City Hall

Mayor Turner Gives His First State of the City Address

This may be the largest fiscal challenge Houston has faced since the Great Recession, but at least we have a "flood czar" now.

05/04/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Big Business

In the City with the World's Largest Medical Center, There's Still No Biotech—Yet

Houston has everything it needs to create thriving biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Now, if only its research and business communities can learn to work together.

05/01/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best East Texas State Parks

The Flora of the Piney Woods

Did you know? Spanish moss is neither a moss nor a lichen.

04/28/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

H-Town Diary

Hooked: Green Water All the Way to Galveston Beach

When Galveston Island hooks you, all you can do is buy a boat.

04/28/2016 By Robb Walsh

Intersections

The Fresh Strip of Bellaire

The busy stretch of Bellaire Boulevard just inside the 610 Loop boasts a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants and community-oriented spaces.

04/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Public Art

What's Behind the Big Burp in Buffalo Bayou

Who fixes the Big Bubble when it breaks, and other important questions.

04/28/2016 By Marianella Orlando

One Life at a Time

Inside Houston's First Animal Blood Bank

The hospital keeps blood, plasma and red blood cells in stock to aid animals suffering from trauma, anemia, heatstroke and rat-bait poisoning.

04/28/2016 By Marianella Orlando

And On Your Left

Did You Know? The Professional Tour Guides Association of Houston Is a Thing That Exists

Guides must dispel the stubborn myth that all locals “wear cowboy hats, have belt buckles, listen to country music and drive trucks.”

04/28/2016 By Adam Doster

Pranktown

How to Get Buried in a Casket Full of Shipley Do-Nuts

In which we discover that Shipley Do-Nuts' Stacey Michel is the best company spokesperson in town.

04/28/2016 By Jonathan Lippert

Lawn Games

Get Out: Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park

The storms have passed, the sun is out, and Blanket Bingo is back on tonight.

04/27/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hunker Town

Shelter in Place? More Like Wallow in Fun!

As heavy rains and high water become a more frequent fact of life in the Bayou City, a few suggestions.

04/25/2016 By Caldwell Bailey

Life in the Swamp

Houston, Under Water Again

City officials are calling the flooding "a historic event."

04/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Viva Art Deco

The Historic Gulf Oil Building is Getting a Makeover

Downtown's historic Art Deco structure will soon connect with its neighbor and receive a facelift.

04/14/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

The Drawl

Houston Has a Flag—We Just Don't Like It

We asked four of our city’s artists to go nuts and build the banner of their dreams—the wilder, the better.

04/08/2016 By Houstonia Staff

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Buffalo Bend Nature Park

The beautiful new 10-acre wetlands conservation area is just the beginning for this previously industrial section of the Ship Channel.

04/08/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fitness Friday

Happy Trails: The Off-Road Running Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

It's tempting to ditch your running shoes in favor of a swimsuit, but trail running can keep your mileage exciting all summer long.

04/08/2016 By Andrea Park

I'm In Love with My Car

The Reagan High Art Car Rides Again

This year's Queen-themed Art Car is the result of a dozen students' hard work—and the vision of one ardent art teacher.

04/05/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Good-Bayou

A Farewell Tour of Houston: From the Heights to Himalaya

How do you pack up eight years of life in one week?

04/03/2016 By Hala Daher

Best Neighborhoods 2020

Futurama: What’s Next for Houston’s Neighborhoods?

We asked the experts on population, workability, walkability and more.

03/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian