BIKING HOUSTON

Ridin' Dirty Volume IV

Scenes we've come across on our bike over the past month or two.

02/24/2014 By John Lomax

Get Lit

Montrose: Home to Hipsters for 30 Years

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

02/24/2014

FOLK GEOGRAPHY

Del Sesto, Gunspoint, and The 'Trose

And other Houston-area neighborhood nicknames.

02/21/2014 By John Lomax

MAPPING OLD HOUSTON

Catfish Reef, Happy Hollow, and Vinegar Hill

And other endangered and extinct local neighborhood names.

02/20/2014 By John Lomax

BYWAYS OF HOUSTON

Safety Follows Wisdom; Obscurity Obliterates Both

An imposing Inner Loop monument you've probably never seen before.

02/12/2014 By John Lomax

Bayou City Byways

The King Of Tramps Was Here, 81 Years Ago

A legendary hobo left his mark on Houston, and it remains there today.

02/12/2014 By John Lomax

TRAVAILS

Houston's Weirdest Hotel

The decline and fall of Hotel 31

02/11/2014 By John Lomax

HOUSTON'S MONSTERS

The Gargoyles of Dunlavy

What's up with all the French Gothic architectural touches in Montrose?

02/10/2014 By John Lomax

SEOUL PLANE

Coming Soon: Direct Flights From IAH To Seoul

Korean megapolis joins Istanbul and Beijing in adding a direct link to the Energy Capital.

02/05/2014 By John Lomax

Food Science

There’s a New Grapefruit in Town

Thanks to agricultural researchers at Texas A&M Citrus Center, grapefruit has a bright red future.

02/02/2014 By Robb Walsh

Travel

It’s Grapefruit Season in the Valley

The water may be too cold to swim, but fresh fruit, migratory birds, and other wonders abound.

02/02/2014 By Robb Walsh

On the Road

The 10 Strangest Dining Recs in Moon Handbooks' Guide to Houston

Try Corner Bakery for breakfast, and other dubious insights.

01/29/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Texas Agriculture

Searching for the Perfect Papaya

South Texas Organics is looking for a papaya to grow in the Valley.

01/28/2014 By Robb Walsh

STEREOTYPES

An Auto Complete Tour of Texas

Why is Beaumont the saddest city? Why is Waco hated so much?

01/27/2014 By John Lomax

HOUSTON AFOOT

The Sole Of Houston, Revisited

Several years ago, David Beebe and I walked about 200 miles of Houston in 10 or so hikes. Here are some of our best pictures.

01/21/2014 By John Lomax

Texas Travels

No One Wants to Vacation in Houston

Houston fares poorly in Texas Highways's list of best in-state destinations.

01/09/2014 By John Nova Lomax

LONE STAR STATE OF MIND

Remember Goliad? Have the Whole Presidio to Yourself Overnight

If you're a Texas history buff, this is something you simply must do before you die.

01/09/2014 By John Lomax

Travel

Ageless Cancun

Finding God, Man, and margaritas

12/31/2013 By Scott Vogel

UNFRIENDLY SKIES

Flyway To Hell

Local Yelpsters sound off on Spirit Airlines.

12/10/2013 By John Lomax

Biking Houston

Ridin' Dirty Volume III, With Video

A trip to Discovery Green and a forlorn trumpeter.

12/09/2013 By John Lomax