News & City Life

LIFE-CHANGING MEDICINE

A New Permanent Medical Cannabis Location Opens in the Heights

Texas's largest medical cannabis provider, Texas Original, opened a permanent pickup location on Houston Avenue in the Heights.

06/22/2022 By Geneva Diaz

Gentrification

Gentrification Spreads Through Houston's Oldest Communities

Neighborhoods such as Third Ward, Fourth Ward, Fifth Ward, Studewood and Sunnyside are battling a disorienting tension between the past and future.

06/22/2022 By Amarie Gipson

PARKS AND RECREATION

New Park and Trail Opens in East Downtown

The construction of the East Downtown Trail is the city’s newest addition for those who prefer to explore all that nature has to offer.

06/17/2022 By Jessica Lodge

Bigger In Texas

The Nation’s Biggest Buc-ee’s Will Return to the Lone Star State

The forthcoming Buc-ee's will take place of the original family travel center, which opened in 2003.

06/14/2022 By Shelby Stewart

PRIDE PREPARED

A Guide to the Houston LGBTQ+ Pride Festival and Parade

We’re here to give you a rundown on all things Pride, from what to wear to what to bring and what to leave at home.

06/13/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

Love & Care

LGBTQ+ Health & Wellness Resources in Houston

Establishments such as Legacy Community Health, The Montrose Center and Thomas Street Health Center offer judgement-free care for the LGBTQ+ community.

06/10/2022 By Stephanie Bartels With Brianna Benitez

Cycle Enthusiast

Houston Rolls In at No. 29 on List of Most Bikeable Cities

Anytime Estimate names Houston a bike-friendly city. Plus, 10 tips to have the best biking experience in town.

06/10/2022 By Jessica Lodge

Rent this

Explore Downtown with an Electric Scooter Rental

Rent e-scooters from Glyderz, ScootsTX, Electric Ride HTX, plus more shops around Houston.

06/06/2022 By Stephanie Bartels

EDITOR’S PICKS

Houston Pride Events You Cannot Miss This June

Run a 5K, play bingo, see an exhibition, catch a classic queer film at Rooftop Cinema Club, plus more can't-miss events.

06/01/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Work From Home Life

Texas Is One of the Best States for Working from Home

A WalletHub study compared all 50 states and Washington, DC, to find out where in the United States is best for working from home.

05/31/2022 By Ile-Ife Okantah

All In

Houston Nonprofit Helps Lift Up Father Figures

CoolxDad was created in March 2020 and has several avenues to help fathers with financial literacy, mental health, or community outreach.

05/30/2022 By DeVaughn Douglas

On The Town

Houston Summer Arts Guide

Watch the broadway version of Mean Girls at the Hobby Center, or attend the free Rainbow on the Green event to celebrate Houston’s LGBTQ+ community.

05/30/2022 By Chris Gray

IN LOVING MEMORY

George Floyd: The Houstonian Who Shook the World to Its Core

In a horrifying sequence captured over 9 minutes and 29 seconds, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020.

05/27/2022 By Amarie Gipson

CULTURE

This Local Nonprofit is Making Learning Entertaining

Reading With A Rapper tackles gaps in student literacy with popular music and entertianment.

05/19/2022 By DeVaughn Douglas

Beep Beep

New Report Shows Uptick in Houston Traffic

As summer approaches, Houstonians will likely be spending more time on the road.

05/12/2022 By Shelby Stewart

AAPI Month

Essay: Why Asian New Year Celebrations Are Important for Houston

Lunar New Year fell on Feb. 1, with local celebrations observed at places like Asia Society Texas Center and Asia Town’s Chinese Community Center.

05/11/2022 By Phoebe Suy Gibson

HISTORY

The Historic Eldorado Ballroom Is Finally Ready for Renovation

Project Row Houses leads the charge in restoring the Eldorado Ballroom in Houston’s Third Ward.

05/09/2022 By DeVaughn Douglas

RESOURCES

Here Are Ways to Support Trans Youth in Houston

Here’s a list of groups and organizations in Houston that support trans and queer youth.

05/02/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Tech City

Houston Is the 3rd Fastest Growing Tech Ecosystem in the Country

The city’s startup world is seeing an unprecedented amount of growth.

04/21/2022 By Geneva Diaz

SUSTAINABLE FARMING

Hope Farms Introduces New Rainwater Capture System

Hope Farms in Third Ward announced the launch of a new rainwater capture system expected to save thousands of gallons of water per year.

04/15/2022 By Geneva Diaz