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Despite Rainy Start, 7th Annual East End Street Fest Smashes Attendance Records

Despite Rainy Start, 7th Annual East End Street Fest Smashes Attendance Records

The 7th Annual East End Street Fest returned to the heart of East End Houston this past Saturday, October 20. Over 13,000 registered attendees were treated to an all-new Craft Beer Garden, amazing kids zone, more than 60 artisan and food vendors, and over 20 performers across two stages and the Heritage Dance Zone. Highlights included a visit from Mayor Sylvester Turner who joined the Zydeco Dots on washboard, Houston’s own The GLASS, and the first ever GRAMMY-Award Winners to step on to the East End Street Fest stage – Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers and their original TEX-MEX Band.

Photography by Dan Joyce and Jorge Luna.

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TEDGlobal 2014 Coming to the East End

TEDGlobal 2014 Coming to the East End

On Thursday, October 9, Houston's East End will play virtual host to some prestigious visitors all the way from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! Join us as we celebrate the culture and opportunities of Houston’s East End, alongside a shared viewing experience of TEDGlobal 2014. This year's TEDGlobal theme is “South”: We’ll gain insight into some…

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Director Filling Big Shoes in Houston’s Hispanic Community

Director Filling Big Shoes in Houston’s Hispanic Community

She was bequeathed in an immense legacy of funeral service by her grandparents. Since the 1930s, long before her birth, her extended family has included at least 30 funeral home owners, directors, and embalmers. Fortunately, Christina Morales also inherited her grandparents’ unrelenting standards of excellence and their vision for lifting up their community. In fact, this third-generation funeral director and owner of Morales Funeral Home continually pioneers innovative ways to make a once exclusive settings for funerals a center to honor the Hispanic culture through the arts and other support for the community. Christina’s journey hasn’t always been easy.

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