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Best of Houstonia

The Heroes of Harvey

How a devastating storm brought out the best of Houston during the worst of times.

10/02/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Top Stories

Private School Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Private Schooling in Houston

The top private schools in town, tips on how to send your child to the right one, how to maximize your money, and more.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian and Laura Furr Mericas

Bayougraphy

Dr. Younan Nowzaradan of My 600-lb Life, a Weight-Loss Doctor Who's No Quack

Meet TV’s—and Houston’s—favorite weight-loss doctor.

10/02/2017 By Alice Levitt

Restaurant Review

Welcome to the Neighborhood, Heights Bier Garten and King's BierHaus

Say prost at the—not one, but two— new German patio bars in the Heights.

10/02/2017 By Alice Levitt

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Arts & Culture

Ice House

Helping Juvenile Offenders, One Painting and One Play at a Time

The Children's Prison Arts Project helps kids in juvenile detention in the Houston area process their emotions through art.

10/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Visual Art

Two Decades of Work By a Houston Artist, Now on Display at the Rice University Gallery

Mounds, Vegans and Torpedo Boy are all recurring characters in Houston artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s works

10/02/2017 By Chris Becker

Best of Houstonia

Private School Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Private Schooling in Houston

The top private schools in town, tips on how to send your child to the right one, how to maximize your money, and more.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian and Laura Furr Mericas

Best of Houstonia

The Heroes of Harvey

How a devastating storm brought out the best of Houston during the worst of times.

10/02/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Eat & Drink

Ice House

Put a Little 'Boo' In Your Booze With This Haunted Pub Crawl

It's neither scary nor boozy, but at least it’s entertaining.

10/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Restaurant Review

Welcome to the Neighborhood, Heights Bier Garten and King's BierHaus

Say prost at the—not one, but two— new German patio bars in the Heights.

10/02/2017 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

9 Great Gulfton Restaurants

The neighborhood between Sharpstown and Bellaire offers a diverse mix of culinary delights.

10/02/2017 By Alice Levitt

Recipes

Learn How To Cook Your Favorite Houston Restaurant's Meals

When you're tired of eating out, local authors are here to guide you in the kitchen.

10/02/2017 By Alice Levitt

Pour

Houston Now Has Its Own Native Tea Company

Wild South Tea uses leaves from the native Texan yaupon tree—considered a pest to ranchers—to create a tea called cassina.

10/02/2017 By Cara Maines

Editor's Picks

Houston's 8 Best Brand-New Brunches

Need a new spot to get your brunch 'n' booze on? We have a few suggestions.

10/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

Editor's Note

After Harvey, a Day to Remember

August 30 was a beautiful day in Houston. But I couldn't enjoy it.

10/02/2017 By Catherine Matusow

News & City Life

Ice House

How a Houston Lawyer Found Her Joy

Coming out as trans gave Danielle Healey new purpose in life and the law.

10/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

What's In a Woodlands Street Name?

The story behind the master-planned community's themed neighborhoods and street names.

10/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Bayougraphy

Dr. Younan Nowzaradan of My 600-lb Life, a Weight-Loss Doctor Who's No Quack

Meet TV’s—and Houston’s—favorite weight-loss doctor.

10/02/2017 By Alice Levitt

Private School Guide

The Buck Goes On: When Your Kid Goes to Private School, Be Prepared to Spend

It's not just the tuition that'll cost you—fees for extracurricular activities, school trips, technology and more add up.

10/02/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Private School Guide

At the Houston Sudbury School, the Kids Call the Shots—All of Them

Welcome to the world of "unschooling."

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Private School Guide

The Best Houston-Area Private Schools

Niche.com ranked the best private schools in Houston —these are the top 25.

10/02/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Private School Guide

When Choosing a Private School, Think About the Right Track for Your Child

Is your kid striving for the Ivy League or a state school? It's something to keep in mind when searching for the right fit.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Private School Guide

An Insider's Guide to Navigating Houston's Private High Schools

Choosing the right private school for your child can be a difficult process. These insider tips will help.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Dept. of Optimism

What the City of Houston Will Do, Post-Harvey

The city's going to change now, right? Right?

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

On Learning to Live within a Flood-Prone Prairie

Houston really isn't built in the best place to withstand hurricanes. Or flooding.

10/02/2017 By Jeff Balke

Heroes of Harvey

How Bad Was Harvey? We Have the Numbers

The impact was devastating, and the data catastrophic.

10/02/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Heroes of Harvey

The Unexpected Hero of Harvey: Technology

Harvey was America's first major natural disaster of the modern tech era—which was lucky, as the internet and social media saved lives during the storm.

10/02/2017 By Jeff Balke

Heroes of Harvey

Cody Hirt, Veteran Outdoors Members: Saying Yes to a Dangerous Expedition

Without hesitation, Hirt, of Georgetown, Texas, gathered up volunteers and boats and headed to Houston.

10/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Heroes of Harvey

Celine Benavides: Super Mom

How a mother from the First Ward fed babies with help from Facebook.

10/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Heroes of Harvey

The Finley Family: Kayakers Turned Rescuers

During the height of the storm, this family from Maplewood paddled into action and saved lives.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Heroes of Harvey

Susan Brock: The Cleanup Crew

How one woman in Meyerland forged a path through destruction

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Heroes of Harvey

Rev. Hannah Terry: In It for the Long Haul

The pastor at Westbury United Methodist Church and founder of FAM isn't letting neighbors fall through the cracks after Harvey.

10/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Heroes of Harvey

Let's Tip Our Hats to These Houston Officials

Nobody's perfect, but our local leaders deserve a thank-you for staying calm and clear-headed in the midst of disaster.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Heroes of Harvey

Erica Quinzel: Bat Woman

This wildlife enthusiast from Weatherford did her best to save the bats underneath the Waugh Drive bridge.

10/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Heroes of Harvey

Cat Huynh and Angie Dang: Serving a Cup of Comfort

While stuck in their house in Katy, the Les Ba'Get owners offered up their restaurant to serve meals to first responders.

10/02/2017 By Alice Levitt

Heroes of Harvey

Ronnie DeVries: Doing What Needs to Be Done

This GRB volunteer from Montrose made a difference without asking for permission.

10/02/2017 By Brittanie Shey

Heroes of Harvey

Keshia Thomas: Saving Lives with a Semi-Truck

How a volunteer from Greenspoint has picked up the pieces again, and again, and again, and again

10/02/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Heroes of Harvey

Norma Porter and Barb Hankins: The Dynamic Duo

From Memphis and Manvel, a tale of flooding, friendship, and neighbors helping neighbors.

10/02/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

October's Perfect Party: Non-Houston-Celebrities Rebuilding Houston Edition

These famous faces helped Houston post-Harvey even though they aren't from here.

10/02/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Heroes of Harvey

Our Long List of Hurricane Harvey Heroes

Many, many people and organizations rescued lives and gave their time and money to help Houston—these are just a few.

09/29/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Heroes of Harvey

Glen and Alex Mayo: Diving in Head First

A father-and-son duo, both HPD divers from Westchase, risked it all to save others.

09/29/2017 By Jeff Balke

Style & Shopping

Clutch City

Put a Pin In It With These Houston-Made Designs

Enamel pins are having a moment, and local artists and designers have taken notice.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Elements of Style

Elements of Style: Jeff Shell, Face of the Neal Hamil Agency

Chickens, metallic platform shoes, coconut oil, and other essentials for the modern Houston man.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen