Transportation

Biting the Bullet (Train)

Houston may have the distinction of being the first city in America served by high-speed rail. So what if it only goes to Dallas?

02/02/2014 By John Lomax

BAYOU CITY BLUES

Remembering Lightnin'

A never-published photo of the Houston music giant spurs memories.

01/31/2014 By John Lomax

GIFT IDEAS

Shopping In the Old Weird America

Some of our favorite items from the 1902 Sears, Roebuck Catalogue

01/30/2014 By John Lomax

STEREOTYPES

An Auto Complete Tour of Texas

Why is Beaumont the saddest city? Why is Waco hated so much?

01/27/2014 By John Lomax

HOUSTON AFOOT

The Sole Of Houston, Revisited

Several years ago, David Beebe and I walked about 200 miles of Houston in 10 or so hikes. Here are some of our best pictures.

01/21/2014 By John Lomax

HOUSTON HISTORY

Behold: The Oldest Photo of Houston

An 1856 snapshot of 300 Main Street captures a doomed streetscape, but the block has made several comebacks since.

01/14/2014 By John Lomax

MEDIA MATTERS

Houston: Not A Hipster City

So the Chronicle tells us. Again.

01/10/2014 By John Lomax

LONE STAR STATE OF MIND

Remember Goliad? Have the Whole Presidio to Yourself Overnight

If you're a Texas history buff, this is something you simply must do before you die.

01/09/2014 By John Lomax

CRIME

Man With One of Houston's Weirdest Names Was One of Year's First Arrests

You'd swear it was his nickname, but this is really what it says on his birth certificate.

01/02/2014 By John Lomax

Crime

Sexual Predator, CEO

Henri Morris was a respected entrepreneur and family man. So why did the women around him keep blacking out?

12/31/2013 By John Lomax

Dream Homes

Houston’s Top Homes

A insider's guide to the greatest houses in the city

12/31/2013 By Michael Hardy and John Lomax

Proto-Houstonias

Our Forgotten Ancestor: The Houston Gargoyle

A journal of Houston’s Jazz Age, the Gargoyle was our town’s first true city magazine.

12/31/2013 By John Lomax

Biking

Dissecting Critical Mass

On the last Friday of each month, thousands of cyclists make their presence felt. But what is Critical Mass, exactly, and what is its goal?

12/31/2013 By John Lomax

TEXAS REPUBLIC HISTORY

Sam Houston's Spectacular Farewell

175 years ago, the Hero of San Jacinto ruined incoming president Mirabeau Lamar's biggest day.

12/10/2013 By John Lomax

UNFRIENDLY SKIES

Flyway To Hell

Local Yelpsters sound off on Spirit Airlines.

12/10/2013 By John Lomax

Biking Houston

Ridin' Dirty Volume III, With Video

A trip to Discovery Green and a forlorn trumpeter.

12/09/2013 By John Lomax

UNSAFE PASSAGE

Is It Open Season On Houston Cyclists?

Months before the death of Chelsea Norman, John Andrew Williams was hit by a truck. The driver was not so much as cited. Where's that Safe Passage law?

12/06/2013 By John Lomax

Real Estate

Surreal Estate: Bayside Bizarre

Buy the weirdest building in Bacliff for only $250,000.

12/03/2013 By John Lomax

Winter Wonderlands

Embrace the Chill This Weekend at Moody Gardens

A yuletide festival of lights to cheer even the grouchiest grinch

12/02/2013 By John Lomax

Biking Houston

Ridin' Dirty Volume II

The second installment of things I have seen from the back of my bike.

12/02/2013 By John Lomax