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

TALES OF OLD MONTROSE

Lamenting the Death of Montrose Is an Old Game

A 34-year-old Houston City article reads like it was written this year.

03/12/2014 By John Lomax

Texas Travel

What I Liked About the Texas Wine And Music Festival

Schulenburg gets to two-steppin' and vino-sippin' this Saturday.

03/04/2014 By John Lomax

Summer Camps

And They’re Off!

Here are some tips to help your little first-timer adjust to sleep-away camp.

03/03/2014 By John Lomax

Summer Camps

Best Summer Camps: Overnight Camps

Whatever your child’s interests—be it horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing, or camping under the stars—we’ve got them covered.

03/03/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax

Bayougraphy

Different Strokes

Professional golfer Patrick Reed—playing soon at the Shell Houston Open—treats golf as a team sport.

03/03/2014 By John Lomax

Rants

Dept. of Rants: Rising Rent in the Austin of Houston

If you think Montrose just ain’t what it used to be, you’re not alone.

03/03/2014 By John Lomax

Invective

Houston Deplored: Our Wretched Mudhole Through History

A "city without a single good restaurant," and "infested with Methodists and ants" to boot.

02/27/2014 By John Lomax

BON TEMPS

Where To Get Your Mardi Gras On...

...beyond just New Orleans and Galveston

02/26/2014 By John Lomax

BIKING HOUSTON

Ridin' Dirty Volume IV

Scenes we've come across on our bike over the past month or two.

02/24/2014 By John Lomax

CRIME

Beware Strangers with Sob Stories

Grocery run to Walmart ends up costing 90-year-old almost $3000.

02/24/2014 By John Lomax

FOLK GEOGRAPHY

Del Sesto, Gunspoint, and The 'Trose

And other Houston-area neighborhood nicknames.

02/21/2014 By John Lomax

MAPPING OLD HOUSTON

Catfish Reef, Happy Hollow, and Vinegar Hill

And other endangered and extinct local neighborhood names.

02/20/2014 By John Lomax

BREAKING NEWS

Former Congressman Craig Washington Arrested on Valentine's Day

Weapons charge follows 2008 aggravated assault incident and bizarre lawsuit.

02/18/2014 By John Lomax

BYWAYS OF HOUSTON

Safety Follows Wisdom; Obscurity Obliterates Both

An imposing Inner Loop monument you've probably never seen before.

02/12/2014 By John Lomax

Bayou City Byways

The King Of Tramps Was Here, 81 Years Ago

A legendary hobo left his mark on Houston, and it remains there today.

02/12/2014 By John Lomax

Reunion Pacific

The Battleship Texas Crew Meets One Last Time

The only surviving battleship to serve in both world wars marks its 100th birthday—and her crew marks a bittersweet milestone.

02/12/2014 By John Lomax

TRAVAILS

Houston's Weirdest Hotel

The decline and fall of Hotel 31

02/11/2014 By John Lomax

HOUSTON'S MONSTERS

The Gargoyles of Dunlavy

What's up with all the French Gothic architectural touches in Montrose?

02/10/2014 By John Lomax

SEOUL PLANE

Coming Soon: Direct Flights From IAH To Seoul

Korean megapolis joins Istanbul and Beijing in adding a direct link to the Energy Capital.

02/05/2014 By John Lomax