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TIME Magazine Recognizes Houston in World's Greatest Places 2021

Houston was named the 'Lone star stunner' on TIME's World's Best Places list.

07/23/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Plant On

Here’s What Achieving "Tree Equity" Could Mean for Houstonians

Houston’s wealthier neighborhoods have about 14-percent more tree cover than lower-income neighborhoods,

07/23/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Bayougraphy

Meet the Local Skateboarding Prodigy Competing in the Olympics

Flipping the script on the sport, the Houston teenager is part of the first-ever U.S.A. Olympic skateboarding team.

07/23/2021 By Carlos Brandon Photography by Eric Sauseda

Team Spirit

Every Houstonian Competing in This Year’s Olympics

How they’re doing and when to watch them. 

07/22/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt With Jaisal Kalapatapu, Danielle Wright, and Carolina Larracilla

We still love Houston

Houston Drops to No. 39 in Best Places to Live, According to This Study

The city significantly looses its rank from last year's charting.

07/22/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu

Buckle Up

Houston's I-45 Takes the Title of Most Dangerous Highway in the U.S.

The country’s deadliest road is right here in Houston.

07/21/2021 By Carolina Larracilla

PUMP THE BRAKES

New Study Finds Texas Is the 4th Worst State for Drunk Driving

Texas is one of worst states for driving under the influence.

07/20/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Uh oh 

What Happened at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown This Weekend? 

A chemical leak sickened dozens of park goers July 17. 

07/20/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Keeping Up With The Texans

Here's What Your Favorite Texas Celebrities Were up to Last Week

Did you know Matthew McConaughey has a UT-themed bike?

07/19/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Bring It Home

Houston Entertainers Top the List for 2021 Emmy Nominations

Houstonians in Hollywood has a nice ring.

07/16/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Deep Roots

Dr. James Morrison Fixes Teeth and Lives

The community-minded endodontist helps Houstonians with more than just root canals.

07/16/2021 By Chris Gray Edited by Laura Furr Mericas

Very Houston News 

The Medical Center’s Spires Are Gone, But Spanish Village Is Saved

Plus, why we’re thunder-stuck. 

07/16/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Hometown Héros

Trae the Truth Gives Back to Harris County Inmates with Ice Cream

The rapper and his team are back at it again.

07/16/2021 By Shelby Stewart

It's all very Houston

Houston's "Be Someone" Sign Is Moving to University of Houston-Clear Lake

Don't call it a comeback.

07/15/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Support Local

Sam Houston University Small Business Center to Expand into Montgomery County

The new initiative expands to Montgomery County.

07/14/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu Edited by Shelby Stewart

Sad news

Houston Zoo Mourns the Death of Nimue, 12 Year Old Female Lion

Nimue passed away from gastrointestinal complications.

07/14/2021 By Jaisal Kalapatapu Edited by Shelby Stewart

WE KNEW IT WAS BAD

How Bad Is Traffic in Houston? New Report Ranks H-town in Top 5

You won't believe how time we actually spend in traffic.

07/14/2021 By Shelby Stewart

NASA Herstory

Vanessa Wyche Named New Director of Johnson Space Center

The NASA veteran makes history as the first Black woman to lead one of the space agency’s centers.

07/13/2021 By Emma Schkloven

back to school

Help a Houston Student Take a Backpack to School this Fall

YMCA of Greater Houston Hosts its 17th-annual Operation Backpack drive.

07/13/2021 By Carolina Larracilla

713 Day

Can You Win Houston Bingo?

You know you're a Houstonian when you ...

07/13/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt Illustrations by Monica Fuentes Carroll/Shutterstock: ledokolua