Old Weird Houston

Five Historic Houston Spots That Need Markers

Too many of our local history plaques are tedious. Here are a few stronger propositions.

08/27/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Texas Lore

Be A Texas Millionaire: A Big Rich Board Game

Locally produced game was beautifully printed but offensive to everyone but Texans.

08/19/2013 By John Lomax

Downhome Recipes

Captain Joseph C. Hutcheson: Warrior-Poet Of Texas's First Cookbook

To read his recipe for cornfield peas is to make the acquaintance of a good man.

08/19/2013 By John Lomax

Ridin' Dirty In The 1890s

Houston's 19th Century Cyclists

Lords' Cycle Club: The first riding society in the "Magnolia City."

08/14/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Time Travel

Houston By Night, 1983 Style

What a strange place early Oil Bust Houston was, especially after dark.

08/07/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Houston vs. Dallas

A Rivalrous History

Up until 1900, Galveston was Houston’s chief rival. And then came the Great Hurricane.

08/01/2013 By John Lomax

James Coney Island

Dogs of Yore

How two immigrant brothers from Greece turned a Houston hot dog stand into a 90-year success story.

07/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Women in Combat

Don’t Ask, Compel

How Washington cemetery views the sea change in Washington, DC.

04/25/2013 By John Lomax

Poe Elementary Bombing

Suffer the Children

The murder of school children is, sadly, nothing new. But the way we cope with such tragedies is.

03/15/2013 By John Lomax