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Yoga With Adriene in the Time of Quarantine

May 1, 2020 By Andy Langer

On a special edition of the National Podcast of Texas, the YouTube star on how a renewed concern for wellness—our own and one another’s—might wind up as one of the pandemic’s silver linings.

Michell Girard and Chris Barrington
Miss Girard’s Christmas Gift

Dec 24, 2019 By Skip Hollandsworth

When her former student was found wandering the streets a decade after she’d last seen him, Michell Girard immediately agreed to take him in. Then she decided to do far more, including give him the Christmas he’d never had.

Cheap Labor

Aug 24, 2016 By Oscar Casares

When I needed a new home office, I thought I’d save money by hiring a draftsman. I got what I paid for—and more.

The Texanist

Apr 20, 2016 By David Courtney

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

The King’s Palace

Jan 27, 2016 By Skip Hollandsworth

The descendants of Richard and Henrietta King do hereby invite you into the King Ranch with these exclusive photographs of the one-hundred-year-old Main House.

When China Came to Houston

Oct 27, 2015 By Katy Vine

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

Oct 21, 2015 By David Courtney

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.

Homes Sweet Homes

Oct 21, 2015 By Brian D. Sweany

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.

The Wild Life

Oct 21, 2015 By Debra Monroe

A dank cabin and a loyal dog—and, eventually, a loving daughter—turned Texas into home.

Can You Afford to Live Here?

Oct 20, 2015 By John Nova Lomax

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 State of Texas: April 2, 2014

Apr 2, 2014 By Jeff Winkler

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.

The Return of Mike Judge

Mar 26, 2014 By Jason Cohen

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

Christmas in Brownsville

Dec 1, 2005 By Oscar Casares

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.

Embarrassment of Riches

Dec 1, 2005 By John Spong

At Westlake, even if your parents wouldn’t spring for Ralph Lauren, you could still work your way into the in crowd.

Queen of the Rodeo

Jul 31, 2001 By Pamela Colloff

For teenage girls in the Hill Country town of Llano, life can be short on glamour and excitement—except at the annual rodeo, when one of them gets a rhinestone tiara and a rare, thrilling moment of glory.

Searching for Santa

Dec 1, 1997 By Anne Dingus

This time of year, Yule find him hanging around East Texas: On lawns and roofs, he’s a Claus célèbre.

Easy Street

Nov 1, 1982 By Lawrence Wright

Houston’s black elite have come a very long way to live in MacGregor Way, the swankiest black neighborhood in Texas, but they still don’t feel safe.