Best Schools 2013

Cy-Fair ISD’s Very Own Police Department

Safety, not privacy, is their top priority.

10/31/2013 By Michael Hardy

Best Schools 2013

Electronic Devices: From Banned to Subsidized

Ten years ago, the teacher would take cell phones away. Oh, how quickly things change.

10/31/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Best Schools

2013’s Best High Schools List

We’ve rated the best 130 high schools in Houstonia, public or private.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

Pointe of Reentry

Even after retirement, one Houston Ballet dancer finds that the beat goes on.

10/31/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Todd Spoth

JFK

The Last Supper

Fifty years later, the Rice Hotel’s service captain reflects on JFK’s last meal.

10/31/2013 By Michael Hardy

Panic Attacks

Anxiety Attacked: Fear Embraced Is Fear Erased

For people suffering from anxiety disorders, panic attacks can strike anywhere, anytime.

10/31/2013 By Peter Holley

Non-Native Houstonians

Monk Parakeets: Lovely Addition or Invasive Pest?

How one parakeet is like five of your old fraternity brothers.

10/31/2013 By John Lomax

Profiles

Gloria Days

Longtime employee Gloria Ware reflects on three decades of change at Backstreet Cafe.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charity

The Best of Luck

New Hope Housing’s founder has a complicated relationship with luck.

10/31/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Gather ’Round!

November’s Perfect Party

In which we set Oprah straight

10/31/2013 By Catherine Matusow

City on a Hill

Let’s Talk “Houstonization”

A once-dirty word gets a new meaning

10/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Internet Tough Guys

Houston Chronicle Crime Story Drinking Game

Liven up your party with the ill-focused hatred of Houston's angriest net mob.

10/30/2013 By John Lomax

The Rains Came

Bad Weather For HOUSTON TEXAS

We're back on Frankie MacDonald's Nova Scotian radar, and that means trouble.

10/30/2013 By John Lomax

Investigation

Stray Dogs: Menace or Opportunity?

Earlier this year, a pack of wild dogs nearly killed Maria Arcos. In the East End, a new organization is seeking solutions to the problem.

10/28/2013 By Allyn West

Real Estate

State to Former Montrose Skylane Apartments: Clean Up or Close

Complex at 1901 Richmond called a common nuisance and haven for criminals

10/25/2013 By John Lomax

Charity Events

At Habitat for Horses, It's One Rescue at a Time

How to bring a suffering, starving horse back to health—and then save hundreds more.

10/24/2013 By Kerry H.

Crime

Arrests Made In Montrose Burger King Murder

Man, woman, and weird mannequin found sleeping in van in a San Diego Costco parking lot.

10/24/2013 By John Lomax

Swankienda Accessories

Our Favorite Items From Maxine Mesinger's Estate Sale

Legendary Chronicle gossip maven's accoutrements go on the block October 26.

10/23/2013 By John Nova Lomax, Fashion and Style Correspondent

Slideshow

Houstonia Tailgate: Texans vs. Chiefs

The Texans might be in a slump, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the enthusiastic fans gathered at Houstonia House.

10/21/2013

Developer Hell

City Sues Developer, Contractors For Axing Protected Trees

Oaks were 90 to 100 years old and on city right-of-way, suit claims.

10/08/2013 By John Nova Lomax