Newcomer's Guide

Houston's Standout Public School Districts

Here’s what you need to know about Houston’s 16 top-performing school districts and 4 top-performing charter school systems, as they stand today.

08/30/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Do You Ever Feel Like a Plastic Bag?

All the Houston Independence Day Firework Shows Worth Your Time

All the best places to avert your eyes from the headlines and watch the sky burn.

07/02/2018 By Cicely Rubottom

Get Out

6 Family-Friendly Flicks to Catch Outside This Weekend

BYO blanket and popcorn for these feature films—all screened for free in green spaces across the city.

08/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cool Beans

Our 10 Favorite Coffee Shops in the Suburbs

From Spring to Richmond—here's where to get caffeinated without going to the city.

07/06/2017 By Allyson Waller

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Valentine's Pas de Deux at Haras Hacienda

An equestrian show after dinner isn't the only thing that sets this Magnolia inn apart.

02/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

The 5 Best Chicken Fried Steaks in Houston

In Texas, a good chicken fried steak isn’t hard to find, but these five places have elevated the craft to a fine art.

02/16/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt