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The Roaring ’20s

Women were known for their daring and trendsetting looks. Famous stars like Joan Crawford were known and followed for their paper-thin drawn-on eyebrows for added drama.

The Roaring ’20s

Women were known for their daring and trendsetting looks. Famous stars like Joan Crawford were known and followed for their paper-thin drawn-on eyebrows for added drama.

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Roaring 1920s to 1930s

Eyebrows were dramatic in more than one way, as other styles included the dramatic arched eyebrows.

Roaring 1920s to 1930s

Eyebrows were dramatic in more than one way, as other styles included the dramatic arched eyebrows.

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The soft natural brows

The style began to embrace into a more natural look. During this time, brows were styled more lightly to create a fuller and more realistic appearance. This style was also popular in the 1940s. less

The soft natural brows

The style began to embrace into a more natural look. During this time, brows were styled more lightly to create a fuller and more realistic appearance. This style was also popular in

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1950s: The Statement Eyebrows

This era was known for spontaneous stars like Rita Moreno, who rocked daring, bold brows to match their larger than life personas.

1950s: The Statement Eyebrows

This era was known for spontaneous stars like Rita Moreno, who rocked daring, bold brows to match their larger than life personas.

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1960s were more of a subtle, yet defined eyebrows

Brows had to be strong enough to stand out without taking away the overall look. They were filled just lightly with an eyebrow pencil to fill in the piece.

1960s were more of a subtle, yet defined eyebrows

Brows had to be strong enough to stand out without taking away the overall look. They were filled just lightly with an eyebrow pencil to fill in the piece.

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1970s embraced the natural

The 70s were more relaxed as people saw models and actresses like Brooke Shields sporting un-plucked eyebrows.

1970s embraced the natural

The 70s were more relaxed as people saw models and actresses like Brooke Shields sporting un-plucked eyebrows.

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1980s meant big brows, now in 2010s were seeing them again, but more behaved.

The 80s were all about drastic looks, big hair and even bigger brows. Bushy brows were all you needed to pull together your look. Brooke Shields certainly knew how to work this beauty trend, now stars like Lily Collins and Cara Delevigne. less

1980s meant big brows, now in 2010s were seeing them again, but more behaved.

The 80s were all about drastic looks, big hair and even bigger brows. Bushy brows were all you needed to pull together your

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1990s took a small twist

The thinner your brows were, the better. This is where chola eyebrows were emerging slowly, and celebs like Gloria Estefan showed off this kind of style.

1990s took a small twist

The thinner your brows were, the better. This is where chola eyebrows were emerging slowly, and celebs like Gloria Estefan showed off this kind of style.

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Late 1990s to early 2000s made girls want to be Cholas.

It’s hard to think no one wanted to keep their eyebrows, but there was a time for many Latinas when the eyebrow almost went extinct. They would also show off these eyebrows by going to the nearest mall and getting wallet-sized portraits with their ‘sanchas.’ (You know who you are.) less

Late 1990s to early 2000s made girls want to be Cholas.

It’s hard to think no one wanted to keep their eyebrows, but there was a time for many Latinas when the eyebrow almost went extinct. They would also

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2000s were the experiment era

This decade came with a variety of eyebrow styles, one of them included the thin short eyebrows.

2000s were the experiment era

This decade came with a variety of eyebrow styles, one of them included the thin short eyebrows.

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2000s were the experiment era

They also came with the fuller style at the end of the decade.

2000s were the experiment era

They also came with the fuller style at the end of the decade.

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Bleached eyebrows

One of the emerging styles involve bleaching your eyebrow platinum blonde to make them look dramatically invisible. Such stars like Kendall Jenner sported this style during fashion runways. less

Bleached eyebrows

One of the emerging styles involve bleaching your eyebrow platinum blonde to make them look dramatically invisible. Such stars like Kendall Jenner sported this style during fashion

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Hint: She’s one of Charlie’s angels.

Hint: She’s one of Charlie’s angels.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin, Houston Chronicle

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Jaclyn Smith was born in Houston.

Jaclyn Smith was born in Houston.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: She’s a child of destiny

Hint: She’s a child of destiny

Photo: Stephen Lovekin, Houston Chronicle

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Beyonce was born and raised in Houston.

Beyonce was born and raised in Houston.

Photo: Stephen Lovekin, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: She once played Tom Cruise’s love interest in a movie.

Hint: She once played Tom Cruise’s love interest in a movie.

Photo: Jemal Countess, Houston Chronicle

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Renee Zellweger was born in Katy.

Renee Zellweger was born in Katy.

Photo: Jemal Countess, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: This is a country-music star.

Hint: This is a country-music star.

Photo: Houston Chronicle

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Clint Black was born in New Jersey, but raised in Houston.

Clint Black was born in New Jersey, but raised in Houston.

Photo: Houston Chronicle

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Hint: He’s best known for dancing and a movie about a ghost.

Hint: He’s best known for dancing and a movie about a ghost.

Photo: Carrie Beth Tucker, Houston Chronicle

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Patrick Swayze was born and raised in Houston.

Patrick Swayze was born and raised in Houston.

