Harris County Historical Commission unveiled a historical marker May 12 at the Morse-Bragg Cemetery, 66 South Wynden Drive, one of the only surviving reminders of the pioneer history of Houston's Galleria area.
On Sept. 27, Harris County Commissioners voted unanimously to begin a significant renovation project that should preserve the Astrodome.
Commissioners Court approved $10.5 million as the first step in a proposed $105 million plan that includes raising the Dome's floor to create two levels of parking that would allow the stadium to generate income as soon as possible. Officials believe the planned alterations will make the Astrodome suitable for festivals and conventions while preserving most of the Dome's interior volume.
Harris County's Engineering Department has presented Commissioners Court with a preliminary report on the proposed revitalization of the Astrodome. The initial phase of the project would raise the floor of the stadium to grade level, which would help meet the needs of events including the Offshore Technology Conference, which require additional programmable space. Two levels of parking would be created beneath the new ground-level floor; the parking areas will generate income that can be put back into the project.
Join Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Preservation Houston and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Harris County Domed Stadium, better known as the Astrodome, during free, fun birthday festivities on Thursday, April 9, a half-century to the day after the Dome's grand opening in 1965.