Preserving History: The Importance of Independence Heights  
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by Houston History Magazine
1M ago
I remember the first time I saw the sign that read “Independence Heights: Historic Houston Community.” It piqued my curiosity, and that interest stayed with me. As the years went by, townhomes that reigned on the other side of the 610 Loop began creeping into the historic neighborhood. As the landscape changed and the old ..read more
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For the City
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by Debbie Harwell
7M ago
Houston History celebrates its twentieth anniversary with its fiftieth issue in the fall of 2023. The issue also marks the culmination of the three-year grant project: 100 Years of Stories – Documenting a Century at the University of Houston highlighting the way the university, its programs, and individuals have impacted the community. Follow ..read more
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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Mayor Kathy Whitmire
Houston History Magazine » Politics
by Houston History Magazine
7M ago
By Cameron Thompson Kathy Whitmire led Houston during a ten-year, five-term tenure as mayor from 1982 to 1992. Photo courtesy of the Kathy Whitmire Papers Collection, box 5, folder 6, University of Houston Libraries. Kathy Whitmire brought many firsts to Houston during her rapid rise in local politics. A native Houstonian, she spent her childhood ..read more
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A Pioneer of Local Diversity: University of Houston’s Muslim Student Association 
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by Houston History Magazine
7M ago
By Laura Mullis Brown  UHMSA poses with their trophies after winning first place for the 2022-23 school year at the state-wide MSA Showdown. MSA organizations from across Texas compete in sports, Nasheed (singing), fashion, and more. Photo courtesy of UHMSA marketing coordinator Zuhayr Haq.  If you visit the University of Houston’s Student Center South on ..read more
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Houston Area Women’s Center
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by Houston History Magazine
8M ago
By Lena Craven HAWC staff and volunteers cheerfully assist with the move to the center’s new headquarters at No. 4 Chelsea Place. All photos courtesy of Houston Area Women’s Clinic Photographs, Carey Shuart Women’s Research Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Ellen Cohen remembers the public perception surrounding the Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC ..read more
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Table of Contents, 18.2, LGBTQ+ HOU: Bayou City Proud
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by Debbie Harwell
8M ago
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Stories from the Watersheds: How Harvey Impacted Houston’s Neighborhoods
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by Nadia Abouzir
8M ago
By Nadia Abouzir Running along Buffalo Bayou, Eleanor Tinsley Park was completely submerged after Harvey’s rains. Photo courtesy of J. Daniel Escareño, Flickr. It is no secret that Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, but how did it impact the city’s individual communities? Floodplain maps offer insight into where the risk is greatest to experience a 100- or 500-year flood, but many of the affected neighborhoods surpassed these thresholds ..read more
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Cougars Fostering Inclusion in the U.S. Military
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by Houston History Magazine
8M ago
By Christine Le with Jacob Loew General Barrye Price, LTC Melissa Comiskey, and 2LT Katelyn Kubosh have each played a role in opening doors to women in the U.S. Military. Photos courtesy of the U.S. Army. Serving in the military requires a noble spirit along with a strong passion for service and our nation. Enlistment ..read more
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Nancy Sims and Katy Caldwell Talk on Political Junkies and Poodle Hair
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by Houston History Magazine
8M ago
By Max Ward  Katy Caldwell, left, and Nancy Sims, right, celebrate Nancy’s thirtieth birthday together in 1989. The pair met while working on a political campaign in 1984. All photos courtesy of Nancy Sims and Katy Caldwell unless otherwise noted.   Katy Caldwell and Nancy Sims both grew up in Houston in the 1960s. One was ..read more
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20.1 Innovative Thinkers: Letter from the Editor
Houston History Magazine » Politics
by Debbie Harwell
8M ago
Debbie Z. Harwell, Editor Do you ever wonder when you see a new product, “Why didn’t I think of that?” (Sometimes followed by, “I’d be rich!”). As Google search for the question, “how do we get ideas?” returned 4.4 billion responses. (That’s billion with a “B”!). So, I did what most of us do and ..read more
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