H-Town Diary

Coming of Age in the Third Ward

A native of the Tre reflects on her upbringing in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

09/14/2020 By SaMantha Shields

Top Doctors 2020

Two "Average Joes" Helping Houston's At-Risk Communities

Dr. Joseph Gathe and Dr. Joseph Varon started the Cure Covid Consortium to fight the virus.

09/04/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

A lifetime ago

75 Years Later, Local Veterans Reflect on World War II

Three former soldiers tell us their stories from the war and share what their time in the service meant.

08/14/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Class of COVID-19

A High School Graduation You'll Never Forget

Instead of the traditional ceremony, area high school students attended a special, socially distanced graduation celebration last Friday.

06/08/2020 Photography by Anthony Rathbun By Catherine Wendlandt

They can dig it

Beneath the Houston Arboretum Are the Ruins of a World War I Training Camp

A team comes together to preserve Camp Logan's history.

05/01/2020 By Heather Saucier

Geeked Out

5 Meetups in Houston for the Inner Nerd

If you have an interest, there's a group for you.

03/02/2020 By Jeff Balke

Steppin' Out

Jay Owens Is Determined to Save the Houston Two-Step

Flo-Motion Dance Association is preserving the Houston tradition one dance class at a time.

03/02/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Girl Power

Catastrophic Theatre’s Fefu and Her Friends Tells a Tale of Sisterhood

The avant-garde play by María Irene Fornés tackles themes of identity and female friendship.

02/17/2020 By Holly Beretto

Music and Mania

Houston Symphony’s New Schumann Festival Explores the Composer’s Genius and Mental Illness

The two-week festival features concerts, lectures, and tours.

02/05/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Holly, Jolly Houston

This Store in Upper Kirby Is Full of Christmas Spirit, Year-Round

Christmas Rocks offers everything Christmas, every day of the year.

10/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Theater

At the Alley Theatre, Making Sure Theatergoers Never Feel In the Dark

Plus, six can’t-miss shows this season.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Visual Art

How the Menil Collection Preserves Its Artwork

Plus, six exhibits to enrich your mind and soul.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Dance

At the Houston Ballet, Giving Dancers the Floor, and Much More

Plus, the performances we're psyched to see this season.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Opera

At Houston Grand Opera, Ensuring There Are No Bad Hair Days

Plus, four outstanding operas to take in this fall.

08/26/2019 By Chris Gray

Music

At Satellite Bar, Making Houston’s Music Scene Cooler One Show at a Time

Plus, the local bands and national tours we're looking forward to this fall.

08/26/2019 By Chris Gray

Dive Right In

20 Texas Swimming Holes to Cool You Off This Summer

It’s that time of year again, Houston, when the weather is downright relentless and we have to escape. But don't despair: There are many cool, clear, refreshing lakes, rivers, and spring-fed pools to enjoy right here in this beautiful state of ours.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Catherine Matusow, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Ice House

Where Will the Giant Art Guys Head Next?

Shepherd Drive has changed a lot over the years, but some things have stayed the same: two 14-foot fiberglass statues of men in suits. As the dealership next to them moves, will they go with it?

05/24/2019 By Dianna Wray

News

Can This New Research Program Teach Houston How to Tackle Opioid Abuse?

The opioid crisis hasn’t hit Texas as hard as other states. But opioid abuse is still a problem here, one that Dr. James Langabeer believes is more widespread than has been acknowledged.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dream Homes

A Sweet Retreat in Sugar Land

This English Tudor home marches to the beat of its own drum.

03/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Judge of all Trades

Does the Hon. Christine Weems Ever Sleep?

We chat with the new judge of the Texas District Court 281.

02/25/2019 By Nicki Koetting