Fun With The Kids

Extreme Old-Fashioned Halloween

At Richmond's George Ranch All Hallow's Eve party, children can trick-or-treat through time.

10/14/2013 By John Lomax

Bizarrechitecture

Five Of Houston's Weirdest And Wackiest Buildings

Derelict Dairy Ashford-area orb palaces, exuberantly neo-classical freeway churches, and more.

10/07/2013 By Michael Hardy and John Nova Lomax

Cycling H-Town Solo

Ridin' Dirty

A few of the sights I've seen from my bike recently.

10/03/2013 Photography by John Lomax

Houston Music Lore

Velvet Bayou

Sterling Morrison left the Velvet Underground in Houston to captain tugboats on the Ship Channel.

10/01/2013 By John Lomax

Talking Candy from Strangers

The Man Who Killed Halloween

Ronald O'Bryan and the Houston origins of a national nightmare

09/30/2013 By John Lomax

Puzzlers

How Is That Place Still Open?

They've been around forever. The food is blah or worse. Nobody's ever in there. What gives?

09/26/2013 By John Lomax

Bad Luck And Trouble

The Dirty Dozen: Houston's 12 Jinxed Restaurant Spots

Looking back on a five-year-old list and seeing if any of these Bermuda triangles have turned around.

09/25/2013 By John Lomax

Fast Food Lore

8 Fun Facts About 8 of America's Favorite Restaurants

How Taco Cabana went 24 hours and dispelling the myth of Freebirds Aggieland birth.

09/23/2013 By John Lomax

Hustle Town Hard Times

Riff Raff Did 10 Days in the County Here in 2002

And here are the details.

09/20/2013 Photography by Peter Holley By John Lomax

Open Road

Guten Tag, Amigos

Oktoberfest? In San Antonio? Ja.

09/18/2013 By John Lomax

Czech It Out

Tarok, Tubas, Kolaches and Homemade Wine

Victoria's Czech Heritage Festival has it all.

09/18/2013 By John Lomax

Suburban Sojourns

Staycationing In The Woodlands

Town Center in The Woodlands takes us forward to the past.

09/18/2013 By John Lomax

Shellfish History

On R-Month Oysters

The taboo dates back to Ancient Rome, and Cicero was one of the first to explore it.

09/12/2013 By John Lomax

On Stage

Highest Drama

No Texas theater season has ever been more dramatic than the first.

09/11/2013 By John Lomax

Essays

Ike’s Peak

A singularly harrowing account of Hurricane Ike’s fury and the four souls whose lives it nearly took.

09/03/2013 By John Lomax

Top Doctors 2013

A Heart Can't Skip a Beat Without a Pulse

Dr. Billy Cohn has created the world's first pulse-less artificial heart.

09/03/2013 By John Lomax

Ice House

Death Becomes Him

Ryan Donowho has made an acting career out of dying.

09/03/2013 By John Lomax

East Texas

Fire Claims First B&B In Texas

Jefferson's 1880s Pride House was a hotbed of paranormal activity.

08/28/2013 By John Lomax

Ridin' Dirty

Coming Soon: Bike Connections for the Heights, Timbergrove, and Beyond

Plans afoot to connect White Oak Bayou and Heights MKT Hike & Bike paths by 2014.

08/20/2013 By John Lomax

Texas Lore

Be A Texas Millionaire: A Big Rich Board Game

Locally produced game was beautifully printed but offensive to everyone but Texans.

08/19/2013 By John Lomax