Helping Houston

60 Ways to Make Houston a Better Place

From teaching someone to read to learning to merge in traffic, feeding the homeless to picking up after your dog, supporting the arts to voting to planting trees to not %$#&ing littering—and oh-so-much more.

07/20/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

News

As Methodist's Heart & Vascular Center Moves to a New Home, a Look Back at Dr. DeBakey's Legacy

DeBakey’s old stomping grounds were the scene of many historic firsts.

07/20/2018 By Jeff Balke

News

How a Harvey Breakthrough Might Save Pets for Years to Come

A year ago, Houston pet owners risked it all to escape with the whole family during Harvey. Then a new kind of shelter came together to ensure pets and people could evacuate together.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Open Road

Facing Fears and Crossing Bridges in Sydney, Australia

Australia turns out to not be a bully after all.

07/20/2018 By Scott Vogel

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Helping Houston

4 Ways to Shop and Do Good In Houston

These thrift stores all benefit local charities.

07/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Helping Houston

12 Simple Ways to Help Houston Become a Better City

An everyday guide to voting better, helping the homeless, beautifying the city, and improving the environment.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Helping Houston

22 Nonprofits Worthy of Your Time, Money, or Both

Houston's nonprofit organizations—and the causes they support—could always use a helping hand.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Pun-Tastic

Are Your Puns the Most Groan-Worthy of All?

Test them out at The Secret Group's One Off Pun Off event.

07/20/2018 By Chris Gray

Ice House

The Woodlands Finally Gets Its Own Art Museum

The new Glade Cultural Center has a permanent collection from David Adickes, a real-deal commercial gallery, and more.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

How a Post-Harvey Viral Wedding Photo Inspired an Artist Across the Country

Sarah Miller wanted to do something nice for Chris and Shelley Holland after Hurricane Harvey derailed their wedding. So, she put her skills to use.

07/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Helping Houston

60 Ways to Make Houston a Better Place

From teaching someone to read to learning to merge in traffic, feeding the homeless to picking up after your dog, supporting the arts to voting to planting trees to not %$#&ing littering—and oh-so-much more.

07/20/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

The Drawl

We Created the Ultimate Houston School Lunch

If we had to go back to school, we wouldn't do it without brisket tacos and Whataburger.

07/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Editor's Picks

Hot Diggity: the 10 Best Hot Dog Spots in Houston

We're in the dog days, y'all.

07/20/2018 By Brooke Viggiano

Dessert

3 Ways to Keep Cool With Shaved Ice (Ice Baby)

Grab them before they melt!

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Restaurant Review

At Poitín and UB Preserv, Capturing the Unique Character of Houston

Two different tales of Bayou City food.

07/20/2018 By Scott Vogel

Editor’s Note

Editor's Note

A Simple Act of Kindness Can Go a Long Way

That time we were unknowingly festooned with extraneous lingerie.

07/20/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Health & Wellness

News

As Methodist's Heart & Vascular Center Moves to a New Home, a Look Back at Dr. DeBakey's Legacy

DeBakey’s old stomping grounds were the scene of many historic firsts.

07/20/2018 By Jeff Balke

Home & Real Estate

Ice House

Is Houston Finally Making a Place for Its Public?

Thanks to some visionary residents and a new mindset, public spaces where citizens can gather to honor, remember, exult, and protest are proliferating.

07/20/2018 By Clifford Pugh

News & City Life

Helping Houston

6 Houston Activists We Admire, In Their Own Words

"Everything that is happening in our country is happening in Houston. We can be the model for this country, and we are not afraid.”

07/20/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Helping Houston

The 12 Commandments of Virtuous Houstonians

It’s the little things that add up to a better city.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

News

How a Harvey Breakthrough Might Save Pets for Years to Come

A year ago, Houston pet owners risked it all to escape with the whole family during Harvey. Then a new kind of shelter came together to ensure pets and people could evacuate together.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Rush to Judgment

Is Houston Really the 'City of the Future'?

We asked our fellow citizens what they think of the Bayou City's unlikely accolade.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

August's Perfect Party: Boys-Drool Edition

This month, it's all about the ladies.

07/20/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

Ruth Simmons Is the Leader Prairie View A&M Has Been Waiting For

When you know as much as she does, it’s hard to retire.

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Travel & Outdoors

Open Road

Facing Fears and Crossing Bridges in Sydney, Australia

Australia turns out to not be a bully after all.

07/20/2018 By Scott Vogel

You Can't Take the Sky From Me

How Are Houston's Fireflies Faring?

Houston doesn't make it easy for them to thrive.

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp