Independence Day

Where to Watch Fireworks in Houston This Weekend

8 family-friendly places to celebrate America’s 245 birthday.

06/29/2021 By Shivani Parmar

Bah humbug

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Houston 

Here are all the places to drop your tree off in the Bayou City.

01/04/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Holly Jolly

The Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular Is Heading to a Screen Near You

The annual City of Houston tradition, now in its 101st year, will stream on December 5 and 18.

11/20/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Small steps

Houston Will Begin Allowing Some Live Events Again

The decision comes after a significant drop in the city's Covid-19 positivity rate.

09/09/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Pay it forward

Local Celebrities Are Organizing a Citywide Hurricane Laura Donations Drive

Mattress Mack, Trae Tha Truth, and more are coming together to help out.

09/01/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Surprise!

Houston Quietly Launches a Climate Action Plan

We're going carbon neutral by 2050, y'all.

04/22/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Midterms 2018

The Houstonian's Guide to Last-Minute Election Day Details

What you need to know before you hit the polls on Tuesday.

11/05/2018 By Dianna Wray

Story Time

Prepare to Hear the Stories of Acres Homes, Gulfton, Third Ward, and Beyond

City dollars will fund five artists to tell the stories of five culturally rich but historically under-resourced Houston neighborhoods.

07/06/2018 By Brittanie Shey

Turn down for this

The White Oak Music Hall Noise Dispute is Finally Over

A long-running dispute between the Near Northside venue and local residents has finally reached a settlement.

04/25/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Street Art

More Mini Murals Are Coming to a Street Corner Near You

Meet one of the 45 new artists recruited to expand the city's mini mural program.

01/26/2018 By Rony Ortiz Andrade

Dodge Ball

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Houston Case on Gay Marriage Benefits

Both sides of the fight are claiming the non-decision as a victory of sorts.

12/05/2017 By Dianna Wray

Troubled Waters

The Deliberate Flooding of West Houston

Thousands of Houstonians have been left with gutted homes—and many, many questions.

10/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt and Roxanna Asgarian

Dept. of Optimism

What the City of Houston Will Do, Post-Harvey

The city's going to change now, right? Right?

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Heroes of Harvey

Let's Tip Our Hats to These Houston Officials

Nobody's perfect, but our local leaders deserve a thank-you for staying calm and clear-headed in the midst of disaster.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ugly history

Mayor Turner Announces Plan to Review Houston's Confederate Monuments

After a violent weekend in Charlottesville, Va., Houston reckons with its own history.

08/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

What Happens When You Change a Street Name?

Dowling Street recently became Emancipation Avenue—but what exactly does that process entail?

07/18/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

What Does the Future Hold for Houston's Pension Plans?

We break down the issues impacting our city’s public-employee retirement system.

01/23/2017 By Adam Doster

Bayougraphy

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

Neighborhood Watch

So, What Does the Department of Neighborhoods Actually Do?

A morning cruise with Houston's blight fighters

07/18/2016 By Adam Doster