Boot Scootin' Buses

Don't Feel Like Driving to the Rodeo? Take the Bus—We'll Show You How

Great public transit options for Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo attendees

03/18/2015 By Andrew Husband

Brew News

Senfronia Thompson Introduces Bill to Reduce Craft Beer Distribution

Small breweries could suffer greatly if a piece of legislation proposed by a state representative from Houston passes into law.

03/17/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Humor

Nobody Passes Us in the Population Rankings

San Antonio may be on an annexation binge, but they’ve got nothing on Houston.

03/09/2015 By Michael Hardy

Humor

Diss and Franchise

Houstons are popping up everywhere. Isn’t it time we started protecting the brand?

03/09/2015

Immodest Proposals

Hey, Pool Guys—You’re Not Thinking Big Enough!

If Houston needs a swimming hole, then we’d better build the biggest darn swimming hole there is.

03/09/2015 By Jared Monmouth

news

City Looking for Public Input on New Arts Plan

The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs is in the midst of collecting public feedback about its new civic arts plan. But where's the Houston Arts Alliance?

02/25/2015 By Michael Hardy

Weighty Matters

Just How Fat Are We?

Like it or not, Houston’s “Fattest City in America” moniker has stuck. But is it true?

02/08/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

To The Skies

2014 the Busiest Year Yet for Houston Airports

International flights spur IAH growth, Hobby's future

01/28/2015 By Chris Abshire

Fitness 2015

Houston’s Hike & Bike Trails Await!

If all goes as planned, the city will soon have around 150 miles of continuous trails.

01/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

Fauna

Five Birds of a Feather

Keep an eye out for Houston’s unique migratory animals.

01/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Throwing Shade

The Trouble With the Trees

If a tree falls in the forest—on someone, that is—who’s really to blame?

01/04/2015 By Jeff Balke

The Toppest 10

Our 10 Biggest Stories of 2014

Of road trips and rollerblade dancers

12/29/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

A Brief Tribute

Where Would Houston Be Without the Ship Channel?

We take a trip down to the Ship Channel to pay tribute on its 100th birthday.

11/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Regrets Only

“Dear Whataburger...”

The latest in a series of heartbreaking letters home from expats who realized their mistake too late

11/30/2014 By Andrew Husband

Style About Town

Design Secrets of Downtown's New JW Marriott

Tapping local artists, makers, and the building's historical pedigree, the JW Marriott aims to stylishly represent Houston.

11/07/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Press Clips

The Myth of Ken Hoffman’s Elusive “Fender Mender”

Is Houston’s mysterious body-work benefactor really as saintly as he seems?

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Our Lost Youth

Where Have All the Green Lizards Gone?

It's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers (but with lizards).

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Weather Report

An Ode To Houston’s Non-Summer

Non-summer is simply glorious, wonderful, and sweet—pecan bombardments and venomous caterpillars aside.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

history

But Ours Is Taller

A visit to the recently reopened Washington Monument prompts a reassessment of Houston's own obelisk.

10/30/2014 By Andrew Husband

H-Town Diary

When Driver’s Ed Lessons Go Wrong

You’ll never learn to fly if you can’t forget how to drive.

09/30/2014 By Andrew Husband