When we conceived the idea for this issue almost a year ago, we planned to focus on examples of industrial accidents and environmental improvement. That was before Harvey hit.
The Houston Fire Department Emergency Medical Services (HFD EMS) has pioneered emergency medical protocols, leading the way for departments across the country, but behind the history are the individuals who stand ready every day of the year
Houston History published by the Welcome Wilson Houston History Collaborative and the Center for Public History at the University of Houston hosted a panel to explore our region’s hurricane history and, the effort to provide relief to the thousands of people displace by Hurricane Katrina. Done as part of the Harris County Public Library’s Gulf […]
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Our late Oral History Director, Ernesto Valdes, conceived the idea of a fifth anniversary commemorative issue of Houston’s response to Hurricane Katrina. This issue features oral history interviews with many Houstonians who helped with the relief effort. Click here to view the pdf of Volume 7, Number 3.
To read the Letter from the Editor, featuring comments by Mayor Bill White about the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in Houston, download the pdf version.
To read the full article about the University of Houston’s contributions to the Katrina relief effort by Aimee L’Heureux, download the pdf version.
To read the full text of this article by Joe Pratt that appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.