Politics

Could Democrat Steve Kirkland Make the Texas Supreme Court?

Timing and a Democratic midterm surge could improve Kirkland's odds.

12/22/2017 By Dianna Wray

Down on the Farm

Get to Know Your Urban Farmers This Weekend

Plant It Forward Farms invites you to their holiday celebration.

12/21/2017 By Cat Modlin-Jackson

Stay Sane

Pro Tips For Surviving Holiday Travel

How to conquer even the busiest airport.

12/20/2017 By Jason Bargas

Swipe Left

Bumble Clapped Back at an Online Dating Bully

Read the dating app's open letter to "Michael."

12/19/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Sydney for Sydney

People Named Sydney Could Get a Free United Flight to Sydney, Australia

Named Sydney? Well, lucky you.

12/15/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Help Wanted

We Want You to Write for Us!

If you love Houston and you're a writer, here's your chance to contribute to Houstonia.

12/12/2017 By Nicki Koetting

A Tree Grows in Houston

Tribute Trees Are the Gift That Keeps on Growing

Trees for Houston offers a charitable take on the Christmas tradition.

12/12/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Trill City

Gucci Mane, Tory Lanez Team Up with H-Town Legends for Spotify’s RapCaviar Live

When it comes to hip-hop in Houston, real recognize real.

12/11/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Water World

A New Waterpark Heads to Houston in 2018

Big River Waterpark breaks ground in New Caney. But what's up with Schlitterbahn?

12/07/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Getaways

Our Five Best Travel Stories of the Year

Escape the atrocities of 2017 through travel.

12/06/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Arrive in Style

For a Luxury Shopping Experience, Hop on the Bus

When it comes to the search for holiday gifts, Houston Shopping Tours believes you're too fabulous for the mall.

12/04/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Fancy Feet

Our 4 Favorite Socks for National Sock Day

Any day is a good day for new socks.

12/04/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Strike a Pose

5 Tips to Slay Your Holiday Photo Ops

"There's nothing to it," Madonna said. Not so fast, Madge.

12/04/2017 By Beth Levine

Travel

Floating Away in Quito, the City of Clouds

Encountering upended expectations, fascinating contrasts, and terrifying taxi rides

12/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bah Humbug!

The Critic's Notebook: The Holidays Are for Amateurs

Want to celebrate? Do it another time.

11/27/2017 By Alice Levitt

Danksgiving

Want a Happy Holiday? This Company Suggests Spiking Dinner With Weed

Mondo promises it's instantly soluble—and low-calorie.

11/23/2017 By Alice Levitt

Airport Anxiety

How to Breeze Through Airport Security Like a Pro

Wear slip-on shoes, keep the bling at home, and more tips.

11/20/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Pro Tips

How to Travel Around Asia on the Cheap

Step one: Get to Kuala Lumpur.

11/13/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

In Chicago and Beyond, Hunting the Ghost of Al Capone

Learn about the real Scarface with visits to the legendary gangster's final resting place and more.

11/09/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Grandfathered In

The Critic's Notebook: Say No to Lines

Whether you're type A or just entitled, those guys don't need you.

11/06/2017 By Alice Levitt