Houston Helping Out

Want to Help? Here are Local Houston Charities You Can Donate to Right Now

In the aftermath of the record-breaking winter storm, many are looking for ways to help. Try these Bayou City nonprofits and charities.

02/19/2021 By Dianna Wray

Hope you like your Valentine

Stay Off the Roads Starting Sunday Night Through Tuesday, Officials Say

Winter is coming to Houston. Here’s what you should know.

02/12/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Laissez les bons temps rouler

Our Favorite Krewe of Saints Houses in Galveston

Neighborhoods across the island have lit up their homes in celebration of Mardi Gras.

02/10/2021 Photography by Jeff Fitlow

Season Pass

The Space City Weather Guys Talk the Ike Dike and Last Year's Hurricane Season

A chill Houston (hurricane-wise) 2020 is no reason to get complacent, Matt Lanza and Eric Berger say.

01/26/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Wait. Where?

Here’s Why People Across the U.S. Are Flocking to This Houston Suburb

One real estate agent calls Conroe the land of opportunity. 

01/21/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Days of Service and Change

5 Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Houston This Weekend 

There are service events, a virtual parade, and more.

01/15/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

I have a dream

The 2021 MLK Day Parade Is Still Marching On ... Online

The virtual event will feature videos from participating organizations and a Parade of Giving.

12/17/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Some good news

MacKenzie Scott Gives Big to Houston

Both the Greater Houston YMCA and Prairie View A&M have received funds from the philanthropist's donation of more than $4 billion to orgs across the country.

12/16/2020 By Dianna Wray

Star of wonder, star of night

See the Stars at Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights

The second annual holiday light show is out of this world. Literally.

12/01/2020 By Raven Wuebker

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