Photo: Carrie Beth Tucker, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: He’s a former heavyweight champion boxer and no a salesman.

Hint: He’s a former heavyweight champion boxer and no a salesman.

Photo: Robert Seale, Houston Chronicle

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George Foreman was raised in the Fifth Ward.

George Foreman was raised in the Fifth Ward.

Photo: Robert Seale, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: He’s got theories about the Big Bang.

Hint: He’s got theories about the Big Bang.

Photo: Jason Merritt, Houston Chronicle

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Jim Parsons was born in Houston and went to school in the suburbs.

Jim Parsons was born in Houston and went to school in the suburbs.

Photo: Jason Merritt, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: You might remember her best from a Disney children’s show.

Hint: You might remember her best from a Disney children’s show.

Photo: Valerie Macon, Houston Chronicle

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Hilary Duff was born and raised in Houston.

Hilary Duff was born and raised in Houston.

Photo: Valerie Macon, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think TV

Hint: Think TV

Photo: Houston Chronicle

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Dominique Sachse has called Houston home since 1975.

Dominique Sachse has called Houston home since 1975.

Photo: Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think son of a preacher man.

Hint: Think son of a preacher man.

Photo: BRETT COOMER, Houston Chronicle

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Joel Osteen’s father founded Lakewood Church.

Joel Osteen’s father founded Lakewood Church.

Photo: BRETT COOMER, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: She’s in a leadership role.

Hint: She’s in a leadership role.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Annise Parker is currently the mayor of Houston.

Annise Parker is currently the mayor of Houston.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: He attended St. John’s School.

Hint: He attended St. John’s School.

Photo: Jonathan Short, Houston Chronicle

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Director Wes Anderson is from Houston and used his old high school, St. John’s as the set for his film “Rushmore.”

Director Wes Anderson is from Houston and used his old high school, St. John’s as the set for his film “Rushmore.”

Photo: Jonathan Short, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: She’s a groundbreaking hero.

Hint: She’s a groundbreaking hero.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Barbara Jordan, left, as seen in the commemorative stamp in the Black Heritage Collection by the United States Postal Service.

Barbara Jordan, left, as seen in the commemorative stamp in the Black Heritage Collection by the United States Postal Service.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: You’ve seen her on TV. Or possibly Twitter.

Hint: You’ve seen her on TV. Or possibly Twitter.

Photo: Dave Rossman, Houston Chronicle

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Miya Shay and her dog Mei Ling.

Miya Shay and her dog Mei Ling.

Photo: Dave Rossman, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think Olympics.

Hint: Think Olympics.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Houston Chronicle

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Tara Lipinski, is from Sugarland and was inducted into the Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

Tara Lipinski, is from Sugarland and was inducted into the Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

Photo: Kevin Fujii, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think troubled and beautiful before an early death

Hint: Think troubled and beautiful before an early death

Photo: MANUEL BALCE CENETA, Houston Chronicle

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Anna Nicole Smith was born in Harris County and went to school in Houston.

Anna Nicole Smith was born in Harris County and went to school in Houston.

Photo: MANUEL BALCE CENETA, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Do you remember “The Big Chill”?

Hint: Do you remember “The Big Chill”?

Photo: VALERIE MACON, Houston Chronicle

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JoBeth Williams was raised in Houston.

JoBeth Williams was raised in Houston.

Photo: VALERIE MACON, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think Indiana Jones.

Hint: Think Indiana Jones.

Photo: Houston Chronicle

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Sean Patrick Flanery was born in Louisiana but raised in Houston and was the star of Young Indiana Jones.

Sean Patrick Flanery was born in Louisiana but raised in Houston and was the star of Young Indiana Jones.

Photo: Houston Chronicle

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Hint: He’s in the movies.

Hint: He’s in the movies.

Photo: Cliff Owen, Houston Chronicle

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Dennis Quaid and his brother Randy are both from Houston.

Dennis Quaid and his brother Randy are both from Houston.

Photo: Cliff Owen, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: He was born in Nigeria.

Hint: He was born in Nigeria.

Photo: Jonathan Mannion, Houston Chronicle

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Hakeem Seriki, better known as Chamillionaire, is a rapper living in Houston now.

Hakeem Seriki, better known as Chamillionaire, is a rapper living in Houston now.

Photo: Jonathan Mannion, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think singer-songwriter.

Hint: Think singer-songwriter.

Photo: ©2005 Thomas Petillo 615-258-258, Houston Chronicle

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Rodney Crowell was born in Crosby, but Houston still likes to claim him.

Rodney Crowell was born in Crosby, but Houston still likes to claim him.

Photo: ©2005 Thomas Petillo 615-258-258, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: She’s the mother we all secretly wish we had.

Hint: She’s the mother we all secretly wish we had.

Photo: Matt Sayles, Houston Chronicle

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Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston but spent some time as a kid living in Mexico.

Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston but spent some time as a kid living in Mexico.

Photo: Matt Sayles, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: You know her sister.

Hint: You know her sister.

Photo: Handout, Houston Chronicle

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Debbie Allen, like her sister Phylicia Rashad, was born in Houston.

Debbie Allen, like her sister Phylicia Rashad, was born in Houston.

