The Fort Bend County Historical Commission received an inquiry from Humanities Texas recently, so I reviewed their Web site. I had never seen it before. Here's the link.
The archives page had some interesting (to me) short intros to a variety of notable people in Texas history. Here is a quick selection in case you want to investigate further.
Finally, I want to throw in the story of Claude Bracey, Rice University's (then Institute's) first Olympian. He was a sprinter with a unique story as this newspaper article explains: click here to view the article.
This short article from a Rice newsletter includes a good photo of him running at Soldier Field in Chicago: click here to view the article.