No more blue bayou

Buffalo Bayou’s Pontoon Boat, Spirit of the Bayou, Is Back in Business

Here’s what’s happening on the water.

07/07/2021 By Carolina Larracilla

Hidden Gems

Take Your Kids on a Scavenger Hunt Across Houston

Switch off the screens and take a break from the summer reading—the search is on!

06/09/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Love Bugs

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, June 4-6

You've never seen Danny Tanner like this.

06/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

a nickel to spare

Moving up or Pushing out? How One Massive Project Could Reshape a Community

Community leaders have long grappled with gentrification in Fifth Ward. A monumental new development, East River, stokes their worst fears.

05/26/2021 By Mike Snyder Photography by Michael Starghill

Flaming Hot News

Chris Shepherd to Heat Up Buffalo Bayou Area with New Restaurant

The James Beard award-winning chef will take on a global concept.

03/22/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Bayou’s 11

The Art Heist That Wasn’t 

Earlier this week, burglars broke into Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. You won’t believe what happened next. 

03/19/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

All that jazz 

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, March 12–14

Solve an art heist, enjoy some boozy burlesque, and question time itself. 

03/12/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Mean Green

Buffalo Bayou Partnership's East Sector Plans Get a $10 Million Boost

A Houston Endowment grant helps launch the 20-year master plan.

12/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Have you voted yet?

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Oct 16-18

Saxophones, multimedia art, and Robbert Kennedy.

10/16/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Fix Houston

How to Fix Our Bayou System

Maybe we're just going to have to leave some places green.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Year in Review

Your Favorite Outdoors Coverage of 2019

Running trails, a new BMX park, and asps gone wild (eek).

12/27/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Newcomer's Guide

H-Town for Families: A Bucket List

25 must-dos everyone, big or small, young or old, will love.

10/01/2019 By Jeff Balke

Dog Days

Johnny Steele Dog Park Is—You Guessed It—Underwater

Take your pups elsewhere this weekend.

05/10/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dream Homes

An Elegant Home on a Hill—Yes, Even In Houston—In Crestwood

You can kayak down Buffalo Bayou from this home's backyard.

03/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Dream Homes

A Historic River Oaks Palace, Right on Buffalo Bayou

We hope whoever buys this house is someone who appreciates that it is steeped in Houston history.

03/25/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Happy Trails

Houstonians Will Be Able to Bike and Walk 150 Miles of New Trails in 2020

Eight bayous will be connected through the $220 million Bayou Greenways 2020 project.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

What Does the Future Hold for Buffalo Bayou's East Sector?

Along with bringing recreational greenspace to the Greater East End and Fifth Ward neighborhoods, which have been cut off from the waterway and from each other for far too long, the East Sector will make for the greatest bike ride ever.

01/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Report Card

What Can You Do to Protect the Health of Galveston Bay?

Our local watershed needs your help.

08/15/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How Is Buffalo Bayou's Trash Picked Up?

More like sucked up, actually.

06/22/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Dog Things

Great News, Pups: Johnny Steele Dog Park Is Open Again!

Attention all dogs: It's playtime.

06/11/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp