The Guilty Party

The Secret Symptom of Covid-19

What happens when your shame is just as bad as the coronavirus?

04/14/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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Coming of Age in the Third Ward

A native of the Tre reflects on her upbringing in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

09/14/2020 By SaMantha Shields

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A Digital Purge for a New Decade

One writer takes stock of who, exactly, he’s become.

12/27/2019 By Craig Hlavaty

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How My Dog Helped Me Make Friends in Houston

Getting a golden retriever made moving to the Bayou City a little easier.

12/04/2017 By Laura Furr Mericas

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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