Texas, Our Texas

The Battleship Texas, By the Numbers

As a historic ship faces an uncertain fate, a look at its history.

09/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

The Past Is Present

Uncovering Frost Town, Houston's First Working-Class Community

A sneak peek at a few of the most interesting artifacts from the neighborhood established at the same time the Allen brothers founded Houston, and what they reveal about a neglected part of Houston’s past.

09/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

¡Musica!

The Sounds of Hispanic Houston

A new Houston Public Library exhibition explores the past and present of the city's under-appreciated musical icons.

08/29/2019 By Brittanie Shey

Party City

5 of the Best Parties in Houston History

These Bayou City bashes were legendary.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

A League of Their Own

No One Remembered Houston's Trailblazing Pro Women's Football Team. Until Now.

A documentary wants to bring new life to the short-lived Houston Herricanes.

07/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

The room where it happened

You Can Now Walk Around the Apollo Mission Control Room at Space Center Houston

Thanks to the town of Webster, a Kickstarter campaign, and help from many, many Houstonians, the room looks exactly as it did when Neil Armstrong touched down on the moon.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

A Proud History

A Look Inside UH's Massive LGBT History Collection

One of the largest in the South, the collection is home to three football fields' worth of treasures.

05/24/2019 By Nicki Koetting

Visual Art

Motherward, 1985 Is a Requiem to Freedmen's Town

At the Houston Center for Photography, one man's photo crusade to preserve a vanishing neighborhood.

05/24/2019 By Chris Gray

H-Town Diary

In the End, Everything Changes. Even Doyle's.

An ode to the Houston institution since 1954.

05/24/2019 By Dianna Wray

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How Do You Honor the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing? With a Giant, Glowing Moon, of Course.

Relive the magic of Apollo 11 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

03/25/2019 By Chris Gray

Herstory

Starting Today, Lyft Celebrates Women's History With Free Rides to Noteworthy Spots

The March promotion aims to get people to museums, monuments, and women-owned businesses, including three in Houston.

03/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Spring Day Trips

5 Spots In Galveston for Architecture Lovers and History Buffs

Galveston is bursting with history and, as notorious pirates and European explorers would attest, just begging to be prospected.

02/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Today in Houston History

Houston's Past Is Now In Calendar Form

The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History pulls together notable city events, Houstonians’ birthdays, sports milestones, and other fascinating moments in time—one for each day of the year.

02/25/2019 By Nicki Koetting

Ice House

Some of the Rarest Books in the World Can Be Found in This Downtown Library

Exploring the treasures (kept in a vault!) in the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How Saxophone Player Jean-Baptiste Jacquet Integrated Houston Audiences

The musician, along with Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and others, led the way to play the first major desegregated concert in the Bayou City.

01/28/2019 By Dianna Wray

Houston's Darkest Hours

12 Crimes That Changed Houston History Forever

Bizarre murders, political bribery, revenge plots, corporate bankruptcies: This city has borne witness to a host of over-the-top criminal misdeeds, whose stories Houstonians have been telling and retelling for years.

11/26/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Houston's Darkest Hours

If the Shoe Fits: A Courtroom and a City Captivated by the So-Called Stiletto Murder

Ana Trujillo allegedly tore her shoe off her foot and bashed it into her boyfriend's head some 25 times.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Houston's Darkest Hours

Tainted Love: The Astronaut Love Triangle That Led to Adult Diapers and Battery

When astronaut Bill Oefelein dumped fellow astronaut Lisa Nowak for someone else, Nowak didn't exactly take it well.

11/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Houston's Darkest Hours

How Enron Rose and Fell

The story of a company's collapse, and the CEO who insisted he wasn't responsible

11/26/2018 By Dianna Wray

Houston's Darkest Hours

It Comes to a Head: When Robert Durst Washed Up in Galveston

It wasn’t long before the horrors that seemed to follow the wealthy New York real estate heir popped up in Texas—this time, in black garbage bags.

11/26/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas