H-TOWN DIARY

A Digital Purge for a New Decade

One writer takes stock of who, exactly, he’s become.

12/27/2019 By Craig Hlavaty

BAYOUGRAPHY

Meet Houston’s Real-Life Rosie the Riveter

At 94, Frances Vinelli finally flies in a B-25.

12/27/2019 By Heather Saucier

ICE HOUSE

January’s Perfect Party: A-Star-Is-Born Edition

The first fete of the new decade calls for a feline guest of honor.

12/27/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

Norie Guthrie Is Preserving Houston’s Folk Scene One Reel at a Time

Meet Rice University’s fascinating special collections librarian.

12/01/2019 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Meet Houston’s 12-Year-Old DJ Prodigy

DJ Maddy Rose is blowing up, and she’s in seventh grade.

12/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

December's Perfect Party: Yassssss-Queen Edition

This month’s guests are royalty in our eyes.

12/01/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

This Rosenberg Museum Is Preserving the History of America’s Forgotten Cowboys

Larry Callies used his life savings to finance the Black Cowboy Museum.

12/01/2019 By Morgan Kinney Photography by Michael Starghill

Perfect Party

November's Perfect Party: Ladies' Night Edition

This month is all about female empowerment.

10/28/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

Bob Randall Is Spreading the Gospel of Organic Gardening, One Plot at a Time

He launched what is now the fourth-largest community garden program in the country, Urban Harvest, 25 years ago this month.

10/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Drilling Down

How, Exactly, Should We Remember George Mitchell?

A new book explores the complicated figure who championed fracking, worked to save the endangered whooping crane, and founded The Woodlands.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

The Ring

Meet Houston's Very Own Sumo Wrestler

Ichiro Kendrick Young is a normal 21-year-old from Humble who, just after graduating high school, decided What the heck, I’ll go to Japan and become a sumo wrestler. And now he is one.

09/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Perfect Party

October's Perfect Party: Hey-We-Made-Vows Edition

We don't know about you, but we always get excited when one of our own makes the New York Times Vows section.

09/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Puppet Master

Where Did Those Sexy, Larger-Than-Life Puppets Come From?

For 30 years Greg Ruhe’s been the man behind more than 150 giant, walking, talking puppets he’s created for his Houston-based party-entertainment company, Puppet Pizzazz.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bayougraphy

Tilman Fertitta Shares His Playbook

Houston's celebrity billionaire chronicles his ascent in Shut Up and Listen!, his first book, released last month.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Perfect Party

September's Perfect Party: Who-Wants-Pickle-Cupcakes Edition

Have you heard? We're getting a pickle festival this month. And the third Democratic primary debate.

08/26/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

How Anna Vasquez Fought Injustice, Then Fought Some More

The Houston Forensic Science Center board member is helping prevent wrongful convictions—after battling her own.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Per Aspera Ad Astra

Remembering Chris Kraft, NASA's First Flight Director

The legend who founded Mission Control and oversaw the moon landing has died at 95.

07/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Perfect Party

August's Perfect Party: Never-Too-Late Edition

The 80-year-old Houstonian who just graduated from HCC has the seat of honor at our party this month, of course.

07/22/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Please, Mr. Postman

These Houstonians Need to be Commemorated With Their Own Stamps

Thanks to a 2011 policy change at the USPS that allows the living to appear on stamps, the options are endless—but we narrowed it down.

07/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

L'Chaim

One Father, Nine Adopted Kids, and Lots of Faith

Hayim Cohen has nine sons, ranging in age from 5 to 18, all adopted from foster care, all Hasidic Jews.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney