Ice House

5 Reasons Why We're Not Bummed That Houston Isn't Getting a Hyperloop

Texas's first hyperloop line isn't stopping in the Bayou City, but we're fine with that.

08/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Houston Bars Join the Fight Against Plastic With Straw Bans

A pilot program run by the Houston Zoo's conservation team helps local bars ditch the straws.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

A Bat Plague Has Arrived in Texas. Is the Waugh Colony Safe?

White-nose syndrome sounds cute, but it's deadly.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The Drawl

What We Think About When We're Driving on 290

Sometimes, there's nothing to do but think.

08/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Do Not Throw Away Your Shot

Everything You Need to Know About Back-to-School Vaccines

What the vaccines do and where to get them.

08/15/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Good-to-know Info

Report: Poor Staffing Ratings In Houston Nursing Homes

More than half of Houston nursing homes reviewed were found to have low staff-to-patient ratios.

08/14/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

News

Andrew Brunson Isn't the Only American Citizen Being Held in Turkey

The Trump administration has threatened sanctions over detainment of evangelical pastor, but not for Johnson Space Center scientist Serkan Golge.

08/07/2018 By Dianna Wray

Immigration

Second 'Families Belong Together' March Protests Potential Immigrant Detention Center

Hundreds of Houstonians came together on Saturday outside a vacant warehouse on Emancipation Avenue that may be used as a holding facility for children separated from their families.

07/30/2018 By Shafaq Patel

Cough Cough

Try Not to Breathe Too Much Today

It's another smoggy day in Houston. Who's doing something about it?

07/27/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Helping Houston

12 Simple Ways to Help Houston Become a Better City

An everyday guide to voting better, helping the homeless, beautifying the city, and improving the environment.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Helping Houston

22 Nonprofits Worthy of Your Time, Money, or Both

Houston's nonprofit organizations—and the causes they support—could always use a helping hand.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Helping Houston

The 12 Commandments of Virtuous Houstonians

It’s the little things that add up to a better city.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

News

How a Harvey Breakthrough Might Save Pets for Years to Come

A year ago, Houston pet owners risked it all to escape with the whole family during Harvey. Then a new kind of shelter came together to ensure pets and people could evacuate together.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Rush to Judgment

Is Houston Really the 'City of the Future'?

We asked our fellow citizens what they think of the Bayou City's unlikely accolade.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Is Houston Finally Making a Place for Its Public?

Thanks to some visionary residents and a new mindset, public spaces where citizens can gather to honor, remember, exult, and protest are proliferating.

07/20/2018 By Clifford Pugh

Helping Houston

60 Ways to Make Houston a Better Place

From teaching someone to read to learning to merge in traffic, feeding the homeless to picking up after your dog, supporting the arts to voting to planting trees to not %$#&ing littering—and oh-so-much more.

07/20/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Crisis

What's Going on at the Border? The Rothko Chapel Asks Questions and Offers Answers.

A Tuesday community gathering grapples with the evolving immigration crisis.

07/16/2018 By Anna Lassmann

Never forget

What Will A Houston Flood Museum Look Like?

First, it will ebb and flow—just like water. And second, it'll debut in August 2018.

07/05/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Oh Well

Fourth of July 2018 a Wash

Maybe next year, guys.

07/04/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Medicine

Houston Has a Worryingly High Vaccination Opt-Out Rate

Of 15 U.S. counties who clocked in with large numbers of unvaccinated kindergarteners, Harris County ranked seventh.

07/04/2018 By Cicely Rubottom