HOUSTON HISTORY

DJ Flash Gordon Parks Is Houston’s Living Encyclopedia of Music

Meet the ethnomusicologist uncovering the city’s rich history.

09/02/2021 By Amarie Gipson

Preserving History

Houston's LULAC Clubhouse Needs Your Help

A national treasure in the heart of Midtown is in danger of demolition.

08/12/2021 By Carolina Larracilla Edited by Amarie Gipson

Looking Back

At 80 Years, Molina's Still Riding High

Putting family first, the Mexican restaurant has remained one of our most treasured spots.

06/21/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu

Texas Ties

Annette Gordon-Reed Talks Home, History, and Growing up Black in Texas

The renowned author’s new book, "On Juneteenth," takes center stage at a special, free Inprint event on June 21.

06/17/2021 By Emma Schkloven

"On Juneteenth"

Annette Gordon-Reed to Headline a Surprise Inprint Event

The renowned Texas-born historian will talk about her memoir, "On Juneteenth," on June 21.

06/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Boldest and grandest 

5 Ways to Celebrate Texas Independence Day in Houston Today

A pandemic isn’t going to squash our pride. 

03/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Kitchen Inspiration

What James Beard-Nominated Dawn Burrell Has Learned from Cooking Pioneer Edna Lewis

Read more about this accomplished chef and the connections she's made through her successful career in the kitchen.

02/10/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

1980 Astros

40 Years Ago, the Astros Came This Close

Remembering the first great Astros team and a most turbulent series.

10/12/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Nothing But (Peach) Net

Don't Pass Up HMNS's The First Game: The Birth of Basketball

The new, temporary exhibit includes basketball creator James Naismith's original handwritten rules for the game.

08/28/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

No Taxation

New Details Shine Light on the 1920 Election in Harris County

Houston Genealogical Forum experts think they’ve discovered a piece of history that could change historians’ understanding of Texas voter history.

08/26/2020 By Rebecca Noel

Moon Meets the Movement

REVIEW: Stages Shoots for the Stars While Tackling Earthly Issues in Pieces of the Moon

Stages' season starter doesn't shy away from painful history in a radio-style performance that harkens to an old-school era of theater.

07/28/2020 By Doni Wilson

H is for Hope

How Yellow Fever Shaped Houston in Its Infancy

Houstonians learned how to fight a pandemic during one of their first forays into quarantines 150 years ago.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

SUFFRAGETTE CITY

Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment with These Summer Reads

All year long, the Houston Public Library is sharing one book a month in its Suffrage Centennial Book Club.

06/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A Houston Story

That Time A Would-Be Cattle Baron Lost Everything

A century ago, our editor's great grandfather went to bed a rich man, and woke up having to start over again.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

Up in the Sky! It's a Bird! It's a Plane!

Houston’s Warbirds Take to the Sky This Sunday

The Lone Star Flight Museum’s special flyover commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

05/08/2020 By Emma Schkloven

5 Things: The Hous-tory Edition

5 Houston-related History Books to Bolster Your Bayou City Pride

Oil, murder, and the Astros. What more could you possibly need?

04/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Ghost of Houston Past

Mark Lardas Is Discovering Houston's Future by Digging into Its Past

The writer documenting our city’s history through forgotten landmarks.

04/01/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Artist History

4 African American Artists Who Significantly Shaped Houston

Just in time for the end of Black History Month

02/27/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

History Test

REVIEW: Camp David Tries to Make Peace With the Past to Mixed Results

Even with a stellar cast, the Alley's production falls into the traps of reexamining history.

02/21/2020 By Doni Wilson

Fix Houston

8 Experts Weigh in on How to Fix Houston

From crime reduction to preserving Houston's past, these locals have the answers.

01/30/2020