• News

    March 20, 2014

    Trapped: There Are No Simple Solutions to Houston's Traffic Crisis

    The crazy, complicated conundrum of Houston traffic.

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Where the Streets Have New Names: 20 Houston Streets that Change Names

    It's tough enough to get around in Houston with traffic, accidents and messy spider web of freeways. If you just moved here, you're probably having a difficult enough time figuring out the difference between the Southwest Freeway and U.S. 59 (hint: there is none, but more on that later) and then one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Rice Epicurean Markets Closing Four Locations; The Fresh Market Moving In

    A long-running joke with many Houstonians is that no one quite knew how Rice Epicurean Markets stayed in business. Despite a history in our city spanning 75 years, the family-run grocery stores -- which were the biggest thing going for grocery shopping when I was a kid, 20 years ago -- were almost a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Local Foods Stays True to Its Name

    Sometimes restaurants have the kind of simple, straightforward names that let you know exactly what to expect there: That Pizza Place On Ella, for example, or the subject of this week's cafe review, Local Foods. True to its name, Local Foods -- the little sister deli to big sister benjy's, next doo ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    How Not to Text a Teen

    Lewd sexts to 14-year-old

  • News

    July 21, 2011

    The Unexpected Guest

    Suave, with impeccable but false credentials, "Dennis Shaw" moved easily through River Oaks society.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Inwood Forest Golf Course to Become Flood-Detention Pond, Greenspace

    Help for floods, from a defunct private golf course​A defunct golf course on the northwest side of town will be converted to greenspace that will double as a detention pond during floods, Mayor Annise Parker announced today. The Inwood Forest golf course, near Antoine and West Little York, ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    The Sex Offenders In Five Ritzy Houston Zip Codes

    If you live in the Houston area, chances are good there's a sex offender living nearby. That's no matter how well-off your zip code is. The Department of Public Safety's sex offender registry allows you to look up sex offenders by zip code; we chose some of the best neighborhoods in town and took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    One of the Most Expensive Blocks in the U.S is in Houston

    One of America's most expensive "blocks"​Business Week has put together a list of the ten most expensive blocks in America, and Houston has an entry on the list. Spoiler alert: You probably don't live on it. Everyone will surely be knocked over to learn that the block, which actually seems to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    The Ten Worst Houston Neighborhoods for Aggravated Assault

    ​Aggravated assault is no fun to endure; it's bad enough being assaulted and all, and then you throw in the aggravating part. If you wish to avoid it, you might consider staying away from these 10 neghborhoods, the ones with the most agg assaults in November, the most recent stats available. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Fight Your Blight With A Website, A'ight?

    Troubled by dilapidated properties in his northwest Houston neighborhood, Ollie Perry has waived his God-given right as an American to bitch about a problem without actually taking any action. Instead he launched Wednesday a website to draw attention to the abandoned and near-abandoned housing compl ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Judge Love Strikes Again

    A jurist's order restricts colleague's sleepovers with her pal