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

Politics

Houston City Council Votes to Join Lawsuit Against SB4

In a vote of 10 to 6, with one abstaining, the Houston City Council voted to challenge the state's new "anti-sanctuary cities" bill.

06/21/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

This Place Matters

First of Dislodged Freedmen's Town Historic Bricks Replaced

After an overzealous construction team damaged the priceless historical artifacts, Mayor Turner made good on his promise to set it right.

05/01/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Park Life

A Big, Beautiful, Totally Redesigned Levy Park Is Now Open

A new playground and performance pavilion join the dog park and community gardens that have made Levy Park a neighborhood favorite.

02/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

In Photos: Houston Protestors Turn Out Against President Trump's Travel Ban

Thousands of Houstonians gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Discovery Green over the weekend to make their voices heard.

01/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

Mayor Sylvester Turner Issues Statement on Immigration

"HPD is not the Immigration and Naturalization Service."

01/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

“Model” Protesters Took to the Streets for Houston Women’s March

The crowd of over 22,000 was described as the largest ever to demonstrate in front of City Hall.

01/23/2017 By Marialuisa Rincon

Signs of the Times

Women's March Houston: The Signs

Houstonians made some amazing posters for the march to City Hall downtown.

01/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow Photography by Jeff Balke

News

Houston Is in Bad Financial Shape, Says Fiscal Times

Thanks in part to pension woes, the city's finances rank among the worst in the nation.

01/11/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Transportation

Uber Stays in the Picture, Promises Mayor Turner

Can you imagine a Super Bowl weekend in Houston without Uber? Thankfully you don't have to.

11/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

The Man on a Mission to Bring the Green

Joe Turner is transforming Houston’s parks—and all on an ever-tightening city budget. How does he do it? Teamwork.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Keep it Movin'

Houston's Bike Share Program to Triple in Size

Over the next two years, the program will add nearly 600 bikes.

08/24/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Can you hear me now?

Cell Service in the Downtown Tunnels Gets an Upgrade

The installation of a new antenna system in the tunnel network means fewer frustrating dropped calls.

08/15/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Broken Glass

As Curbside Glass Recycling Ends, the City Adds More Drop-off Locations

The mayor hopes to make it a little easier for you to drop off those glass empties.

06/29/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Broken Glass

Through the Losing Glass: What the Recycling Conundrum Says About Houston

What happens now that glass recycling has gone the way of Astroworld?

06/20/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Philanthropy

Private Donors Give Nearly $2 Million to Help Tax Day Flood Victims

The nation's most charitable city gives back—to itself.

06/01/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Urban Transit

Talking Houston with an NYC Transportation Guru

In one respect, Houston's transit innovation is leading the pack. Seriously.

05/19/2016 Photography by Roxanna Asgarian