Hidden Gems

Take Your Kids on a Scavenger Hunt Across Houston

Switch off the screens and take a break from the summer reading—the search is on!

06/09/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Not Again

The Waugh Bridge Bat Colony Took a Hit During the Winter Storm

Reports of dead and distressed bats rolled in over the weekend at Buffalo Bayou Park.

02/22/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Newcomer's Guide

H-Town for Families: A Bucket List

25 must-dos everyone, big or small, young or old, will love.

10/01/2019 By Jeff Balke

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5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 12–14

Batty boat rides, Selena at Jones Hall, and more.

07/12/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

A Bat Plague Has Arrived in Texas. Is the Waugh Colony Safe?

White-nose syndrome sounds cute, but it's deadly.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

How Are the Waugh Bats Doing?

Our Waugh bat colony is still alive up there. So, why haven’t they been coming out?

03/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

#HarveyHMag

The Waugh Bat Colony Didn't Escape Harvey

How did they fare? What about the mosquitoes? A Cajun Navy for bats?

08/30/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Hidden Houston

The 10 Best Ways to Entertain Yourself for Free Around Town

A real insider knows that fun doesn't come with a price tag—especially in a city like Houston.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fauna

The Waugh Bridge's Dark Underside

Though not as famous as Austin's Congress Avenue bats, our own 250,000-strong colony is gaining visibility.

06/17/2014 By Emily Donaldson