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

Bam, Pow

Third Planet Is Still Going Strong after 45 Years

Not even a pandemic could bring the oldest privately owned comic book store in Houston (and in Texas) down.

09/23/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Recognition

Houston's Third and Fifth Wards Designated Cultural Districts by the State

And with so much history in both neighborhoods, it's really no surprise.

09/15/2020 By Emma Schkloven

On the Hunt for History

Houston Suffragists Project Is Trying to Track Down Historic Harris County’s Female Voters

The group has also created an online, interactive map using all the information, but it needs you help to finish it.

09/14/2020 By Rebecca Noel

The Woman's Hour

Timeline: Women's Suffrage in Houston

From the founding of the first women's suffrage club to seeing three Black candidates on the 1920 ballot, Houston has deeper ties to suffrage than you might think.

08/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

We Go High

In the Face of Segregation, Black Suffragists Fought for the Vote in Houston

As historians turn their focus to the untold aspects of the women's suffrage story, the efforts of these women are catching the public eye.

08/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Fight for Her Right

Did You Know Houston Women Could Actually Vote Before 1920?

With some good, old-fashioned political maneuvering, Texas suffragists won the right to vote in state primaries starting in 1918.

08/26/2020 By Katelyn Landry

Houston Always Had Nasty Women

Meet a Few of Houston’s Suffragists

You've heard about Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth, but get to know the ladies who fought for the vote right here in the Bayou City.

08/26/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Virtual Her-story

Heritage Society Takes 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage Online

The exhibit, "Women Cast Their Ballots," will be up on the museum's website through March 2021.

08/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

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

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

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

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

A Leaping Good Time

Houston Ballet Marks 50 Years of Excellence

Jubilee of Dance recalls the company’s storied past and celebrates its bright future.

12/10/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Bayougraphy

Norie Guthrie Is Preserving Houston’s Folk Scene One Reel at a Time

Meet Rice University’s fascinating special collections librarian.

12/01/2019 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

Today in Houston History

Houston's Past Is Now In Calendar Form

The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History pulls together notable city events, Houstonians’ birthdays, sports milestones, and other fascinating moments in time—one for each day of the year.

02/25/2019 By Nicki Koetting