Houston Real Estate Blog

From the monthly archives:

July 2014

Most streets are named after numbers, types of commerce, landmarks or famous individuals.  How did Houston streets get their names?  Marks Hinton, author of Historic Houston Streets: The Stories behind the Name wondered that himself and thus began his research and interviewing of hundreds of Houstonians who had lived in their neighborhoods for fifty to seventy years to find some answers. We had the pleasure of having Marks as a guest speaker this week at our John Daugherty, Realtors sales meeting.  Marks spoke about some of the fascinating street names and how they came to be such as Anita, Artesian, Decimus Ultimus Barziza and probably the funniest to all the agents who attended was the story of how Shaft came to be named. He also spoke about the Rice murder conspiracy of millionaire William Marsh Rice, founder of the Rice Institute and later known as Rice University. Marks is currently working on a manuscript for a book about the most interesting people buried in our area cemeteries and we look forward to inviting him back to tell us what he uncovers, so to speak.


Marks HInton

Pictured above (left to right), Marks Hinton, Barbara Hinton, Cheri Fama and John A. Daugherty, Jr.



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Global Affiliations

July 15, 2014

 I’m Local, I’m Global


John Cheri LRE & LP

Pictured above (left to right), Paul Boomsma, Cheri Fama, Pam O’Connor (top) and John Daugherty, Jr. at 2222 Del Monte listed by Laura Sweeney – John Daugherty, Realtors


John Daugherty, Realtors’ longevity in the Houston market gives us a unique understanding of Houston; but we also offer our customers more global affiliations than any other company in the city.  Recently, Pam O’Connor, President and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Paul Boomsma, President of Luxury Portfolio International® and COO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® visited our offices to present the power of the network and the importance of being global.

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