Houston Entrepreneurs

Flameless Candles, Magnetic Shirts, and Bowling Ball Pushers

A UH grad launches a business that brings clever products to customers like him.

02/25/2014 By Kerry H.

Rodeo Clinics

Video: When Cowboys Get Hurt

Ever wondered how it feels to have a raging bull step on your chest?

02/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Charity

How Much Longer Can One Man Feed Millions?

A Brazoria County rice farmer has been quietly feeding the poor for decades—but his crops won't be around forever.

02/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Elements of Style

She’s One Crafty Lady

Stephanie Lienhard longs for the days when men were men—who wore shoes.

02/02/2014 Photography by Felix Sanchez By Sarah Gabbart

Ice House

February’s Perfect Party

This month’s Perfect Party is a potluck—these guests simply have too much to bring to the table.

02/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Interview

Not Everyone’s Astrodome Memories Are G-Rated

As we debate the Dome’s future, its darker, more mysterious past hangs in the balance

02/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

BAYOU CITY BLUES

Remembering Lightnin'

A never-published photo of the Houston music giant spurs memories.

01/31/2014 By John Lomax

Modest Proposals

Tear Down The Dome—and Reliant, Too

Both places are jinxed. No earthly good has ever come from them. They've both got to go.

01/15/2014 By John Nova Lomax

MEDIA MATTERS

Houston: Not A Hipster City

So the Chronicle tells us. Again.

01/10/2014 By John Lomax

CRIME

Man With One of Houston's Weirdest Names Was One of Year's First Arrests

You'd swear it was his nickname, but this is really what it says on his birth certificate.

01/02/2014 By John Lomax

H-Town Diary

Race Against Time

A biracial couple conducts a 10-year unscientific study.

12/31/2013 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

New Year, New Faces

January’s Perfect Party

Let’s kick off 2014 in style with eight personalities making waves (and headlines) this January.

12/31/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Dance

Ecstatic Dancing: A Primer

More than just the latest craze, “ecstatic dancing” gives people a new way to relate to themselves and each other—and it’s hitting Houston.

12/31/2013 By Peter Holley

Interviews

Elements of Style: Continental Club’s Goodtime Smith

Say what you will about club manager John “Goodtime” Smith’s wardrobe, but it certainly doesn’t lack panache.

12/31/2013 By Kerry H.

Sports

What Makes a Successful Athlete Retire at the Age of 21?

Increasing awareness of health risks deals another blow to kids and sports.

12/31/2013 By Catherine Matusow

CRIME

Dr. Sharon Iglehart Charged in Connection with $158 Million Medicare Scam

Wife of retired Houston Rocket submitted false, fraudulent claims from 2005 to 2012, feds say.

12/20/2013 By John Nova Lomax

In Remembrance

Family Needs Help Paying for Funeral

A funeral fund has been set up for film critic Eric Harrison.

12/05/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Interview

Meet the Man Who Invented the Galleria

Gerald Hines, founding father of the modern mall, opens up about the Galleria’s early days, ice rinks, and his legacy.

12/01/2013 By John Lomax

H-Town diary

The Vision Thing

Houston is not an ideal place in which to be blind, but MasterChef Christine Ha would rather be here than anywhere else.

12/01/2013 By Christine Ha

Bayougraphy

The Place Where Cancer and Conception Meet

Gynecological oncologist Terri Pustilnik gives new meaning to having it all.

12/01/2013 By Peter Holley