Pool Party

Catching Up with the First Trans Candidate to Win a Primary in Texas

Only 20 transgender politicians hold an elected office in the world, and Jenifer René Pool hopes to make it 21.

08/22/2016 By Adam Doster

Dazed and Kush-Fused

So What Exactly is Kush? (City Council Is Asking)

For starters: Kush is not—repeat, is NOT—marijuana.

08/22/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Make America Vote Again

In the Election Trenches, Finding at Least a Few Houston Voters

Despite challenges from Texas's voter identification law, organizations like Mi Familia Vota are helping to bolster the voter sign-up sheet.

08/22/2016 By Adam Doster

For the Record

Did ABC 13's Dave Ward Really Set That Guinness Record?

Even with 50 years behind the anchor desk, there might be another contender for Ward's title.

08/22/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

September's Perfect Party

Here's who we want to hang out with: Grandma-Gunn edition.

08/22/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Y-M-C-A

On Childhood Memories and Adult Beverages at Camp Cullen

In light of Houston's first-ever adult summer camp, we take a look back at the other "upgrades" from our childhood.

08/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mystery Meet

Are the Odd Fellows Really All That Odd?

"People think we’re bleeding goats and all that kind of stuff. But it’s not nearly as weird as you can imagine.”

08/22/2016 By Adam Doster

Sharp Turn

From Life on the Streets to Life as a Congressional Aide

“I’m 26, and I’ve spent more of my life in the system than out of it.”

07/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Liquid Courage

Houston’s Hottest New Hangover Cure Comes in a Bag—an IV Bag

ThrIVe Drip Spa is the city’s first to offer a much-touted “multivitamin-in-a-bag.”

06/20/2016 By Marianella Orlando

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

Weather Underground

Inside the Hidden World of the Downtown Tunnels

Where are Houston’s downtown denizens during the day? We walked 18,000 steps underground to find out.

05/31/2016 By Jeff Balke

Tex-Mex on Flight

Steaks on a Plane

Fajitas at 39,000 feet? Singapore Airlines thinks it’s an idea whose time has come.

03/31/2016 By Scott Vogel

Praising the Bar

Meet the Lady Who Lives in an Ice House

Just 10 days after Mack’s Icehouse closed down, Ann Herbage moved in. Now the bar counter remains at center stage.

03/31/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Reality TV

From BET to TLC, Houston Is Getting Its Own Set of Shows

Who needs The Real Housewives of Dallas when we have Billion Dollar Buyer—and a whole new crop of shows featuring actual, interesting Houstonians?

03/31/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen