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Dave Ward's Houston

Dave Ward’s Houston on abc13 KTRK explores the people, places and events that make this city so special.

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History behind Houston’s most recognizable streets

We drive on them and past them all the time, but do we really know the stories behind Houston street names? 

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How Foley’s celebrated Christmas in Houston

The iconic Houston department store, Foley’s, started a holiday tradition which still exists to this day. 

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Foley's windows

Dave Ward reflects on his friend George H.W. Bush

Two Houston institutions, Ward and Bush spent the last 50 years in the Houston spotlight. 

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Former President George H. W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush with Dave Ward.

Dave Ward tours President Bush’s funeral train

Union Pacific granted us exclusive access to the cars that will be carrying the casket and the Bush family from Houston to College Station.  

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President George Bush’s train Bush 4141 will take him on a final ride

After spending years sitting in waiting, President George H.W. Bush’s custom-painted train Bush 4141 will take him on a final ride. 

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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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Unlocking Rice University’s hidden symbols and messages

Did you know that Rice University’s history involves a murder mystery? And that the campus is full of hidden symbols and secret messages? 

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The Goodyear Blimp’s Houston history

In 1969, Goodyear moved its new blimp headquarters to the Houston area just off I-45 and Cypresswood in Spring. 

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How KTRK inspired the Astrodome

Not many people realize that the channel 13 studio inspired the design of the Eighth Wonder of the World. 

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How Union Station became Astro’s home

Union Station opened in 1911 but is now known as Minute Maid Park. 

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Union Station gave birth to Houston Astros’ Minute Maid Park

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