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Last Letter from the Editor by Joe Pratt

After forty years of teaching and thirteen years at the helm of Houston History, our editor-in-chief Joe Pratt has retired. This is the last letter from the editor he will write, but we are hopeful he will get bored with his gorgeous view of the mountains and write articles for us from time to time, sharing his wealth […]

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Carolyn Farb: Fundraiser Extraordinaire

A conversation with Carolyn Farb and Bob Boudreaux Carolyn Farb’s efforts at raising money for a variety of causes – all done on a volunteer basis – have earned her the title of the “First Lady of Philanthropy.” Most every Houston resident, whether they realize it or not, has been impacted in one way or another […]

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Clayton House in 2012. Photo courtesy of Clayton Library.

Clayton House: Profile of a Home and the Family who Built It

By Alex Colvin In 2006, a $6.8 million private-public funding project formed to restore and renovate the aging Georgian Revival-style Clayton House in the Houston Museum District. Today the structure serves as a library and meeting space for the Houston Public Library’s Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Visitors to the home are immediately struck […]

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German Settlers of NW Harris County

By Stephanie Gomez In the northwest corner of Houston sits the Tomball community, known for its safe suburban feel, old town buildings, and superior school districts. On a quick walk through Tomball, the visitor is exposed to a variety of delights that add to the community’s character:  small restaurants with the most comforting southern dishes, […]

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Bobby and Jennifer Cox of Pheasant Ridge Winery

Texas Wines

By Maria R.D. Corsi George Fuermann, a columnist for the Houston Post, is perhaps best remembered as the man who helped bring fine wine appreciation to Houston. In his weekly column Wine Talk, which ran from 1984 to 1995, Fuermann educated Houstonians about wine history, traditions, and industry trends. A regular topic featured in the […]

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