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Judge Emmett: Astrodome "Is Going To Be There" For Super Bowl LI

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Super Bowl Committee unveiled their countdown clock on Thursday to officially start the kickoff towards Super Bowl LI in Houston at NRG Stadium. 255 more words

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Today in Texas History - January 20

From the Annals of Roundball – In 1968, Houston ended UCLA’s 47-game winning streak with a 71-69 victory at the Astrodome before 52,693 fans. The so-called “Game of the Century” was the first basketball game played in the Eighth Wonder of the World and set a NCAA attendance record. 177 more words

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Three Regarding Elvis (2016)

1. Stepped into Sun Records.
2. Became bigger than life.
3. Took a stand.
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He was once told to leave those
“black girls” (Sweet Inspirations) at… 49 more words

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4/9/15 at The Astrodome

First of, even though this is 8 months late, it’s better than nothing! And just before I officially start this entry, I want to state that this unfortunately, was NOT a game I attended (this post is about an experience) as the Astros played their last game at the Dome on October 9th, 1999, (Game 4 of the NLDS when they lost the game to the Braves, 7-5 and were eliminated from the postseason) and at that time, I wasn’t even born yet!  1,672 more words

Today in Texas History - December 17

From the Annals of the Astrodome –  In 1965,  Judy Garland became the first artist to perform at the Astrodome. The Supremes were the opening act.   95 more words

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Football Fun Fridays! The lighter side of 100 years of BearKat football.



 
Here in the University Archives we have looked at or scanned what seems like thousands of football related newspaper articles, photographs, and yearbooks during the 100th season of BearKats football. 245 more words

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On the Return of Joy and the Flood.

When all was lost. When we wept. When there was nothing else to do but wait. In the midst of misfortune, you can stand on rooftops, waving desperately to the incoming helicopters as the flood sets in, clutching all you have left, and still lose everything you hold dear. 144 more words

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