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Houstonia Magazine – Print Edition

Becoming a Houstonian, Mile by Mile (Essay, November 2019 Issue)

IT WAS JUST PAST RUSH HOUR, RIGHT AROUND 6:30. I WAS HEADING NORTH ON 59 IN A HURRY. Just as I turned on my left blinker to signal my intent to scooch over to the fast lane, I glanced at my left rearview mirror and was greeted by a METRO bus, in all its hulking, rectangular splendor, abruptly switching into the leftmost lane before shifting into lightspeed to zoom past my puny blue Ford Taurus.

A Very Houston Haunted House (Humor, October 2019 Issue)

TO HELP RING IN OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY, we’re proud to unveil Houstonia’s House of Horrors, an attraction sure to send a shiver down the spine of any true Bayou City denizen. Admission is free with EZ TAG or Whataburger receipt (limit one per patron). Step right up, Houston!

Houstonia Magazine – Online

Bill Davenport Is a Houston Art Legend

BILL DAVENPORT, HOUSTON’S RESIDENT POP ART MAD SCIENTIST, specializes in making the mundane magical. Over a Bayou City career that’s spanned nearly three decades, Davenport, 56, has become an elder statesman in the Houston art scene. From wacky sculptures of giant technicolor mushrooms, pirate-ship treasure chests, and balls of yarn to smaller, Warhol-esque paintings of everyday items like foodstuffs and book covers, his creations have delighted audiences far and wide.

Community Organizers Decry TxDOT’s I-45 Expansion Plan, Call for Delay in Local Approval

JUST OUTSIDE THE GATES of Bruce Elementary school in the Fifth Ward, over 30 community organizers, activists, and concerned citizens gathered Tuesday morning to call for delaying the approval of the proposed expansion and overhaul of I-45. 

A (Way Too Early) Primer on the Houston Mayoral Campaign

EVEN THOUGH NOVEMBER 5TH SEEMS INCREDIBLY FAR AWAY during these dog days of Houston summer, the city’s upcoming mayoral election is already well underway. If you’ve already found yourself wondering why there was a cart of manure at Houston City Hall this year, or why one guy seems like he’s already been campaigning for years, or just generally wanting to know how this race is shaping up and who is actually a serious contender in it, here’s a little primer on what’s going on and who is striving to be Houston’s next mayor.

New Data Shows Promising Decline in Greater Houston Homelessness

HOMELESSNESS IN THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA IS ON THE DECLINE, according to the recently published 2019 Homeless Count & Survey coordinated by Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless. Conducted on behalf of The Way Home Continuum of Care, the local homelessness response system made up of over 100 partner organizations, the Homeless Count & Survey takes place annually to provide important data to advocacy groups and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development on the effectiveness of homeless support efforts in the area.