Newcomer's Guide

Welcome to Houston, the Big, Overwhelming, Most Diverse City in America

You’re going to love it here. But there are some things we need to talk about.

08/30/2018 By Jeff Balke

Kids Health Annual

How to Tell the Difference Between Your Child's Natural Nerves and Serious Stress

The stressors and signs to look out for, by age group.

08/03/2018 By Adam Castañeda

Kids Health Annual

Is Your Smart Tech Leading to Smarter Kids?

How to ensure it's educational and not just entertainment.

08/03/2018 By Adam Castañeda

Top Neighborhoods 2018

10 Questions Every Houston Homebuyer Should Ask Before They Press Go

Get these answers before you commit to a house.

02/28/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas and Roxanna Asgarian

What Is Love?

The Results Are In from Our Big Love and Sex Survey

...and y'all really don't mind making out in public.

10/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Note

When a Flooded House Actually Turns out to Be a Good Thing

The story of a cracked house, a flock of birds, and Tropical Storm Allison.

03/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Super Bowl LI

Downtown Houston Has Undergone a Dramatic Tranformation Since the Last Super Bowl

The last time the Big Game came to town, downtown offered tourists a bunch of nightclubs… and not much else. What a difference a decade makes.

01/26/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Buffalo Bayou Wasn't Always a Walk in the Park

Four folks who made Buffalo Bayou Park happen, on their biggest challenges—and how they overcame them

01/23/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

In Defense of Houston's Strip Malls

Their aesthetic merits are dubious; their environmental impact, baleful. Yet we argue there’s no purer distillation of Houston itself.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Big Game

The True Quarterback of Super Bowl LI Isn't Who You Think It Is

Sallie Sargent has spent years — yes, years — planning everything but the game.

12/30/2016 By Adam Doster

The Big Game

The Local's Guide to Super Bowl Houston

Everything you need to play, party and participate, ticket or no ticket

12/27/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Ice House

How to Throw a Fun, Productive Tamale Party for the Holidays

What to prep, where to get it, and who to assign to masa-spreading duties.

11/21/2016 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

Hidden Houston

A Houston Sports Fan’s Lament

To be a Bayou City supporter is to be perpetually disappointed—and perpetually hopeful.

10/26/2016 By Jeff Balke

Editor’s Note

Knock, Knock: Houston’s There

A visit to Last Concert Cafe reveals a hidden haunt magically unchanged by time.

10/24/2016 By Catherine Matusow

The Drawl

The Ultimate McMansion

We take a crack at designing a millennium mansion everyone can agree to hate.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt