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Friday, July 28, 2006

Houston's Ramona Davis reports: River Oaks Theater Preservation Update 2

Ramona Davis of the Greater Houston Presevation Alliance reports via email:

We wanted to share the latest media coverage GHPA has garnered for its campaign to preserve the River Oaks Shopping Center and Theater:

Today’s Houston Chronicle features an article by Arts Editor Lisa Gray on the petition drive begun by GHPA volunteer Jim Parsons which now has more than 15,000 signatures. In April 2006, Texas Historical Commission presented Gray its Award of Excellence in Media Achievement for reporting on preservation issues and increasing awareness of the state's historic and prehistoric resources.

GHPA volunteer Jim Parsons and GHPA Programs and Information Director David Bush were interviewed by KUHF Radio for a news story that aired Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Again, the coverage focused on the petition drive begun by Parsons and the outpouring of support spurred by the article GHPA succeeded in placing in last Saturday’s Chronicle.

Readers may wish to sign the online petition and print copies of the “Save This Landmark!” image on GHPA’s Web site.

Your membership in GHPA allows our staff to cultivate relationships with media representatives and generate the coverage necessary to influence public opinion. Please forward this e-mail to interested friends, family and colleagues, and ask them to support this effort by becoming members of GHPA.

Thank you for your continuing support of Greater Houston Preservation Alliance and its efforts to preserve Houston’s irreplaceable historic resources.

Ramona Davis, Executive Director

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