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  • This free event from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is open to children ages 16 and under. With the help of parents, kids will be able to demonstrate their fishing skill or luck in the Display Pond located next to Refuge Road. Gear will be available for kids to check out and bait will be provided. No registration is required for this event, and you can come and go as you please. Fishing licenses or permits are not required for ages 16 and under.
  • The summer is officially gasping its last breath and pumping out the remainder of its 3-digit weather days. One of the striking differences between the first day of school now and the first day 55 or 60 years ago is . . . well, smell. When I was a kid, the halls and classrooms wreaked with the smell of new fabric from our homemade dresses. It overpowered the fresh coat of paint on the floors. Yes, the floors were painted. What did you expect in 1953--marble tile with mother-of-pearl inlay?
  • Join us in September on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. for Timeless Trivia. The film clips, historic photos and commentary in each episode help present viewers with entertaining information about the times, places, people and events. Even the wrong answers frequently provide information that's fun to remember.
  • I will never forget the first time I ate cabrito. It was in a little down home Mexican restaurant in Austin in the 1970s.
  • 1836 – The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the American South, and the fourth most populous city in the United States. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million people within a land area of 599.6 square miles, it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal of its metropolitan area Greater Houston, which is the fifth most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city's population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located. Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation.
  • This Aug. 25, 2005, satellite image shows inbound Hurricane Katrina. The storm moved slowly, enabling heavy rains to linger longer over one area, the National Hurricane Center warned. The center forecast 6-10 inches of rain over Florida and the Bahamas, and up to 15 inches in some regions. courtesy photo