COURTS

Hell Hath No Wrath

Two glamorous women take each other to court over allegations most sordid.

07/09/2014 By John Lomax

Rising Rents

Find the Right Apartment: a Hunting How-To

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax

Real Estate

Renting: What $1300 Gets You...

A survey of apartments reveals that while $1300 isn’t what it used to be, getting bang for your buck still depends on your location.

06/30/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax

Space City

A Home at the End of the Yard

People are building their children $50,000 playhouses. Is it the end of the world, or just well-heeled parental affection?

06/30/2014 By John Lomax Photography by Max Burkhalter

Bayougraphy

Meet the Man Behind the Mid-Main Island

Continental Club, Double Trouble, and Sig’s Lagoon are just the beginning.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax Photography by Jack Thompson

Design

The Houston Zoo’s Accidental Conservationist

Who will save our planet? The designers, that’s who.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax

Dept. of Dubious Distinctions

Tales From America’s Road Rage Capital

To the surprise of few, Houston earns itself another dubious distinction.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax

CRIME

Life Imitates Gritty Art

A long-deceased Houston blues poet's lyrics prophesy a Northside murder.

06/27/2014 By John Lomax

NONE MORE TEXAS

Spend the Fourth with Willie Nelson

The Red Headed Stranger's red, white, and blue annual shindig returns to Fort Worth.

06/26/2014 By John Lomax

BAYOU CITY HIPPIE LORE

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?

Leafing through the amazing pages of Houston's short-lived Age of Aquarius rock magazine.

06/25/2014 By John Lomax

Features

The Rent Race

Or, why you can’t find an apartment.

06/24/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax Illustrations by Andrew J. Nilsen

URBAN ADVENTURES

Exploring Timbergrove Park Apartments, Part II

Rambling through the interiors of dozens of abandoned apartments.

06/23/2014 By John Lomax

URBAN ADVENTURE

Exploring Timbergrove Park Apartments, Part One

Abandoned, spooky Timbergrove complex tells many a sad tale.

06/23/2014 By John Lomax

TEXAS MUSIC TRAVELS

Get Ramblin', Man

Head to Austin for the Texas Heritage Songwriter's Association induction honoring Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, and Houston's own K.T. Oslin.

06/11/2014 By John Lomax

BIKING HOUSTON

Ridin' Dirty Volume V

The latest batch of shots we've taken (mostly) on our cycling trips around town.

06/09/2014 By John Lomax

Hermann Park at 100

Slideshow: Hermann Park’s Centennial Art Installations

Hermann Park celebrates its 100th birthday with five special public exhibitions.

06/02/2014 By John Lomax

Our Sexist Past

Why Does Houston Only Have Two Statues of Women?

Get on it, Mayor Parker!

06/02/2014 By John Lomax

LAWSUITS

Lawsuit Claims “New” Marfreless Is a Fake

Rival owners of legendary River Oaks make-out bar can't make up.

05/29/2014 By John Lomax

H-TOWN MUSIC HEROES

The Gangster of Love from the Third Ward

Far more influential than famous, Johnny "Guitar" Watson effortlessly and flamboyantly excelled in every era from blues to rap.

05/16/2014 By John Lomax

H-TOWN WEIRDNESS

How Now Giant Dancing Cow? And Who?

A photo trek through the First Ward turns weird.

05/15/2014 By John Lomax Photography by Christopher Keeble