Slow Commotion

Our Patience for Trains is Running Thin

Why do so many freight trains run through the center of an otherwise modern metropolis?

09/01/2015 By Jeff Balke

Outdoors

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

What are you waiting for? Gear up!

07/09/2015 Edited by Sarah Rufca Nielsen By Kyle Nielsen, Jeff Balke, and Trey Strange

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

The Other Three-Foot Rule

In a car-friendly city, cyclist-rights activists are demanding attention—and saving lives.

07/09/2015 By Jeff Balke

Bayougraphy

How Not to Prepare For a Hurricane

Hurricane expert Chris Hebert discusses predicting storms, fighting misinformation, and preparing for this year’s storm season.

07/09/2015 By Jeff Balke

Chin Up

It's the Worst Time of the Year to Be a Sports Fan

But that's okay—you've got options.

06/01/2015 By Jeff Balke

Recipe

10 Reasons Your Barbecue Isn’t as Good as Ronnie Killen’s

Beef up your skills with brisket advice from one of Houston’s most celebrated pitmasters.

05/31/2015 By Jeff Balke Photography by Todd Spoth

Recipes

Mastering the Art of Houston Cooking

You eat like a Houstonian. Now cook like one.

05/31/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt, Catherine Matusow, Scott Vogel, Michael Hardy, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Jeff Balke

Sponsored Content

Baby Monitor: Kids and Technology

Screen time, social media, and your children

05/31/2015 By Jeff Balke Illustrations by Chris Danger

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A Separate Peace

The Copeland twins, previously conjoined, go to college.

05/31/2015 By Jeff Balke Photography by Charles Ford

Clutch City

How to Prepare for a Rockets Playoff Game (and Not Jinx Them in the Process)

With the Rockets back in the Western Conference Finals, a super-fan steps in to help you avoid ruining everything.

05/21/2015 By Jeff Balke

Travel

We Drove an RV to a Lake Charles Casino, and You Can Too

Driving your home to the Golden Nugget is an experience everyone should try.

05/03/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Feature

Where to Live Now: 2015’s Top 25 Neighborhoods

Whether you’re moving to Houston, relocating or even buying your first home—you need our annual guide to where to live now.

03/30/2015 By Michael Hardy, Jeff Balke, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bayougraphy

Meet the Man Behind HPD’s Successful Homeless Outreach Team

Officer Steve Wick and his team provide a possible solution to a complex problem.

02/08/2015 By Jeff Balke

Throwing Shade

The Trouble With the Trees

If a tree falls in the forest—on someone, that is—who’s really to blame?

01/04/2015 By Jeff Balke

Fish Tales

One Time, I Caught a Fish So Big...

What would a great outdoors issue be without a fish tale or two?

09/01/2014 By Jeff Balke

Nature

Ducks Descend Upon Forest West

Giving ‘Duck Dynasty’ a whole new meaning.

08/03/2014 By Jeff Balke

H-Town Diary

A Roll New World

Searching for the past in a pile of grandma’s recipe cards.

06/30/2014 By Jeff Balke

Summer Fitness

The Men’s Locker Room: a Survival Guide

Tip 1: Stop doing naked lunges.

06/02/2014 By Jeff Balke

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Multiplicity: How Many to Implant?

The complications that come with multiple births make deciding how many embryos to implant difficult.

05/01/2014 By Jeff Balke

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Tips for Parents of Twins

1 in 4 children in the Greater Houston area is born at Memorial Hermann. Dr. Kenneth Moise of the Texas Fetal Center offers advice for those mothers carrying twins.

05/01/2014 By Jeff Balke