Ice House

Do We Need Another Confederate Monument in Texas?

At a time when many Confederate monuments are coming down, this one in Orange, Texas is still under construction.

02/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Charlottesville

Houston Leaders Declare a 'Clear Red Line Against Hate or Violence'

After uniformly condemning the violence in Charlottesville, Mayor Turner elaborated on the city's review of Confederate monuments.

08/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ugly history

Mayor Turner Announces Plan to Review Houston's Confederate Monuments

After a violent weekend in Charlottesville, Va., Houston reckons with its own history.

08/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Skoolz out 4evr

A Tale of Three Schools: One Last Walk Down the Halls of Robert E. Lee Wisdom High

One writer reflects on her years at a historic Houston high school as it faces demolition.

06/26/2017 By Shondrika Cook

Statues

Why Are Houstonians Honoring Someone Who Fought for Slavery?

Considering the legacy of Dick Dowling as the city wakes up from a long bout of amnesia.

03/01/2016 By Nick Esquer