Reunion Pacific

The Battleship Texas Crew Meets One Last Time

The only surviving battleship to serve in both world wars marks its 100th birthday—and her crew marks a bittersweet milestone.

02/12/2014 By John Lomax

Dept. of Agriculture

Rising Costs Keeping Younger Farmers Out

As the average age of the American farmer rises, so does the cost of getting into the game.

02/05/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Rodeo Clinics

Video: When Cowboys Get Hurt

Ever wondered how it feels to have a raging bull step on your chest?

02/03/2014 By Peter Holley

The Drawl

Hole New World

Pothole of the Week is a good idea, but why stop there?

02/02/2014 Illustrations by Lucky 11 Studios

History

Rodeo History: A Ten-Gallon Tale

The histories of this town and its rodeo are tightly intertwined.

02/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Abortion

Old Fight, New Rules

Alternately energized and exasperated by the latest abortion legislation, each side gears up for the battle ahead.

02/02/2014 By Kerry H.

Arts & Culture

Arts in The Woodlands: Beyond the Pavilion

In The Woodlands, cultural offerings begin and end with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Is the public hungry for more?

02/02/2014 By Michael Hardy

Index

Survey: What the Woodlanders Said

We polled scores of Woodlandians to find out exactly how they feel about the town they call home.

02/02/2014 Illustrations by Alese Pickering By Katharine Shilcutt

Entertainment

What To Do in the Woodlands

When in The Woodlands, do as the Woodlanders do.

02/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Shopping

The Woodlands: What’s in Store

Where there’s wealth, there’s good stuff to buy.

02/02/2014 By Kerry H.

Fine Dining

Best Restaurants: The Woodlands Edition

Where to eat when you’re up north

02/02/2014 By Albert Nurick

Fine Dining

Wagyu in The Woodlands?

They’ve come a long way, baby.

02/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Woodlands

The Woodlands Grows and Grows—and Maybe Gets Real

At 40 years old, The Woodlands has made great strides in livability—and broken out of its ‘cookie-cutter’ reputation.

02/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charity

How Much Longer Can One Man Feed Millions?

A Brazoria County rice farmer has been quietly feeding the poor for decades—but his crops won't be around forever.

02/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Elements of Style

She’s One Crafty Lady

Stephanie Lienhard longs for the days when men were men—who wore shoes.

02/02/2014 Photography by Felix Sanchez By Sarah Gabbart

Houston Zoo

The Elephants Are Coming!

A baby elephant is on its way to Houston, but it’s taking its time to get here.

02/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Gun Rights

Did Rice University Push This Man Out Because of His Politics?

Kyle Coplen was an adjunct professor at Rice. He also wants to give a gun to every woman in town.

02/02/2014 By Peter Holley

Ice House

February’s Perfect Party

This month’s Perfect Party is a potluck—these guests simply have too much to bring to the table.

02/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Interview

Not Everyone’s Astrodome Memories Are G-Rated

As we debate the Dome’s future, its darker, more mysterious past hangs in the balance

02/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Transportation

Biting the Bullet (Train)

Houston may have the distinction of being the first city in America served by high-speed rail. So what if it only goes to Dallas?

02/02/2014 By John Lomax