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Today in Texas History - December 1

From the Annals of Baseball –  In 1964, the Houston Colt .45s changed their name to the Houston Astros.  The name change coincided with the move to the Astrodome (officially the Harris County Domed Stadium) beginning with the 1965 season.  78 more words

The 8th Wonder of the Modern World

For many folks, especially those raised in Texas, the Houston Astrodome held the title. It served as the home of the Houston Astros from 1965 until 1999, 34 years and no World Championship. 115 more words

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Today in Texas History - October 9

From the Annals of the Eighth Wonder –  In 1999, the Houston Astros played their last game in the Astrodome. Predictably it was the last game of a divisional series loss to the Atlanta Braves.   160 more words

This Guy Built Himself The Ultimate Man Cave Inside An Actual Sports Stadium.

Opened in 1965, the Astrodome in Houston, Texas was home to the Houston Astros, Houston Oilers, and Roy Hofheinz. Who’s Roy Hofheinz? He’s the former Mayor of Houston and pioneer of modern stadiums that built a private home in this revolutionary building. 9 more words

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bragg road

Yes is that real. the dusty road is. There is a sign it says ghost road .  Who knows ? Gofer knows these English sentences may not suit a research paper, but who cares.  7 more words

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astrodome sold out
to hear just one haiku
poet’s valhalla

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Houston Awarded Regional In 2020 NCAA Tourney

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Houston will host one of the four regional sites of the 2020 NCAA men’s basketball tournament as tournament sites through 2022 were announced Tuesday afternoon. 161 more words

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