News & City Life

Priceless

8 Ways to Have Fun in Houston For Free (No, Really—Totally Free)

These fun-tivities in the city will keep you from reaching for your wallet.

09/16/2022 By Claire Anderson and Jessica Lodge

Bayougraphy

Houstonian Ogbo Okoronkwo Wants to Bring Home a Win For the Texans

“Every athlete wants to come back home and win a championship,” Okoronkwo says.

09/15/2022 By DeVaughn Douglas

Hurricane Essentials

5 Essentials to Keep in Your Hurricane Kit at All Times

Hurricane season lasts through November—is your kit ready? Here's what to prioritize.

09/15/2022 By Jessica Lodge

Ice House

Months After the Uvalde Shooting, How Are Texas Schools Protecting Kids?

School districts in Houston and surrounding areas are making major changes and reviewing procedures currently in place to ensure student and teacher safety.

09/14/2022 By Stephanie Bartels

Scam City

Texas Ranks No. 2 for Financial Scams in the Nation—How to Spot Them

A new study from Social Catfish found the Lone Star State ranks second in financial scams.

09/13/2022 By Claire Anderson

City Hall

Here’s Who Has Announced They Are Running for Mayor

Amanda Edwards, John Whitmire, Robin Williams, and Chris Hollins have announced they are running for Houston Mayor in 2023.

09/12/2022 By Kennedy Sessions and Shelby Stewart

Hardwood Legacy

Former Houston Rocket Elvin Hayes to Be Honored with Jersey Retirement

Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes's No. 44 jersey will soon hang from the rafters at the Houston Toyota Center.

09/09/2022 By Jessica Lodge

PRESIDENTIAL

Vice President Kamala Harris in Houston—Watch Her First Speech

The VP gave a keynote speech at the National Baptist Convention and is set to chair the second National Space Council meeting at NASA on Friday.

09/08/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Queen Elizabeth II

Remembering the Late Queen Elizabeth II’s 1991 Tour of Houston

As we look back on her life and reign, we remember the Queen’s 1991 United States tour, which included a stop in Houston.

09/08/2022 By Claire Anderson

THINGS TO DO

8 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Houston

Hispanic Heritage Month calls for live music, authentic dishes, and a full immersion into Latinx culture.

09/08/2022 By Amarie Gipson

How Rude

Houston Ranks with NYC as 1 of the Nation’s Rudest Cities

A survey found that Houston ranks in the top 10 rudest cities in America. We heartily disagree.

09/06/2022 By Shelby Stewart

IT’S LIT

Holiday Fun Returns to the Houston Botanic Garden with Lightscape

For the second year in a row, Lightscape will feature a path through the botanical garden lined with holiday-themed tunes and immersive installations.

09/06/2022 By Geneva Diaz

Health

Harris and Surrounding Counties Working to Mitigate Monkeypox

Houston currently has 481 reported cases of monkeypox.

09/06/2022 By Shelby Stewart

Courtside Classroom

NCAA Men’s Final Four Inaugurates College Internship Course in Houston

Students from Houston Baptist University, Rice University, Texas Southern University, and the University of Houston will get to experience the program.

09/02/2022 By Jessica Lodge

THINGS TO DO

5 Ways to Spend Your Labor Day Weekend

There’s no shortage of happenings in Bayou City this weekend, from a Megan thee Stallion-themed party in EaDo to $3 movies on National Cinema Day, and more.

09/02/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Astros’ Justin Verlander Is Carrying Out His Comeback Season

Taking his rightful place on the mound for the 2022 season, the Astros’ ace continues to prove previous injuries and age won't slow him down.

09/01/2022 By Jessica Lodge

Zoo Boo

Houston Zoo Boo Returns! Here's What to Know

The month-long Halloween event returns to the Houston Zoo for 2022. Should you wear a costume? Is it scary? All your questions, answered.

09/01/2022 By Stephanie Bartels

Fasten Your Seatbelts

Wings Over Houston Airshow Returns with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels

Experience a performance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, plus a variety of the best military and civilian pilots in the world at the Wings Over Houston Airshow.

08/31/2022 By Stephanie Bartels

DIJON DOWN!

UT Heisman Hopeful Bijan Robinson Unveils Own Mustard Brand

The delicious Dijon is available online and at all Central Market locations in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin.

08/26/2022 By Jessica Lodge

TRAFFIC JAM

Houston Is a Stressful Place to Drive, but We Knew That Already

Houston ranks among the most stressful U.S. cities to drive, according to a new study.

08/23/2022 By Shelby Stewart