H-Town diary

Growing Up Among the Lizard People

O brother’s snake, where art thou?

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

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

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

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

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

Media Mischief

CultureMap Issues Their Idea of a Retraction: “We Messed Up, But It’s All Your Fault.”

The very latest in non-apology apologies

03/20/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Marriage of Convenience

Houston’s Quickie Wedding Chapel Turns 50

The blue-and-white, ’60’s-kitsch Harmony Wedding Chapel has been beckoning last-minute lovers since 1964.

03/03/2014 By Kerry H.

Rants

Dept. of Rants: Rising Rent in the Austin of Houston

If you think Montrose just ain’t what it used to be, you’re not alone.

03/03/2014 By John Lomax

Transit

Auto Immunity

Houstonians say they want a pedestrian-friendly city. So why are we expanding highways instead?

03/03/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Brian Goldman

Dept. of Agriculture

Rising Costs Keeping Younger Farmers Out

As the average age of the American farmer rises, so does the cost of getting into the game.

02/05/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Transportation

Biting the Bullet (Train)

Houston may have the distinction of being the first city in America served by high-speed rail. So what if it only goes to Dallas?

02/02/2014 By John Lomax

The Woodlands

The Woodlands Grows and Grows—and Maybe Gets Real

At 40 years old, The Woodlands has made great strides in livability—and broken out of its ‘cookie-cutter’ reputation.

02/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fine Dining

Wagyu in The Woodlands?

They’ve come a long way, baby.

02/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt