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

Helping Houston

The 12 Commandments of Virtuous Houstonians

It’s the little things that add up to a better city.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

#HarveyHmag

Harvey's Latest Insult: Gridlock Grips the City

Houston's leaders urge patience as traffic—in addition to flooding—paralyzes the region's roadways.

09/07/2017 By Nandi Howard

Ice House

Seabrook's Highway 146 Expansion Takes Its Toll on Local Businesses

The Highway to Hell is getting an upgrade, but an estimated 60 storefronts have to move for it to happen.

06/22/2017 By Emily Juhasz

We <3 Houston?

Houstonians, Are You Happy?

According to a recent WalletHub study, you aren't. We set out to investigate the real truth of those results.

05/25/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Road Hazards

The Worldwide Ride of Silence Takes to Houston's Streets

The annual group bike ride seeks to raise awareness for cycling deaths at home and across the nation.

05/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

News

The Long, Complicated History of the Post Oak Boulevard Project

Amidst acronyms and acrimony, questions over the necessity and the constitutionality of an Uptown transit project loom large.

04/18/2017 By Nicki Koetting

The Drawl

On Houston's Freeways, Chaos Reigns

Remember when I-45 was shut down because of a marriage proposal? That's par for the course around here.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

How to Houston: An Etiquette Guide

Lessons from a native on when to wave in traffic and why we smile at strangers

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

Houston Life Hacks: 5 Famous Locals Share Their Tips

On where to park downtown, how to fight the sun, and why to ride your bike

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hidden Houston

Talking Houston: A Cheat Sheet

How to conduct a conversation on some of the city’s most popular topics, including what on earth is going on with the Astrodome.

10/24/2016 By Jeff Balke

Traffic

The Hardy Tollroad Shuts Down for the Weekend

You've never seen a toll road closure of this magnitude.

07/14/2016 By Adam Doster

Stats on Stats

Top 5 Takeaways from the Latest Houston Area Survey

For starters, public opinion on HERO doesn't match the way Houston voted.

04/25/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

California Seeming

Houston and L.A.: More Alike Every Day?

Between all the Newstonians and the new development, some think our city’s character is changing.

03/01/2016 By Steven Devadanam

Bayou City

More People Coming to Houston, More Questions on How They'll All Fit

Rice Design Alliance hosts a discussion on the state of Houston's highways, byways and bayous with Projective Infrastructures.

02/08/2016 By Leah Lucio

EZ Tag

Truth Be Tolled

We're debunking your uncle’s favorite Beltway 8 myth.

02/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Traffic

The End of the Road for 290 Traffic?

Commuters may not have to cringe at the sight of US 290 anymore.

01/05/2016 By Jeff Balke

City Hall

Mayor Sylvester Turner’s First Order of Business: Fix Potholes

The new mayor outlined his priorities in his inaugural address.

01/04/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian