Ice House

On Learning to Live within a Flood-Prone Prairie

Houston really isn't built in the best place to withstand hurricanes. Or flooding.

10/02/2017 By Jeff Balke

Heroes of Harvey

How Bad Was Harvey? We Have the Numbers

The impact was devastating, and the data catastrophic.

10/02/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Heroes of Harvey

The Unexpected Hero of Harvey: Technology

Harvey was America's first major natural disaster of the modern tech era—which was lucky, as the internet and social media saved lives during the storm.

10/02/2017 By Jeff Balke

Heroes of Harvey

Let's Tip Our Hats to These Houston Officials

Nobody's perfect, but our local leaders deserve a thank-you for staying calm and clear-headed in the midst of disaster.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Some Pig

Meet Clarence, Black Hill Ranch's Miracle Flood Baby

Farmer Felix Florez lost 130 of his 350 pigs. This tiny piglet survived.

09/28/2017 By Alice Levitt

It's Right There in the Name

Mayor Turner Asks the State to Tap Rainy Day Fund, Abbott Says No

Abbott will call a special session for his pet social issues, but won't convene the legislature on Harvey relief until 2019.

09/27/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Zoo Babies

Checking In On Houston’s Zoo Babies

Because we know it’s your No. 1 concern right now.

09/22/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

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The Harvey Relief Hub Transitions Into Its Next Phase

The First Ward volunteer hub will be finding new ways for Houstonians to help out.

09/20/2017 By David Montalvo

Doing Good

Want to Help People Rebuild Their Lives After Harvey? TXRX Will Teach You How

During the new Make-A-Thons, anyone can donate their time to help fabricate and build furniture for Houston residents who lost everything in the storm.

09/15/2017 By Brittanie Shey

Architecture

To Repair or Rebuild? One Local Architect's Advice

StudioMET spent two years designing a modern, elevated house to replace a flooded Meyerland property. This is what they learned.

09/15/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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In Heavily Flooded West Houston, a Neighborhood Comes Together to Save Itself

Nottingham Forest proves the value of community in the face of devastation.

09/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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In Photos: First Responders in Memorial

These good Samaritans came from all over Texas and Oklahoma to help Memorial residents after Harvey.

09/13/2017 Photography by Jeff Balke

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Operation Reunite Is Bringing Pets, Fosters and Families Together After Harvey

How a Texas-wide organization is linking up pets with vets in the wake of Harvey

09/12/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

Green Space

What Will Happen to the New Buffalo Bayou?

The status of the Cistern, the trails and the other destinations, post-Harvey.

09/12/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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The Monster That Won't Die: A Hurricane Harvey Diary

This wan't her first hurricane, but it was her worst.

09/11/2017 By Harriet Riley

Yes We Can

We Will Rebuild It: Advice on Choosing A Contractor

You have questions. The Texas Association of Builders has answers.

09/11/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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Flood Waters and Unanswered Questions Remain for Frustrated Memorial Residents

"What’s going to happen with all of these properties? Is FEMA going to condemn them?"

09/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Opinion: Hurricane Harvey Was and Still Is a Catastrophe

"Go to Kingwood, west Houston, northeast Houston, Alief, Katy, Richmond and elsewhere where people's entire lives are sitting in a pile of rubble by the curb."

09/08/2017 By Melissa Law

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Send Us Your Hurricane Harvey Photos

Your photos of the flooding and recovery efforts could be featured in the next issue of Houstonia.

09/08/2017 By Nicki Koetting

rebuild houston

In Order to Rebuild, Houston Needs Its Undocumented Workforce

Texas has more than 250,000 undocumented construction workers, and the Gulf Coast needs as much help as it can get.

09/07/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian