RONNIE AND CATHY
MATTHEWS "Exclusive Realtors for Northwest Houston, Spring, woodlands,
tomball, Cypress, and Champion Areas."
Name is Spanish for Land of Flowers, chosen for blooming meadows along
Vince's Bayou. Bayou figured prominently in Battle of San Jacinto. Now
a residential community closely tied to the petrochemical and shipping
industries along the Houston Ship Channel. town became a rural post office
n 1900, and mushroomed into a bustling residential suburb and continued
to grow with the rise of Houston. Home of San Jacinto Junior College and
Texas Chiropractic College. northeast is site of capture of General Antonio
Lopez de Santa Anna at Battle of San Jacinto.
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ARMAND BAYOU NATURE CENTER - 1,900 acres in Southeast Harris County
with the local plant and animal life in their natural states in three major
ecosystems; hardwood forest, tall grass prairie, and the estuarine bayou.
Includes the Jimmy Mattyn Farm, a working arm operated as it was at the
turn of the century. Recreational opportunities include hiking, canoeing
(you supply the canoe) , birding. Self-guided tours. Open Wed. - Thurs.
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m. to dusk; Sat. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. sun noon
to 5 p.m. Closed major holidays. 8500 Bay Area Blvd. (7 miles east of I-45)
HISTORICAL MUSEUM & STRAWBERRY HOUSE - Museum features local
history from pioneer times to present; displays of industrial developments,
and changing exhibits. Open Wed. - Fri. from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Historic
8 room house features furnishings from 1890s to mid 1940s. Open Sat. from
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. 1 to 5 p.m. In Pasadena memorial Park, 201 Vince
Street. (Texas 225 at Richey street) Phone 713-477-7237.