Debbie Z. Harwell, Editor Letter from the Editor: In the aftermath of local storms, many Houstonians claim the frequency of flooding has increased, raising the question: how accurate are those statements? The city’s first flood occurred in April 1837, just eight months after Houston was founded at the confluence of Buffalo and White Oak Bayous. […]
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By Christopher Kessinger Houston’s Democratic Socialists of America chapter came together to help Houstonians after Hurricane Harvey. The volunteers helped out in people’s homes and raised money, which they used for cash cards to help those in need. Photos courtesy of the Houston Democratic Socialists of America Facebook Group. Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, Houston […]
By Anna Mayzenberg Having found a safe haven, a dog rests on an American Red Cross blanket. The change in policy to allow pets in the shelter was a big step forward in responding to disasters. Photo courtesy of Friends For Life. The first day the George R. Brown Convention Center(GRB) opened as a Hurricane […]
Houstonian Carolyn Farb and Bob Boudreaux, former TV news anchor now Shakespearean actor have been friends for decades. The two sat down for an interview for Houston History, offering a glimpse into Carolyn Farb’s life and contributions to the city of Houston and beyond. Below you will find the article in the magazine, the full audio interview […]
104 years, eight managers, and one family turned a down-home creamery in Brenham, Texas, into one of the most respected companies in the region and the country. The name Blue Bell has become synonymous with ice cream, and the little creamery in Brenham now sets the gold standard for ice cream production while retaining the […]
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.
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: […]