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Houston Heights WWII Memorial | Heartfelt Tribute

Posted: December 8, 2017 at 11:34 pm   /   Cemeteries & Memorials, Parks & Outdoor

The Houston Heights WWII Memorial is truly special.  Inscribed into a pylon in the center of a beautifully rendered granite monument are the names of the 224 men from the Houston Heights area who sacrificed their lives during World War II on our behalf.  All of the other Houston Heights residents who also served in […]

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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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Marmion Park | Houston Heights | Gazebo Photography Site

Posted: July 6, 2017 at 12:43 am   /   Parks & Outdoor

The Houston Heights is such a unique and beautiful neighborhood offering so many different amenities.  My husband and I recently learned more about Marmion Park which is located right along the beautiful Heights Boulevard. According to a bronze plaque affixed to concrete Marmion Park was dedicated May 31st of 1986. Inscribed upon the plaque is […]

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Welcoming AG Antiques on West 19th in Houston Heights

Posted: January 16, 2017 at 9:30 pm   /   Antiques & Collectibles

People entering the AG Antiques on West 19th store in the Houston Heights are met with a genuine “welcome” greeting from people at the front desk.  “If there is anything we can do to help you, please let us know.”  That was our experience when we first entered this large store containing antiques and collectibles. […]

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Carter Ernst Dog Sculpture in “True North” Exhibit

Posted: January 12, 2017 at 5:56 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

Who is Carter Ernst? This University of Houston graduate with a BFA in painting and her Master of Fine Arts in sculpture has created a supersized fiberglass dog sculpture covered in all sorts of various fabrics and mediums much like a patchwork quilt. Carter Ernst loves to use faux fabrics in her creations which include […]

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Heights Post Office Building Murals…Clock is Ticking!

Posted: November 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Murals

Gone But Not Forgotten Update: The old Heights post office building has now been razed and a new building will take its place. What was written below and photographed will now be a part of Houston Heights history. The clock is definitely ticking down if you care to see the graffiti murals on the Heights […]

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Architecturally Beautiful Heights Neighborhood Library

Posted: October 20, 2016 at 4:29 pm   /   Libraries

The Houston Heights Neighborhood Library is aesthetically pleasing.  It is one of the many buildings that face the sixty foot wide esplanade on Heights Boulevard. Built in the 1920s it is one of the many neighborhood libraries associated with the Houston Library System. There are larger libraries to be sure! We have walked around the […]

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Dean Ruck creates “Ourglass” ~ Houston Sculpture Exhibit

Posted: October 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

“Ourglass” Sculpture by Dean Ruck Do you see an artistic version of an hourglass in this mirrored sculpture created by Dean Ruck, an exclamation point or something else? Dean Ruck’s name for the sculptural piece was “Ourglass” and that title could have a number of meanings. This fifteen foot high sculpture reflected fractured images of […]

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Dan Havel’s Public Art including “Wildlife Sanctuary”

Posted: September 26, 2016 at 6:55 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

What Was This? What appeared to be a portion of a partially submerged church was certainly an attention grabber! It was the first sculpture seen as one headed north on the esplanade of Heights Boulevard off of Interstate 10.  It was viewed by many people during the temporary “True North” public art installation in Houston, […]

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Amazing August Antiques Store in Houston Heights

Posted: July 24, 2016 at 5:40 pm   /   Antiques & Collectibles

August Antiques store in the Houston Heights is a delight!  It is a red brick building which was built in the 1920s. Nestled between other vintage buildings along the beautiful Heights Boulevard it has a small parking lot in front.  Fortunately there is plenty of street parking along Heights Boulevard. My husband and I stopped […]

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Donovan Park ~ Kid’s Castle Playground ~ Houston Heights

Posted: July 15, 2016 at 6:25 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Donovan Park is another jewel of a place located in the Houston Heights.  It is a stellar attraction for kids and their parents or guardians. There are many prime real estate locations in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area.  The Houston Heights is definitely one of them! We have enjoyed other scenery along Heights Boulevard such […]

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Greetings from Houston Mural by Daniel Anguilu

Posted: July 11, 2016 at 11:04 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals

It seems very fitting that this “Greetings from Houston” mural exists.  It is a very friendly greeting! It appears almost as if an old-timey postcard has been plastered onto the side of a building in the Houston Heights. According to a recent Travel and Leisure magazine, Houston, Texas was voted the second most friendly city […]

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Welcoming Love Mural @ St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

Posted: July 9, 2016 at 11:32 pm   /   Art & Culture, Chapels and Churches, Murals

Love Mural My husband and I have been having some fun exploring our city.  In so doing it is hard to miss seeing the many murals around town. Our fair city truly celebrates public art in all forms! I had seen a mural with the word LOVE on some website.  We decided to find out […]

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Beautiful Lombard Lamp Gift to City of Houston

Posted: June 28, 2016 at 10:54 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The Lombard Lamp gracing Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas is a beauty!  We have passed it while in our car many times.  One day we decided to take a closer look.  We learned much by doing so! There is a Lombard Bridge in the City of Hamburg, Germany.  Many such lamps as this one in […]

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Casual Dining at Torchy’s Tacos

Posted: June 17, 2016 at 2:46 pm   /   Katy, Restaurants

Started in Texas! This fun Torchy’s Tacos chain originated with the expertise of Chef Michael Rypka in Austin, Texas. Chef Rypka started with a food truck prior to having his first brick and mortar location. From what I read as he began experimenting with different types of tacos, often the expression “damn good!” was heard […]

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Beans Barton’s Passions + Funky J. Harding Co. Mural

Posted: May 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals

Who is Beans Barton? Describing Beans Barton can probably be better done by showing some videos of him and his Bi-Peds band in action; showing off some of his art whether it be on walls, cars or shoes…yes shoes!…and telling a bit about his interests. Local Houston resident and artist Dale “Beans” Barton was born […]

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Bravura Concert Series at All Saints Catholic Church

Posted: April 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Events

Bravura Concert Series Our discovering this ongoing concert series in the Houston Heights was a delight!  We may or may not have found out about it on our own. There are so many events on a daily basis in this gigantic metropolitan city of Houston.  Even though we subscribe to the daily Houston Chronicle newspaper, […]

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