Newcomer's Guide

Welcome to Houston, the Big, Overwhelming, Most Diverse City in America

You’re going to love it here. But there are some things we need to talk about.

08/30/2018 By Jeff Balke

The Drawl

What We Think About When We're Driving on 290

Sometimes, there's nothing to do but think.

08/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Helping Houston

The 12 Commandments of Virtuous Houstonians

It’s the little things that add up to a better city.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Hidden Houston

How to Houston: An Etiquette Guide

Lessons from a native on when to wave in traffic and why we smile at strangers

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

The Best DPS in Houston

Yes, a best DPS office does exist—and it’s pretty amazing.

10/24/2016 By Adam Doster

#IGHouston

Take a Tour of Houston's 5 Best Paint Walls and Graffiti Murals

Show your friends on summer vacation what they're missing back home in Houston.

07/20/2016 By Paulina Lelo de Larrea

Traffic

The Hardy Tollroad Shuts Down for the Weekend

You've never seen a toll road closure of this magnitude.

07/14/2016 By Adam Doster

Start Your Engines

Ever Wanted to Race a Lamborghini? Now You Can

Fittipaldi Exotic Driving lets you take its luxury fleet of Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Porsches around the race track.

02/10/2016 By Laura Gillespie

EZ Tag

Truth Be Tolled

We're debunking your uncle’s favorite Beltway 8 myth.

02/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

H-Town Diary

When Driver’s Ed Lessons Go Wrong

You’ll never learn to fly if you can’t forget how to drive.

09/30/2014 By Andrew Husband