Ugly history

Mayor Turner Announces Plan to Review Houston's Confederate Monuments

After a violent weekend in Charlottesville, Va., Houston reckons with its own history.

08/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Talk to Me

Speak Up HTX Needs a New Home

A conversation club for non-native English speakers is so popular it's outgrowing the Houstonia house.

08/11/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Cosmic!

A Houstonian's Viewing Guide to the Solar Eclipse

Houston won't have a total eclipse of the heart on August 21, but you'll still get a heavenly show.

08/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Survey Says

You Tell Us: Where Is Houston's Best Place to Work?

Do you look forward to Sunday ending so you can see your coworkers on Monday? We want to hear from you.

08/01/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Immigration

Conroe Residents Protest Expansion of Immigration Detention Facility

The privately run facility will add 1,000 beds next door to the existing Joe Corley Detention Center, and some residents—including the mayor—aren't happy.

07/25/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Dating

Survey: How's Your Love Life, Houston?

Are you willing to drive from Galveston to The Woodlands for a new relationship, or does love have its limits?

07/25/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Old Man Yells at Cloud

Houston "Ruined" According to Angry Front Lawn Sign

Was our city "better" in 1947? Given the general lack of air conditioning, for one—no.

07/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Identity Politics

Upper Kirby Wasn't Always Upper Kirby

A story of red telephone booths and creating a new identity for a once-nameless neighborhood.

07/19/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Law & Order

An HPD Meet-and-Greet Underscores the Importance of Community

"We’re concerned with what’s happening here in Northside," says HPD Vice Division Captain Dan Harris.

07/18/2017 By Julia Gsell

Into the Storm

How Weather Shaped Houston's History

Our inclement-weather-prone city has seen it all over the past 100 years—fires, hurricanes, floods, and yes, even snow storms. Let's talk about it.

07/18/2017 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Critical Operación: A Group of Venezuelan Ex-Pats Fights a Crisis Back Home

What started as an informal drive for medical supplies grew into Houston-based Operación Saludos a Venezuela.

07/18/2017 By Jasmina Kelemen

Ice House

What Happens When You Change a Street Name?

Dowling Street recently became Emancipation Avenue—but what exactly does that process entail?

07/18/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

At Casa Juan Diego, a Home Far, Far Away from Home

What's the driving force behind the oldest Catholic Worker community in Houston? Endless opportunities to help—and the zealous Louise Zwick.

07/18/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hunker Down

Has Houston Always Flooded?

Space City Weather's Eric Berger and Matt Lanza answer your most pressing questions about our city's weather and how it's changing.

07/18/2017 By Eric Berger and Matt Lanza

Hunker Down

10 Tips for Surviving a Hurricane in Houston

Don't worry—you probably won't die.

07/18/2017 By Jeff Balke

Hunker Down

When the Weather Gets Nasty, Houstonians Take Refuge in Laughter

It's better than panicking.

07/18/2017 By Jeff Balke

Just Breathe

Family-Focused Mindfulness Makes Its Way to Rothko Chapel

Rothko Chapel hosts a session on mindfulness for all ages.

07/13/2017 By Cara Maines

Ice House

Seabrook's Highway 146 Expansion Takes Its Toll on Local Businesses

The Highway to Hell is getting an upgrade, but an estimated 60 storefronts have to move for it to happen.

06/22/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Ice House

With Ghana ThinkTank, Houston Gets a Little Help from Afar

A collective of artists has decided to "develop the First World" for a change.

06/22/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Politics

Houston City Council Votes to Join Lawsuit Against SB4

In a vote of 10 to 6, with one abstaining, the Houston City Council voted to challenge the state's new "anti-sanctuary cities" bill.

06/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian