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.

Flying High

How Many Pies Does Flying Saucer Pie Co. Sell for Thanksgiving?

A Houston institution for Thanksgiving pie, by the numbers.

10/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Enforcer

Did You Know That You—Yes, You—Could Write Parking Tickets?

Just complete the City of Houston’s Volunteer Parking Enforcement Program, and the power could be yours.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

The Drawl

A Houston Holiday Timeline

The actual season may only last a couple of months, but the planning and the buying and the drinking? They go on all year long.

10/28/2019 By Jeff Balke

Best Restaurants 2019

The Perfect Heights Food Crawl

Four new restaurants in one night? Oh, it can be done.

09/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

#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