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The Handbook of Houston: A Free Online Reference on All Things H-Town

(Above: Lindsay Scovil is the editor of The Handbook of Houston. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)  You’re probably familiar with The Handbook of Texas, a comprehensive reference guide on all things Texas history and culture. It’s published by the Texas State Historical Association. Well, the folks at the TSHA have decided to publish a reference guide […]

Lindsay Scovil is the editor of The Handbook of Houston. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) (Above: Lindsay Scovil is the editor of The Handbook of Houston. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) 

You’re probably familiar with The Handbook of Texas, a comprehensive reference guide on all things Texas history and culture. It’s published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Well, the folks at the TSHA have decided to publish a reference guide to the state’s largest city: Houston.

The Handbook of Houston is a free online guide to the people and stories that made Houston what it is today. The guide chronicles stories about Houstonians such as an activist who became the first African-American homecoming queen at the University of Houston, a man whose office was blazing oil fields, the first women to graduate from a Texas Medical School, and many more.

To learn more, we talk with editor Lindsay Scovil.

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