Spotted

There Are Bald Eagles in Houston?

As crazy as it may sound, the majestic bird of prey is fairly common in these parts.

01/14/2017 By Jeff Balke

Parks & Rec

When Is the Jamail Skatepark Reopening?

Houston's signature skateboarding facility was supposed to reopen in October 2016.

01/12/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

News

Houston Is in Bad Financial Shape, Says Fiscal Times

Thanks in part to pension woes, the city's finances rank among the worst in the nation.

01/11/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

#htx

Houston's 8 Greatest Vantage Points for Those Dramatic Downtown Skyline Views

Up your Instagram game sans drone by posting up at one of these scenic spots.

01/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Airwaves

Boom 92.1 Is Dead, Replaced by Radio Now

Despite initial raves, the classic hip-hop radio format Houston pioneered had short success.

01/05/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

College Station Is Reinventing Itself

Not every Aggie who bleeds maroon is a college student.

12/30/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

Along the San Jacinto River, Cleaning Up a Decades-Old Disaster

After toxic dioxin was linked to an increase in local cancer rates, the EPA's proposed plan could finally mitigate this ongoing environmental disaster.

12/30/2016 By Paul DeBenedetto

Ice House

In Defense of Houston's Strip Malls

Their aesthetic merits are dubious; their environmental impact, baleful. Yet we argue there’s no purer distillation of Houston itself.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Drawl

Our 2017 Goals, Adjusted for Reality

It's never too early for a reality check.

12/30/2016 By Houstonia Staff

News

Texas’s 2016 Execution Tally Was the Lowest Since 1996 — Here's Why

Houston-based Texas Defender Services is trying to ensure the judicial system functions properly even in the most extreme circumstances.

12/29/2016 By Adam Doster

Time to Gun

The Texas Duck-Hunting Tradition

A novice tries to understand the appeal of a pastime with deep roots in coastal Texas

12/29/2016 By Adam Doster

Bayougraphy

Chuck Norris: Martial Arts Legend, Water Bottler

If you’re Chuck Norris, and you find a nearly unlimited source of amazing water yards from your bedroom, what’s your next step?

12/28/2016 By Adam Doster

Dept. of Partially Solved Mysteries

The Barbara Jordan Recovery Center Is Now a Historical Landmark

An “adaptive mixed-use renovation project” is coming to the Fifth Ward’s old hospital.

12/20/2016 By Adam Doster

'Tis the Season

Uber Offering Free Rides to Five Houston-Area Malls

Here's one less excuse to lose your cool this weekend.

12/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Take A Look, It's Filled with Books!

New Houston Library Branches Out

From shopping mall to state-of-the-art facility, peek inside Young Library's next chapter.

11/07/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Politics

The People Behind the Trump Cafe in Bellville Aren't Who You Think They Are

Eddie and Sue Hawa are immigrants, Muslims—and staunch Trump supporters.

11/04/2016 By Greg Fails

Rock the Vote

YMCA of Greater Houston Offering Free Childcare on Election Day

Kids keeping you home on November 8? Not if the Y can help it.

11/03/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Essay

Smith's Opticians, a True Houston Treasure

If the eyes are the window to the soul, there's no more soulful place to frame them than Philip Brown's store in Midtown.

11/01/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

Preservation

Saving Houston's History, One Home at a Time

Of the 15 historic Houston homes in this River Oaks oasis originally spared the wrecking ball, 11 will soon be relocated to make room for a high-rise development.

10/27/2016 By Marene Gustin

Hidden Houston

A Houston Sports Fan’s Lament

To be a Bayou City supporter is to be perpetually disappointed—and perpetually hopeful.

10/26/2016 By Jeff Balke