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Ten Dollars To Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan

Posted on · In the 1920s, future Texas governor Dan Moody -- then a 29-year-old district attorney -- was the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully take on and convict members of the Ku Klux Klan. Patricia Bernstein tells his story in her book Ten Dollars To Hate.

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Descendant of Former Slave Owners Seeks Out Descendants of Their Former Slaves

Posted on · As a kid, Houston Chronicle business columnist Chris Tomlinson was fascinated by family stories of his great-grandfather coming to Texas as a pioneering settler of the American West. But as he grew older, he started to understand the story wasn’t as glorious as he thought — his ancestors were slaveholders. Just five years ago, Tomlinson […]

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Startup Companies, Ramadan and Tomlinson Hill: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 24, 2014

Posted on · The number of startup companies in Houston has exploded in recent years. While many of these startups focus on oil and gas and the medical industries, there’s also innovation happening in other areas. On this edition of Houston Matters, we examine startups in Houston and whether there’s life and industry beyond energy and healthcare. Are […]