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Meet the Airbnb Host Bringing the World to the Third Ward

Ed Pettitt didn’t even set foot in Houston until 2011—but when he did, a spark ignited.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Bill Worrell, Play-by-Play Announcer, on His Iconic Sports Broadcasting Career

After three-plus decades with the Rockets and the Astros, few have witnessed sports changing the way Worrell has.

03/21/2017 By Jeff Balke

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Dr. Madhureeta Achari: Brain Foodie

This doctor is out to prevent disease, not just treat it.

02/20/2017 By Karen Abercrombie

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Chuck Norris: Martial Arts Legend, Water Bottler

If you’re Chuck Norris, and you find a nearly unlimited source of amazing water yards from your bedroom, what’s your next step?

12/28/2016 By Adam Doster

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Shannon LaBove: Rice University’s Great Debater

Everyone talks, but few know how to turn a speech into a work of art.

11/21/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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The Man on a Mission to Bring the Green

Joe Turner is transforming Houston’s parks—and all on an ever-tightening city budget. How does he do it? Teamwork.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Meet the Minister Building Bridges Between Refugee Communities in Westbury

The best way to reach a community? Move in.

09/19/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Meet Houston's Real-Deal Snake Charmer: Clint "The Snake Man" Pustejovsky

Meet the man who’s taught one million people to revere, not fear, the snake.

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

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Following Robert Ellis on His Journey of Discovery

After years of leaning into the chaos, the singer-songwriter has found an appreciation for how structure and routine can spur creativity.

07/18/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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The Conroe Congressman Who’s Out to Reform the U.S. Tax Code

U.S. Representative Kevin Brady is heading up the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and he means business.

06/20/2016 By Adam Doster

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A Former Texas Gubernatorial Contender, Anything but Retired

Debra Medina may have moved on from politics, but she isn’t out to pasture—not exactly.

05/31/2016 By Adam Doster

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How Life Feels for Best-Selling Author Justin Cronin

A Houston author, and a trilogy of books about much more than vampires.

04/28/2016 By Daniel Carlson

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Bobby Lee Hilton, Galveston Island Treasure

This 82-year-old historian and Hotel Galvez ambassador never gives the same tour twice.

03/31/2016 By Jeff Balke

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Mireille Enos Prepares for Her Highest Profile Role Yet

After acting for 20 years, the Houston-raised actress has finally become a household name.

03/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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A Matter of Conviction

Exonerated from death row and working for justice, Anthony Graves doesn’t have a moment to waste.

11/29/2015 By Jeff Balke

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Video: Behind the Scenes with Tony Vallone

After 50 years in the Houston restaurant business, Tony’s still got it.

11/03/2015 Videography by Bryan Lozano

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You Want It, You Got It

Tony Vallone dishes on how to survive 50 years in the Houston restaurant biz.

11/03/2015 By Jeff Balke Photography by Nathan Lindstrom

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Cracking Cases With a Genetics Gumshoe

Brendan Lee, a researcher at Baylor College of Medicine, uses patients’ DNA to track down rare diseases.

05/31/2015 Photography by Charles Ford By Jerry Ianelli

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The Canine in the Rye: The Story of One Very Lost Dog

One dog’s incredible journey, in her own words (and a few of ours).

05/03/2015 By Amy the Dog, as told to Jeff Balke and Scott Vogel

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Five Years Later, the BP Oil Disaster Still Haunts the Gulf Coast

In a world of offshore drilling and oil spills, wildlife biologist Donna Shaver is on the front lines of the struggle to protect coastal wildlife.

03/30/2015 By Maggie Berardo