History

Dredging Up Civil War History in Galveston Bay

Texas A&M researchers are uncovering the fascinating remains of a Union battleship sunk during the Battle of Galveston.

09/30/2014 By Peter Holley

Living History

Nixon in Houston

Two unique events bring the biggest scandal in (secretly) recorded history to town.

08/27/2014 By Michael Hardy

Our Forgotten History

Mosquitos: the Rodney Dangerfield of the Insect World

Everyone’s least-favorite pest has been shaping our fair city for two centuries.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax

Unreal Estate

Au Revoir, Josephine

New owners hand out eviction notices at 75-year-old moderne Boulevard Oaks apartment building.

05/08/2014 By John Nova Lomax

ISLAND DELIGHT

Galveston Home Tour Turns 40

This year's event offers much more than entrée into the Oleander City's grand manses.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION

Good Brick Awards Go Live

The 35-year-old historic preservation awards launch first-ever tour of honored buildings.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

NAME GAMES

HISD Changes Mascots of Three Schools, Misses Point on One

Why change the mascot of the Welch Warriors, when the school's namesake is so much more offensive?

04/15/2014 By John Lomax

HAIL TO THE CHIEF

No More Ticker Tape

Presidential visits used to be a lot more fun.

04/14/2014 By John Lomax

Metroperplexed

WTF Dallas?

An Oswald cam? Really?

04/09/2014 By John Lomax

LOCAL CRAFTS

Bring the Dome to Your Throne

Dena Yanowski's hand-made Astrodome cushions are too cool.

03/18/2014 By John Nova Lomax, Fashion and Style Correspondent

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA

Two Old Men Lament Houston's Progress in 1938

76 years ago, Jesse Ziegler and a fellow octogenarian toured what was left of "Quality Hill," Houston's first blue-blood district. Preservation standards haven't changed much since then.

03/14/2014 By John Lomax

History

Oscar Wilde in Houston

In June 1882 the "Apostle of the Beautiful" embarked on a lecture tour through Texas, including stops in Houston and Galveston. Here's what happened.

03/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

TALES OF OLD MONTROSE

Lamenting the Death of Montrose Is an Old Game

A 34-year-old Houston City article reads like it was written this year.

03/12/2014 By John Lomax

H-Town Diary

Holding On

As much as we like to bulldoze things, there’s another side to folks here that you don’t hear about—a side that insists that just because something’s gone doesn’t mean it’s lost.

03/03/2014 By Katherine Center

Invective

Houston Deplored: Our Wretched Mudhole Through History

A "city without a single good restaurant," and "infested with Methodists and ants" to boot.

02/27/2014 By John Lomax

MAPPING OLD HOUSTON

Catfish Reef, Happy Hollow, and Vinegar Hill

And other endangered and extinct local neighborhood names.

02/20/2014 By John Lomax

BYWAYS OF HOUSTON

Safety Follows Wisdom; Obscurity Obliterates Both

An imposing Inner Loop monument you've probably never seen before.

02/12/2014 By John Lomax

Bayou City Byways

The King Of Tramps Was Here, 81 Years Ago

A legendary hobo left his mark on Houston, and it remains there today.

02/12/2014 By John Lomax

Reunion Pacific

The Battleship Texas Crew Meets One Last Time

The only surviving battleship to serve in both world wars marks its 100th birthday—and her crew marks a bittersweet milestone.

02/12/2014 By John Lomax

History

Rodeo History: A Ten-Gallon Tale

The histories of this town and its rodeo are tightly intertwined.

02/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax