Retail News

Square en Español

The company stops by the Bayou City to introduce its new Spanish-language product.

04/04/2014 By Sarah Gabbart

ISN'T NATURE WONDERFUL?!

Houstonia's Wild Animal Outbreak

After a possum wins its freedom, an era ends at Houstonia House.

04/03/2014 By John Lomax

NERD RAP BATTLES

Conan Insults, We Respond

It's on now, you ginger bastard.

04/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Newsfix

Video: Will Houston Become a City of Walking Urbanism?

A recent survey says people want to drive less, but we keep building new roads. Do we really want a more walkable city?

03/24/2014 By Dan Derozier

Media Mischief

CultureMap Issues Their Idea of a Retraction: “We Messed Up, But It’s All Your Fault.”

The very latest in non-apology apologies

03/20/2014 By Houstonia Staff

LOCAL CRAFTS

Bring the Dome to Your Throne

Dena Yanowski's hand-made Astrodome cushions are too cool.

03/18/2014 By John Nova Lomax, Fashion and Style Correspondent

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA

Two Old Men Lament Houston's Progress in 1938

76 years ago, Jesse Ziegler and a fellow octogenarian toured what was left of "Quality Hill," Houston's first blue-blood district. Preservation standards haven't changed much since then.

03/14/2014 By John Lomax

History

Oscar Wilde in Houston

In June 1882 the "Apostle of the Beautiful" embarked on a lecture tour through Texas, including stops in Houston and Galveston. Here's what happened.

03/14/2014 By Michael Hardy

Spectacle

The Sam Houston Race Park is Decadent and Depraved

You haven't lived until you've seen camel and ostrich racing.

03/13/2014 By Michael Hardy

TALES OF OLD MONTROSE

Lamenting the Death of Montrose Is an Old Game

A 34-year-old Houston City article reads like it was written this year.

03/12/2014 By John Lomax

H-Town Diary

Holding On

As much as we like to bulldoze things, there’s another side to folks here that you don’t hear about—a side that insists that just because something’s gone doesn’t mean it’s lost.

03/03/2014 By Katherine Center

Transit

Auto Immunity

Houstonians say they want a pedestrian-friendly city. So why are we expanding highways instead?

03/03/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Brian Goldman

Bayougraphy

Different Strokes

Professional golfer Patrick Reed—playing soon at the Shell Houston Open—treats golf as a team sport.

03/03/2014 By John Lomax

Ash Bash

Dying Just Got a Little More Fun

In our era of extreme customization, funeral directors are starting to look more like party planners.

03/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Life of Ryan

A Coffee Break with Texas Baseball Royalty

Reid Ryan on the Astros, the farm system, and righting the ship

03/03/2014 By Jeff Balke

Ice House Interview

A Chat With the “Houston: It’s Worth It” Guys

David Thompson and Randy Twaddle stumbled upon the slogan nearly by accident, and it’s been a labor of love ever since.

03/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Rants

Dept. of Rants: Rising Rent in the Austin of Houston

If you think Montrose just ain’t what it used to be, you’re not alone.

03/03/2014 By John Lomax

Ice House

March’s Perfect Party

This month’s guest include folks facing unique sets of challenges (surviving one of our parties notwithstanding).

03/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Marriage of Convenience

Houston’s Quickie Wedding Chapel Turns 50

The blue-and-white, ’60’s-kitsch Harmony Wedding Chapel has been beckoning last-minute lovers since 1964.

03/03/2014 By Kerry H.

Newsfix

Video: Houston Food Bank Faces ‘Terrifying’ Situation

The Houston Food Bank has relied on the quiet generosity of one Brazoria county rice farmer—but what happens when he's gone?

02/28/2014 By Dan Derozier