Robert L. Waltrip founded the National Museum of Funeral History in 1992 in order to “educate the public and preserve the heritage of death care.” Waltrip’s family founded the Heights Funeral Home in Houston, Texas, and Waltrip became director upon his father’s untimely death. He expanded the business, Service Corporation International, into what is today […]
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Finding A Way: Developing the Center for Mexican American Studies at UH
The impetus for the Mexican American Studies Program at the University of Houston came from the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO), a student group that began pressuring the University to establish Mexican American Studies in 1970. In the spring of 1971, a committee of faculty and MAYO representatives developed a proposal and the program became […]
The Fight for Bilingual Education in Houston: An Insider’s Perspective
During the 1990s, conservative forces in the country initiated a campaign to eliminate or replace state and local bilingual education policies with English only ones. Proponents of bilingual education challenged these efforts in policy-making arenas, in the courts, and in the streets.
Walking in the Footsteps of Houston Women: a Historic Tour of Downtown Houston
To read the full text of this article by Betty Trapp Chapman that appeared in the Fall 2003 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
Volume 6, Number 1
NASA Johnson Space Center (1958-1978) Vol. 6, No. 1 (Fall 2008) Download PDF 4 From the Editor by Joseph A.Pratt, Editor-in-Chief 6 The Right Place – Houston Makes History by Jennifer Ross-Nazzal 14 Remembering Apollo 8 by Christopher C. Kraft 28 The First Days in Houston by Burton Chapman 32 Owls in Space: Rice University’s […]
Henderson Yoakum’s Narrative of the Battle of San Jacinto
To read the full text of this article with an introduction and annotation by Jeff Dunn that appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
Volume 2, Number 1
Texas Medical Center – A History, Volume 2, Number 1, Fall 2004