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Get to Work

Houston's Best Places to Work in 2017

The companies where Houstonians love to work, and what they're doing right for their people.

12/04/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

News

How a Pearland Mom Changed Her Life to Save Her Transgender Child

"I’m a mom of a little girl that I would like to see live. Please understand, I’m not fighting about bathrooms. I’m fighting about her life."

12/01/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Travel

Floating Away in Quito, the City of Clouds

Encountering upended expectations, fascinating contrasts, and terrifying taxi rides

12/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

H-Town Diary

How My Dog Helped Me Make Friends in Houston

Getting a golden retriever made moving to the Bayou City a little easier.

12/04/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Jazz

Join Houston's Own Tianna Hall for an Evening of Jazz

The Broadway singer-turned-jazz-crooner opens up before her Bayou City performances.

12/04/2017 By Chris Becker

Best of Houstonia

Get to Work

Houston's Best Places to Work in 2017

The companies where Houstonians love to work, and what they're doing right for their people.

12/04/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Ice House

6 Local Beers We Want For Christmas

Have a hoppy holiday with these brews.

12/04/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Editor's Picks

From Korean Barbecue to Hot Pot, the 9 Best Restaurants to Cook Your Own Food

Those who prefer to be behind the grill (or bowl) will love these spots.

12/04/2017 By Alice Levitt

An Edible Festival

The Best Local Gifts for Foodies (That They Don't Already Have)

Stumped on what to give the food lover in your life? We have some suggestions.

12/04/2017 By Alice Levitt

Pour

Forget Eggnog, There's a New Holiday Drink In Town: Ponche

The Picos's Mexican punch recipe will warm you right up.

12/04/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Omakase Is Having a Moment in Houston

Kukuri and Roka Akor offer different experiences of the Japanese tradition. Read this before you spend extravagantly.

12/04/2017 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

8 Best New Restaurants in Midtown

Midtown has grown into a serious dining destination.

12/04/2017 By Brooke Viggiano

Editor’s Note

Editor's Note

A Farewell to a Hero

In memory of Houstonian Seth Stone, a decorated Navy SEAL Commander, poet and friend.

12/04/2017 By Catherine Matusow

News & City Life

Ice House

Russia Also Tried Meddling In... the Texas Secession Movement?

We get the story behind a Russia-created Facebook page called "Heart of Texas."

12/04/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best Places to Work 2017

Working Like a Dog (Or Cat): Our Favorite Office Pets in 2017

Furry pals make going to work better.

12/04/2017 By Brittanie Shey

Best Places to Work 2017

These Houston Employers Stepped Up After Harvey

From raising money to rescuing flood victims, employees at these companies revealed their character in the storm's wake.

12/04/2017 By Jeff Balke and Laura Furr Mericas

Best Places to Work 2017

Hub Love: What's Changed About Office Design in 2017?

Not every office needs a rec room with ping pong tables and bean bags.

12/04/2017 By Brittanie Shey

Best Places to Work 2017

Houston's Most Beloved Bosses in 2017

Our readers nominated their favorites, and we asked them their management secrets.

12/04/2017 By Nicki Koetting, Alice Levitt, and Katharine Shilcutt

Best Places to Work 2017

Houston's Best Places to Work in 2017

These businesses make Houstonians love coming to work.

12/04/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian and Laura Furr Mericas

Best Places to Work 2017

The Secret to Happy Employees? A Great Office Culture

Win at culture, and you’ll likely win at everything.

12/04/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

December's Perfect Party: Everybody-Is-Comin'-To-Town Edition

Your family members aren't the only ones visiting during the holidays.

12/04/2017 By Catherine Matusow

You're Getting Sleeeeepy

With Hypnosis, Anesthesia May Become a Thing of the Past

Doctors at MD Anderson are working on a study they think will prove that one can forgo drugs in favor of guided deep relaxation.

12/04/2017 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

An Ode to the 2017 Houston Astros

This year, the stories of a city and its team became intertwined.

12/04/2017 By Scott Vogel

H-Town Diary

How My Dog Helped Me Make Friends in Houston

Getting a golden retriever made moving to the Bayou City a little easier.

12/04/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Ice House

Where Are Houston's Weather Balloons?

They do help with more accurate forecasts, but we don't have any.

12/04/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Bayougraphy

Chingo Bling Tries Comedy

Houston’s favorite Tex-Mex rapper now has his own Netflix special.

12/04/2017 By Morgan Kinney

News

How a Pearland Mom Changed Her Life to Save Her Transgender Child

"I’m a mom of a little girl that I would like to see live. Please understand, I’m not fighting about bathrooms. I’m fighting about her life."

12/01/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Floating Away in Quito, the City of Clouds

Encountering upended expectations, fascinating contrasts, and terrifying taxi rides

12/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt