The Enforcer

Did You Know That You—Yes, You—Could Write Parking Tickets?

Just complete the City of Houston’s Volunteer Parking Enforcement Program, and the power could be yours.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Party City

5 Out-of-the-Box Themes for Your Next Celebration

Plus, all the ingredients you need for the most Houston photobooth of all time.

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fall Arts

Curtain Call: The 2019 Fall Arts Guide

Everything you need to know about the season’s must-score tickets. Plus, the ovation-deserving professionals who make it all possible.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney and Chris Gray

Education

Expand Your Mind With These Classes

These Houston-area continuing education courses will restore your wellbeing and feed your mind, body, and soul.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

Destination: Downtown

What You Should Do Downtown This Summer

From festivals to theater to bingo in the park, here is this season’s downtown must-do list.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Happy 243rd Birthday, America!

How Will You Celebrate Fourth of July This Year?

Houston has an Independence Day celebration for everyone.

06/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

The Drawl

4 Cocktails You Should Drink to Remember the Moon Landing

Bartenders across town have concocted a variety of NASA-centric offerings to help Houston celebrate that “one small step” right.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

The Drawl

What's the Deal with Electric Scooters, Anyway?

We size up the latest transit trend.

05/24/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

I Got It (For) My Mama

The To-Doux List: May 10-12

This weekend brings a lot of stuff for Mom, because she deserves it.

05/09/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Happy Trails

5 Local Races Worth Running in 2019

Donuts and beaches can convince anyone to run a 5K, right?

01/28/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas

Happy Trails

We Run This Town: Our Favorite Houston Trails

You’ve stretched out your hammies, leashed up your good dogs, and are ready to crank out the mileage. But where to?

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

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Our 10 Most Popular Home and Real Estate Stories of 2018

A major theme: We all want to look inside other people's houses.

12/27/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Year in Review

Our 11 Most Popular Stories of 2018

Standing ovations, tacos, road trips, and bullet trains topped the list this year.

12/25/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Houston's Darkest Hours

When Death Came to the Alley Theatre—and Not on the Stage

Iris Siff was working late inside her office when a man entered and strangled her with a phone cord.

11/26/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Architecture

Houston Architecture, from A to Z

From bungalows to strip malls, we've got it all—well, everything except zoning.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Fire Fight

What You Need to Know About Proposition B

A primer on what Houston firefighter pay parity with police officers actually means.

10/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Getting all Electoral

Register to Vote While You Still Can

The midterms are looming, but the cutoff for Harris County voter registration is even closer.

10/03/2018 By Sandy Tang

Politics

The Official Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke Drinking Game

Win or lose, margs make everything better. (So does voting.)

09/21/2018 By Dianna Wray

Newcomer's Guide

Houston's Standout Public School Districts

Here’s what you need to know about Houston’s 16 top-performing school districts and 4 top-performing charter school systems, as they stand today.

08/30/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Newcomer's Guide

Which Houston Grocery Store Is the One For You?

Consult our handy chart to find out.

08/30/2018 By Jeff Balke