Obituary

Noted "Force of Nature" Terry Hershey Has Passed Away

The conservationist was one of the great champions of Houston's oft-overlooked natural side.

01/19/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Welcome to Crumbville, Texas

At this Third Ward shop, the cookies always come with a hug.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

January's Perfect Party: Welcome-to-2017 Edition

It's a brave new world out there.

12/30/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Meet the Man Who Turned an Airplane Into a Home

Two planes, actually

12/30/2016 By Marianella Orlando

The Big Game

The True Quarterback of Super Bowl LI Isn't Who You Think It Is

Sallie Sargent has spent years — yes, years — planning everything but the game.

12/30/2016 By Adam Doster

Ice House

A Conversation with Propane Jane, Politics Junkie

A Houston doctor makes some noise on Twitter.

12/29/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

News

Texas’s 2016 Execution Tally Was the Lowest Since 1996 — Here's Why

Houston-based Texas Defender Services is trying to ensure the judicial system functions properly even in the most extreme circumstances.

12/29/2016 By Adam Doster

Bayougraphy

Chuck Norris: Martial Arts Legend, Water Bottler

If you’re Chuck Norris, and you find a nearly unlimited source of amazing water yards from your bedroom, what’s your next step?

12/28/2016 By Adam Doster

Native Sons

Today Would Have Been Bill Hicks's 55th Birthday

In only 32 years, comedian Bill Hicks left a legacy few comics can hope to achieve.

12/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Essay

Botti, the Philosopher King of Montrose

The epicenter of Greek culture in Houston is found at a Shell station in Montrose.

12/07/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

Ice House

The Hoarder with Good Taste

The collections that cluttered the hallways of Stephen Primoff’s home provided for his family in the end.

11/21/2016 By Greg Fails

H-Town Diary

Out of Despair, the Gift of Life

After losing her sister, one writer discovers a sense of peace.

11/21/2016 By Karen Abercrombie

Bayougraphy

Shannon LaBove: Rice University’s Great Debater

Everyone talks, but few know how to turn a speech into a work of art.

11/21/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

December's Perfect Party: The Automatic-In Edition

Things that get you an auto-invite to our party: getting bit by a copperhead snake, appearing on reality TV, enduring a Delta flight

11/21/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Politics

The People Behind the Trump Cafe in Bellville Aren't Who You Think They Are

Eddie and Sue Hawa are immigrants, Muslims—and staunch Trump supporters.

11/04/2016 By Greg Fails

Ice House

The Perfect Party: Cause and Effect Edition

These six Houstonians saw swift and immediate reactions to their work this month.

10/24/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Beyoncé’s Father Builds a Brand-New Girl Group

With Blushhh Music now making the airwaves, Mathew Knowles wonders if destiny can strike twice.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bayougraphy

The Man on a Mission to Bring the Green

Joe Turner is transforming Houston’s parks—and all on an ever-tightening city budget. How does he do it? Teamwork.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

Houston Life Hacks: 5 Famous Locals Share Their Tips

On where to park downtown, how to fight the sun, and why to ride your bike

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hidden Houston

How to Hook a Whale

A tongue-firmly-in-cheek guide to landing a billionaire in the Bayou City.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen