A Call to Worship Vol. 8, No. 3 (Summer 2011) Download PDF Letter from Editor 2 From the Oasis of Love to Your Best Life Now: A Brief History of Lakewood Church by Phillip Luke Sinitiere 10 J.W.E. Airey, the Cowboy Priest by Anne Sloan 14 Unexpected Adaptability by Jere Pfister 19 Shepherds […]
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The Spirit of Giving: Jane Blaffer Owen and the University of Houston
Aimee L’Heureux details the Jane Blaffer Owen’s philanthropy to the University of Houston, as well as her contributions to New Harmony, Indiana.
Upcoming Issue: A Call to Worship
The upcoming issue of Houston History, “Visions of Faith,” explores aspects of the city’s diverse religious heritage and concludes the three-part series on Houston’s wards.
Recalling Houston’s Early Days and its Oilmen: A Conversation with Jane Blaffer Owen
Jane Blaffer Owen, an arts patron, social activist, and preservationist, was the daughter of Robert Lee Blaffer, one of the founders of Humble Oil & Refining Company (now ExxonMobil), and the granddaughter of William T. Campbell, who established the The Texas Company, which became Texaco.
Oil in Houston
Wildcats and sweet crude. Live in Houston long enough and you’ll learn that wildcats are exploration oil wells and the price of sweet crude – the high-quality, low-sulfur oil used for processing gasoline – is a closely watched economic indicator. But if you just got here or want a refresher on what the oil industry […]