By Anna Mayzenberg Meyerland grew rapidly from its beginnings in 1955. Homes, such as this one on Valkeith Drive (1960), frequently sold before construction was completed. Photo courtesy of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library. In the mid-1950s, the 1,200-acre Meyerland subdivision promised to be a new suburban haven for middle- and upper-class […]
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Connecting Through Chaos: How Social Media Platforms Helped Save Lives
By Syed Shahzeb Ayaz Using social media to locate those in need and dispatch volunteers to assist them, Mrs. Gitty Francis (far right), along with her volunteer staff, ran the Hurricane Harvey relief operations of Chabad-Lubavitch, a worldwide Jewish movement with a focus on outreach activities. Photo courtesy of Chabad of Texas Archive. During catastrophes, […]
Volume 2, Number 2
Houston Remembers World War II Vol. 2, No. 2 – Spring 2005 Download PDF Letter from the Editor 2 Memorials and Memories by Joseph A. Pratt 8 The Cruiser Houston Peacetime Icon, Wartime Martyr by Jim Saye 11 Reinventing Houston: Mexican Americans of the World War II Generation by Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez 14 Facing History-CREW: The men […]
Preserving Temple Beth Israel: The Story of One Woman Making a Difference
by Carol Krauss Mark Click here to read a pdf of the full article.
8-F and Many More: Business and Civic Leadership in Houston
By Joe Pratt To click here to read the pdf of the full article.
Volume 8, Number 3
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 […]
Shepherds of the Children of Israel
Rabbi Jimmy Kessler explains that Texas began as a frontier and Rabbis were called upon to meet an incredibly diverse set of needs. He details the contributions of Galveston Rabbi Henry Cohen and Houston Rabbis Robert Kahn and Hyman Schachtel.
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.
A Jewish GI Returns Home to Nazi Germany
To read the full text of this article by Carla Curtis that appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.