'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

Cover

An Insider’s Guide to Hidden Houston

All the tips, tricks and tactics you’ll need to join the city’s in-the-know crowd

10/24/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Ice House

Betting on the Fate of Gambling in Texas

At Naskila, the Alabama-Coushatta tribe hopes to keep the lights on inside its 24-hour gaming facility as Texas tackles its right to operate a casino.

10/24/2016 By Adam Doster

Hidden Houston

How to Houston: An Etiquette Guide

Lessons from a native on when to wave in traffic and why we smile at strangers

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

What’s a Bayou Anyway?

And how do you pronounce it?

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

Behind the Scenes at Three of Houston’s Most Private Clubs

A glimpse of what the initiated aren’t missing out on at the Petroleum Club, the Briar Club and the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.

10/24/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Hidden Houston

Houston Life Hacks: 5 Famous Locals Share Their Tips

On where to park downtown, how to fight the sun, and why to ride your bike

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hidden Houston

No Zoning? No Problem!

Our four favorite examples of what happens when you take a no-holds-barred approach to development

10/24/2016 By Alice Levitt

Hidden Houston

The 10 Best Ways to Entertain Yourself for Free Around Town

A real insider knows that fun doesn't come with a price tag—especially in a city like Houston.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

Talking Houston: A Cheat Sheet

How to conduct a conversation on some of the city’s most popular topics, including what on earth is going on with the Astrodome.

10/24/2016 By Jeff Balke

Hidden Houston

The Best DPS in Houston

Yes, a best DPS office does exist—and it’s pretty amazing.

10/24/2016 By Adam Doster

Put a Ring on It

How to Hook a Whale

A tongue-firmly-in-cheek guide to landing a billionaire in the Bayou City.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Affordable Housing

New Hope Housing Breaks Ground on New Complex for Homeless and At-Risk Families

The complex will be part of a massive campus focused on lifting families out of generational poverty.

10/13/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Grocery Wars

H-E-B May Move Into the Old Fiesta Spot in the Heights

... if the vote to abolish the area's "dry zone" laws passes in November.

10/07/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian