Speak Up

'Quiet Rebel' Tracie Jae is Changing Lives, One Conversation at a Time

The communication-pro talks how we can nurture empathy and progress in Houston and beyond.

06/19/2020 By Chameli Belk-Gupta

Sewing machine

How the 'Astros Girl' Is Giving Back During the Pandemic

A Houston bikini model has been leading the charge to overcome the mask shortage.

06/09/2020 By JAKE WHITNEY

Perfect Party

June's Perfect Party: The Houston Heroes Edition

This month we're celebrating the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

Blues Keep Knockin’

The Slow and Steady Burn of Singer Trudy Lynn's Career in the Blues

The Fifth Ward girl who became an incomparable R&B diva.

06/09/2020 By Chris Gray

Head above water

How One UH Swimmer Is Keeping Her Olympic Dreams Afloat During a Pandemic

Mykenzie Leehy trained for years to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials, but now that they're postponed, what's next?

06/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

In deep waters

Watch This Houston Mother-daughter Duo on Shark Tank This Week

The two will face the sharks on May 6 pitch their gadget for grandparents.

05/05/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Perfect party

May's Perfect Party: The Skype Happy Hour Edition

This month we're inviting the leaders who've helped Houston navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

05/01/2020 By Catherine Matusow

The Sesquipedalian

Grace Walters Is the Spelling Bee Coach of Champions

In the world of competitive spelling, an 18-year-old from Magnolia is queen bee.

05/01/2020 By Laura Furr Mericas

Still Not Dead

Willie Nelson Still Loves Making Music with His Friends

The outlaw country legend dominated the stage in what might've been his final rodeo performance.

04/29/2020 By Chris Gray

Operating on the shoulders of history

A Local E.R. Doctor and Former Astronaut Talks Coronavirus in Houston

Dr. William Fisher, a former astronaut and father of Fox News Correspondent Kristin Fisher, explains what it's like in the hospitals, what we learned from the 1918 Spanish flu, and why he's more afraid to go into work now than he was to go into space.

04/23/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Exit Interview

Q&A: Project Runway Contestant Alan Gonzalez Shares What the Show Taught Him

A Houston star is born—and moves to New York.

04/01/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Role Model

Jackie Young-Medcalf Won't Stop Fighting for the Environment

Houston’s fiercest toxic-waste protester never gives up.

04/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Features

Houston: The American Dream

The stories of 40 immigrants from around the world who made their way to Houston, thrived, and became the city's very heart and soul.

03/02/2020 By Dianna Wray

City of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: Africa

Four African immigrants share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Jeff Balke, Abby Ledoux, Schaefer Edwards, and Erica Hernandez

City of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: South America

Four South American immigrants share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Erica Hernandez

City of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: Caribbean

Three immigrants from the Caribbean share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Abby Ledoux and Jeff Balke

Perfect Party

March's Perfect Party: The Rah-Rah-Dash Edition

This month we're inviting a Houston Dash player, a super smart septuagenarian, and a bloodthirsty squirrel.

03/02/2020 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

Vocalist Suzy Wilson Is Living Her Rock 'N' Roll Dream

For this Kingswood-based rocker, it's never to late.

03/02/2020 By Chris Gray

Business Casual

This Houston Designer is Mixing Work Wear with Comfort

Cotidié founder Kristina Haag is so over choosing between style and comfort.

03/02/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Cit of Dreams

Finding Home a World Away: Asia

Nine immigrants from all across Asia share their stories.

03/02/2020 By Abby Ledoux, Schaefer Edwards, Jeff Balke, and Catherine Matusow