Old Weird Houston

Five Historic Houston Spots That Need Markers

Too many of our local history plaques are tedious. Here are a few stronger propositions.

08/27/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Texas Lore

Be A Texas Millionaire: A Big Rich Board Game

Locally produced game was beautifully printed but offensive to everyone but Texans.

08/19/2013 By John Lomax

Downhome Recipes

Captain Joseph C. Hutcheson: Warrior-Poet Of Texas's First Cookbook

To read his recipe for cornfield peas is to make the acquaintance of a good man.

08/19/2013 By John Lomax

Perfect Party

August’s Perfect Party

The people we’d like to get down with this month

08/15/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Ridin' Dirty In The 1890s

Houston's 19th Century Cyclists

Lords' Cycle Club: The first riding society in the "Magnolia City."

08/14/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Slideshow

A Fond Farewell to Caroline Collective

The city's first co-working space closes after a 5-year run.

08/08/2013

Time Travel

Houston By Night, 1983 Style

What a strange place early Oil Bust Houston was, especially after dark.

08/07/2013 By John Nova Lomax

On the Town

Afternoon Delight

Taking English tea with the founder of Elegant Manners International

08/01/2013 By Michael Hardy

Houston vs. Dallas

A Rivalrous History

Up until 1900, Galveston was Houston’s chief rival. And then came the Great Hurricane.

08/01/2013 By John Lomax

H-Town Diary

Hay-soos Saves

Texan, Mexican, sergeant, stepdad

08/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Criminal Justice

A Legend Continues

Famed prosecutor Kelly Siegler moves to television in her new show "Cold Justice."

08/01/2013 By Gabrielle Cosgriff

Emergency Clinics

License to Bill

At a loss to explain your medical costs? So are doctors, insurance companies, and pretty much everyone else involved.

08/01/2013 By Jeff Balke

Features

Watt’s Inside

A star becomes a superstar.

08/01/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Justin Calhoun

Bayougraphy

Our Lady of the Buses

One woman, 55 years, hundreds of souls in need.

08/01/2013 By John Lomax

Elements of Style

The Word Made Flesh

Few men wear their vocation as literally as David Tomas Martinez wears his.

08/01/2013 By Kerry H.

Books & Literature

Blank, Texas

A new novel is set in Houston—but don't expect it to wear its roots on its sleeves.

08/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

A Chance of Change

Braving the weather with an expert guide

08/01/2013 By Catherine Matusow

Ice House

Refresher Course

As the school year starts, a cautionary tale.

08/01/2013 By John Lomax

Requiescat In Pace

Requiem For A Troubled Montrose Mainstay

Numbers owner Robert Burtenshaw faced criminal charges a week before he reportedly took his own life.

07/31/2013 By John Lomax

Slideshow

Helping Those Who Protect Us

07/31/2013