Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy 175th Birthday Houston!

The 175th anniversary of Texas declaring its independence from Mexico was earlier this year on  March 2, but today is the 175th anniversary of the day that New York entrepreneurs John K.and Augustus Allen founded my hometown on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. 

The town they founded has grown to a city of 2.2 million people, the largest in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States.

And it's our birthday today.  

I'll be heading down to Market Square Park along with Mayor Annise Parker and the rest of the city for the 5 PM CST start time birthday bash that will celebrate the Allen Brothers founding our internationally recognized city.    

For you Houstonians who read TransGriot and missed the announcement about the shindig on the Historic Market Square Park website, here it is.
Join Mayor Annise Parker as she celebrates Houston’s 175th Birthday with live music, food and fun at the place where it all began, historic Market Square Park in downtown. See performances by Interactive Theater and other local groups that will highlight our city’s journey from a small bayou trading post to the booming city it is today. And we won’t even think about celebrating without cupcakes, so come for the entertainment and stay for the sweets!   Blankets, lawn chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome.  Beer, wine, beverages and food are sold at Niko Niko’s at Market Square.

Happy 175th birthday H-town!

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