Very Houston News

J.J. Watt Is Back in Houston ... Sort of

A is for animals and Astrodomes. Plus, some questionable parking.

05/21/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Very Houston News 

100K Astroworld Tickets Sold Out in an Hour This Week

Houstonians were almost too excited over music fest tickets. Plus, Beyoncé met Selena at the mall. 

05/07/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Play Ball

Learn the History of African American Baseball Through This Tour at Minute Maid Park

The hour-long tour chronicles the segregation and integration of baseball, the heyday of the Negro National League, and Houston’s connection to the sport’s greatest players.

02/12/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Como La Flor

See the First Official Trailer of Netflix's Upcoming Selena Series

Part One of the new biographical drama about the life of the Queen of Tejano Music drops December 4.

10/27/2020 By Emma Schkloven

1980 Astros

40 Years Ago, the Astros Came This Close

Remembering the first great Astros team and a most turbulent series.

10/12/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

The Drawl

Pick Your Favorite Astros Ticket Packages

Get your tickets today!

03/02/2020 By Jeff Balke

The Drawl

Face-Off: Houston 2010 vs. Houston 2020

Yes, there was a time before Altuve, Harden, Watson, and Watt.

12/27/2019 By Craig Hlavaty Illustrations by Amy Kinkead

Bayou City Beer Club

Beer Review: 8th Wonder's Dome Faux'm

Also, picks for your Fourth of July celebrations.

07/03/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Dome Fixin'

Wait, What's Going On With the Astrodome Now?

The plan to turn the Eighth Wonder of the World into a multi-use event space and parking structure has hit a bit of a snag.

03/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Pop Culture Handbook

8 Iconic Houston-Filmed Movies, Mapped

Plus: The top 3 times we've seen Houston get blown up on the big screen.

06/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

FINALLY

The Astrodome Gets Its Landmark Status from the Texas Historical Commission

No significant alterations can be made—including demolition—without permission from the state.

01/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

A Houston Sports Fan’s Lament

To be a Bayou City supporter is to be perpetually disappointed—and perpetually hopeful.

10/26/2016 By Jeff Balke

Hidden Houston

Talking Houston: A Cheat Sheet

How to conduct a conversation on some of the city’s most popular topics, including what on earth is going on with the Astrodome.

10/24/2016 By Jeff Balke

Photo Essay

Port of Hope

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, sending thousands of evacuees to the Astrodome, we catch up with four people who were there.

09/01/2015 Photography by Katya Horner By Jeff Balke

History

100 Years That Changed a City

A photographic inquiry into the nature of us

07/09/2015

The Drawl

Starred Up

Still skeptical of astrological clairvoyance? These recent incidents tell us that the stars have much to offer.

05/31/2015 By Houstonia Staff

opinion

Bring Back the Astros' Shooting Star Jerseys, Permanently

Last weekend, the 'Stros wore throwback uniforms to celebrate the Astrodome's 50th anniversary. Their superiority was obvious.

04/23/2015 By Cort McMurray

Take a Seat

Coveted Astrodome Seats for Sale on Monday

Own a little piece of Houston's history when Astrodome seats go up for sale next week.

04/17/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Master of His Dome-ain

Meet the Man Who Brought Stunts and Spectacle to the Astrodome

In the early days of the Dome, Judge Roy Hofheinz needed events to fill seats when the Astros weren’t playing. Enter Allen Becker.

04/01/2015 Photography by Michael Hardy

Craft Beer

8th Wonder’s Astrodome Beer Is Nostalgically Delicious

Remember Dome Foam? Then you’ll love Dome Faux’m.

04/30/2014 By Joshua Justice