The Year of You

60 Ways to Have Fun & Feel Great in 2019

We tracked down the city’s best options and advice, so that we all can look—and feel—better than ever this year.

12/31/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

Money, Money, Money

The Houstonian's Guide to Making—and Saving—Money

Improve your financial health this year.

12/31/2018 By Houstonia Staff

News

Can Houston Cars Finally Learn to Share the Road?

More cyclists are dying on Houston roads than ever before. Cycling enthusiasts and city officials are trying to do something about it.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Open Road

Why Haven't You Been to Mexico City Yet?

Be honest.

12/31/2018 By Scott Vogel

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Reading

How a Houston Lawyer Solved a CIA Murder

In The Spy Who Was Left Behind, Michael Pullara recounts his years-long investigation into the 1993 assassination of CIA agent Freddie Woodruff.

12/31/2018 By Chris Gray

The Drawl

The Signs We Want to See at the Chevron Houston Marathon

On January 20, we’ll be waiting comfortably in the wings, cheering on the runners with one of these.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

How Much Does Justin Timberlake Love Houston? Let Us Count the Ways

A 20-years-and-counting relationship

12/31/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Reading Rainbow

Why Is Everyone Up in Arms About Drag Queen Storytime?

The reading program featuring local kings and queens has suddenly become a hot-button issue.

12/31/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Eat & Drink

Restaurant Review

At Indigo and Kulture, the African Diaspora, Reinterpreted

Soul food, and then some.

12/31/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Pour

Houston's First All-Natural Wine Bar Aims to Change the Wine Conversation

Montrose's Light Years offers a "cleaner and truer" interpretation of the grape.

12/31/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Got Beef?

Where to Satisfy Your Katsu Sando Cravings

For cheap, that is.

12/31/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Editor's Picks

10 Great Eats You Gotta Try in the GOOF

These hotspots in this happening hood are worth leaving the Loop for. We promise.

12/31/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Editor’s Note

Editor's Note

How to Visit a Russian Bathhouse

A spa day, without the quarrelling and murdering

12/31/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Health & Wellness

Have Fun, Feel Great

10 Fitness Classes For Every Mood

So you’ve decided to start working out. Here’s where to go when you feel a certain way.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have Fun, Feel Great

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Yoga

"I’d always sniffed at the suggestion that I should partake in an adulterated form of an ancient practice that had been culturally appropriated and turned into an excuse to wear expensive stretchy pants. "

12/31/2018 By Dianna Wray

Have Fun, Feel Great

10 Wellness Resolutions for 2019

We're all going to be better this year.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

News & City Life

Money, Money, Money

The Houstonian's Guide to Making—and Saving—Money

Improve your financial health this year.

12/31/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Money, Money, Money

How Do Houstonians Earn and Spend Their Money?

We break it down.

12/31/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Money, Money, Money

One Woman's (Failed) Quest to Follow a Budget for a Week

We'll give her an A for effort (and creativity).

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Money, Money, Money

4 Ways to Make Bank in Houston Without Being a Doctor or an Engineer

Lesser-known, high-paying gigs.

12/31/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Money, Money, Money

5 Houstonians With Cool (and Profitable) Side Hustles

Every day they're hustling. (Literally.)

12/31/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Money, Money, Money

Answers to 6 Money Questions You're Probably Too Embarrassed to Ask

We took one for the team.

12/31/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Money, Money, Money

Is Houston Still a Cheap Place to Live?

Houston has always had a reputation of being a super-affordable city—but is it outgrowing that image?

12/31/2018 By Dianna Wray

News

Can Houston Cars Finally Learn to Share the Road?

More cyclists are dying on Houston roads than ever before. Cycling enthusiasts and city officials are trying to do something about it.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

News

Will the Arkema Indictments Change the Way Houston Chemical Companies Operate?

The release of toxic chemicals at Arkema's Crosby outpost during Hurricane Harvey has led to criminal charges against its CEO and plant manager.

12/31/2018 By Dianna Wray

Perfect Party

January's Perfect Party: Everyone-Take-Your-Seat Edition

All the new faces in our government are invited to our party this month.

12/31/2018 By Catherine Matusow

News

What Happens When Female Soldiers Come Home?

Support services are ill-equipped when it comes to helping female veterans, who experience service, deployment, and trauma differently from their male counterparts, and have different needs after leaving the military.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

What to Watch for as the Texas Legislative Session Kicks Off

Lawmakers most likely will be diving into everything from problems with school financing, to concerns raised by Hurricane Harvey, to questions on gun violence raised after the shootings at Santa Fe High School and Sutherland Springs.

12/31/2018 By Dianna Wray

Bayougraphy

Jeanne Celestine Lakin Has One Million Reasons to Not Give Up

The Rwandan native survived a childhood of genocide and abuse. Her nonprofit hopes to stop that from happening to others.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Style & Shopping

The Year of You

60 Ways to Have Fun & Feel Great in 2019

We tracked down the city’s best options and advice, so that we all can look—and feel—better than ever this year.

12/31/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Have Fun, Feel Great

The 10 Best Spas in Houston

Treat yo'self. You deserve it.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have Fun, Feel Great

5 Houston Experts Share the Locally Made Products They Can't Live Without

Upgrade your life with these hair and skincare picks from beauty pros.

12/31/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Have Fun, Feel Great

10 Standout Salons Worth Entrusting Your Tresses

Whatever your hair style or need.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have Fun, Feel Great

What's It Like Visiting a Manly Salon?

Entering the world of (manly) mani-pedis, (manly) facials, (manly) brow waxes—even (manly) shoulder massages at Tune Up — The Manly Salon.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Travel & Outdoors

Open Road

Why Haven't You Been to Mexico City Yet?

Be honest.

12/31/2018 By Scott Vogel