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.

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

Rorschach Representation

What We See When We Look At Houston’s Gerrymandered Congressional Districts

Hint: It’s not democracy!

09/21/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Houston Bars Join the Fight Against Plastic With Straw Bans

A pilot program run by the Houston Zoo's conservation team helps local bars ditch the straws.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Drawl

What We Think About When We're Driving on 290

Sometimes, there's nothing to do but think.

08/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Naaaamaste 🐐

4 Things I Learned at Goat Yoga

Leave your Lululemon at home.

07/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

You Can't Take the Sky From Me

How Are Houston's Fireflies Faring?

Houston doesn't make it easy for them to thrive.

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pets in the City

Try These 4 Tasty Treat Bakeries

Pets and people alike will enjoy them.

06/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Pets in the City

Our Favorite Pooch-Approved Patios

Watering holes across the city you and your dog will love.

06/22/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Pets in the City

The Pet Checklist: 7 Things To Do When Adopting Your New Best Friend

How to be a responsible pet parent.

06/22/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Pets in the City

The Strange Joys of Living With Dogs in the Bayou City

Cities can be lonely places, but it’s hard to feel truly alone when you’re striding through Houston with your dogs.

06/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

How to Spend a Day in Dun Huang Plaza

The Bellaire Boulevard strip mall can be overwhelming to newcomers. Here's an itinerary to get you started.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

How Do Shakespeare Festival Actors Survive the Houston Heat?

To sweat or not to sweat: That is the question.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Houstonian Woman

6 Houston Women Leading the Way in Male-Dominated Jobs

These women are breaking glass ceilings all over the place.

01/30/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian, Gwendolyn Knapp, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

The Houstonian Woman

The State of Houston and Texas Womanhood, By the Numbers

What is it like to be a woman in Houston and Texas? We have the data.

01/30/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas Illustrations by Amy Kinkead