The Essential Guide to Asiatown

The Story Behind Asiatown's Vietnam War Memorial

The architect behind the memorial, Nghiep Nguyen, has a personal connection to the war.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Herstory

100 Years Ago, Women in Harris County Were Granted the Right to Vote

Thanks to Hortense Sparks Ward's tireless fight for women's suffrage.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

History

Stories of a City: HIV/AIDS in Houston

Recording the history of HIV/AIDS in Houston, before it’s too late.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

Timeline: The History of HIV/AIDS in Houston

From the first STD clinic for gay men to the introduction of retroviral drugs, Houston has a long history of combating the AIDS epidemic.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

The Stories of a City: HIV/AIDS in Houston

Recording the history of HIV/AIDS in Houston, before it’s too late.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

The Houstonian Woman

The 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston Was Supposed to Change the World. What Went Wrong?

Today, Gloria Steinem calls it “the most important event that nobody knows about.” Why?

01/30/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Why Doesn't Houston Have Its Own History Museum?

The fourth-largest city in the country doesn't have a museum dedicated to its own past. Why?

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

These Riverside Terrace Mansions Have Never Been Open to the Public—Until Now

A historic home tour will take place on December 3.

11/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Slice of Life

30 Years Later, Photographs of Houston's Fourth Ward Are a Window Through Time

The historic African American neighborhood has been heavily gentrified, making these 1987 images artifacts of a different era.

11/07/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

Why Is It Only Our Sixth-Annual Oktoberfest?

Little remains of the Bayou City’s German heritage, although remnants can be found.

08/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Space Jam

Space Center Houston Launches Campaign to Restore Historic Mission Control

Historic Mission Control is taking a trip back to 1969, when Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon.

08/10/2017 By Cara Maines

Old Man Yells at Cloud

Houston "Ruined" According to Angry Front Lawn Sign

Was our city "better" in 1947? Given the general lack of air conditioning, for one—no.

07/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Let's Fly Away

Our Experience on Board the Legendary Douglas DC-3

“That is the airplane that changed the world.”

07/19/2017 By Allyson Waller

Identity Politics

Upper Kirby Wasn't Always Upper Kirby

A story of red telephone booths and creating a new identity for a once-nameless neighborhood.

07/19/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Into the Storm

How Weather Shaped Houston's History

Our inclement-weather-prone city has seen it all over the past 100 years—fires, hurricanes, floods, and yes, even snow storms. Let's talk about it.

07/18/2017 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt

Hunker Down

A Century of Stormy Weather in Photos

If there's anything that history teaches us, it's that no matter what we do or where we build, this city has and always will continue to flood.

07/18/2017 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt

Hunker Down

Has Houston Always Flooded?

Space City Weather's Eric Berger and Matt Lanza answer your most pressing questions about our city's weather and how it's changing.

07/18/2017 By Eric Berger and Matt Lanza

Hunker Down

When the Weather Gets Nasty, Houstonians Take Refuge in Laughter

It's better than panicking.

07/18/2017 By Jeff Balke

In Hot Water

As Floodwaters Rise, a Moment of Reckoning for Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas faces a moment of truth as millions are spent to keep it afloat.

06/28/2017 By Cara Maines

Houston Proud

Pride and Protests: Remembering the Night Anita Bryant Came to Town

Forty years ago, a protest against a former beauty queen changed Houston's gay community forever.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt