Vinegar Hill (Brooklyn)

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Houston 101: Sig Byrd, Houston's King of True-Life Noir

    ‚ÄčOf 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Say Hello to EaDo

    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 >>

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Out-of-Print Book by a Dead Local Columnist

    Sig Byrd's Houston, Sigman Byrd, The Viking Press, 1955

  • News

    November 10, 1994

    The Lost Houston of Sig Byrd

    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.