News

As Methodist's Heart & Vascular Center Moves to a New Home, a Look Back at Dr. DeBakey's Legacy

DeBakey’s old stomping grounds were the scene of many historic firsts.

07/20/2018 By Jeff Balke

Deliciousness

Scenes from the 2018 Austin Food & Wine Festival

You gotta go next year.

05/10/2018 By Jeff Balke

Ice House

Reasons to Cheer and Cry With Houston Freeway Construction

Yes, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for a few notable construction projects. Unfortunately, that light might be an oncoming train.

02/28/2018 By Jeff Balke

Bayougraphy

Elmo Wright Says Football Is Supposed to Be Fun

Meet the UH alum, former wide receiver, and creator of the end-zone dance.

01/30/2018 By Jeff Balke

H-Town Diary

A Houston Sports Fan Learns to Love Again

After the World Series, Houston sports fans have multiple real, honest-to-goodness reasons to hope.

12/29/2017 By Jeff Balke

Hoops Hype

The Rockets Are One of the NBA’s Best Teams, and the Media Has Noticed

James Harden and Chris Paul are a mighty combo.

12/18/2017 By Jeff Balke

Holy Mother

It Snowed and We Are Beside Ourselves

Go outside! Right now! Before it melts!

12/08/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Best Places to Work 2017

These Houston Employers Stepped Up After Harvey

From raising money to rescuing flood victims, employees at these companies revealed their character in the storm's wake.

12/04/2017 By Jeff Balke and Laura Furr Mericas

Ice House

On Learning to Live within a Flood-Prone Prairie

Houston really isn't built in the best place to withstand hurricanes. Or flooding.

10/02/2017 By Jeff Balke

Heroes of Harvey

The Unexpected Hero of Harvey: Technology

Harvey was America's first major natural disaster of the modern tech era—which was lucky, as the internet and social media saved lives during the storm.

10/02/2017 By Jeff Balke

Heroes of Harvey

Norma Porter and Barb Hankins: The Dynamic Duo

From Memphis and Manvel, a tale of flooding, friendship, and neighbors helping neighbors.

10/02/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Best of Houstonia

The Heroes of Harvey

How a devastating storm brought out the best of Houston during the worst of times.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian, Jeff Balke, Morgan Kinney, Alice Levitt, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Catherine Matusow, Brittanie Shey, Katharine Shilcutt, and Scott Vogel

Heroes of Harvey

Glen and Alex Mayo: Diving in Head First

A father-and-son duo, both HPD divers from Westchase, risked it all to save others.

09/29/2017 By Jeff Balke

#harveyhmag

In Photos: First Responders in Memorial

These good Samaritans came from all over Texas and Oklahoma to help Memorial residents after Harvey.

09/13/2017 Photography by Jeff Balke

Hunker Down

10 Tips for Surviving a Hurricane in Houston

Don't worry—you probably won't die.

07/18/2017 By Jeff Balke

Hunker Down

When the Weather Gets Nasty, Houstonians Take Refuge in Laughter

It's better than panicking.

07/18/2017 By Jeff Balke

Into the Storm

How Weather Shaped Houston's History

Our inclement weather-prone city has seen it all over the past 100 years—fires, hurricanes, floods, and yes, even snow storms. Let's talk about it.

07/18/2017 By Jeff Balke, Eric Berger, and Matt Lanza Edited by Katharine Shilcutt

Texas Beaches

Beach Umbrellas: A Primer

A good umbrella can be hard to find. We went though that pain so you don't have to.

06/14/2017 By Jeff Balke

Alternative Medicine Guide

Reflexology Is More than Just a Foot Massage

Soothing your aching hands, feet and ears can also help the rest of your body.

05/25/2017 By Jeff Balke