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Where Do Turtles Go During a Flood?
When disaster strikes, most animals head to higher ground. Turtles simply hunker down and ride out the storm. Fast-moving floodwaters would ordinarily have displaced the turtles in Jones Park’s Turtle Pond, but Hurricane Harvey had a different effect, said Jason Naivar, staff naturalist at Jones Park. “Unless they can wedge themselves into vegetation or a structure, odds are they will get carried downstream,” he said. “But, with Harvey, the water line was up in the tree canopy. This gave the turtles plenty of

Capital Improvement Projects Across the Precinct Bookmark

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Shakespeare at Burroughs Park Bookmark

Shakespeare at Burroughs Park
Most people don’t know Shakespeare created more than 1,000 modern words and phrases still in use today. For native Houstonian David Born, knowing the facts is all part of transforming into Shakespeare. “An overall understanding of the character and his work is important, so you can really present an even and correct representation of Shakespeare,” he said. “You need to know his biography, personal and professional history; the types of plays he wrote and when he wrote them; how poetry works; and the devices he