Clutch City Pride

Houston Ranks No. 11 Among America's Best Large Cities and No. 1 In Our Hearts

New data also names the Heights one of the friendliest urban neighborhoods in the country.

06/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

And now for some really good news

Johnson Space Center Scientist Freed From Turkish Prison

After being incarcerated in Turkey for more than three years, Serkan Golge was abruptly released this week.

05/31/2019 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

The Houston Chronicle Is Now Using Robots to Write Stories

What does this mean for our local paper?

05/24/2019 By Morgan Kinney

News

The Holocaust Museum Will Reopen This Month After More Than a Year of Renovations

The museum is now double in size, and has expanded its role as a center for education and research.

05/24/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Where Will the Giant Art Guys Head Next?

Shepherd Drive has changed a lot over the years, but some things have stayed the same: two 14-foot fiberglass statues of men in suits. As the dealership next to them moves, will they go with it?

05/24/2019 By Dianna Wray

The Drawl

What's the Deal with Electric Scooters, Anyway?

We size up the latest transit trend.

05/24/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

News

New Data Shows Promising Decline in Greater Houston Homelessness

Homelessness in the greater Houston area is on the decline, according to the recently published 2019 Homeless Count & Survey coordinated by Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless.

05/17/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

Stormy Weather

Shaken by Tuesday's Floods, Houstonians Brace for More Bad Weather

Forecasts for heavy rain in the greater Houston area extend through Saturday.

05/09/2019 By Dianna Wray

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

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

Dome Fixin'

Wait, What's Going On With the Astrodome Now?

The plan to turn the Eighth Wonder of the World into a multi-use event space and parking structure has hit a bit of a snag.

03/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Hunger Mitao!

How Houston's Indian American Community Is Feeding the Hungry

A group known as the Indian American Council has now provided a million meals—and counting—to the Houston Food Bank.

03/25/2019 By Nicki Koetting

News

For Houston's Women Refugee Community, There's Power in Numbers

Together, they’re building new lives, one swim class at a time.

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

The Drawl

How to Get Inside the New H-E-B in the Heights

What will it take: A helicopter? Ziplining? A monster truck?!?

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Smoke gets in your eyes. Benzene gets everywhere.

The ITC Deer Park Fire Is Out, But Now There's Benzene in the Air

Levels of this known carcinogen have spiked, prompting a shelter-in-place for Deer Park and Galena Park.

03/21/2019 By Dianna Wray

In their own words

We Are the Organizers of Drag Queen Story Time. This Is Why We're Stepping Aside.

“We believe in what we’re doing, but we don’t believe in putting our friends, our families, or our children in danger.”

03/19/2019 By Trent Lira and Devin Will

Burning questions, answered

What We Know About the Health Effects of the ITC Deer Park Fire

Officials say that Houston air is still okay to breathe.

03/19/2019 By Dianna Wray