Amy Kinkead, a native Houstonian, joined Houstonia as associate art director in October 2017. Previously, she was an editorial graphic designer at the Houston Chronicle. Amy combines a mixture of her love for art and all aspects of design into her design work, and enjoys incorporating the long list of talented local artists and photographers into the design. When she is not scouring the internet for design inspiration, she enjoys finding rare rock gems and underrated bands. She also collects vinyl records in her spare time.

#Imelda

Houston Social Media Reacts to Imelda

We're still under flash flood warnings, so please stay inside.

09/19/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Rain-pocalypse 2019

Tropical Depression Imelda: We're Not Out Of the Woods Yet

Stay inside, it's flooding out here.

09/19/2019 By Dianna Wray

Driving Change

Think Houston Roads Are Bad Now? Unless We Face Reality, They Could Get Way Worse.

Houston is finally getting serious about public transit. Or it better be.

08/26/2019 By Dianna Wray

Please, Mr. Postman

These Houstonians Need to be Commemorated With Their Own Stamps

Thanks to a 2011 policy change at the USPS that allows the living to appear on stamps, the options are endless—but we narrowed it down.

07/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

The Drawl

Move Over, Taco Bell. We Have a Better Idea: A Whatahotel

Complete with a few orange pinstripes and a lazy river flowing with honey butter, obviously.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney Illustrations by Amy Kinkead

Destination: Downtown

This Handy, Dandy Map Guides You Through the Downtown Tunnels

Everything you wanted to know about the tunnels.

06/25/2019 By Chris Gray

Ice House

The Houston Chronicle Is Now Using Robots to Write Stories

What does this mean for our local paper?

05/24/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Will the City of Houston Actually Fill the Countless Enormous Potholes on Our Streets?

In which we subject Mayor Turner's promise to the rigors of the scientific method.

04/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Emotional Roller Coaster

A Massive Collection of Official AstroWorld Memorabilia Is Up for Grabs

Houstonian Maria Medeles is auctioning off her personal collection of hundreds of items from the beloved bygone amusement park.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

The Drawl

A Tour of Houston, With Solange As Your Guide

An annotated map of the many H-Town references on 'When I Get Home'

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

A Look Inside Houston's Best Bingo Night

This is not your granny's bingo.

03/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

The Stone Cold Truth: Houston's Curling Game Is Growing

Where to play the Olympic sensation in the city you might least expect it.

03/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

The Drawl

How to Get Inside the New H-E-B in the Heights

What will it take: A helicopter? Ziplining? A monster truck?!?

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Trails

Where to Run, Walk, and Bike in Houston Right Now

We’re currently sitting on more than 100 miles of paths and trails. And there’s more—a lot more—on the way. So, come on! Get out there and explore.

01/28/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

What Does the Future Hold for Buffalo Bayou's East Sector?

Along with bringing recreational greenspace to the Greater East End and Fifth Ward neighborhoods, which have been cut off from the waterway and from each other for far too long, the East Sector will make for the greatest bike ride ever.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Oops

How Houstonia Learned Not to Make Blanket Statements

In which we apologize for accidentally insulting 60,000 quilting aficionados.

01/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

The Drawl

The Signs We Want to See at the Chevron Houston Marathon

On January 20, we’ll be waiting comfortably in the wings, cheering on the runners with one of these.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Top Docs

Survey: Top Doctors 2019

Medical professionals, vote for the colleagues you would call on if you or a loved one needed medical care.

11/01/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Architecture

Houston Architecture, from A to Z

From bungalows to strip malls, we've got it all—well, everything except zoning.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

The Drawl

What Would a Houston Quilt Look Like?

In honor of the 44th International Quilt Festival coming to town in November, we submit our own plans for an H-Town quilt we swear we’re going to sew one day (after learning to sew).

10/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney