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

BAYOU CITY BLUES

Remembering Lightnin'

A never-published photo of the Houston music giant spurs memories.

01/31/2014 By John Lomax

Food for Thought

Opening the Taps on Food Deserts

Could a combination of gentrification and grocery store deregulation help Houston's poorest neighborhoods?

01/31/2014 By Nick Panzarella

GIFT IDEAS

Shopping In the Old Weird America

Some of our favorite items from the 1902 Sears, Roebuck Catalogue

01/30/2014 By John Lomax

Baby Talk

From Concept to Clutch

The story of two women who turned a simple idea into a line of baby products.

01/22/2014 By Kerry H.

Modest Proposals

Tear Down The Dome—and Reliant, Too

Both places are jinxed. No earthly good has ever come from them. They've both got to go.

01/15/2014 By John Nova Lomax

A-Rod

Second Acting, Alex Rodriguez–style

Sues Major League Baseball, endures details of his drug regimen going public, autographs baseballs in a Mercedes showroom.

01/14/2014 By Jeff Balke

HOUSTON HISTORY

Behold: The Oldest Photo of Houston

An 1856 snapshot of 300 Main Street captures a doomed streetscape, but the block has made several comebacks since.

01/14/2014 By John Lomax

Picks

Your Can't-Miss Guide to January Festivals and Events

From the Houston Auto Show to the Texas Yoga Conference, this month is packed with things to do.

01/10/2014 By BoJanay Posey

MEDIA MATTERS

Houston: Not A Hipster City

So the Chronicle tells us. Again.

01/10/2014 By John Lomax

LONE STAR STATE OF MIND

Remember Goliad? Have the Whole Presidio to Yourself Overnight

If you're a Texas history buff, this is something you simply must do before you die.

01/09/2014 By John Lomax

Real Estate

Sotheby's Buys Martha Turner Properties

For their first venture into Houston, Sotheby's International Realty partners up with Martha Turner.

01/07/2014 By Michael Hardy

CRIME

Man With One of Houston's Weirdest Names Was One of Year's First Arrests

You'd swear it was his nickname, but this is really what it says on his birth certificate.

01/02/2014 By John Lomax