ABC13: Janice Rubin, renowned photographer impacted by Harvey, donates collection to UH

ABC13: Janice Rubin, renowned photographer impacted by Harvey, donates collection to UH. “A famed photojournalist just gave the University of Houston the gift of a lifetime. Janice Rubin donated 15,000 pieces to the UH Libraries Special Collections. The images date back to 1976, showcasing iconic Houston leaders and ordinary life.”

State of Reform: New Texas Department of Insurance website compares medical costs across the state

State of Reform: New Texas Department of Insurance website compares medical costs across the state . “The Texas Department of Insurance has launched a new website that provides cost information for 200 common medical procedures in Texas. The website… allows consumers to evaluate the costs for various inpatient/outpatient procedures, imaging services, lab tests, and office visits, and compare them by zip code throughout the state. The website also compares in-network and out-of-network claims data.”

Houston Chronicle: Rice University creating archive to preserve history of city’s Jewish community

Houston Chronicle: Rice University creating archive to preserve history of city’s Jewish community. “A few months ago, the banner was wrapped in plastic and tucked away in a garage, stowed for decades after being plucked from a storage closet in the long-since demolished Beth Jacob congregation. It might have been forgotten, its significance lost forever if not for Rice University’s newly created Houston Jewish History Archive. Now, the World War II-era service flag is part of a growing collection being assembled by Furman, the Stanford and Joan Alexander Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at Rice, and Kean, the university’s centennial historian.”

My Statesman: Residents invited to share stories of discrimination to begin change

My Statesman: Residents invited to share stories of discrimination to begin change. “In a project designed to use storytelling to heal the effects of racial discord, the Truth and Reconciliation Oral History Project invites Austin residents of color to share their testimonies of racial discrimination. Students and professors from seven historically black colleges and universities in Texas, including Huston-Tillotson University, will gather at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary on March 24 to interview and video record participants’ testimonies that will be cataloged in an online archive.”

Chron [Texas]: Advocate, Dayton News archive project nearing completion

Chron: Advocate, Dayton News archive project nearing completion. “A two-year-long project to digitize the Cleveland Advocate’s archives is gradually coming online with records being added to the Portal of Texas History website… The Advocate’s archives, previously available only in microfilm and newsprint, include the Cleveland Advocate’s sister publications – Dayton News and Eastex Advocate, and two other defunct newspapers – Illustrated Paperboy and Cleveland Journal.”