Drive sober

A New Report Discovers Texas Has the 5th Worst DUI Severity Score

Ranking at No. 5 for the worst states with drunk driving.

09/23/2021 By Craig Hayes Edited by Shelby Stewart

PUMP THE BRAKES

New Study Finds Texas Is the 4th Worst State for Drunk Driving

Texas is one of worst states for driving under the influence.

07/20/2021 By Shelby Stewart

WE KNEW IT WAS BAD

How Bad Is Traffic in Houston? New Report Ranks H-town in Top 5

You won't believe how time we actually spend in traffic.

07/14/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Park News

5 Things to Keep in Mind If You're Heading to Memorial Park This Holiday Season

Land Bridge construction, Covid testing, holiday lights, and a new trail? There's a lot happening at our favorite park.

12/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Y’all, we need to calm down

Road Rage Is Speeding Up in Houston

Here are 10 tips on how to avoid aggressive drivers.

12/10/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Party of one

Will Carpooling Make Traffic Better?

Commuting alone might be relatively cheap right now, but is it making your commute longer?

01/30/2020 By Morgan Kinney

The Drawl

Face-Off: Houston 2010 vs. Houston 2020

Yes, there was a time before Altuve, Harden, Watson, and Watt.

12/27/2019 By Craig Hlavaty Illustrations by Amy Kinkead

Bah Humbug

Texas Has Some of the Deadliest Highways for Holiday Traffic

Why you should be especially vigilant when driving during the holidays.

11/20/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

jams

The Ultimate Houston Commuter's Playlist

Make the best of that grueling commute with this playlist of Houston-born/Houston-based artists.

03/26/2019 By Juan Grimas

vroom vroom

Where to Look Out for the Marathon Traffic This Sunday

These are the roads affected by the 2019 Chevron Houston Marathon.

01/17/2019 By Morgan Kinney

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