Photo: Handout, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: He’s the bad boy brother.

Hint: He’s the bad boy brother.

Photo: Wayne Leidenfrost, Houston Chronicle

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Randy Quaid, like his brother Dennis, is from Houston. He’s had some problems with the law lately.

Randy Quaid, like his brother Dennis, is from Houston. He’s had some problems with the law lately.

Photo: Wayne Leidenfrost, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: the evening news.

Hint: the evening news.

Photo: Evan Agostini, Houston Chronicle

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Dan Rather was born in Wharton County and went to school in Houston.

Dan Rather was born in Wharton County and went to school in Houston.

Photo: Evan Agostini, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think Country Music Hall of Fame.

Hint: Think Country Music Hall of Fame.

Photo: MARK HUMPHREY, Houston Chronicle

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Barbara Mandrell was born in Houston.

Barbara Mandrell was born in Houston.

Photo: MARK HUMPHREY, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: She also knows something about destiny.

Hint: She also knows something about destiny.

Photo: Bill Olive, Houston Chronicle

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Letoya Luckett was also in Destiny’s Child and was born and raised in Houston.

Letoya Luckett was also in Destiny’s Child and was born and raised in Houston.

Photo: Bill Olive, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think actor and musician.

Hint: Think actor and musician.

Photo: Ann Johansson, Houston Chronicle

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Actor and musician Mickey Jones was born in Houston before becoming Bob Dylan’s drummer.

Actor and musician Mickey Jones was born in Houston before becoming Bob Dylan’s drummer.

Photo: Ann Johansson, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think PC

Hint: Think PC

Photo: ALESSANDRO DELLA VALLE, Houston Chronicle

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Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc, went to grade school in Houston.

Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc, went to grade school in Houston.

Photo: ALESSANDRO DELLA VALLE, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think sports legend.

Hint: Think sports legend.

Photo: Max Faulkner, Houston Chronicle

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Nolan Ryan grew up in Alvin Texas.

Nolan Ryan grew up in Alvin Texas.

Photo: Max Faulkner, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think red.

Hint: Think red.

Photo: AP, Houston Chronicle

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Paul N. “Red” Adair, a world-renowned oil well firefighter, revolutionized the science of capping exploding and burning wells. He died in Houston.

Paul N. “Red” Adair, a world-renowned oil well firefighter, revolutionized the science of capping exploding and burning wells. He died in Houston.

Photo: AP, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: She was a child once.

Hint: She was a child once.

Photo: Frederick M. Brown, Houston Chronicle

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Kelly Rowland was raised in Houston. She was also in Destiny’s Child.

Kelly Rowland was raised in Houston. She was also in Destiny’s Child.

Photo: Frederick M. Brown, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think singer-songwriter and actor.

Hint: Think singer-songwriter and actor.

Photo: Michael Wilson, Houston Chronicle

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Lyle Lovett was born in Klein.

Lyle Lovett was born in Klein.

Photo: Michael Wilson, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think American country-pop

Hint: Think American country-pop

Photo: Houston Chronicle

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B.J. Thomas was born in Oklahoma but raised in and around Houston.

B.J. Thomas was born in Oklahoma but raised in and around Houston.

Photo: Houston Chronicle

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Hint: That’s the way it is.

Hint: That’s the way it is.

Photo: Evan Agostini, Houston Chronicle

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Walter Cronkite moved to Houston when he was 10.

Walter Cronkite moved to Houston when he was 10.

Photo: Evan Agostini, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think pink.

Hint: Think pink.

Photo: Houston Chronicle

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Mary Kay Ash, known for Mary Kay Cosmetics and pink Cadillacs, was born in Harris County.

Mary Kay Ash, known for Mary Kay Cosmetics and pink Cadillacs, was born in Harris County.

Photo: Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think politics.

Hint: Think politics.

Photo: MICHAEL AINSWORTH/Staff Photogra, Houston Chronicle

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U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was born and raised in New York, but she calls Houston home now. 

U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee was born and raised in New York, but she calls Houston home now. 

Photo: MICHAEL AINSWORTH/Staff Photogra, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think first.

Hint: Think first.

Photo: Nick De La Torre, Houston Chronicle

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush was also First Mom.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush was also First Mom.

Photo: Nick De La Torre, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think heart.

Hint: Think heart.

Photo: Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle

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Dr. Denton Cooley has done amazing things in the field of cardiovascular surgery from here in Houston.

Dr. Denton Cooley has done amazing things in the field of cardiovascular surgery from here in Houston.

Photo: Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think whip and hammer.

Hint: Think whip and hammer.

Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Houston Chronicle

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Tom Delay launched his political career from the Houston area.

Tom Delay launched his political career from the Houston area.

Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Houston Chronicle

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Hint: Think dinner and fun.

Hint: Think dinner and fun.

Photo: None, Houston Chronicle

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Tilman Fertitta of Landry’s has many businesses in and around the Houston area.

Tilman Fertitta of Landry’s has many businesses in and around the Houston area.

Photo: None, Houston Chronicle

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Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is one of Houston’s most recognizable celebrities.

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is one of Houston’s most recognizable celebrities.

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