Severe weather

Tropical Storm Nicholas Brings Heavy Rain to Texas Coast

Leaving many Houstonians without power.

09/13/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Getting ready

5 Facts Houstonians Need to Know This Hurricane Season

We still have a long way to go.

08/30/2021 By Shelby Stewart

It’s hot

As Temperatures Rise, ERCOT Wants You to Conserve Energy 

The state electricity council released a conservation alert Monday afternoon.

06/14/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Food News

Saturday's Food Update: New Southern Smoke Initiative, Where to Get Free Meals

If you need a hot meal, don't hesitate.

02/20/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Food News

Where to Get Free Meals; Plus, Help Find the Dessert Gallery Truck

More details about distribution sites. And someone stole a vehicle with food.

02/19/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Water Supplies

Where to Get Bottled Water in Houston

While we continue under the boil water notice, here are the places where you can get bottled water.

02/19/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Get Thee to the Market

Why You Should Support Local Farmers Right Now

Local producers got it bad during the cold snap. It'll take time to recover.

02/19/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Food News

5 Foodie Things to Know During the Cold Snap

From restaurants giving back to how you can help, here are a couple of items.

02/18/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Getting Through It, Together

Ways to Give Back and Get Help Dealing with the Arctic Storm Fallout

Whether you only lost power for a day or haven't had water in a week, you've likely been through it with this storm, so here are some resources.

02/18/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Such. A. Bad. Move.

Sen. Ted Cruz Went to Cancún Yesterday ... and Twitter Was Not Having It

Most politicians would probably opt to not jaunt to Mexico while their constituents have been living without power—but Cruz gonna Cruz.

02/18/2021 By Dianna Wray

The kind of story we need right now

The Power Was Out and Then the Food-A-Rama Angel Showed Up

A hunt for bottled water leads the Harris County Sheriff's Office Public Affairs Director to a glimpse of the best of Houston during the winter storm.

02/17/2021 By Dianna Wray

Pumping Out Pita

This Restaurant Has Stayed Open Through the Storm and Its Aftermath

In a relatively dark Southwest Houston neighborhood for much of the storm, an Israeli eatery keeps going.

02/17/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

We're Back on That Again

Grocery Stores and Other Markets: Here's Who's Open and Closed

Want to grab water (ehhhh), produce (uhhh), or beans (they probably got those)?

02/17/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Baby, (you are well aware that) it's cold outside

Tips On Staying Warm Through the Rest of This Winter Mess

Suggestions on how to stay warm in Houston until we all get our power back.

02/17/2021 By Raven Wuebker

Is School still happening?

Post-Winter Storm School Closures

How Houston-area school districts and higher learning institutions are handling their schedules in the face of this winter storm and continuing power grid issues.

02/17/2021 By Dianna Wray

Frontier Days

What Does 3 Days Without Power in Houston Look Like?

Lots of blankets and lots of layers—and I'm still cold.

02/17/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Safe to Drink

City of Houston Has Lifted the Boil Water Notice

Be sure to flush your systems before consuming water from your taps, though.

02/17/2021 By Dianna Wray

The powers that be ... behind the power outages?

So What Is ERCOT Anyway?

An explanation of the state electricity council that nobody thought much about, until they didn't have power on Monday morning.

02/16/2021 By Dianna Wray

Winter Weather

A Drone's-eye View of a Snowbound Houston

Take a look at the Bayou City, frozen over by this winter storm.

02/15/2021 Photography by Anthony Rathbun and Daniel Kramer By Dianna Wray

Send us your pics!

Houston's Snow Day in Pictures

A roundup of photographic proof that Houston can indeed become a winter wonderland (or, you know, a frozen hell-scape.)

02/15/2021 By Dianna Wray