Ice House

Houston's Oil Boom and Bust Inspired a Choral Piece

Called dreams of the new world, the interview-based composition examines the winners (and losers) of 1970s oil-boom Houston, along with other stories from America's Sunbelt.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Energy City

What You Need to Know about the New HMNS Wiess Energy Hall

More than triple its former size, the expanded Wiess Energy Hall tells the story of Houston.

11/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Protective Workwear That's Suited for Women Has Finally Arrived

Hot Stuff Safetywear manufactures flame-retardant clothing that actually fits female forms, and it officially launches this month.

05/25/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Hidden Houston

Talking Houston: A Cheat Sheet

How to conduct a conversation on some of the city’s most popular topics, including what on earth is going on with the Astrodome.

10/24/2016 By Jeff Balke

Economy

This Ain't the '80s: Why the Bust is Different This Time Around

"The biggest thing, amongst the other issues, is fear," says Marvy Finger. "Fear of the unknown.”

04/28/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Good-Bayou

A Farewell Tour of Houston: From the Heights to Himalaya

How do you pack up eight years of life in one week?

04/03/2016 By Hala Daher

Good-Bayou

A Farewell Tour of Houston: New Friends, Same Old Anvil

Sometimes you have to come full circle before you can leave.

03/25/2016 By Hala Daher

Good-Bayou

A Farewell Tour of Houston: Dive Bars and Skyspaces

No final week in Houston is complete without visits to Poison Girl, Istanbul Grill and the James Turrell installation at Rice.

03/18/2016 By Hala Daher

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: Spindletop and Gladys City

In Beaumont, paying homage to the place where our big boom began.

03/14/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Good-Bayou

A Farewell Tour of Houston: So What Happens Now?

When oil-and-gas layoffs force you out of Houston, you make your last week in the city count.

03/11/2016 By Hala Daher

Oil & Gas

Houston and Norway: Sisters in Suffering

Our city isn’t the only one feeling the strong effects of the price-drop for oil. Just ask Stavanger.

03/02/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Route Awakening

Tracking the Frack Daddies

Houston has some of the fastest-growing private jet routes in the world—so where are the jet set going?

05/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

Five Years Later, the BP Oil Disaster Still Haunts the Gulf Coast

In a world of offshore drilling and oil spills, wildlife biologist Donna Shaver is on the front lines of the struggle to protect coastal wildlife.

03/30/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Humor

Diss and Franchise

Houstons are popping up everywhere. Isn’t it time we started protecting the brand?

03/09/2015

Boom or Bust

Meet the Real Estate Agent to the Energy Industry

Whether you think the oil market is “shifting,” “adjusting,” or “softening”—Michele Marano isn’t worried.

02/08/2015 By Catherine Matusow

Film

From Dallas to Ghana

New documentary follows Dallas-based Kosmos Energy in the wake of its discovery of oil off the coast of Ghana.

06/09/2014 By Michael Hardy