H-Town Diary

Remembering George H.W. Bush

"Another admirable quality of Bush 41 has escaped notice amidst all the high-profile encomia: his kindness to the little people in his life. Like me."

01/28/2019 By Richard J. Smith

Bayougraphy

Jeanne Celestine Lakin Has One Million Reasons to Not Give Up

The Rwandan native survived a childhood of genocide and abuse. Her nonprofit hopes to stop that from happening to others.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Perfect Party

January's Perfect Party: Everyone-Take-Your-Seat Edition

All the new faces in our government are invited to our party this month.

12/31/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

Harper Watters Wants You to Follow Him (on Instagram)

The ballet artist turns social media followers into dance fans.

11/26/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Perfect Party

December's Perfect Party: Everybody-Gather-Round-Elton Edition

Rocket Man's coming through town, so of course he's at the head of our table this month.

11/26/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Essay

Forget Me Not

A story of Alzheimer’s disease, the Texas juvenile justice system, and the miraculous power of unconditional love.

11/26/2018 By Haley Horan

Ice House

Who Was Neil Armstrong?

Learn more about the first man on the moon from his relics at a Dallas auction this month.

10/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Perfect Party

November's Perfect Party: Maybe Cesar-Will-Cook Edition

Did you know that the author of Crazy Rich Asians used to live in Clear Lake?

10/22/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

James Prince Has Made It

Houston's hip-hop mogul on respect and success.

10/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

Art Acevedo Likes to Be Heard

“I love being a cop. You get to stand up for your cops when they’re right. You get to hold them accountable when they’re wrong. When we talk about justice, it’s for everyone.”

09/21/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Perfect Party

October's Perfect Party: Everyone-Loves-Snoop Edition

Snoop Dogg's musical is coming to the Hobby Center, so of course he's invited to our party.

09/21/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

Julia Morales Will Do Anything to Keep Fans Engaged

"I love it all,” the Astros field reporter says, “once I do it.”

08/17/2018 By Jeff Balke

Perfect Party

September's Perfect Party: Thanks-Coach Edition

Invited to our party this month: Legendary high school football coaches, skincare saviors, poker stars, and whoever donated $3 million to cover tuition for the first class of the new UH med school.

08/17/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Bayougraphy

Ruth Simmons Is the Leader Prairie View A&M Has Been Waiting For

When you know as much as she does, it’s hard to retire.

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How a Post-Harvey Viral Wedding Photo Inspired an Artist Across the Country

Sarah Miller wanted to do something nice for Chris and Shelley Holland after Hurricane Harvey derailed their wedding. So, she put her skills to use.

07/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

August's Perfect Party: Boys-Drool Edition

This month, it's all about the ladies.

07/20/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Helping Houston

6 Houston Activists We Admire, In Their Own Words

"Everything that is happening in our country is happening in Houston. We can be the model for this country, and we are not afraid.”

07/20/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Bayougraphy

Gene Wu Is Ready to Move Beyond Thoughts and Prayers

“What I like about being a state rep is advocating for people who are in the worst places, who have the smallest voices."

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

#DoingItForTheInsta

Behind the 'Gram: The Secret Life of Houston's Insta Influencers

How to win friends and influence people.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

Perfect Party: Roll-Me-Up-And-Smoke-Me-At-Dominoes Edition

Willie Nelson is, of course, at the top of our list this month.

06/22/2018 By Catherine Matusow