With Brazos Bookstore, Karl Kilian helped put Houston on the literary map

Bookstores, Inventions, Houston, Texas, Maps, Texas Travel, Midland Texas, Cards

Houston establishes itself as a pioneer in regenerative medicine

Regenerative Medicine, Heart Failure, Medical Science, Science Articles, Science Centers, Galveston, Houston, Texas, Rio De Janeiro

At Mission Control, Chris Kraft guided astronauts from launch to landing - http://www.chron.com/local/history/medical-science/article/At-Mission-Control-Chris-Kraft-guided-astronauts-9230869.php #Chron115

At Mission Control, Chris Kraft guided astronauts from launch to landing - http://www.chron.com/local/history/medical-science/article/At-Mission-Control-Chris-Kraft-guided-astronauts-9230869.php #Chron115

Meet the men behind some of Houston’s most stunning neighborhoods.

Renowned architect John Staub helped Houston build on its beauty

Meet the men behind some of Houston’s most stunning neighborhoods.

Here's a look at some of Houston's most stylish homes.

Most stylish homes of Houston

Run, hit, repeat. Earl Campbell's path to success.

Run, hit, repeat. Earl Campbell's path to football greatness

Run, hit, repeat. Earl Campbell's path to success.

The Southwest Conference success was cornerstone of Rice University's storied past.

Before Houston pro sports, all eyes were on Rice

The Southwest Conference success was cornerstone of Rice University's storied past.

In the 1970s Shell Oil moved its headquarters to Houston & helped shape the iconic skyline.

Shell Oil helped ignite the growth of Houston's downtown skyline

In the Shell Oil moved its headquarters to Houston & helped shape the iconic skyline.

A.J. Foyt: a track record of success and longevity with a shot of temper

Track Records, Le Mans, Car Garage, Fort Worth, Houston, Forts, Legends, Texas, Texas Travel

Cool NASA inventions may be in your closet. #Chron115

Cool NASA inventions may be in your closet

Michael DeBakey, right, displays a ventricular assist device - a tiny…

From our #Chron115 series: Mickey Leland's impact.

Feeding the hungry was life's work for 'citizen of the world' Mickey Leland

Doctors Charles Van Buren and Karolyn Varga install a donated kidney on Oct. 15, 2008 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The donation was part of a program called paired donations in which living kidney donors give to people they don't know.

Merger of Hermann and Memorial systems expanded options for patients

Doctors Charles Van Buren and Karolyn Varga install a donated kidney on Oct. 2008 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The donation was part of a program called paired donations in which living kidney donors give to people they don't know.

Students of history can argue about which oil bust hit Houston's energy sector harder, but there's little debate that the 1980s collapse did far more damage to the local economy.  The colossal fall in oil prices that began in 1982 and accelerated in 1986 not only sapped Houston's wildcatter spirit, but undermined Houston's economic foundations.

1980s oil bust left a lasting mark

These legendary acting teachers helped shape Houston-raised stars like Farrah Fawcett & Jim Parsons.

Pair of legendary acting teachers groomed local stars of stage and screen

These legendary acting teachers helped shape Houston-raised stars like Farrah Fawcett & Jim Parsons.

An unorthodox opera about Nixon's trip to China put the Houston Grand Opera​ on the map.

Unorthodox 'Nixon in China' put Houston on operatic map

An unorthodox opera about Nixon's trip to China put the Houston Grand Opera​ on the map.

Houston is a greener place because of one Houstonian's commitment to the city.

Terry Hershey: 'A force of nature for nature'

Houston is a greener place because of one Houstonian's commitment to the city.

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