San Jacinto News

Murals on Storage Tanks Depict Images of Texas Independence

We learn about two large murals on the sides of Shell storage tanks near Beltway 8 along Hwy 225. The murals depict scenes from the Battle of San Jacinto. Each mural measures forty feet by 140 feet. The artwork was created by Native Sun Productions, a media company based in San Antonio and Valparaiso, Ind.

We learn about two large murals on the sides of Shell storage tanks near Beltway 8 along Hwy 225. The murals depict scenes from the Battle of San Jacinto. Each mural measures forty feet by 140 feet. The artwork was created by Native Sun Productions, a media company based in San Antonio and Valparaiso, Ind

   

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10 Things I Love About Houston So Far

Since the launch of Houston Matters this spring, I’ve spent a lot of time tooling around town, trying to get to know Space City…er…rather, the Bayou City…well, H-Town…uh…Magnolia City…or…the Big Heart.

Which leads me to #10 in my top ten list of things I love about Houston so far…

#10. The nicknames. Houston has a lot of ‘em! I can’t say I’ve become comfortable with using any particular one of them over another, but there is something inherently cool about a city that isn’t just one thing. I grew up in St. Louis, unquestionably the Gateway City, thanks to the Gateway Arch, which was designed to represent the gateway to western expansion. You get the idea.

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