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Barbara Kuntz

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Barbara Kuntz is CultureMap photo editor and also writes the Quick Fix home design segment and other lifestyle and entertainment features.

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Dramatic Ferguson Protest

The most dramatic images of the Ferguson protests: As arrests pile up around U.S., Houston's march peaceful

By Barbara Kuntz

"Intense" one participant described the evening. An angry young man jumped in front of television cameras trying to interrupt a reporter's interview. Barely school-aged children carried signs hand painted ...


Dive In

City changing idea? Campaign to build Houston its own perfect swimming hole picks up steam

By Barbara Kuntz

It may sound like a chilly idea right now, but when Houston's temps start to rise again — and keep on rising — it sounds like a great idea. Houston Needs ...


River Oaks Redo

Saved from the wrecking ball: Aging River Oaks tower due for a facelift will be converted to condos

By Barbara Kuntz

The 1960s-era River Oaks Luxury Apartments is set to have a big facelift. New York-based Aerl Capital purchased the aging property at 3435 Westheimer Road in September for an undisclosed ...


Stressed Out In Houston

Houston neighborhood named one of the most stressed-out ZIP Codes in the nation — here's why

By Barbara Kuntz

If you think you're underpaid, suffer an almost unbearably long commute each work day and too often wonder about your financial future, you must live near Bush Intercontinental Airport ...


Like An Animal

Rare endangered giraffe baby is already stealing hearts at the Houston Zoo: Cute power!

By Barbara Kuntz

A precious and rare okapi is already charming Houston Zoo staff with its darling baby-bop antics in its first few weeks of life. The yet-to-be-named male calf, born Nov. 6 ...


The Ice Cream Mansion

The ice cream mansion? A massive luxury "farm house" in Blue Bell country hits the market for $1.49 million

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses and properties for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap ...


Rodeo Concert Tease

Houston Rodeo shows off new high-tech ticketing system that fights scalpers, teases new concert acts

By Barbara Kuntz

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is going to a new ticketing system with plenty of high-tech bells and whistles. The new AXS system is designed to handle the Rodeo ...


On the Market

Penthouse custom made for city living is under $800,000 — close enough to order takeout from Tony's

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


Macy's Same-Day Delivery

Why wait? Macy's launches same-day delivery service in Houston area

By Barbara Kuntz

The magic of Macy's just got, well, more magical, with the launch of same-day delivery to your home or business. All of the retailer's eight Houston locations are ...


No Kirby Oaks?

Don't call it Kirby Oaks: Tree killer pays hefty penalty but other legal cut-downs continue

By Barbara Kuntz

When are some Houstonians going to learn they can't just cut down trees, especially those of certain varieties and, even then, without a permit? The good news for those ...


Hard hats and shovels

Cold snap forces CultureMap Social indoors, all the more reason to heat up the rollicking night

By Barbara Kuntz

More than 120 CultureMappers broke their own party ground recently at the new Gateway Memorial City with hard hats, shovels and lots of grins in the Smilebooth during CultureMap's ...


Video Tale

See The Galleria's massive Christmas tree get decorated in a mere 25 seconds: A 55-foot holiday wonder

By Barbara Kuntz

If this brisk winter-like weather isn't getting you into the celebratory spirit, then the video above will fast-forward you into that magical mood. It's a sneak peek at ...


Changing Houston

New $80 million history center breaks ground downtown with eyes on the 2017 Super Bowl

By Barbara Kuntz

A groundbreaking ceremony for the $80 million Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage marks the beginning of construction for the museum, just in time for it to open its doors ...


New $100 Million Park

A Green paradise: Memorial Park's $100 million makeover promises to be a dream for bikers and walkers

By Barbara Kuntz

Bike and pedestrian trails in Memorial Park will more than double to 50-plus miles as part of the proposed $100 million makeover of Houston's well-loved 1,500-acre green space ...


On The Market

The ultimate bungalow? Lovingly restored Heights house turns heads — an $825,000 time machine

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


Urban Land Institute Honors

Building right: Eye catching Houston projects up for major design awards

By Barbara Kuntz

Eleven Houston-area architectural and renewal projects are the finalists in the Urban Land Institute Houston's eighth annual Development of Distinction Awards. “The development of distinction awards is unique in ...


Too Early?

Galleria's opening on Thanksgiving for first time ever, but many big stores have no interest in participating

By Barbara Kuntz

For the first time ever, many stores at The Galleria are opening their doors Thanksgiving Day for shoppers ready to hit the mall after their turkey meals — but not all ...


Trees Illegally Butchered

Beautiful oak trees illegally butchered in fast food restaurant renovation: City tree lovers fighting mad

By Barbara Kuntz

The recent illegal chopping down of a half-dozen 20-year-old live oak trees under the cover of darkness at the Wendy's on Kirby Drive is getting serious attention from city ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Houston Astros $100 Millon Man sells his Sugar Land mansion at a "discount" price

By Barbara Kuntz

Former Houston Astros slugger Carlos Lee is keeping his rep as a million dollar man with the recent sale of his Sugar Land mansion for $1.56 million, less than ...


Hometown Glory

Owls rule: Rice University receives most admired honors in important new national rankings

By Barbara Kuntz

Rice University's School of Architecture is getting a lot of love these days. The undergraduate program is the recipient of the most-admired architecture department honors in the nation in ...


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