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How KTRK inspired the Astrodome

Film clips from the ABC13 archive of the Colt .45s in 1962

On April 9, 1962, Major League Baseball was welcomed to Houston as the Colt .45s rolled down Main Street in a parade. The name wouldn’t last long. Due to a lawsuit by the Colt 45 firearms company, Judge Roy Hofheinz[…..]

Astroworld lives on in this woman’s bar

Astroworld lives on in this woman’s bar. It’s hard to believe it’s been gone for more than a decade. Former Houston Mayor Roy Hofheinz helped bring AstroWorld to the Space City in 1968. Six Flags Inc. then closed the park[…..]

The History of Houston’s Astrodome

Dave Ward explains how ABC13’s studio designed inspired the Eighth Wonder of the World. Includes archive footage of the Astrodome and Roy Hofheinz.

A giant Astroworld collection could be for sale

Alpine Sleigh Ride, Greezed Lightnin’ and Thunder River are all names you might recognize as the famous rides of the former Houston Astroworld. 

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About Dave Ward

A generation of Houston TV viewers grew up with Dave Ward. As the powerful, yet calming voice behind the anchor desk, Ward delivered the news with integrity and authenticity for 50 years on abc13 KTRK. Ward began every newscast with[…..]