Newcomer's Guide

Welcome to Houston, the Big, Overwhelming, Most Diverse City in America

You’re going to love it here. But there are some things we need to talk about.

08/30/2018 By Jeff Balke

Shallow End

Voters Say Yes to the $2.5 Billion Harris County Flood Bond

But only 150,000 voted on the largest bond in Harris County history.

08/27/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Harvey Anniversary

Watch: Remembering Some of Houston's Worst Days, One Year Later

A powerful new documentary commemorates the mosaic of heroes who saved a city.

08/25/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Vote!

Why You Should Vote on the Harris County Flood Bond Tomorrow

Remembering Harvey by voting for flood mitigation on August 25.

08/24/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Dianna Wray

Ice House

5 Reasons Why We're Not Bummed That Houston Isn't Getting a Hyperloop

Texas's first hyperloop line isn't stopping in the Bayou City, but we're fine with that.

08/17/2018 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

Houston Bars Join the Fight Against Plastic With Straw Bans

A pilot program run by the Houston Zoo's conservation team helps local bars ditch the straws.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

What's It Like Being a Specialist for the Texans?

Long snapper Jon Weeks tells all.

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

Ice House

A Bat Plague Has Arrived in Texas. Is the Waugh Colony Safe?

White-nose syndrome sounds cute, but it's deadly.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

What's That Dino Doing On the Side of the Road?

The story of how lawn paraphernalia purveyor Frazier’s Ornamental & Architectural Concrete in Hempstead came to be.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

The Drawl

What We Think About When We're Driving on 290

Sometimes, there's nothing to do but think.

08/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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

Medicine

Divining the Flu Virus of the Future at UTMB

How UTMB researchers can predict whether the 2019 flu vaccine will (or won't) work.

08/15/2018 By Anna Lassmann

Do Not Throw Away Your Shot

Everything You Need to Know About Back-to-School Vaccines

What the vaccines do and where to get them.

08/15/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Good-to-know Info

Report: Poor Staffing Ratings In Houston Nursing Homes

More than half of Houston nursing homes reviewed were found to have low staff-to-patient ratios.

08/14/2018 By Catherine Wendlandt

Put Me In, Coach!

The Post Oak Little League Is World Series Bound

The team representing Texas East is heading to Pennsylvania for the big show.

08/08/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

News

Andrew Brunson Isn't the Only American Citizen Being Held in Turkey

The Trump administration has threatened sanctions over detainment of evangelical pastor, but not for Johnson Space Center scientist Serkan Golge.

08/07/2018 By Dianna Wray

Kids Health Annual

Is Your Smart Tech Leading to Smarter Kids?

How to ensure it's educational and not just entertainment.

08/03/2018 By Adam Castañeda

Immigration

Second 'Families Belong Together' March Protests Potential Immigrant Detention Center

Hundreds of Houstonians came together on Saturday outside a vacant warehouse on Emancipation Avenue that may be used as a holding facility for children separated from their families.

07/30/2018 By Shafaq Patel

Cough Cough

Try Not to Breathe Too Much Today

It's another smoggy day in Houston. Who's doing something about it?

07/27/2018 By Morgan Kinney