Texas is notoriously averse to taxation. The state legislature hasn't voted on a tax increase since 1991, as Paul Burka notes in his piece about the "T-word." Some local governments have started getting creative to make ends meet. One example: a Houston suburb plans to tax drivers who are at fault in auto collisions.
A Houston woman gave birth to two sets of identical twin boys in a matter of minutes this Valentine's Day--a feat with odds of one in 70 million.
What should you expect when you eat at the Pass? To have your mind messed with, in the best possible way. That is the conclusion a friend and I reached when, in a happy daze, we polished off the last bite of an eight-course tasting menu at Houston’s hot new dining spot.
Beyoncé doesn't hang her hat in Houston these days, and rightly so: H-Town is a hot spot for all the single ladies, and Beyoncé ain't one. In fact, three Texas cities rank among the ten best in the country for unattached, heterosexual women looking for a date, or so says a February 3 study from NerdWallet.com.
The Breakast Klub, one of Texas Monthly's 40 best breakfast places, will be featured in a Wings & Waffles Showdown today on the Steve Harvey Show.
The Houston restaurant has long been recognized in both local and national media for its signature wings and waffle dish–six crispy chicken wings and a buttery Belgian waffle topped with powdered sugar and a fresh strawberry.
Numerous factors account for the urbanization that has transformed Texas over the past forty years. But perhaps the most important is an amendment passed by the state legislature in 1970 that paved the way for restaurants in Texas to sell liquor by the drink. It seems odd, but before then, alcohol was not such a kingpin in the world of upscale dining (today, many restaurants with bars count on making a third of their revenue from the sale of cocktails, beer, and wine).
Texas ranked tenth in the nation for the most green building last year, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which assesses states annually according to the amount of their new construction that is certified LEED (for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design). In 2012, Texas had over 36 million square feet.
One of Houston’s most touted attributes is its diversity. Just last year sociologists at Rice University reported that the city had become the most ethnically diverse large metropolitan area in the United States. Though Latinos saw the largest increase, the group with the fastest rate of growth was Asians, who now make up 6.5 percent of the Houston metro population, up from 3.4 percent in 1990.
When driving down 59 after work you squint at the setting sun that glares redly in your eye, and around you the cars have become an ocean of unmoving metal, come to Hillcroft.