This modest little book makes no pretense of being a definitive history of the Heights. Nor does it speak with authority as free from error. Of necessity much material was collected from early settlers by way of reminiscences; and even though conclusions were reached by corroborating testimony of many persons, still without positive proof, in some instances erroneous statements might be presented as facts.
This work is intended to be a stimulus to further research. Its only excuse for being is that a modest beginning is better than no start.
Now a word about who is in the book. The table of contents shows the outline as designed to give a general picture of the early days in Houston Heights before annexation in 1918. Names fell into place when they were connected in the record with the subject under consideration. However, it could easily happen that with so little recorded data for foundation work in this history, a primary fact might be omitted and an important name pass unnoticed. In all charity please believe that an honest effort has been made to avoid such occurrences.