H is for Hope

Stories of Houston's Resilience Throughout History

How decades of disaster made Houston the hardiest city you ever did see.

06/09/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

A season of challenges and grit

Scenes From the Pandemic

For many Houstonians, the new decade began with hope and excitement, until COVID-19 hit.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray Photography by Daniel Kramer

Go with the flow

Float the Comal River

Oh, chute.

06/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Back to basics

The Perfect Fried Chicken Recipe for Your Picnic

Douse it in Bobby Matos's sambal honey, and you've got the ultimate twist on a summertime classic.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

BUG-EYE BEAUTY

The Tricky Craft of Insect Taxidermy

A Humble couple proves wings and stings can make beautiful art.

06/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

SUFFRAGETTE CITY

Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment with These Summer Reads

All year long, the Houston Public Library is sharing one book a month in its Suffrage Centennial Book Club.

06/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Eat & Drink

Salads are healthy, right?

Try This Spicy Collard Green Salad at Your Next Summer Picnic

Senegal meets Southern comfort to start this shindig off right.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Back to basics

The Perfect Fried Chicken Recipe for Your Picnic

Douse it in Bobby Matos's sambal honey, and you've got the ultimate twist on a summertime classic.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

fluffy cloud of deliciousness

This Tamago Sando Recipe is the Perfect Side for Your Picnic

The Japanese-style omelet is the key component of this delicate sandwich, bringing a sweet balance to the meal.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Sugar, spice, and everything nice

The Perfect Dessert Recipe for Your Summer Picnic

Rebecca Masson's sweet ginger molasses cookies are a zesty bite of soft, chewy goodness.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Pinot noir

The Best Wines for Your Summer Picnic

You don't need champagne to enjoy a fried chicken lunch.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Make Yogi Bear proud

Recipes for the Perfect Summer Picnic

Chefs and libation experts share their favorite items for an outdoor summer soiree, Bayou City-style.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Topo Top-off

Try This Tom Collins Recipe at Your Next Summer Picnic

This cocktail is the perfect kick-off for a fun afternoon.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Editor’s Note

A Houston Story

That Time A Would-Be Cattle Baron Lost Everything

A century ago, our editor's great grandfather went to bed a rich man, and woke up having to start over again.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

Home & Real Estate

Patio Power

5 Ways to Vastly Improve Your Outdoor Space

Make your backyard the talk of the neighborhood.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

News & City Life

Sewing machine

How the 'Astros Girl' Is Giving Back During the Pandemic

A Houston bikini model has been leading the charge to overcome the mask shortage.

06/09/2020 By JAKE WHITNEY

H is for Hope

Stories of Houston's Resilience Throughout History

How decades of disaster made Houston the hardiest city you ever did see.

06/09/2020 By Houstonia Staff

H is for Hope

The 1980s Oil Bust Almost Broke Houston. Almost

Not even losing everything could break our city's pride.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

H is for Hope

After a Brutal Murder, Houstonians Came Together to Fight for LGBTQ Rights

The death of Paul Broussard galvanized an entire city.

06/09/2020 By Emma Schkloven

H is for Hope

How Yellow Fever Shaped Houston in Its Infancy

Houstonians learned how to fight a pandemic during one of their first forays into quarantines 150 years ago.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

H is for Hope

Stories of Houston's Resilience Throughout History

How decades of disaster made Houston the hardiest city you ever did see.

06/09/2020 By Houstonia Staff

A season of challenges and grit

Scenes From the Pandemic

For many Houstonians, the new decade began with hope and excitement, until COVID-19 hit.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray Photography by Daniel Kramer

Blues Keep Knockin’

The Slow and Steady Burn of Singer Trudy Lynn's Career in the Blues

The Fifth Ward girl who became an incomparable R&B diva.

06/09/2020 By Chris Gray

Perfect Party

June's Perfect Party: The Houston Heroes Edition

This month we're celebrating the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

No more handshakes

The Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic World

We talked to three local experts about what the workplace is going to look like after the coronavirus crisis.

06/09/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Head above water

How One UH Swimmer Is Keeping Her Olympic Dreams Afloat During a Pandemic

Mykenzie Leehy trained for years to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials, but now that they're postponed, what's next?

06/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Style & Shopping

Go with the flow

9 Essential Items for Your Next Tubing Trip

Float your boat with the right look.

06/09/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Golden Girl

Meet the Trendy Houston Jewelry Queen with a Celebrity Following

Frasier Sterling Jewelry began in 2011 as a side-hustle. Now celebrities like Bella and Gigi Hadid are wearing the brand's earrings.

06/09/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Travel & Outdoors

Go with the flow

Float the Medina River

Ride a tube right through a fairy tale.

06/09/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Go with the flow

Float the San Marcos River

It doesn't get any easier than smooth sailing down the stream.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

Go with the flow

Float the Frio River

A river for cool customers.

06/09/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Go with the flow

Float the Guadalupe River

Spend an afternoon on New Braunfels’s other river.

06/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Go with the flow

6 Tips for Your Next Tubing Adventure

What to know before you go.

06/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Go with the Flow

Float The River in Texas This Summer

We’ve found them: the most refreshing spots to hop in, cool off, and go tubing for a bit, once it’s safe to travel again.

06/09/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Go with the flow

Float the Comal River

Oh, chute.

06/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp