Gulf Coast Vacations

It's a Shore Thing: 15 Amazing Gulf Coast Vacations

These beach destinations are all within a day's drive from Houston.

04/25/2019 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

News

Can This New Research Program Teach Houston How to Tackle Opioid Abuse?

The opioid crisis hasn’t hit Texas as hard as other states. But opioid abuse is still a problem here, one that Dr. James Langabeer believes is more widespread than has been acknowledged.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

Meet Marcel McClinton, the 17-Year-Old Activist Who's Running for City Council

The Stratford High School student and mass-shooting survivor is running against Michael Kubosh for City Council Position at Large 3 this November.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Music

Meet the Houstonian Who Produced the Biggest Latin Hit in the World

Scott Summers is the man behind 'Con Calma.'

04/25/2019 By Jeff Balke

Ice House

Houston Noir Reveals the Bayou City In All Its Seedy Glory

The new short story collection explores the murder, betrayal and brujería lurking everywhere from River Oaks to the Ship Channel.

04/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

A Podcast, But Live!

What's Your Favorite Murder?

The women behind the grisly and funny My Favorite Murder podcast come to Houston this month.

04/25/2019 By Chris Gray

The Drawl

A Tour of Houston, With Solange As Your Guide

An annotated map of the many H-Town references on 'When I Get Home'

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Best of Houstonia

Gulf Coast Vacations

It's a Shore Thing: 15 Amazing Gulf Coast Vacations

These beach destinations are all within a day's drive from Houston.

04/25/2019 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Patio Season

Where to Go in Houston When You're in the Mood for Al Fresco Dining

Our three favorite spots in town for patio season.

04/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Pour

At Decatur Bar, a Different Kind of Boilermaker

A beer and a shot gets fancy.

04/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Restaurant Review

Bold Visions on Display at Elliot's Table and Mastrantos

Two first-time restaurateurs open two ambitious new eateries.

04/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Best Restaurants

The 10 Restaurants You Need to Hit Up on Your Next Little India Food Crawl

From Indian and Pakistani buffets, snack shops, and mom-and-pop dining outposts, to the occasional Afghan and South American surprise, Little India has it all.

04/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Editor’s Note

Editor's Note

Confession: I Love My Dentist

Really, I do.

04/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Health & Wellness

Top Dentists

This Dentist's Office Really Does Want You to 'Sit Back and Relax'

Memorial Park Dental Spa takes its name seriously.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

News & City Life

Ice House

Will the City of Houston Actually Fill the Countless Enormous Potholes on Our Streets?

In which we subject Mayor Turner's promise to the rigors of the scientific method.

04/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Sink or Swim

Is the Heights Getting a New Pool?

Three burning questions, answered.

04/25/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas

Emotional Roller Coaster

A Massive Collection of Official AstroWorld Memorabilia Is Up for Grabs

Houstonian Maria Medeles is auctioning off her personal collection of hundreds of items from the beloved bygone amusement park.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bayougraphy

Meet Marcel McClinton, the 17-Year-Old Activist Who's Running for City Council

The Stratford High School student and mass-shooting survivor is running against Michael Kubosh for City Council Position at Large 3 this November.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

Can This New Research Program Teach Houston How to Tackle Opioid Abuse?

The opioid crisis hasn’t hit Texas as hard as other states. But opioid abuse is still a problem here, one that Dr. James Langabeer believes is more widespread than has been acknowledged.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

This Rare Vintage Board Game Offers a Glimpse Into Houston's Past

Hoping to snag a copy of Boomtown Houston? Have you looked in your attic recently?

04/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Perfect Party

May's Perfect Party: Score-That-Invite Edition

Doing something of vital importance, like delivering a set of sextuplets in less than 10 minutes or opening a barbecue joint in the Heights, gets you into our party this month.

04/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

These Rockets Players Have Full-Court Flair

When it comes to pre-game fashion, the Rockets are in a league of their own.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

Go Big or Go Home: 5 Hats Perfect for That Derby Party

If you're planning on watching the races, don't go bare-headed.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Travel & Outdoors

Gulf Coast Vacations

You Don't Have to Be an Angler to Visit Grand Isle

Hiking and birdwatching on Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Gulf Coast Vacations

Expect the Unexpected on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Quaint towns, oddball museums, and much more await.

04/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Gulf Coast Vacations

Kids, Parents and Animals Bond on the Alabama Coast

Exploring the beautiful beach and "The Little Zoo That Could."

04/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Gulf Coast Vacations

Living the Luxe Life Along Florida's Scenic Highway 30A

Alys Beach is a side of Florida we've never seen before.

04/25/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas