Press Clips

The Myth of Ken Hoffman’s Elusive “Fender Mender”

Is Houston’s mysterious body-work benefactor really as saintly as he seems?

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Ready, Set— Wait

Is Your Child Really Ready for Preschool?

Before you answer, assess your child’s development in four key areas.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Best Preschools

When It Comes to Early Education, B is for Bilingual

The best time to tackle a second language is before the age of six—hence the growth of immersive language programs at schools across the city.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Our Lost Youth

Where Have All the Green Lizards Gone?

It's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers (but with lizards).

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Weather Report

An Ode To Houston’s Non-Summer

Non-summer is simply glorious, wonderful, and sweet—pecan bombardments and venomous caterpillars aside.

11/03/2014 By John Lomax

Politics

Is It Time to Reform Tort Reform?

Tort reform made sense to lots of people at the time, Stephen DiLeo included—that is, until a doctor removed his son’s brain tumor.

09/30/2014 By John Lomax

Marijuana

A New Front in the War on the War on Drugs

This 85-year-old Republican is the legalization advocate the world needs.

09/30/2014 By John Lomax

COURTS

Lawsuit: Attorney Beaten Down, Taunted Online

Attack happened after alleged victim caught two men urinating on his Montrose home.

09/16/2014 By John Lomax

The Pits

A Grilling Guide, from Coals to ‘Cue

Now that you’ve caught those catfish and killed those quail, why not cook ‘em up?

09/01/2014 By John Lomax

Catch of the Day

A Fisherman’s Map of Houstonia

Whether you’re a saltwater or freshwater fisherman, here’s where to get the big ones.

09/01/2014 By John Lomax

How the Sausage Is Made

Meat Your Maker

Where to transform your deer or boar into sausages and more

09/01/2014 By John Lomax

Football Season

The Ten Commandments of Tailgating

Tailgate parties bring temptation and sin, but there is another way.

09/01/2014 By John Lomax

WEEKEND GETAWAYS

A Round Top Round-Up

The PBS lifestyle comes alive in this Central Texas oasis of culture, antiques, and pie.

08/22/2014 By John Lomax

A Family Guide to Houston

The Ultimate Guide to a Houston Family Reunion

Get your get-together together.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax and Katharine Shilcutt

A Family Guide to Houston

Houston’s Best Spraygrounds

Far from a fad, the splash pad (or “sprayground”) is here to stay—and there are dozens to choose from.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax

A Family Guide to Houston

Houston’s Best Parks Outside the Loop

Who says there’s nothing to do outside the Loop?

08/03/2014 By John Lomax and Katharine Shilcutt

A Family Guide to Houston

7 Great Small Houston Parks

Sometimes, you want to relax with the family away from the maddening crowd.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax

Bayougraphy

A Heated Discussion with the City’s Hottest Muralist

You’ve seen Anat Ronen’s work all over Houston—you just might not know it.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax Photography by Collin Kelly

Our Forgotten History

Mosquitos: the Rodney Dangerfield of the Insect World

Everyone’s least-favorite pest has been shaping our fair city for two centuries.

08/03/2014 By John Lomax

RUMMAGING HOUSTON'S ATTIC

Second-Hand Madness

A few of the weirdest and most wonderful finds from Houston's thrift stores.

07/30/2014 By John Lomax