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

What's in a Rhyme?

Mayor Turner Invites Houstonians to Submit Their Favorite Poems

Houston’s Favorite Poem Project is sure to make one page-turner of an anthology.

06/20/2016 By Jenn Nguyen

City Hall

Mayor Sylvester Turner’s First Order of Business: Fix Potholes

The new mayor outlined his priorities in his inaugural address.

01/04/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

The Drawl

Hole New World

Pothole of the Week is a good idea, but why stop there?

02/02/2014 Illustrations by Lucky 11 Studios