Digital images for hundreds of 19th century United States newspapers. Includes The Galveston Daily News (Texas' oldest newspaper) from 1874 until 1897.*
Searchable archive of the Dallas Morning News.*
Legal forms specific to Texas.*
Searchable digital recent issues of the Houston Chronicle, beginning 2019. (90-day delay.) * Remote users: Please click on "Click here for additional log in options" and follow onscreen instructions to select Houston Public Library and enter your library card number. (Note: Houston Chronicle 11/2017-12/2018 is not available online at this time. Please call the Library for assistance with articles from this time period, 832-393-1313.)
Searchable archive of the Houston Chronicle, from it's beginning in 1901 through October 2017. * Remote users: Please click on "Click here for additional log in options" and follow onscreen instructions to select Houston Public Library and enter your library card number.
Access the largest online historic newspaper archive, containing tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. Includes digital images of issues of the Houston Post (1903-1924), the Daily Court Review (1925-1977), and many other Texas newspapers.
Sanborn maps are historical large scale plans of a city drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. These maps are used to trace the history and development of cities and are also helpful in genealogical and historical research. Select Texas from the State menu to begin your search. *
Full text journals and books about Texas history, biography, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.*
The 2040 RTP is the comprehensive plan that identifies transportation projects needed to meet population growth in the next 25 years.
A vast collection of digitized documents related to Texas government and history from the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin and the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty. **Note: Free access to the records that have been digitized by Ancestry is available to Texas residents courtesy of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Users are required to create a free Ancestry.com Texas account (instructions at the bottom of the website's homepage).
This Houston Public Library collection contains records of architectural drawings owned by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, primarily for structures in the Houston area.
Information about companies and charities to encourage wise purchases and a fair marketplace.
Forms to register your business with the Texas Secretary of State.
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Children's Medicaid offers low cost or free health coverage to children in Texas.
Articles to assist with successful job hunting with emphasis on greater Houston area.
Search and read newspapers from 1836-1922 and find information about American newspapers from 1690-present. Includes The Houston Daily Post (12/1/1893--2/28/1903) and The Jewish Herald (Houston) (9/24/1908--12/29/1910).
Overview of Houston government and history with links to City and related resources.
Employment opportunities with the city.
Directory of services for the homeless in the Houston area.
Logs for Electric East Texas Wells by the Houston Geological Society.
Harris County Flood Control District's Model and Map Management System is an interactive tool that works with FEMA's Harris County floodplain models.
Houston's "chamber of commerce".
The City of Houston's Green Building Resource Center is an education center where the public can learn and be advised of green building and green building products.
Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.
Connect with information services and people in Harris County Government.
Useful guidelines for property owners and the database of appraisal records. (FF)
The Harris County Historical Commission documents the history of the government and the citizens of Harris County as revealed through the county records and donated materials. Includes locations of Texas historical landmarks and places on the National Register within the County, cemeteries, area museums and historical societies, and local culture.
Provides helpful contact information regarding flooding in Harris County.
Employment and training opportunities with Harris County.
For Harris County, Texas.
Find statistics on all Greater Houston school districts including dropout rates, TEKS and SAT scores, and related data.
Legal information and resources from the Houston Bar Association, including the pro bono Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.
Information for bicyclists in Houston including maps, trails, and much more.
Houston City Directories for selected years between 1866 and 1924 are now available through the Houston Public Library Digital Archives.
Directory of goods and services in Houston.
Current referral information.
Information from the Greater Houston Partnership including demographics.
Brief overview of Houston's history from 1836 to present.
Site includes bus routes and schedules.
Houston Oral History Project is an effort to record and preserve the dynamic history of Houston through the stories and experiences of its residents. It is a collaboration between the Mayor's Office, Houston Public Library and University of Houston.
Alternative weekly with an agenda-driven approach to no-holds-barred news.
Unique materials for research, learning, and discovery from our Special Collections, including archival material from the African American Library at the Gregory School, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, and the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. Some collections are the result of collaborations with partner libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions.
Lawyers providing pro bono service to low-income residents of Harris County.
Houston voting information, including a Voters Key, voter registration info, election day precinct locations, and more.
Bills and information from the Texas legislature. Includes information on the most current legislation as well as historical information dating back to 1870.
Resources for instructors and adults with literacy needs.
A resource for Houston parents to find local activities for the whole family.
Contains records of over 2,200 images. This Houston Public Library collection highlights historical events and provides glimpses into everyday life in Houston from the 1860s to the 1960s.
Digitalized rare, historical, and primary source materials covering the whole gamut of Texas history from prehistory to the present day. The Texas Digital Newspaper collection within the portal includes images of issues from The Houston Informer (1919-1924), Houston Daily Post (1893-1918), The Houston Post (1923-1924), Houston Post-Dispatch (1924-1925), and other Houston area newspapers, along with all known Republic of Texas Era newspapers. You may discover anything from an ancestor's picture to a rare historical map.
Links to local disaster preparedness agencies.
News about local sports from Houston/Harris County Sports Authority.
The most comprehensive information about lawyers licensed to practice in Texas.
Texas state regulations by topic.
TAAP Archive provides a broad overview of African American photography in the urban and rural areas of Texas, spanning the period from the 1870s to the present and representing a variety of processes and makers.
Searchable database of finding aids to archival materials in Texas, including those of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center.
African Americans have contributed significantly in all facets of the building of the Lone Star State — its infrastructure, image, and culture. For that, the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture is charting every aspect of the black experience in Texas as an online encyclopedia.
Information about the Texas State budget. Includes link to the Texas Fact Book with helpful statistics and information about Texas and its government.
Find lottery results.
Official homepage of Texas state government.
Selection of stories about African Americans in early Texas.
History of Houston's medical community and the Houston Negro Hospital.
The Texas Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), initiated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for highway improvements in the north Houston area. The North Houston Highway Improvement Project involves evaluation of the I-45 North corridor from near downtown Houston to Beltway 8 North, Beltway 8 North from I-45 North to the Hardy Toll Road, the Hardy Toll Road from I-610 North Loop to Beltway 8 North, I-610 North Loop from I-45 North to the Hardy Toll Road, and portions of I-10 and US 59 near downtown Houston.
Online edition of the United Way's Community Resource Directory.
Texas elected officials and the districts they represent.
The Women's Resource of Greater Houston builds financial literacy by teaching free personal finance classes. Their goal is to expand opportunities for women, girls, and families to become independent, productive, and financially stable.