Grades Are In

How Healthy Is Galveston Bay in 2019?

There's good news and bad news on the annual Galveston Bay report card.

09/04/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Mother's Helper

Everything You Need to Know About Those Egg-Like Enclosures Around Houston

Spoiler: They have mamas in mind.

08/26/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas

Driving Change

Think Houston Roads Are Bad Now? Unless We Face Reality, They Could Get Way Worse.

Houston is finally getting serious about public transit. Or it better be.

08/26/2019 By Dianna Wray

Hitting the Books

A Primer on a Few of the New Laws Now in Effect

A roundup of the more unorthodox laws governing our lives as of this month.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Party City

10 Frequently Asked Party Etiquette Questions

Local experts spill the tea on the modern rules for hosting and attending parties.

08/26/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas and Abby Ledoux

This Is a Case for the FBI

That Time We Inadvertently Helped Expose a Possible Cheater

She wanted receipts...

08/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

News

ExxonMobil Baytown Plant Explosion Injures 37

A shelter-in-place order for the city was lifted around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

07/31/2019 By Dianna Wray

Freeway Frenzy

Community Organizers Decry TxDOT's I-45 Expansion Plan, Call for Delay in Local Approval

As TxDOT's plan to revamp I-45 moves forward, some concerned citizens are pushing back.

07/24/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

News

FOMO Factory Founder Rachel Youens Has Passed Away

The community mourns an Austin creative who brought her vision to Houston.

07/22/2019 By Chris Gray

The Line Up

Will Houston Ever Get a Bullet Train to Dallas?

What’s a realistic timeline at this point? Nobody knows for sure.

07/22/2019 By Dianna Wray

The Drawl

Move Over, Taco Bell. We Have a Better Idea: A Whatahotel

Complete with a few orange pinstripes and a lazy river flowing with honey butter, obviously.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney Illustrations by Amy Kinkead

A Royal Honor

Royal Habsburg Family Honors Former Congressman Lampson for NASA Advocacy

NASA, lawmakers, and European royalty intersected when the Habsburgs of Austria celebrated five-term congressman Nick Lampson.

07/19/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

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