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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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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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Scholarship Dinner 2016 – Closing Remarks by Event MC Dr. Alex Kalamarides

Having been in your shoes as a recipient of a Scholarship from the Hellenic Professional Society of Texas almost twenty-nine years ago, I feel it is useful to share with you some thoughts from mine and my generation’s experiences over … Continue reading

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Getting to know Houston and the HPST – by Lena Patsidou

Where would you see a bar sharing space with an in-house tailor? Or a former prison with windows overlooking a beautiful skyline? Or the hotel where President Kennedy had his last meal before heading to Dallas in November of 1963? … Continue reading

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HPST@Forty: The 40-yr Celebration – by Lena Patsidou

On Sunday, April 26, 2015, the Society celebrated its forty-year anniversary. The Board decided to mark this occasion with a casual celebration, to allow old friends and new members to mingle, share stories and get to know each other better. … Continue reading

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“Yannis Ritsos – A Poet’s Journey” – by Dr. Alex Kalamarides

As those of you at the event must have sensed – and as I discovered when doing my research on the poet a few months ago – Ritsos is a very unusual presence in the “Pantheon” of poets from Modern … Continue reading

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Sense of Belonging – by Karolina Ioannou

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald Book clubs are a recent frenzy! There are book … Continue reading

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