A Family Guide to Houston

Houston’s Best Parks Outside the Loop

Who says there’s nothing to do outside the Loop?

08/03/2014 By John Lomax and Katharine Shilcutt

Nature

Ducks Descend Upon Forest West

Giving ‘Duck Dynasty’ a whole new meaning.

08/03/2014 By Jeff Balke

Education

The Return of the Neighborhood School

A non-profit is looking to turn things around in Woodland Heights—and might just provide a model for other neighborhoods, too.

08/03/2014 By Michael Hardy

Embarrassments

The 5 Worst Houston Slogans of All Time

The city with no limits—to lame branding attempts.

07/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

Design

The Houston Zoo’s Accidental Conservationist

Who will save our planet? The designers, that’s who.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax

leisure

Going Outside the Lanes at Bowlero

The Woodlands's new bowling alley-cum-nightclub offers a full bar, touchscreen scorekeeping, and a hot wing challenge.

06/16/2014 By Natalie Reina

Newsfix

Video: Growing Up In a Family of Snake Lovers

Houstonia editor Cathy Matusow reflects on how her unique childhood along the bayou changed the way she looks at the world.

06/12/2014

H-Town diary

Growing Up Among the Lizard People

O brother’s snake, where art thou?

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Museum District Guide

A Privileged Childhood: Growing Up in the Museum District

Whatever you call it, don’t call it West U.

06/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

GEOGRAPHY OF HOUSTON

This Week In Neighborhood Names: The Deroloc Addition

Yes, it's "colored" spelled backwards, but it's probably not racist.

05/21/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Unreal Estate

Au Revoir, Josephine

New owners hand out eviction notices at 75-year-old moderne Boulevard Oaks apartment building.

05/08/2014 By John Nova Lomax

UNREAL ESTATE

Behold: The Second Cheapest Rental in Central Houston

A 448 square-foot Rice Military hovel features luxury touches like a clawfoot tub, a granite countertop, and rooms that hold things.

05/06/2014 By John Lomax

H-Town Diary

Memoirs of a Daily Dog-Walker

The upside of being invisible? You get to see everything.

04/30/2014 By David Stuart Maclean

The Drawl

Quiz: Which Houston Home Do You Really Belong In?

A very scientific quiz

04/21/2014

NAME GAMES

HISD Changes Mascots of Three Schools, Misses Point on One

Why change the mascot of the Welch Warriors, when the school's namesake is so much more offensive?

04/15/2014 By John Lomax

Neighborhoods

The Fifth Ward Had Zero Murders Last Year (No, Really)

The Nickel stands on the precipice of a bright future—and that's exactly what its residents are afraid of.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Generous Helpings

Is Oak Forest the Friendliest Neighborhood in Houston?

To hear residents tell it, theirs is the suburb that gives and gives.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Newsfix

Video: Finding the Best Neighborhood for You

Why (and how) did we choose our top 25 neighborhoods?

04/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

ISN'T NATURE WONDERFUL?!

Houstonia's Wild Animal Outbreak

After a possum wins its freedom, an era ends at Houstonia House.

04/03/2014 By John Lomax

Newsfix

Video: Will Houston Become a City of Walking Urbanism?

A recent survey says people want to drive less, but we keep building new roads. Do we really want a more walkable city?

03/24/2014 By Dan Derozier