Destination: Downtown

What You Should Do Downtown This Summer

From festivals to theater to bingo in the park, here is this season’s downtown must-do list.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Destination: Downtown

We Don't Know What the New Downtown Park Will Be Called, But We're Excited About It

Expect quite a bit of lounging room, covered and open seating, a B-Cycle Station and bike-repair area, a fenced-in dog run, and a casual café with indoor and outdoor seating.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

We Need to Save Sam Houston Park

Come on, H-Town. This is your history.

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Destination: Downtown

This Handy, Dandy Map Guides You Through the Downtown Tunnels

Everything you wanted to know about the tunnels.

06/25/2019 By Chris Gray

Destination: Downtown

Get to Know Downtown's Newest Parks and Buildings

Five of the coolest projects reshaping the neighborhood.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Destination: Downtown

How Downtown Houston Went from Barren to Bustling

Decades of building new parks, sports arenas, bars and restaurants has transformed downtown into a place where Houstonians actually want to live, work and play.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Houston Is the Card Skimmer Capital of the Nation. What Is Being Done About It?

“It’s not only getting more frequent, but technology is constantly evolving. We haven’t kept up.”

06/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

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