Small steps

Houston Will Begin Allowing Some Live Events Again

The decision comes after a significant drop in the city's Covid-19 positivity rate.

09/09/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Light in the darkness

How the Houston Community Has United During the Coronavirus Crisis

When the chips are down, Houstonians stand together.

05/01/2020 By Dianna Wray

Pepper In Some Lunch

Mayor Turner's Visit to Chili's Brings Local Backlash

Small business operators in Houston question a weekend tweet.

04/20/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Fashion, thy name is face mask

Send Us Photos of Your Face Masks, And We'll Have a Fashion Show (Virtually)

We all have to wear masks now, so we might as well look good.

04/15/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

COVID-19

Houston Food and Drink Community Pens Open Letter For Help

The message to Mayor Turner asks for rent relief, negotiation of delayed sales tax payments, and more.

03/18/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

I have a dream

Crowds Throng Downtown in Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Approximately 20,000 people gathered in downtown Houston for the 42nd annual parade.

01/21/2020 Photography by Daniel Kramer and Samantha Dorisca

Meet the Candidates

A (Way Too Early) Primer on the Houston Mayoral Campaign

Learn more about the top names gunning for City Hall.

06/28/2019 By Schaefer Edwards

Ice House

Will the City of Houston Actually Fill the Countless Enormous Potholes on Our Streets?

In which we subject Mayor Turner's promise to the rigors of the scientific method.

04/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Back to the 713

Travis Scott Gets a Key to the City and Proves, Once Again, the Party Never Ends

The Houston native’s spirited hometown tour stop saw a surprise appearance from...Mayor Turner.

02/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fire Fight

What You Need to Know About Proposition B

A primer on what Houston firefighter pay parity with police officers actually means.

10/22/2018 By Dianna Wray

Troubled Waters

A Year After Harvey, West Houston Remembers

A new documentary highlights the lasting ripples of the release of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs.

09/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Astro 'Cue

Houston and LA Mayors Make Meaty Wager for World Series

If LA's mayor is looking for Korean barbecue in H-Town, here's where to find it.

10/27/2017 By Beth Levine

Heroes of Harvey

Let's Tip Our Hats to These Houston Officials

Nobody's perfect, but our local leaders deserve a thank-you for staying calm and clear-headed in the midst of disaster.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

It's Right There in the Name

Mayor Turner Asks the State to Tap Rainy Day Fund, Abbott Says No

Abbott will call a special session for his pet social issues, but won't convene the legislature on Harvey relief until 2019.

09/27/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Charlottesville

Houston Leaders Declare a 'Clear Red Line Against Hate or Violence'

After uniformly condemning the violence in Charlottesville, Mayor Turner elaborated on the city's review of Confederate monuments.

08/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ugly history

Mayor Turner Announces Plan to Review Houston's Confederate Monuments

After a violent weekend in Charlottesville, Va., Houston reckons with its own history.

08/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Underground Art

Mayor Turner Takes Houston's Diversity Beyond the Surface Level

A new exhibition from the Islamic Arts Society and Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs injects the downtown tunnels with stunning works of Islamic art.

07/31/2017 By Catalina Campos

Museum News

The Houston Health Museum is Now a Smithsonian Affiliate

This marks the second Houston institution to gain the accreditation.

07/27/2017 By Allyson Waller

Ice House

What Happens When You Change a Street Name?

Dowling Street recently became Emancipation Avenue—but what exactly does that process entail?

07/18/2017 By Morgan Kinney