The Season Ahead

The Ultimate Astros Fan Guide

Everything Houston's rabid fans need to know, from can’t-miss games and theme nights to new ballpark food and game gear.

03/28/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Top Neighborhoods 2018

The 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in Houston in 2018

Seven excellent places to buy, three great locations to rent

02/28/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian, Morgan Kinney, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Store Report

Where to Find a Little Mysticism in Montrose: The Magick Cauldron

How to cleanse your Tarot cards, and other lessons learned at Houston's premier Pagan supply store.

01/31/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Preservation

Saving Houston's History, One Home at a Time

Of the 15 historic Houston homes in this River Oaks oasis originally spared the wrecking ball, 11 will soon be relocated to make room for a high-rise development.

10/27/2016 By Marene Gustin

Ice House

Where Have All the Dive Bars Gone?

Charting the demise of the Inner Loop dive bar, an increasingly endangered species

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

ESSAY

A Toast to Summer Mannequins

In Houston, it's not the parks or public places that store our truest treasures—it's the people.

09/02/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

Traffic

The Hardy Tollroad Shuts Down for the Weekend

You've never seen a toll road closure of this magnitude.

07/14/2016 By Adam Doster

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: Matagorda and Palacios

From wild game and wine festivals to the most important shipwreck in history, this stretch of the Gulf Coast has it all.

01/12/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Gone Too Soon

Houston Loses Two Favorite Spots for Beer and Candy

Baker St. Pub in Rice Village and the Heights Candy Bar are closing their doors for good.

01/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: July 18-24

An Italian restaurant in Montrose makes its move, while a Swiss restaurant in Richmond seeks its salvation.

07/24/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

SIC TRANSIT GLORIA

Two Old Men Lament Houston's Progress in 1938

76 years ago, Jesse Ziegler and a fellow octogenarian toured what was left of "Quality Hill," Houston's first blue-blood district. Preservation standards haven't changed much since then.

03/14/2014 By John Lomax

DRAM SHOP LITIGATION

Shepherd Plaza Shame

Lawsuit claims Ruchi's Taqueria Las Americas and Didy's Sports Bar overserved customer who caused fatal wreck.

12/05/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Blight-O City

Houston: Ugliest City In The First World

Houston: Ugliest City In The First World. According to some travel site we've never heard of.

11/06/2013

Open Road

Six More Ugly Texas Courthouses

We'll show you some pretty ones later, we promise.

10/16/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Open Road

Five Of The Ugliest Texas County Courthouses

We scour the state for the worst in municipal cathedrals.

10/16/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Developer Hell

City Sues Developer, Contractors For Axing Protected Trees

Oaks were 90 to 100 years old and on city right-of-way, suit claims.

10/08/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Bizarrechitecture

Five Of Houston's Weirdest And Wackiest Buildings

Derelict Dairy Ashford-area orb palaces, exuberantly neo-classical freeway churches, and more.

10/07/2013 By Michael Hardy and John Nova Lomax

Puzzlers

How Is That Place Still Open?

They've been around forever. The food is blah or worse. Nobody's ever in there. What gives?

09/26/2013 By John Lomax

Bad Luck And Trouble

The Dirty Dozen: Houston's 12 Jinxed Restaurant Spots

Looking back on a five-year-old list and seeing if any of these Bermuda triangles have turned around.

09/25/2013 By John Lomax