We told you last week that a bike plan was on the way for Houston. Thanks to CenterPoint Energy, Houston cyclists have another win to celebrate. Hiking and biking trails will be allowed along CenterPoint's utility ROWs (that's right-of-ways). According to a press release from the mayor's office, th ... More >>
Everyone thinks bike paths are a good idea. Just maybe not in their own neighborhood.
Illustrations courtesy Barnhardt EngineeringIt wo't be in the middle of nowhere, despite how this looksConstruction has begun on the futuristic-looking hike/nike bridge that will link the Brays Bayou paths with Hermann Park. Eliza Wright of the Hermann Park Conserrvancy tells Hair Balls the ... More >>
This convent is a landmark in IdylwoodEveryone knows THE places to be in Houston. It's just a question of which one fits your taste (and wallet).River Oaks, the Heights, Montrose, Bellaire -- everyone knows those places. But Houston is so vast, so unpredictable, that little bubbles of terrific ne ... More >>
Lance Berkman -- next to go? -- at a Furry convention"I guess it comes down to a simple choice really...get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." -- Andy DufresneIf you're a true competitor, at some point the front office ineptitude goes beyond constraining, and the losing becomes suffocating.For Roy ... More >>
Murder, tacos and Perpetual HelpMan, there has been a lot of water under the bridge since David Beebe and I last undertook a Sole of Houston stroll in December of 2008.For my part, there was a divorce, massive weight loss, and the ditching of pretty much all my vices. As for Beebe, the supe ... More >>
In Houston, bicycling is known as a killer sport.
Click here for a slideshow. This installment of the Sole of Houston takes us to the Southeast side of town. There were a lot of firsts to this walk. For starters, it was the first that had a theme – since it took us through Rory Miggins’s old stomping grounds, we dedicated the walk to him. The ... More >>
A reporter, a photographer and canoeist Tom Helm paddle from the Galleria to Galveston Bay by canoe and kayak, finding beauty, danger and urban debris in equal measure
A new group wants to push an anti-flooding agenda
Plus: Taking a Bow, War Fever, Race and the GOP
The City of Houston requires developers in the floodplain to elevate and mitigate -- build houses on higher ground and dig detention ponds for runoff. Except, not always.
Brays Bayou along North and South Braeswood
Oysterman Joe Nelson says pollution is slowly killing Galveston Bay. But is anyone listening?
For years, homeowners, developers, environmentalists and the federal government have wrangled over a flood-control plan for Clear Creek. Now a compromise is in view -- but the creek's future is murkier than ever.
Don't like the IRS? Neither does Bill Archer. And now the mild-mannered Houston congressman is pushing a radical plan to shut it down.
Can Buffalo Bayou beshaped into an economic redevelopment tool?
When the tax assessor raises the value of one house on a block through the roof, the question is: Who's next?