New year, new president

How Will the Biden Administration Impact the Bayou City?

Four things to know about what a new president will—and will not—mean for Houston.

01/19/2021 By Dianna Wray

2020 Fallout

Houston to Bear the Brunt of Big ExxonMobil Layoffs

The oil giant, which has taken a huge hit during the pandemic, plans to cut 1,900 jobs in the U.S.

10/29/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

2020

6 Takeaways from Mayor Turner's State of the City Address

The mayor discussed Covid-19, police reform, Silicon Bayou, the city budget, and other initiatives.

10/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

H is for Hope

The 1980s Oil Bust Almost Broke Houston. Almost

Not even losing everything could break our city's pride.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray

Drilling Down

How, Exactly, Should We Remember George Mitchell?

A new book explores the complicated figure who championed fracking, worked to save the endangered whooping crane, and founded The Woodlands.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

News

ExxonMobil Baytown Plant Explosion Injures 37

A shelter-in-place order for the city was lifted around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

07/31/2019 By Dianna Wray

Everything is bigger in Texas

Did You Know That Katy Is Home to a Massive Supercomputer?

And can it be both huge and sustainable?

07/23/2019 By Siena DeBolt

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

News

Could Solar Power Ever Catch up to Oil and Gas in Houston?

These believers in the energy of tomorrow say yes.

02/20/2017 By Adam Doster

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

Author Talks

There Will Be Blood (and Oil)—Local Historian Edition

Author and local historian Bartee Haile recounts Texas' early oil days in Texas Boomtowns.

03/01/2016 By Jenn Nguyen