People & Profiles

All Politics is Local

City Councilmember Letitia Plummer Follows in Giant Footsteps

And now she's allowed in the room where it happens.

10/13/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

All Politics is Local

U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw is a Hometown Boy

Although he grew up all over the world, he’ll always consider Houston home.

10/13/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

All Politics is Local

How Martha Wong Went from Teacher to Politician

The former Texas representative paved the way for Asian Americans in Houston politics.

10/13/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

All Politics is Local

Annise Parker's Free Range Youth Instilled a Passion for Nature

The former city mayor’s love of Houston greenspace is rooted in Spring Branch.

10/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

All Politics is Local

Get to Know Some of Houston’s Most Dynamic Politicians

A look at how life in the Bayou City has shaped some of our most intriguing elected officials.

10/13/2020 By Houstonia Staff

Finding the way

Meet the Groundbreaking Publisher Who Built an Empire of Hispanic Literature

As a child, Nicolás Kanellos couldn't find books that accurately portrayed his Hispanic heritage. As an adult, he sought out and published the ones that did.

10/08/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Making Space

With Kindness and Dignity, Houstonian Chantal Rochelle Is Creating Waves at Buzzfeed

A local girl explores Black identity as a web host, on her own terms.

10/08/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Perfect Party

Fall's Perfect Party: The What-A-Strange-Year-We’re-Living-In Edition

This season we're inviting a Houston crew giving us hope during these bizarre times to our socially distanced shindig.

09/29/2020 Edited by Dianna Wray

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

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

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

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

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

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

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