Posted on · We learn about the contributions of Sicilian immigrants to Houston history and culture.
Posted on · Olivewood Cemetery is an historic African-American burial site in a part of Houston once known as Chaneyville. Until a few years ago, it was largely forgotten and overgrown.
Posted on · The City of Houston recently (Sept. 27, 2016) held its first community workshop for its expanded Historic District Design Guidelines project. These are the guidelines property owners in historic districts can use when making changes to their home or building. At that community meeting, Winter & Company (the consulting firm the city hired back in […]
Posted on · Every Greater Houston neighborhood has a few things in common: occasional disputes over neighborhood policies, concerns about crime and safety, road and sidewalk conditions and so forth. But some neighborhoods will, on occasion, deal with unique challenges. Case in point: Wednesday’s (July 6, 2016) discussion about whether the Houston Heights neighborhood should remain dry. Today […]
Posted on · Typically, when we talk about protecting the Texas/Mexico border, we mean protecting it from illegal activity on the other side of the Rio Grande. But reports this week from The Texas Tribune and Reveal highlight illegal activity happening not only on the U.S. side of the border but among those tasked with policing it. Those […]
Posted on · Michael Hagerty takes a tour of the historic, African-American cemetery and introduces us to the passionate volunteers working to save it.