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Now Available: Evolution of a Community

This issue looks at ways our community has evolved in its attitudes, politics, neighborhoods, and culture. In the 1920s or 1930s, an unknown artist painted this futuristic vision of Houston in 1980 that is at once fantasy and truth. Houston has evolved to include elevated freeways that encircle downtown as the artist anticipated, although they […]

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Tracking Houston Perceptions in Remarkable Times

Debbie Harwell and Stephen Klineberg at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. A Conversation with Stephen L. Klineberg and Debbie Z. Harwell This year marks the thirty-ninth annual Houston Area Survey produced by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University under the direction of Dr. Stephen Klineberg. The survey, which […]

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New Hope Housing: Creating Communities for Those in Need

For over a quarter-century, the nonprofit New Hope Housing has provided low cost, single room occupancy (SRO) housing for single adults living on little to no income in Houston to help them realize their goals. Today, New Hope has expanded to assist vulnerable families. It keeps residents’ rent costs low to provide affordable housing options […]

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Houston’s Oldest House Gets a New Life

Those familiar with Houston history may be able to tell you that the oldest house in the city still standing on its original property is the 1847 Kellum-Noble House in Sam Houston Park. Although owned by the City, The Heritage Society (THS), a non-profit organization, has maintained the home for the past sixty-five years. Recently, […]

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Sakowitz: A Legend in Houston Retail

This story begins in 1886, thousands of miles away in the Ukrainian town of Korostyshiv in the Russian Empire, when Leebe Shaikovich, like many others before and after him, left his family behind to immigrate to the United States. The result was a retail legacy that spanned nine decades.

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Planned Parenthood

On February 20, 1936 Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas was born from a three-page Articles of Incorporation. What was previously known as the Maternal Health Center of Houston would go on to become a beacon for family planning and maternal health in Houston for years to come.

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17.2 Table of Contents Evolution of a Community

Download the full pdfVol. 17 No. 2, Letter from the EditorDebbie Z. Harwell 2Track Houston Perceptions in Remarkable TimesA Conversation with Stephen L. Klineberg and Debbie Z. Harwell11All in the Family: The Robinson LegacyBy Justin Thompson16A Look at Fourth Ward Houston, TexasBy Roxanne Quezada Chartouni22New Hope Housing: Creating Communities for Those in NeedBy Natalya Pomeroy27DEPARTMENTS Houston’s Oldest House Gets […]

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