Ice House

What to Watch for as the Texas Legislative Session Kicks Off

Lawmakers most likely will be diving into everything from problems with school financing, to concerns raised by Hurricane Harvey, to questions on gun violence raised after the shootings at Santa Fe High School and Sutherland Springs.

12/31/2018 By Dianna Wray

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

Year in Review

Our 11 Most Popular Stories of 2018

Standing ovations, tacos, road trips, and bullet trains topped the list this year.

12/25/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Kickoff

Travis Scott Is Headed to Super Bowl LIII

The rapper will join Maroon 5, among others.

12/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Godspeed

George H.W. Bush Takes His Final Ride Through Texas Aboard Union Pacific Locomotive 4141

The Lone Star State salutes the former president as he heads to his final resting place.

12/06/2018 By Dianna Wray

Remembering 41

President George H.W. Bush's Houston Funeral Scheduled For Thursday

The former president spent his peaceful last hours in Houston, his adopted home of more than 50 years.

12/02/2018 By Dianna Wray

Breaking News

George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

The former president and Texas congressman was hospitalized earlier in 2018.

11/30/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

¿Alexa, Dónde Esta?

Lyft Is Now Available en Español

The ride-share app is introducing a multilingual update for Spanish-speaking drivers and passengers.

11/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Political Talk

President Obama and James Baker Celebrate No Indictments at the Baker Institute's 25th Anniversary Gala

An extraordinary conversation manages to reach across the political aisle.

11/28/2018 By Dianna Wray

Football

Great After 8: Texans Sack Titans

Honoring late owner, Houston preserves win streak.

11/27/2018 By Marco Torres

Houston's Darkest Hours

12 Crimes That Changed Houston History Forever

Bizarre murders, political bribery, revenge plots, corporate bankruptcies: This city has borne witness to a host of over-the-top criminal misdeeds, whose stories Houstonians have been telling and retelling for years.

11/26/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Houston's Darkest Hours

If the Shoe Fits: A Courtroom and a City Captivated by the So-Called Stiletto Murder

Ana Trujillo allegedly tore her shoe off her foot and bashed it into her boyfriend's head some 25 times.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Houston's Darkest Hours

Tainted Love: The Astronaut Love Triangle That Led to Adult Diapers and Battery

When astronaut Bill Oefelein dumped fellow astronaut Lisa Nowak for someone else, Nowak didn't exactly take it well.

11/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Houston's Darkest Hours

How Enron Rose and Fell

The story of a company's collapse, and the CEO who insisted he wasn't responsible

11/26/2018 By Dianna Wray

Houston's Darkest Hours

It Comes to a Head: When Robert Durst Washed Up in Galveston

It wasn’t long before the horrors that seemed to follow the wealthy New York real estate heir popped up in Texas—this time, in black garbage bags.

11/26/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Houston's Darkest Hours

How the Railroad Killer Reached the End of the Line

The serial killer who nudged aside Osama bin Laden on the FBI Most Wanted list

11/26/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Houston's Darkest Hours

The Mom Who'd Stop at Nothing to Get Her Daughter on the Cheerleading Team

When your daughter doesn't have a chance of making the squad, what do you do? Solicit murder, of course.

11/26/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Houston's Darkest Hours

When Death Came to the Alley Theatre—and Not on the Stage

Iris Siff was working late inside her office when a man entered and strangled her with a phone cord.

11/26/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Houston's Darkest Hours

The Candy Man Who Wasn't So Sweet After All

Dean Corll was known for passing out sweets to kids in the Heights. But he turned out to be one of the most brutal, calculating serial killers of the 20th century.

11/26/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Houston's Darkest Hours

How the Sharpstown State Bank Brought Down Texas’s Top Politicians

It all started when Frank Sharp wanted to see some favorable banking bills pushed through the Texas legislature.

11/26/2018 By Dianna Wray