Author Archive | Debbie Harwell

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Sue Garrison: The Inspiration Behind Generations of Educators and Leaders

By Debbie Z. Harwell “Women like her made women like me.” —Debbie Sokol, award-winning volleyball player, coach, and trainer. Sue Garrison, the University of Houston’s first director of women’s physical education and women’s athletics (1945-1979), was ahead of her time, creating opportunities for women long before Title IX. Photo courtesy of the TWU Libraries Woman’s […]

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19.1 San Jose Clinic: Forever Healing – Letter from Editor

We are honored to have partnered with the San José Clinic to tell the story of their first 100 years providing healthcare to Houston’s underserved. Please see the joint letter introducing this issue from Houston History editor, Debbie Harwell, and San José Clinic President and CEO, Maureen Sanders.

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Table of Contents 19.1 San José Clinic

Download the full pdf here19.1 Letter from the Editor, Debbie Z. Harwell 2From Fear to Faith: The Founding of the San José ClinicBy Karla Rodriguez6The Catholic Church and the San José Clinic: One Hundred Years of HistoryBy Miles Bednorz11San José Clinic Establishes its Place in Houston’s Medical MeccaBy Grace Conroy17“San José Saints”: Treating Patients from Head to ToeBy Grace Conroy, Caitlyn Jones, and Debbie Z. Harwell23Respect, Dignity, and […]

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18.2 LGBTQ+ HOU: Bayou City Proud – Letter from Editor

Letter from the Editor: Reflections on Love Debbie Z. Harwell, editor. Does anyone ever really forget their first love? Whether the relationship lasted a lifetime or ended too soon, it seems few people forget. In fact, the internet has an endless number of opinions and statistics on first loves. My first love was a gay […]

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18.1 Resilient Houston: Documenting Hurricane Harvey Letter from the Editor

Debbie Z. Harwell, Editor Letter from the Editor: In the aftermath of local storms, many Houstonians claim the frequency of flooding has increased, raising the question: how accurate are those statements? The city’s first flood occurred in April 1837, just eight months after Houston was founded at the confluence of Buffalo and White Oak Bayous. […]

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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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