Of all the columnists in the history of Houston journalism, Sigman Byrd was easily the darkest and the most literary. From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Byrd wrote a column called The Stroller for the old daily Houston Press and later, briefly for the Chronicle. He always much favored the ci ... More >>
We once described the area immediately to the east of the George R. Brown Convention Center as a "silent, godforsaken stretch of no-man's-land" that is neither the Warehouse District, nor the Third Ward, nor the East End. We employed that bulky definition because by 2000, its 1980s and '90s name - ... More >>
Sig Byrd's Houston, Sigman Byrd, The Viking Press, 1955
Forty years ago, one writer captured our city better than any before or since. Now he's forgotten. And the Houston he saw? All but gone.