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Let’s face it: The city that produced the Astrodome and the Space Center has a reputation for focusing on the…

A Midtown Medley

From the late ’70s through the late ’90s, Houston’s Midtown area—a pie-shaped region south of downtown loosely bordered by Interstate…

Gung Hay Fat Choy,* Y’all!

Growing up in Houston in the late Sixties when the Chinese community was much smaller (and inconceivable that Texas’ largest…

Cocktail Hour

For those of us interested in both drinking delicious cocktails and learning about their history—a fun area of learning that…

Go Local

After a vigorous romp around Centennial Gardens in Houston’s Hermann Park, my husband Marshall and I eagerly join a handful…

The City Insider

Writers for Texas Highways cover a lot of ground. With more than a quarter-million square miles and some 3,000 communities…

Urban Scapes

Get out of the office. Flee that marathon meeting. Park your car. Exit the laundry room. Now: Find a bench…

Mark Rothko: A Retrospective

Artist Mark Rothko’s name is widely known in Houston because of Rothko Chapel, a meditative sanctuary built by local philanthropists…

Children's Museum of Houston's Summer of Epic Adventure: Forces Unite

Empower your children to fight the dreaded “Dr. Boredom” of summer with the Children’s Museum of Houston, which is hosting…

Cuisine Confidential: Carmelo Mauro

Lori Moffatt speaks with restaurateur Carmelo Mauro, whose Carmelo’s restaurant in the capital city dates to 1985, about his career…

A Devotion to Craft

Located in a warehouse district just beyond the northern edge of downtown Houston, a 101-year-old brick building that once served…

Park Place

Making my case for Houston as an outdoors destination comes with its challenges. Though many people think of the city…
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