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Houston’s Forgotten History

Houston’s Forgotten History

We consider our history in Houston. The Houston History Book Fair and Symposium will take place next month. Some two dozen authors will talk about their work and share some intriguing and perhaps lesser known aspects of Houston’s history. To learn more about some lesser-appreciated aspects of Houston’s past, we were joined by three guests, Lucinda Freeman, author of the book “Historic Houston: How to See It.” Sandra Lord who owns Houston Urban Adventures and Discover Houston Tours and has been giving tours of the downtown tunnels for more than 20 years.And Tom Kennedy, author of a pair of books on the Houston Police Department.

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Edel Howlin

Edel HowlinEdel is a producer on Houston Matters. She started as a reporter covering veterans' issues and the quirkier side of life in Houston. Before her time in public radio she worked for local commercial station Cox as an on-air personality, while volunteering at KPFT. In 2013, Edel received awards for her stories from the Houston Press Club, the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the Texas Veteran's Commission. Before radio, Edel earned a degree in statistics at University College Dublin, Ireland. Quickly realizing that statistics may not be the path for her, she switched gears and went back to study TV and broadcast journalism. Since 2005, she has worked for both local and national stations in Dublin, wearing many hats from news anchor to producer, and reporter. Edel was born and raised in Clane, Co. Kildare, Ireland. She’s lived in Houston since 2008 with her husband and daughter.View all posts by Edel Howlin →