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Road Trippin'

The Houstonian's Guide to the Hill Country

Grab your bags and boots: It's road trip time.

04/17/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

News

Far from the Turmoil of Home, Six Houston Artists Pursue Their Creative Dreams

These refugees and immigrants explore their deepest emotions through their art.

04/17/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

How White Oak Music Hall Hit a Series of Flat Notes with Its Northside Neighbors

For residents who live next to this "big, beautiful, awesome, iconic outdoor stage," the show must not go on.

04/14/2017 By Adam Doster

Bayougraphy

Meet the Airbnb Host Bringing the World to the Third Ward

Ed Pettitt didn’t even set foot in Houston until 2011—but when he did, a spark ignited.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Ice House

In Pasadena, a Strawberry Shortcake the Size of a House Is Sliced Up Once Again

The strawberry capital of the South continues to live up to its name during the annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

These 5 Free Events in May Will Put a Spring In Your Step

At these festive outings—all within the city limits!—enjoying the season is a walk in the park.

04/17/2017 By Rafa Farihah

News

Far from the Turmoil of Home, Six Houston Artists Pursue Their Creative Dreams

These refugees and immigrants explore their deepest emotions through their art.

04/17/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

The Drawl

Introducing Houston's Newest Superhero, the Bayou Beast

In honor of Comicpalooza, Houstonia created a comic book character just for Houston.

04/17/2017 Illustrations by Robert Dibrell

Music

Fearless New Ensemble Loop38 Performs In Complete Darkness

Since its debut in December, the 17-person group has been breaking uncommon musical territory in Houston.

04/14/2017 By Sydney Boyd

Best of Houstonia

Road Trippin'

The Houstonian's Guide to the Hill Country

Grab your bags and boots: It's road trip time.

04/17/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Restaurant Review

Big Resumes and Shareable Plates Unite Killen's STQ and Nobie's

The smoky, flavorful fare at Killen's STQ and Nobie's does not disappoint.

04/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the Houstonian Way with Margaritas y Mariscos

These three Mexican seafood dishes will make May 5 a proper celebration.

04/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

There's More to the Menus at These 11 Japanese Restaurants Than Sushi

Where to take advantage of the Land of the Rising Sun's culinary diversity in Houston.

04/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

Ice House

Houston Restaurant Menus Got You Experiencing Déjà Food?

You're not alone—though who can argue against the merits of fancy chicken-fried steak or red velvet pancakes?

04/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Editor's Picks

Eat Your Way Through Uptown with These 9 Restaurants

Explore both classic cuisines and new takes in Houston's hottest dining destination this side of the Galleria.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pour

At Fielding's, Boozy Flights Are No Longer Limited to Wine and Beer

Add a little (or a lot) of Bloody Mary to your next brunch in The Woodlands.

04/14/2017 By Brooke Viggiano

Editor’s Note

Editor's Note

Places in the Heart: The Texas Hill Country

The story of a dog named Red and the Hill Country ranch that formed me.

04/17/2017 By Catherine Matusow

News & City Life

Ice House

At Rummy's Beach Club, the Swimming Pool Has Gone to the Dogs

At the private, one-acre dog park in Spring, water is for loving, not loathing.

04/17/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Ice House

Could Electricity Cure Treatment-Resistant Depression?

UTHealth and the Menninger Clinic's Center for Brain Stimulation are reviving research once considered controversial.

04/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

H-Town Diary

My Two Moms

This Houston man will be wishing two parents Happy Mother's Day this month.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Bayougraphy

Meet the Airbnb Host Bringing the World to the Third Ward

Ed Pettitt didn’t even set foot in Houston until 2011—but when he did, a spark ignited.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

May's Perfect Party: Overall-Quite-Fresh Edition

We rarely invite the same guest twice, but we occasionally make exceptions.

04/14/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

At Pop Shop America, Crafting and Politics Make for a Potent Mix

Beyond the ubiquitous "pink pussy hats," craftivism is inspiring activists to get creative.

04/14/2017 By Emily Juhasz

News

How White Oak Music Hall Hit a Series of Flat Notes with Its Northside Neighbors

For residents who live next to this "big, beautiful, awesome, iconic outdoor stage," the show must not go on.

04/14/2017 By Adam Doster

Ice House

How to Tick Off Texas Readers: Accidentally Confuse a Coral Snake for a Milk Snake

An egregious error and its aftermath

04/10/2017 By Scott Vogel

Style & Shopping

Clutch City

Skip Town With These Awesome Travel Essentials

Get out of here. With help.

04/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Travel & Outdoors

Hill Country Guide

Seeking Antiques? Head to Round Top

It's all about the thrill of the hunt.

04/17/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Hill Country Guide

Climb to the Sky in Garner State Park

The trails might be challenging, but they're worth it.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Hill Country Guide

Make a Barbecue Pilgrimage to Lockhart

From brisket to sausage to, yes, pork chops, Lockhart is a meat-lover’s mecca.

04/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hill Country Guide

Your Seventh-Grade Texas History Class Will Come to Life in These Hill Country Towns

What you learned will all come back to you.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Hill Country Guide

Chasing Bluebonnets, a Texas Tradition

Bluebonnet fans and photographers only had a short window to enjoy their beauty this year, but there's always next year.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Hill Country Guide

Waltz Across Texas in These Hill Country Honky-Tonks

These old-school, floor-stompin' dance halls are the soul of the Texas Hill Country.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Hill Country Guide

Travel the Texas Wine Trail in Fredericksburg

Toast the state's second-oldest viticultural region in Fredericksburg.

04/17/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Hill Country Guide

Take the Plunge in Wimberley

Welcome to Wimberley, where the water's fine — and so is everything else.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hill Country Guide

Wait, What's Officially the Hill Country?

It's time for a little geography and geology lesson.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt