Special thanks to:
Jim Bailey
of Sunset Productions of Houston
and Board Member of The Harris County Historical Society.

The 1910 Harris County Courthouse

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Jim Bailey of Sunset Productions of Houston, Texas, is an award-winning television and film producer who specializes in educational video programs and television documentaries focusing on Texas history, art and lifestyles.  As a 30-year veteran, he has written and produced more than one hundred television and video programs.

He has served as president of the board of Texas Foundation for the Arts, and is a member of Harris County Historical Commission, Rice Historical Society and Preservation Houston.  He is a third-generation Texan and graduate of Baylor University.

He was co-producer on the recent PBS documentaries “The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses” and “Uncommon Law:  The Life and Times of Leon Jaworski.”  He recently produced and co-wrote a 60-minute documentary, “In Search of Houston’s History,” for the Friends of the Texas Room and the Houston Public Library.  Other recent documentaries include “The Art of Architecture—Houston,” which won a Telly Award, and “The 1910 Harris County Courthouse,” which won the Good Brick Award from Preservation Houston.

In researching for the courthouse series, Bailey visited more than 150 historic county courthouses in Texas.  He and a film crew traveled from Marfa to Marshall and Brownsville to Amarillo capturing these landmark buildings and interviewing local residents.

Bailey was co-producer of the HoustonPBS program “Houston Arts Television.”  This program featured Houston arts groups and civic art, such as the Gemini II art work in the lobby of Jones Hall, and the galleries at the world famous Menil Collection.  It was produced in cooperation with Texas Foundation for the Arts, Houston Arts Alliance and HoustonPBS.

Houston Ship Channel: Deep Water Centennial

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The Houston Ship Channel is celebrating its centennial as a deep water port in 2014, and a new documentary explores the rich history, as well as present-day operations of the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston, one of the busiest ports in the United States.

Post Oak Boulevard: A Texas Legacy

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Uptown Houston is often called Houston’s ‘second downtown’. But not too long ago this stylish neighborhood was home to dusty farms and vegetable stands. From the early settlers to shopping mecca and urban oasis... "Post Oak Boulevard: A Texas Legacy" examines the transformation of Houston’s most glamorous address. This program was produced by Texas Foundation for the Arts.

Asia Society Texas Center

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Asia Society Texas Center is an architectural marriage of east and west. Designed by Japan-born, Harvard-educated Yoshio Taniguchi, it combines contemporary international design with an understated elegance and serenity one associates with Asia. Its 40,000 square feet is spread over two stories and basement, resulting in a low-slung profile that fits comfortably into its residential surroundings. Yet the building immediately draws the eye—first by the grace of its lines, then by the materials and workmanship that went into its making. When it opened its doors to the public on April 14, 2012, the Center took its place as an iconic addition to Houston’s architecturally rich cityscape.







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