Dept. of Partially Solved Mysteries

The Barbara Jordan Recovery Center Is Now a Historical Landmark

An “adaptive mixed-use renovation project” is coming to the Fifth Ward’s old hospital.

12/20/2016 By Adam Doster

Get Out

Sunday Streets Heads to the Fifth Ward This Weekend

Explore a revitalized Fifth Ward as Lyons Ave. is closed to auto traffic Sunday afternoon.

11/11/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Dept. of Partially Solved Mysteries

Whatever Happened to the Fifth Ward Recovery Center?

Two years after a promised renovation, the former St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is even worse for the wear—so what gives?

06/20/2016 By Adam Doster

Music

The Houston Blues Museum Finds a Home

A long-awaited tribute to Houston’s rich blues tradition will open in the Fifth Ward this spring.

02/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

Four-Legged Friends

How Do You Feed a Million Stray Dogs?

According to the ladies of Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward, one at a time.

04/30/2014 By Kerry H.

Neighborhoods

The Fifth Ward Had Zero Murders Last Year (No, Really)

The Nickel stands on the precipice of a bright future—and that's exactly what its residents are afraid of.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

BYWAYS OF HOUSTON

Safety Follows Wisdom; Obscurity Obliterates Both

An imposing Inner Loop monument you've probably never seen before.

02/12/2014 By John Lomax

Houston Blues

Women Be Wise

Remembering Fifth Ward's Sippie Wallace, who was born and died on this date.

11/01/2013 By John Lomax

Fifth Ward Fare

Fresh-Cut Fries and Fresh Fish at The Nickel

Barbecue and boudin isn't all The Nickel does well.

09/09/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt