HOUSTON HISTORY

Behold: The Oldest Photo of Houston

An 1856 snapshot of 300 Main Street captures a doomed streetscape, but the block has made several comebacks since.

01/14/2014 By John Lomax

Picks

Your Can't-Miss Guide to January Festivals and Events

From the Houston Auto Show to the Texas Yoga Conference, this month is packed with things to do.

01/10/2014 By BoJanay Posey

MEDIA MATTERS

Houston: Not A Hipster City

So the Chronicle tells us. Again.

01/10/2014 By John Lomax

Crime

Sexual Predator, CEO

Henri Morris was a respected entrepreneur and family man. So why did the women around him keep blacking out?

12/31/2013 By John Lomax

Biking

Dissecting Critical Mass

On the last Friday of each month, thousands of cyclists make their presence felt. But what is Critical Mass, exactly, and what is its goal?

12/31/2013 By John Lomax

Tourist In Your Own City

Bayou Views: ArCH Walking Tour of Buffalo Bayou

What would Houston be without Buffalo Bayou? Find out on Saturday.

12/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

UNSAFE PASSAGE

Is It Open Season On Houston Cyclists?

Months before the death of Chelsea Norman, John Andrew Williams was hit by a truck. The driver was not so much as cited. Where's that Safe Passage law?

12/06/2013 By John Lomax

Unextreme Makeovers

Westward Expansion

With a renovation of Galleria III beginning in 2014, the Galleria aims to reinvent itself once again.

12/01/2013 By Peter Holley

Secrets of the Galleria

'A Shopping Center It Is Not. It Will Be a New Downtown.'

What was once a pockmarked Post Oak prairie became a temple to consumerism unlike anything seen before.

12/01/2013 By John Lomax

Brace Yourself

How to Escape From a Sinking Helicopter

How do the Gulf’s oil workers endure singularly perilous commutes to work? By preparing for the worst.

12/01/2013 By Peter Holley

Infinity and Beyond

The (Space)port of Houston?

Rocket City stakes a claim on the next generation of manned spaceflight.

12/01/2013 By Melissa Jacobs

Walking & Drinking

How Houston Is Just Like New Orleans

Drinking outdoors isn’t (necessarily) against the law in Houston. Wait, what??

12/01/2013 By Nick Panzarella

Media

Paper of No Record

The Houston Chronicle and Post are important public resources—so why aren't their archives available online?

12/01/2013 By Michael Hardy

Fun And Games

Like a Meth-Addled Tour of Houston

Princeton-based web bot turns all your Facebook updates into occasionally enlightened gibberish. Here are some of our favorite Houston-related ones.

11/13/2013 By John Lomax

Non-Native Houstonians

Monk Parakeets: Lovely Addition or Invasive Pest?

How one parakeet is like five of your old fraternity brothers.

10/31/2013 By John Lomax

City on a Hill

Let’s Talk “Houstonization”

A once-dirty word gets a new meaning

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Internet Tough Guys

Houston Chronicle Crime Story Drinking Game

Liven up your party with the ill-focused hatred of Houston's angriest net mob.

10/30/2013 By John Lomax

The Rains Came

Bad Weather For HOUSTON TEXAS

We're back on Frankie MacDonald's Nova Scotian radar, and that means trouble.

10/30/2013 By John Lomax

Real Estate

State to Former Montrose Skylane Apartments: Clean Up or Close

Complex at 1901 Richmond called a common nuisance and haven for criminals

10/25/2013 By John Lomax

Developer Hell

City Sues Developer, Contractors For Axing Protected Trees

Oaks were 90 to 100 years old and on city right-of-way, suit claims.

10/08/2013 By John Nova Lomax