Houston's Darkest Hours

The Candy Man Who Wasn't So Sweet After All

Dean Corll was known for passing out sweets to kids in the Heights. But he turned out to be one of the most brutal, calculating serial killers of the 20th century.

11/26/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Houston's Darkest Hours

How the Sharpstown State Bank Brought Down Texas’s Top Politicians

It all started when Frank Sharp wanted to see some favorable banking bills pushed through the Texas legislature.

11/26/2018 By Dianna Wray

Houston's Darkest Hours

Murder and Intrigue in River Oaks Proves Truth Is Stranger than Fiction

This notorious case gripped the city for years, each twist and turn more unbelievable than the last.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Houston's Darkest Hours

The Chilling Tale of the Icebox Murders

Houston’s most infamous unsolved crime starts with a horrifying discovery.

11/26/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Houston's Darkest Hours

The Strange Case of the William Marsh Rice Murder

Spoiler: The butler (and another guy) did it.

11/26/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Meet the People Recording Houston’s History from the Ground Up

Moore Archeological Consulting is in the business of cataloguing Houston’s cultural history.

11/26/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Who Was Neil Armstrong?

Learn more about the first man on the moon from his relics at a Dallas auction this month.

10/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Family Time

Who's Your Daddy's Daddy?

One Houston Public Library offers some of the best genealogy resources around—for free.

09/05/2018 By Susie Tommaney

ring ring

Pay Phones Are About to Make a Third Ward Comeback

The so-called TréPhonos hack the outmoded technology to reflect the music, history, and ambiance of the Third Ward community.

08/17/2018 By Brittanie Shey

This Old House

On the Market: A Charming Piece of Houston History

Now's your chance to own a designated city landmark with this pedigreed, century-old bungalow.

08/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

The Story Behind Asiatown's Vietnam War Memorial

The architect behind the memorial, Nghiep Nguyen, has a personal connection to the war.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Herstory

100 Years Ago, Women in Harris County Were Granted the Right to Vote

Thanks to Hortense Sparks Ward's tireless fight for women's suffrage.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

LGBTQ

The Sweet, Sad Appeal of Houston's Queer Landscape

You can now explore a crowdsourced mapping project that gathers memories from Houston's LGBTQ community. The results are beautiful, funny, and sad.

05/21/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Helmets on

These Greek Warriors Will Take Over Houston for the Weekend

The Warriors of Greece re-enactment group will be out in force at this weekend's Houston Greek Fest.

05/16/2018 By Holly Beretto

public art

Havel Ruck Projects Has A Literal Take On the Term 'Open House'

The artistic duo will begin construction on a "perforated house" as the newest installment of the Downtown District's Art Blocks initiative.

04/19/2018 By Brittanie Shey

History

Stories of a City: HIV/AIDS in Houston

Recording the history of HIV/AIDS in Houston, before it’s too late.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

Timeline: The History of HIV/AIDS in Houston

From the first STD clinic for gay men to the introduction of retroviral drugs, Houston has a long history of combating the AIDS epidemic.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

The Stories of a City: HIV/AIDS in Houston

Recording the history of HIV/AIDS in Houston, before it’s too late.

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian