Texas Beaches

The Local's Guide to Galveston Island

Where to find the least-touristy beaches, cheapest beachfront views, and the Gulf Coast-iest gumbo.

06/14/2017 By Peter Holley

Repeat Offender

Decades After Recovery, Polio Strikes Back

The nearly-eradicated disease still has a way of making its presence felt, even years after patients have recovered.

03/09/2015 By Peter Holley

Piety’s Fringes

Sex Traffickers, Meet Your Worst Nightmare

From the site of a former brothel, a notorious band of anti-trafficking activists confronts Houston’s sex trade face-to-face.

02/02/2015 By Peter Holley Photography by Brian Goldman

Citizen Canine

All Dogs Go to Heaven

Enter Houston’s Celestis Pets, the world’s first pet memorial spaceflight service.

11/30/2014 By Peter Holley

Best of Houstonia

Preschool Confidential

Finger painting’s nice, but will it get you into Harvard?

11/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Bayougraphy

A Portrait of the Barber as a Young Man

Honing his skills (and his blade) took 29-year-old David Silva to the finest shaving parlors in London, Paris, and Rome.

11/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Escaped Converts

New Houstonian Peter Vogel Will Never Go Back to Portland

An occasional check-in with recent arrivals—poor, huddled, and yearning to clog our freeways

11/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Best of Houstonia

100 Things Every Houstonian Must Do

Presenting your local bucket list: 100 things that simply must be done if you’re to experience the unique seductiveness that is Houston.

10/29/2014 By Houstonia Staff

Fall Arts 2014

6 Young Artists Who Are Reshaping Houston’s Art Scene

This year we salute the new wave behind this season’s thrilling slate of cultural events—a lineup as fresh and new as the artists behind them.

09/30/2014 By Michael Hardy, Peter Holley, and Adam Casteñeda Photography by Arthur Garcia

Clutch City

Three Gowns for Gala Season

Every fall a lady’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of evening gowns.

09/30/2014 By Peter Holley

Vampires

For Houston’s Vampire Community, Reality Bites

A marginalized group seeks equal rights—and sometimes blood.

09/30/2014 By Peter Holley

History

Dredging Up Civil War History in Galveston Bay

Texas A&M researchers are uncovering the fascinating remains of a Union battleship sunk during the Battle of Galveston.

09/30/2014 By Peter Holley

Domestic Violence

For South Asian Women, Ancient Norms Meet Modern Realities

Bringing domestic violence awareness to one of Houston’s most underrepresented populations requires a bridging of cultures.

09/30/2014 With Peter Holley

AROUND TOWN

Huracán Season

The new "entry-level" Lamborghini is "the car for everyone."

09/15/2014 By Peter Holley With John Whittington

Men's Fashion

Hamilton Shirts Fall Preview

Classic prints, paisleys and, yes, camo...here's a sneak peak at Hamilton's fall lineup.

09/03/2014 By Peter Holley

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Go Fish!

Whether you’re hitting the open water or the pier, here’s what you’ll need to reel ‘em in.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

Home on the Range

Ready, Aim, Fire: Three of Houston’s Best Ranges

Before setting off on the hunt, polish up your rifle and your shooting skills.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

Bagging Bucks

The Hunt Is On

Three great group trips, from low-budget to big game

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

The Thrill of the Hunt

Rifles at the Ready

When it comes to hunting, supplies are half the battle.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley

Movin’ On Up

What’s With Those Double-Decker Buses Downtown?

You’re not dreaming; those big red London-style tour buses are real.

09/01/2014 By Peter Holley