Newcomer's Guide

Welcome to Houston, the Big, Overwhelming, Most Diverse City in America

You’re going to love it here. But there are some things we need to talk about.

08/30/2018 By Jeff Balke

Medical Drama

Mimi Swartz's Ticker Captures the Heart of Houston

The Houston-based journalist reintroduces us to the cowboy surgeons who started the ongoing quest for an artificial heart.

08/06/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Threading the needle

A Closer Look at the Double Helix-Shaped Park Set to Join the TMC3 Campus

The monumental park comes courtesy of James Corner, architect of Manhattan's much-loved High Line.

05/30/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

June's Perfect Party: Meeting-of-the-Divas Edition

Who's the bigger diva, Trixie Mattel or Max the Sea Lion? You decide.

05/29/2018 By Catherine Matusow

Higher Ed

On the Cusp of Its 70th Anniversary, the University of St. Thomas Welcomes a New President

...and its largest incoming freshman class in the university's history.

06/09/2017 By Julia Gsell

Big Business

Johnson & Johnson Expands in the Texas Medical Center with New Center for Medical Devices

As Houston's biotech industry grows, J&J taps Dr. Billy Cohn to head the Center for Device Innovation at TMC.

10/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Go Gulf

First Bite: Third Coast

We dig into the new fine dining in the heart of the Texas Medical Center.

10/13/2016 By Mai Pham

Mosquito Season

Brazilian Researchers Come to Houston Looking for a Zika Cure

Leda Castilho and her team have moved into a top-notch lab space to help tackle the dangerous virus from Houston.

06/27/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Big Business

In the City with the World's Largest Medical Center, There's Still No Biotech—Yet

Houston has everything it needs to create thriving biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Now, if only its research and business communities can learn to work together.

05/01/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Trail Mix

Run On: The Brays Bayou Trails Offer the Best of Many Worlds

There are few things more satisfying than a sudden shift of scenery.

03/09/2016 By Leah Lucio

Health

Beefing Up to Beat Cancer

For patients at Texas Children’s Hospital, food is the best medicine.

02/05/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Feature

Close Encounters

The Texas Medical Center’s latest, greatest advance is neither pill nor procedure.

08/04/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Watch It

Trevisio's New Menu Makes Healthy Eating Easier

It's not always easy to watch your weight in the Texas Medical Center, and Trevisio is aware of that irony.

07/07/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Coffee Talk

Al Vetro Brings Quality Coffee to the Med Center

This new indie shop specializes in Italian espresso, cappuccino, and macchiato—but they'll also make you a caramel frappe.

01/23/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Top Doctors 2013

An Annotated Guide to the Texas Medical Center

How well do you know one of Houston’s treasures?

09/03/2013 Illustrations by Michael Byers By Katharine Shilcutt