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The Texanist |
April 20, 2016

The Texanist

Forget about Batman vs. Superman. Our advice columnist referees spring vs. fall, Strait vs. Wills, Oatmeal vs. Bacon, and restaurant vs. patron.

Business |
October 27, 2015

When China Came to Houston

This past year, China surpassed all other foreign countries in terms of properties purchased and dollars spent. And with increasing frequency, investors are coming to the Houston area, which now has a Chinese population of 86,000.

The Texanist |
October 21, 2015

The Texanist

Our estimable advice columnist on the origins of Hunt’s boot fence and how miffed we should get about pecan pronunciation, desecrated chili pots, and overenthusiastic, football-lovin’ grandfathers.

The Culture |
October 21, 2015

Homes Sweet Homes

Buyers today are seeing tremendous change, just as my parents did, but they all still want the same thing: the chance to own a piece of the Texas dream.

Real Estate |
October 20, 2015

Can You Afford to Live Here?

You know you’ve seen it: condos multiplying, home prices tripling, realtors scrambling, buyers overbidding. Does our state’s fevered real estate craze make us the country’s best housing market—or the most overvalued? I went on a tour of our four largest cities to find out.

The Daily Post |
April 2, 2014

The State of Texas: April 2, 2014

Perry is against parts of a federal law designed to reduce prison rape; more radioactive waste is on its way to West Texas; Rashad Owens, the SXSW driver accused of capital murder, faces twenty new charges of aggravated assault.

Change the World |
March 26, 2014

The Return of Mike Judge

The Office Space director, often considered “ahead of his time,” couldn’t have timed the premiere of his new show, Silicon Valley, any better.

Feature |
December 1, 2005

Christmas in Brownsville

My father, who had grown up on a farm, used to talk about his family’s killing a pig for the tamales, but this was back in the twenties.

Critters |
February 1, 1977

Coping

Living in the country is all you ever wanted—and probably more than you bargained for.