Contains stories about early Texas settlers and German immigrants. Includes brief autobiographies about John Rice Jones, Jesse Burnham, Littleton Fowler, and Friedrich Ernst that were published in the Quarterly of the Texas State Historical...
A successful Banker and a top graduate from Stanford Business School, Marc Shapiro was the President and Chief Executive of the Texas Commerce Bank. He retired in 2003 as Vice Chairman for finance and risk management at JP Morgan Chase & Co. He is...
Sakowitz, Robert, 1938-;
Sakowitz Department Store -- History;
Family-owned business enterprises -- Texas -- History;
Robert Sakowitz talks about his family business in Houston, the Sakowitz stores; about the city of Houston at the time the stores were established and developed; and the personalities he met while doing business.
Born in Houston, Peter Roussel followed his parents' footsteps in becoming a journalist. He worked as a Press spokeman for several Presidents and Secretary of State. After moving to Houston from Washington, he became a TV-Radio commentator and...
Michel Moore talks about how he, as the city of Houston Mayor's Chief of Staff, his staff, and the city of Houston in general, handled the influx of evacuees from the city of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
Centenarian and civil rights activist Quentin Mease is interviewed by David Goldstein. Quentin describes his work with the African American community, the YMCA, and his involvement with the creation of the Harris County Hospital District
Contains brief except from the Documentary Source Book of American History that details the Treaty with Spain that outlined the boundaries between Spain and the United States of America at the Floridas.
This document describes one specific line of railroad from Sabine, Texas to Boon's Ferry. It includes descriptions of the train itself, a brief financial statement, the names of the directors, and a brief journal entry for January 2, 1900 in the...