The Pleasant Green/Culbertson Cemetery is in east Harris County in the area of Oates Road and Wallisville Road and one group is fighting for the cemetery to be preserved. A Houston family says they own the land where a number of their relatives are buried.
Dr. Edith Irby Jones' family told FOX 26 her love for medicine stemmed from losing her 12-year-old sister at the age of eight to typhoid fever and suffering from rheumatic fever herself as a child. She graduated from Knoxville College, and in 1948, she became the first black person to be accepted into UAMS.
In observance of Black History Month, FOX 26 News recognizes U.S. District Court of Southern Texas Senior Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt.