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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

Money, Money, Money

5 Houstonians With Cool (and Profitable) Side Hustles

Every day they're hustling. (Literally.)

12/31/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Bayougraphy

Jeanne Celestine Lakin Has One Million Reasons to Not Give Up

The Rwandan native survived a childhood of genocide and abuse. Her nonprofit hopes to stop that from happening to others.

12/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Education

With Its Pre-Law Pipeline, UH Makes Diversity in Law a Priority

Only about 15 percent of attorneys in the U.S. are people of color. UH wants to change that.

11/26/2018 By Jeff Balke

Ice House

Is Houston America's Next Cricket Hub?

It's possible, thanks to an ambitious project right off 290.

10/22/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

crazy good

Strap In For Yet Another Over-the-Top Field Trip with Tamarie Cooper

The Catastrophic Theatre associate director calls this year's edition of her near-annual summer musical "a field trip through my existential crisis."

06/29/2018 By Holly Beretto

Gone but not forgotten

Relive a Night at the Balinese Room with the Houston Symphony

The annual HSO ball raised $1.33 million in an event themed after the famous Galveston club.

05/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Lioness

When a Woman Wants to Be a Lion...

Chana Porter's Leap and the Net Will Appear premieres at Catastrophic Theatre amid a roar of buzz.

02/09/2018 By Holly Beretto

Second is the best

Meet Rainer Crosett, the Young Cello Virtuoso Taking Over Miller Outdoor Theatre

The Ima Hogg silver medalist is one of the young superstars highlighted in this weekend's installment of the Summer Symphony Nights series.

06/29/2017 By Hannah Lauritzen

Tasting Notes

French Country Wines Gets You Up Close and Personal with the Good Stuff

Owners Phyllis Adatto and Tim Smith bring the very best of France’s small-vineyard wines to Houston.

07/28/2016 By Holly Beretto

theater

Review: A Very Tamarie Christmas Skewers the Holidays

From Thanksgiving to Easter, Arbor Day to Earth Day, nothing is sacred in Cooper's latest musical revue.

08/07/2014 By Adam Castañeda

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 28–30

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

03/25/2014 By Michael Hardy

Review

Review: The Pine

New play by Mickle Maher is set at an alternate-reality hotel where nothing is what it seems.

10/07/2013 By Michael Hardy

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 12–14

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

07/10/2013 By Michael Hardy

Theater

Tamarie Cooper Does a Houstonia Interview!

A chat with Catastrophic Theatre's associate director about her new musical.

07/09/2013 By Michael Hardy

Theater

The Road of Excess

Director Jason Nodler and actor Troy Schulze discuss the Catastrophic Theatre's revival of There is a Happiness That Morning Is

05/10/2013 By Michael Hardy