Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Where to Volunteer in Houston This Thanksgiving

Here are ways Houstonians can give back both virtually and in person this holiday season.

11/17/2020 By Raven Wuebker

2020

4 Takeaways from Lina Hidalgo’s State of the County Address

In a "fireside chat" format, the county judge and H-E-B President Scott McClelland discussed how 2020 has been for Harris County.

11/12/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Rusted Roots

How Industrial Relics Will Get a New Life in Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s East Sector

Houston’s going to get a lot greener in the coming decades.

11/06/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

2020 Fallout

Houston to Bear the Brunt of Big ExxonMobil Layoffs

The oil giant, which has taken a huge hit during the pandemic, plans to cut 1,900 jobs in the U.S.

10/29/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

2020

6 Takeaways from Mayor Turner's State of the City Address

The mayor discussed Covid-19, police reform, Silicon Bayou, the city budget, and other initiatives.

10/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Houston 

5 Houston-area Pumpkin Patches You Must Visit This Fall

Hello, gourd-geous. 

10/06/2020 By Raven Wuebker

It’s off for the races

Houston Marathon Goes Virtual in 2021

Folks now have a 10-day period to complete the 49th annual marathon. Here's how.

10/05/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Keep Watch

Updated: Houstonians Shouldn't Sleep on Tropical Storm Beta

If we see 4 to 5 inches of rain during a single band, Houston could have flooding issues.

09/21/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Supporting Dreamers

'Immigrants Like Us' Helps Prepare Immigration Paperwork Online for Free

It's kind of like a Turbo Tax for DACA renewal and more, but with no fees.

07/15/2020 By Chameli Belk-Gupta

The furriest coworker

Your Dog Will Miss You When You Go Back to Work

We talked to local dog behavior specialists about how to identify, prevent, and treat your pet’s separation-related distress.

06/04/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Big Frame, Bigger Impact

Remembering Big Floyd

Recalling George Floyd's love of the Third Ward and contributions to Houston’s hip-hop scene

06/02/2020 By Emma Schkloven

First Amendment

Know Your Basic Rights at a Protest

As crowds around Houston rally in protest of George Floyd's death, it is important to understand what you can and cannot do.

06/01/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

George Floyd Protests

How You Can Help Houston Fight for Equality and Justice

Four ways to make a difference.

06/01/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Good Vibrations

Two Random Acts of (Houston!) Kindness You Can Do to Vastly Improve Your Day

Send a hopeful note to a pediatric cancer patient or a comforting card to a senior citizen.

04/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Connections

A Houston-trained Doctor's Advice from a COVID-19 Hotspot in Italy

An immunologist describes the epidemic he has been facing in Milan.

04/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

Shucking Marvelous

What to Know About Galveston Bay Oysters

A program fighting for their future.

04/01/2020 By Brandon Summers-Miller

COVID-19

Harris County Has Issued A "Stay Home" Order

The order will extend through April 3 to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

03/24/2020 By Dianna Wray

Social Distancing

Houston-Area Bars Must Close, Restaurants Can Still Do Carry-Out

Here are our area's newest requirements for all citizens.

03/16/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Public Health

RodeoHouston Cancelled Over Coronavirus, While Houston, Harris County to Declare Emergency

Officials are ending the event early, and cancelling others due to COVID-19 concerns.

03/11/2020 By Dianna Wray

The Rundown

Here's What You Need to Know about the Coronavirus in Houston

An ongoing round-up of what we know about Covid-19.

03/09/2020 By Dianna Wray and Catherine Wendlandt