Women Making History

From Mentee to Mentor, Annise Parker Shares Lessons on Female Leadership

In honor of Women’s History Month, the former mayor of Houston shares the mentorship experiences that shaped her career.

03/13/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Equality

For Transgender Texans, Every Day Is a Battle

A new report from the National Center for Transgender Equality identifies Texas-specific issues with healthcare, education, housing, identity documents, homelessness and more.

02/06/2017 By Amber Tong

Bayougraphy

The Conroe Congressman Who’s Out to Reform the U.S. Tax Code

U.S. Representative Kevin Brady is heading up the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and he means business.

06/20/2016 By Adam Doster

Bayougraphy

A Former Texas Gubernatorial Contender, Anything but Retired

Debra Medina may have moved on from politics, but she isn’t out to pasture—not exactly.

05/31/2016 By Adam Doster

This Must Be the Place

Freedom Place: Once a Summer Camp, Now a Home for Healing

When Freedom Place opened its doors in 2012, it was Texas’s first residential treatment center for domestic children who are victims of sex trafficking.

03/31/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House Interview

Lou Weaver: A Hero for HERO

A local man is fighting for everyone's rights, including his own.

01/05/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Interview

A Mayor Considers Her Legacy

Her final term may be winding down, but Annise Parker isn’t—and during what’s become a race to the finish line, our mayor takes a moment to reflect.

09/29/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Life Shavers

How to Quit Your Oil Job and Open a Sno-Cone Stand

Alexx and Rhonda Nanez, owners of Just Chill Out, on finding your own happiness, Houston-style

07/09/2015 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

Elements of Style

Blazer of Glory: A Sartorial Discussion with Bill Stubbs

The interior designer, whose furniture line debuts at Gallery Furniture this month, talks style, splurging, saving and why Casual Friday must be stopped.

05/31/2015 Photography by Justin Calhoun By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fajitas on Ice

What’s the Mayor of Reykjavik Doing in Houston?

Stand-up comedian and former mayor Jón Gnarr might just be the next president of Iceland—but for the time being, he’s calling Houston home.

03/09/2015 Photography by Justin Calhoun By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Open Road

Brenham Can Wait: Take a Trip to Chappell Hill Instead

Slow down and get to know the town where nobody hurries to get anywhere else.

02/08/2015 By Andrew Husband

Top Doctors 2014

Seizing the Moment

One Houston physician is a pioneer in eradicating a rare form of epilepsy.

09/01/2014 By Michael Hardy

Top Doctors 2014

Finding a Better Way to Target Children’s Cancer

In a world where the cure can be deadlier than the disease, a Houston medical power couple is finding new ways to deliver cancer medicine.

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Top Doctors 2014

Solving the Mysteries—and Blame Games—of Childbirth

To find out why non-human primates often have more successful births than humans do, one BCM professor is thinking small.

09/01/2014 By Kerry H.

Top Doctors 2014

Training the Next Generation of Minimally-Invasive Surgeons

Remote control technology lets doctors perform less invasive surgeries than ever—and to train doctors all over the world from their offices.

09/01/2014 By Catherine Matusow

10 Best Pubs

Houston’s Best Pub Breakfasts

These traditional English breakfasts will have you full till teatime.

12/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Hearth & Haven

Houston’s 10 Coziest Pubs

Where will you hunker down this winter? Try 10 of Houston’s best spots for some hearty food and a pint of bitter.

12/31/2013 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Features

Watt’s Inside

A star becomes a superstar.

08/01/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Justin Calhoun

Web Exclusive

The J.J. Watt Interview

Houstonia's interview with Texans star J.J. Watt, unedited and uncut.

07/29/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Justin Calhoun

Hakeem Olajuwon

Dream Machine

A hoops legend, still cutting a figure in the city that made him famous

03/14/2013 By Jeff Balke