it's the ship

The Beauty in our Backyard: The Houston Ship Channel in Photos

The people from around the globe who pass through the Port of Houston, keeping it the beating heart of commerce and trade.

04/12/2021 By John Dunaway Photography by John Dunaway

Hidden Houston

The 10 Best Ways to Entertain Yourself for Free Around Town

A real insider knows that fun doesn't come with a price tag—especially in a city like Houston.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Port Authority

The Strange Case of a Port and Its City

To some extent, Houston’s ignorance of its port can be traced to geography, though there’s more to it than that.

06/20/2016 By Adam Doster

Slow Commotion

Our Patience for Trains is Running Thin

Why do so many freight trains run through the center of an otherwise modern metropolis?

09/01/2015 By Jeff Balke