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

Give him a listen

Mo Rocca Digs Up the Past With Mobituaries

The famed humorist and TV correspondent is signing books at the Julia Ideson Building Tuesday.

01/20/2020 By Dianna Wray

You say you want a revolution

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields is a Must See at the Holocaust Museum

A glimpse into the life of a civil rights icon.

12/13/2019 By Gabi De la Rosa

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

We Stan a Long Weekend

The To-Doux List: August 30–September 2

This weekend brings Labor Day sales, Houston's birthday party, and the best boy band to ever exist. Ever.

08/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Best of Both Worlds

On the Market: An Industrial Loft with a Historic Railroad Past

A giant, renovated unit in Bayou Lofts, the former headquarters of Southern Pacific Railroad.

08/20/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Per Aspera Ad Astra

Remembering Chris Kraft, NASA's First Flight Director

The legend who founded Mission Control and oversaw the moon landing has died at 95.

07/25/2019 By Dianna Wray