While Houston played a huge part in the early history of country music, by the end of the 1950s a new breed of artist was coming on the scene. Western Swing, for all purposes, was a relic, and although honky-tonk was still a force in the charts and on radio, its share of the pie was waning. The arr ... More >>
Aside from the city's namesake, no 19th-Century Houstonian was more famous than Dick Dowling, the Irish-born saloonkeeper/businessman and Confederate war hero. In fact, when city leaders commissioned Houston's very first public monument in 1905, it was Dowling and not Sam Houston who got the hono ... More >>
The U.S. Housing and urban Development Department has announced it won’t allow anyone to be foreclosed upon if they live in the areas affected by Hurricane Ike – at least not for now. HUD Secretary Steve Preston announced today that his agency will send disaster assistance of the sort that prov ... More >>
Are HISD and Aramark cooking the books to feast on federal breakfast subsidies?
Have patience: From the wrath of dangling chads comes computerized dial-a-voting
The First Ward never had much in the way of worldly goods. But it had a rich history. Now, even that is disappearing.
Web designer George Kalas wanted to re-fight the Civil War. Instead, he started one in his own movement.
Houston sculptor David Adickes has one message for the art world: large is good