Essay

In Miami, Missing Houston

Don't take your hometown—or its Mexican food—for granted.

09/15/2016 By Glissette Santana

Essay

Astronaut Peggy's Pool Promenade

A behind-the-scenes visit with the queen of astronauts, Peggy Whitson, at NASA's watery NBL.

09/14/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

ESSAY

A Toast to Summer Mannequins

In Houston, it's not the parks or public places that store our truest treasures—it's the people.

09/02/2016 By Loreta Kovacic

Euro Pop

Eating Out in Houston: Culinary Adventures of a Newcomer

What does a newly transplanted European think of Space City dining?

07/22/2016 By Victoria Haneveer

Real Estate

In the First Ward, the Siren Sound of Freeways Beckons

If no one else wants that overgrown lot, I'll take it.

03/03/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Dr. Red Duke

How Dr. Red Duke Saved My Dad

The legendary Dr. Red Duke saved my father'’s life after a brutal stabbing—and saved my life, too.

11/29/2015 By Steven Devadanam

H-Town Diary

160 Countries and Counting

Why visit every country in the world? Because they’re there.

08/04/2015 By Bill Wiatrak

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

Me, Myself and Bike

Discovering the Houston that drivers never see

07/09/2015 By Kyle Nielsen as told to Sarah Rufca

H-Town Diary

Growing Up a Gamer Girl

To be a gamer and a girl is to inhabit a world packed with traps, landmines and adversaries all its own.

05/31/2015 Illustrations by Dan Page By Maggie Berardo

essay

In Praise of Kitsch

Houston is the town too busy for taste, where the only relevant question is, "Does it look cool?"

05/04/2015 By Cort McMurray

H-Town Diary

After Years, Learning to Let Go of Dallas’ Sky-High Beauty Standards

I am from Dallas. It wasn’t until I moved to Houston that I learned what that means.

02/08/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

H-Town Diary

Society of Friends(wood)

For author Rene Steinke, returning home to Friendswood has a way of plunging her back in time.

11/30/2014 By René Steinke

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

H-Town Diary

The Moving Story of a Houston Nomad

Or, why someone would move 19 times in 33 years

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

A Family Guide to Houston

How to Be the World’s Best Aunt

Houstonia editor Cathy Matusow shares her secrets.

08/03/2014 By Catherine Matusow

H-Town Diary

A Roll New World

Searching for the past in a pile of grandma’s recipe cards.

06/30/2014 By Jeff Balke

Newsfix

Video: Growing Up In a Family of Snake Lovers

Houstonia editor Cathy Matusow reflects on how her unique childhood along the bayou changed the way she looks at the world.

06/12/2014

H-Town diary

Growing Up Among the Lizard People

O brother’s snake, where art thou?

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

H-Town Diary

Memoirs of a Daily Dog-Walker

The upside of being invisible? You get to see everything.

04/30/2014 By David Stuart Maclean