The Houston Furniture Bank, moved to its current location , at 8220 Mosley Road in 2015, all photos courtesy of Houston Furniture Bank unless otherwise noted. Imagine how it feels to be without a bed, a table and chairs, or a dresser and a couch. “It is estimated that three hundred thousand children sleep on […]
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A year before the City of Houston implemented its ambulance program, a nonprofit volunteer ambulance service went to the Houston home of a five-year-old girl only to find her dead on arrival. Earlier in the day after giving the child cursory care for asthma, the staff at a local hospital sent her home, advising the […]
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 Coast […]
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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.
Houston’s Helping Hands: Remembering Katrina Vol. 7, No. 3 (Summer 2010) Download PDFLetter From the Editor and Statement by Mayor Bill White 2 Features: Frank McBride: Covering Katrina from New Orleans to Houston Interview by Ernesto Valdes 4 Judge Robert Eckels: “We can do whatever we have to…” Interview by David Goldstein 6 Michael Moore: […]
To read the full text of this article by Jim Saye that appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.