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Scholarship Recipient Angelos Koulouras Offers his Thoughts at the HPST Dinner

Dear Members of the HPST, fellow recipients, ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would like to thank the committee for selecting me to receive this scholarship; I feel honored to be here today. “There are few earthly things more … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Valentini Papadopoulou-Brady (1936-2016) – by Alex Kalamarides

I first met Valentini in early 1988 at an event of the Hellenic Professional Society of Texas (HPST), one of the first times she participated at events with the Greek community of Houston. Valentini had already lived in Houston for … Continue reading

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HPST General Assembly and Potluck Evening, 18 September 2016 – by Costas Metaxas

Having the opportunity to be present in the September 18th general assembly at the Lakes of Parkway Clubhouse, was a pleasant change of pace in a summer marred with the sad news of two of our HPST  members passing away. … Continue reading

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Kid’s Greek Book Club – by Alexandra Simotas and Costas Bokis

  Is there anything better for children than spending a couple of hours on a rainy Sunday afternoon at a bookstore reading (or being read to) books? Yes, there is: GREEK BOOKS! HPST launched the Kid’s Greek Book Club, which … Continue reading

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Book Club or TV-Series Club? – by Lena Patsidou

“Other countries may offer you discoveries in manners or lore or landscape. Greece offers you something harder – the discovery of yourself”, Lawrence Durrell in “Prospero’s Cell” This fall, set your DVRs to record “The Durrells in Corfu” on Sundays, … Continue reading

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Remembering Dionissis (Dennis) Minetos – by Petro Yuanidis

We lost a very special friend this week… Dionissis (Denis) Minetos. His untimely departure was a shock to all of us who knew him. It is difficult to part with such a dear friend whom I have known for more … Continue reading

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Remembering Chris Floudas – by Jason Souvaliotis and Stella Korre

We were all shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Prof. Chris (Χρίστος) Floudas  of Texas A&M and Princeton University. Both institutions published obituaries with his biography and the impact of his remarkable career (see here and here). Prof. Nicholas Peppas … Continue reading

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