Hill Country Guide

Wait, What's Officially the Hill Country?

It's time for a little geography and geology lesson.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meet the Neighbors

Our 10 Favorite Places to Live in Houston for 2017

These neighborhood stewards told us why they’ve chosen to put down roots where they did.

03/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian Photography by Jack Thompson, Max Burkhalter, and Michael Paulsen

The Crawfish Guide

Looking for Ways to Jazz Up Your Next Backyard Crawfish Boil?

We have five fun suggestions on how to build a better boil.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fight the Power

During Super Bowl Weekend, Peaceful Protests Continue

Trump opponents in Houston are organizing before the Big Game.

02/05/2017 By Adam Doster

Super Bowl LI

Downtown Houston Has Undergone a Dramatic Tranformation Since the Last Super Bowl

The last time the Big Game came to town, downtown offered tourists a bunch of nightclubs… and not much else. What a difference a decade makes.

01/26/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Where the Wild Things Are in Buffalo Bayou Park

There’s more to Buffalo Bayou than bats. Alisa Kline, the park’s Texas Master Naturalist, clues us in on some surprising species to watch for.

01/23/2017 By Jeff Balke

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Here's Houstonia's Handy Annotated Map of Buffalo Bayou Park

We've got the inside track on where to find the top picnic spot, best wildlife-viewing area, most dramatic skyline views and more.

01/23/2017 Illustrations by Tanyia Johnson and Monica Fuentes

The Big Game

The True Quarterback of Super Bowl LI Isn't Who You Think It Is

Sallie Sargent has spent years — yes, years — planning everything but the game.

12/30/2016 By Adam Doster

The Big Game

The Local's Guide to Super Bowl Houston

Everything you need to play, party and participate, ticket or no ticket

12/27/2016 By Houstonia Staff

Music to Our Ears

Day for Night Is Finally Here

Our musically-inclined art director shares her favorite acts performing this weekend.

12/16/2016 By Tanyia Johnson

Dec 2–4

What to Do This Weekend

Forget Santa—Dolly Parton is coming to town! Plus: Dickens on The Strand makes merry in Galveston and Houston Grand Opera hosts the world premiere of a reimagined It's a Wonderful Life.

12/01/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Stage

HGO Debuts an Operatic Version of It’s a Wonderful Life

The classic holiday tearjerker premieres at the Houston Grand Opera this month.

11/21/2016 By Steve Jansen

Port Authority

The Strange Case of a Port and Its City

To some extent, Houston’s ignorance of its port can be traced to geography, though there’s more to it than that.

06/20/2016 By Adam Doster

Dept. of Bad PR

How Can Anyone Hate a Possum? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Defending the good name of Houston’s most misunderstood marsupial

06/20/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pour

Flowchart: What Should You Be Drinking This Summer?

A handy guide to solving at least one of life's biggest questions

06/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt Illustrations by Tanyia Johnson

Best East Texas State Parks

Cowboy Coffee & Chili: Campfire Cooking 101

Need tips for cooking in the wild? Ask a cowgirl.

04/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Best East Texas State Parks

The Fauna of the Piney Woods

From water moccasins to woodpeckers, what to watch for—and what to watch out for—in East Texas.

04/28/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best East Texas State Parks

The Flora of the Piney Woods

Did you know? Spanish moss is neither a moss nor a lichen.

04/28/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best East Texas State Parks

Another Excuse to Go Hiking: Geocaching

The upside of camping with a cell phone? The resurgence of geocaching.

04/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt