Few people know that one of the most iconic murals that reflects the struggles of Hispanic Americans during the 1960s and 1970s is located in the historic East End neighborhood of Houston. The creator of this massive 240-foot mural is a self-made artist from South Texas. His name, Leopoldo Tanguma, better known as Leo. Artists and muralist Leo Tanguma was born to Texas farm workers with Mexican ancestors in Beeville, Texas, a small and underdeveloped town located right in the middle of Corpus Christi and San Antonio. He started his life-long art career at the very young age of eight using a pencil and pieces of card boxes to draw promising portraits of his friends. But, the hardships endured by Latino-Americans inspired his art.FULL POST
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East End businesses are supported by several organizations designed to aide business development in their neighborhood. The East Downtown Management District (EADO), The East End Chamber of Commerce and the Greater East End Management District all offer support and guidance to any entity interested in setting up a business or who may be shopping for property in one of their respective jurisdictions. Please visit them on the web for more information.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council, in collaboration with the Greater East End and 5th Ward CRC, have worked to create public conversation around how the East End can create a vision for the future that is responsible and that respects the rich history of our neighborhoods and the people that call the East End home.Learn more about the Livable Centers Study
Formed 18,000 years ago, the Buffalo Bayou is Houston prime’s waterway extending some 54 miles from the Katy area all the way down to the Ship Channel and Galveston Bay. Its history in Texas goes back to the early Anglo-American settlements and the Texas Independence with the Battle of San Jacinto. The docks in the Harrisburg area just East of Downtown Houston became the foundations of what became the modern Port of Houston.FULL POST