am   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The video below showing McGovern Centennial Gardens gives one a good overall look at the 15 acre newest addition to Hermann Park. There are a total of 445 acres in Hermann Park which is one of Houston’s premier public green spaces. We all benefit from the  philanthropist and benefactor George Hermann who presented 385 acres […]

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Chong Hua Sheng Mu Holy Palace, a Bizarre Houston Oddity

Posted: July 25, 2017 at 5:48 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Nonprofits & Charities

It can be credited or blamed (depending upon one’s view) on the lack of zoning laws in Houston that this Chong Hua Sheng Mu Holy Palace is situated in a neighborhood on the west side of H-Town. Even from a distance this five story white structure with the 40 foot golden orb stands out as […]

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Glenwood Cemetery Houston | Who’s Who of Spectacular Grave Sites

Posted: July 16, 2017 at 6:44 pm   /   Cemeteries & Memorials, Nonprofits & Charities, Sculptures

If you are looking to visit a spectacular cemetery with opulent grave sites located in a breathtaking setting you need to plan a visit to Glenwood Cemetery Houston. This enchanting cemetery is bounded by Washington Avenue on the north with Memorial Drive and Buffalo Bayou to the south.  The entrance is located on Washington Avenue […]

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Mandell Park Houston a Neighborhood Urban Harvest Oasis

Posted: June 15, 2017 at 5:13 pm   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor

Mandell Park is an urban oasis consisting of 1.22 acres near the Montrose district of our city.  The address is Richmond Avenue @ Mandell Street, Houston, Texas 77006. The history of how this came into existence is heartening for many reasons. At one time this piece of land was going to be used for one […]

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