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My Two Moms

This Houston man will be wishing two parents Happy Mother's Day this month.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

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Waffles: The World's Worst Dog

She may be a nightmare, but she’s mine.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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Out of Despair, the Gift of Life

After losing her sister, one writer discovers a sense of peace.

11/21/2016 By Karen Abercrombie

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A Literal Taste for a Physical Tragedy

Sometimes, it’s the opposite of a celebratory meal that stays with us.

05/31/2016 By Alice Levitt

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Hooked: Green Water All the Way to Galveston Beach

When Galveston Island hooks you, all you can do is buy a boat.

04/28/2016 By Robb Walsh

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Perpetually a Pukie, Thanks to CrossFit

Too much of a workout fad can do more harm than good.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

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160 Countries and Counting

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

08/04/2015 By Bill Wiatrak

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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

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Learning to Love the Astros Again

A childhood Astros fan ponders returning to the faith.

03/30/2015 By Michael Hardy

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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

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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

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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

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The Moving Story of a Houston Nomad

Or, why someone would move 19 times in 33 years

09/01/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

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A Roll New World

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

06/30/2014 By Jeff Balke

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Growing Up Among the Lizard People

O brother’s snake, where art thou?

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

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Memoirs of a Daily Dog-Walker

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

04/30/2014 By David Stuart Maclean

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Holding On

As much as we like to bulldoze things, there’s another side to folks here that you don’t hear about—a side that insists that just because something’s gone doesn’t mean it’s lost.

03/03/2014 By Katherine Center

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Race Against Time

A biracial couple conducts a 10-year unscientific study.

12/31/2013 By Gwendolyn Zepeda

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The Vision Thing

Houston is not an ideal place in which to be blind, but MasterChef Christine Ha would rather be here than anywhere else.

12/01/2013 By Christine Ha

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What’s a Houston?

A special graphic feature by Mat Johnson explores what it means to call Houston home.

09/30/2013 By Mat Johnson Illustrations by Jarrod Perez