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East End Line

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26 minutes

4 miles

From Main @ Capitol to 70th @ Harrisburg

East End resident Sonny Flores takes us on a tour of Harrisburg Boulevard along the stops of the Metro Rail's East End line from the Central Station to the Magnolia Park Transit Center. Along the way, he describes the importance of this area that was once Harrisburg, Texas, and the major industries that have shaped it, including the railroad and the port. Along the way, he details the history and hard work behind sites including: Rice Hotel, Dynamo Stadium, Minute Maid Park, Stewart & Stevenson Blacksmith Shop, Coffee Pant, Rex Supply, Kopriva Body Shot, Eastwood Subdivision, Hughes Tool Company, Murals, the old Sears, the Port, the Railroads, and Gus Wortham Golf Course.

Altic at Harrisburg

Construction along the rail line

Coffee Plant

Blooming azaleas at Lockwood

Altic Stop and art by Dan Havel

Kopriva Body Works, Inc.

Regalo de la Madre Tierra, Paz a las Americas, No Olvides Tus Raices murals by Jesse Sifuentes and Eastwood Academy students

Magnolia Park Transit Center and art by Ryan Geiger

Sonny Flores

Dionicio Vidal (Sonny) Flores, P.E. is the founder of PEC Corporation. He was educated at Texas A&M University and the University of Nevada, and served his country as a Caprtain in the United States Art Force. Locally, has served on the City of Houston Planning Department, the Clean Houston Commission, Mid-Town Redevelopment Authority, East End Management District as well as the Hospital Board and Housing Board for Harris County and the General Services Commission and Houston and Community Development Commission for the State of Texas. His civic contributions also include being the former president of the Houston Jaycees, the Volunteer of the Year for United Way, and a board member of the C-Club, the USO's Houston Branch, Houston Festival, International Seaman's Center, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.