Covenant House

  • News

    October 25, 2012

    Houston Babylon

    Four of the spookiest true tales in our city's history

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Third Time's the Charm

    If you went to public school, you probably knew at least one student who screwed up long enough to get a begrudging promotion to the next grade or the real world despite a lack of any demonstrable merit. If you're reading this on your phone while you hang out in the Jiffy Lube bathroom on the clock, ... More >>

  • News

    November 3, 2011

    Lost Boys

    New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker — and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Crazy8 Giving Back With New Release

    Photo by Clyde Grant​t.h.e. MisFit Crazy8 has often been labeled as unconventional and even "insane" for his socially conscious, occasionally sarcastic brand of hip-hop. Some have also criticized his direct contributions to the homeless in Houston. The altruistic rapper is attempting to help " ... More >>

  • News

    February 10, 2011

    Great Minds

    Our MasterMind winners speak up.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Lovett Inn: Sold to Become a Youth Hostel? (Update: Looks Like It)

    Lovett Inn: A youth hostel?​Rumors are flying around Montrose that the Lovett Inn, the renowned bed and breakfast in the very heart of the neighborhood (and a Best of Houston winner for Best In-Town Get-Away) is being sold to a non-profit group that will turn it into, of all things, a youth ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Lady Gaga: Your Guide To Local Ticket Giveaways

    ​OK, Rocks Off campers, here's fair warning right now that next week will be all about hair metal and Lady Gaga, leading up to the latter's two-night stand at Toyota Center next Sunday and Monday and the big Ratt show over at Warehouse Live on Thursday night. All right, not everything will b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009

    Ben Tecumseh DeSoto: "Understanding Poverty"

    This photographer shows us images of need and desolation

  • News

    March 19, 2009

    Houston's Working Class Gets Bumped by the Crashing Economy: Hardcore Homeless

    Recycling in and out of shelters and programs, they always seem to land back on the streets.

  • Culture

    October 2, 2008
  • News

    February 22, 2007

    Homeless in Suburbia

    Michael Lyddon slept on this bench at night because he had nowhere else to go. According to elected officials in Fort Bend, though, he doesn't exist

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    The Sole of Houston

    Hi. I'm John Lomax, and I'm a pedestrian. My friend, Uncle Tick, and I walked down 16-plus miles of Westheimer. This is our story.

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Battle Scars

    Big John hustles on the streets of Montrose. He's been there since he was 13. For now, there's no plan B.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Coal Miner Mother of a Mess

    In which we call bullshit on J.T. LeRoy's "essay" in the Oxford American's music issue

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    Down on the Corner

    An evening with the workers and players at Montrose and Westheimer

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2004

    Sportin' Style

    The hip and hunky flex at Mantra

  • News

    December 14, 2000


    Mono-Poly Wars, Donald's Demise, Holy Hypocrisy

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    A Diva in the Making

    Chanel Dita wants to champion transgender rights. But first, she's got a date with Jerry Springer.

  • News

    August 14, 1997

    Shifting Foundation

    Two decades ago, the Burkitt Foundation saved the historic enclave of Hyde Park. But now the foundation is pulling out, and Hyde Park -- as well as many of the social service agencies it houses -- may really become a thing of the past.

  • News

    November 7, 1996

    Just Say No (to Open Debate)

    When it comes to alternatives to the drug war, some warriors would rather you not hear about it

  • News

    February 8, 1996

    Station Break

    Beset by budget problems, bereft of substantive local programming, Channel 8 finds itself at a crossroads. Perhaps it's time to put the "public" back into Houston Public Television.

  • Calendar

    December 7, 1995