Can you dig it?

Construction-themed Amusement Park 'Dig World' Coming to Katy This Fall

Get the chance to drive skid steers and UTVs at the new family-friendly theme park.

08/25/2021 By Carolina Larracilla

home sweet home

5 Home-Design Trends That Developed During the Pandemic

Styles come and go—think Italianate exteriors and (dare we say?) sliding farmhouse doors—and the pandemic has only helped expedite that process. Here are five trends that home builders are seeing in the market.

03/25/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

home sweet home

9 Houston Home Builders You Should Know

Local custom builders and renovators to help you perfect—or create—the home you’ve been dreaming about.

03/24/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt, Laura Furr Mericas, Denise Cathey, and Timothy Malcolm

home sweet home

So You Want to Build a House in Houston?

Here's what you need to know.

03/23/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

Building Boom

Another Strip Center Is Getting a Major Revamp in Garden Oaks

The Common will sit on the edge of the GOOF and Acres Homes.

03/05/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

Park News

5 Things to Keep in Mind If You're Heading to Memorial Park This Holiday Season

Land Bridge construction, Covid testing, holiday lights, and a new trail? There's a lot happening at our favorite park.

12/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Skyrise and shine

These Five Developments Will Change Houston Forever

A new decade means a new look for the city.

01/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

Could the Future of Houston’s Skyline Be...Wood?

Rice University is pioneering mass timber construction.

12/01/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Freeway Frenzy

Community Organizers Decry TxDOT's I-45 Expansion Plan, Call for Delay in Local Approval

As TxDOT's plan to revamp I-45 moves forward, some concerned citizens are pushing back.

07/24/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

Ice House

Reasons to Cheer and Cry With Houston Freeway Construction

Yes, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for a few notable construction projects. Unfortunately, that light might be an oncoming train.

02/28/2018 By Jeff Balke

Yes We Can

We Will Rebuild It: Advice on Choosing A Contractor

You have questions. The Texas Association of Builders has answers.

09/11/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

rebuild houston

In Order to Rebuild, Houston Needs Its Undocumented Workforce

Texas has more than 250,000 undocumented construction workers, and the Gulf Coast needs as much help as it can get.

09/07/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

How to Crush the Competition in a Sandcastle Contest

Winning big in Galveston's annual competition means going against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Preservation

Saving Houston's History, One Home at a Time

Of the 15 historic Houston homes in this River Oaks oasis originally spared the wrecking ball, 11 will soon be relocated to make room for a high-rise development.

10/27/2016 By Marene Gustin

The Drawl

The Ultimate McMansion

We take a crack at designing a millennium mansion everyone can agree to hate.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tiny Living

A Peek Inside Houston's First "Micro" Condos

The sales team behind the forthcoming Ivy Lofts in EaDo tries to show Houston how to live in 300 square feet.

03/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Boom! Clap!

After Freak Accident, French Cuff Picks Up the Pieces

The boutique is almost ready to reopen just weeks after a car crashed through the store.

03/16/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

In and Out

Construction Woes Cause 60 Degrees Mastercrafted to Close

The River Oaks steakhouse helmed by Houston's only certified Master Chef has shut its doors.

03/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt