Culture

How Church Got Its Groove Back

If you can’t bring clubgoers to church, you bring church to the club.

04/30/2014 By Peter Holley

Personalities

May’s Perfect Party

When people care deeply about something, we care deeply about partying with them.

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Four-Legged Friends

How Do You Feed a Million Stray Dogs?

According to the ladies of Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward, one at a time.

04/30/2014 By Kerry H.

ISLAND DELIGHT

Galveston Home Tour Turns 40

This year's event offers much more than entrée into the Oleander City's grand manses.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION

Good Brick Awards Go Live

The 35-year-old historic preservation awards launch first-ever tour of honored buildings.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

LOCAL TV ADS

Father Amco: Houston's Most Dramatic Insurance Salesman

Explosions! Fights! The Godfather! Local TV ads you can't refuse.

04/23/2014 By John Lomax

The Drawl

Quiz: Which Houston Home Do You Really Belong In?

A very scientific quiz

04/21/2014

NAME GAMES

HISD Changes Mascots of Three Schools, Misses Point on One

Why change the mascot of the Welch Warriors, when the school's namesake is so much more offensive?

04/15/2014 By John Lomax

Newsfix

Video: Home Security Booming in Houston, Despite Drop in Violent Crime

Crime in Houston is declining. So why are home security firms doing gangbusters?

04/14/2014 By Peter Holley

HAIL TO THE CHIEF

No More Ticker Tape

Presidential visits used to be a lot more fun.

04/14/2014 By John Lomax

Football

Luv Ya Earl: Oilers Great to Be Honored a Stone's Throw from Astrodome

Earl Campbell will receive the 4th Annual Charlie Ward Tribute to Excellence award this Saturday.

04/10/2014 By Jeff Balke

Metroperplexed

WTF Dallas?

An Oswald cam? Really?

04/09/2014 By John Lomax

Home Security

Notes From Underground

Go inside the bunker with Houston’s home security firms, where fear is the bottom line and impenetrability a very big business.

04/07/2014 By Peter Holley Illustrations by Owen Freeman

Bayougraphy

The Sculptor Who Will Never See Her Work

At the age of 94, picking up a new craft might seem challenging enough—but what if you’re also blind?

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

The Enemy Within

The New Face of Terror: Peacocks

Peacock attacks are on the rise—here’s what to watch out for to stay safe.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Neighborhoods

The Fifth Ward Had Zero Murders Last Year (No, Really)

The Nickel stands on the precipice of a bright future—and that's exactly what its residents are afraid of.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Perfect Party

April’s Perfect Party: A Storied Evening

With guests like these, we’ll likely never get a word in edgewise.

04/07/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Generous Helpings

Is Oak Forest the Friendliest Neighborhood in Houston?

To hear residents tell it, theirs is the suburb that gives and gives.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Newsfix

Video: Finding the Best Neighborhood for You

Why (and how) did we choose our top 25 neighborhoods?

04/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Of Rack and Ruin

Is Houston the Boob Job Capital of the World?

When Machete star (and Houstonian) Mayra Leal decided to enhance herself, she turned to the Michaelangelo of plastic surgery.

04/07/2014 By Peter Holley