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Elizabeth Rhodes

Elizabeth Rhodes is a Houston writer with interests in food, fashion, music and the arts.

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Distinctive Deaths

Which weird way to die is the most surprising in Texas? New study has distinctive answers

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Many people are familiar with the most common killers in the U.S. — heart disease and cancer. However, there are some less common causes of death that are actually more ...

This Week's Hot Headlines

New restaurants and Oscar winner's weird speech lead the week's most popular stories

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: Another week has passed by, but we’ve got your back with a recap of the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. Houston ...

New METRORail Lines

Free rides and fireworks as new METRORail lines set to open: Here's what's happening

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The opening of METRO's East End and Southeast rail lines this weekend is something to celebrate for Houstonians. In honor of the two new lines beginning service Saturday, staff ...

Grad Advice

Rents are more affordable in Houston for college grads than almost any big city in the nation

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Now that the school year is over, millions of recent graduates are looking for jobs and places to live, and according to a new study, Houston is one of the ...

Rockets-Warriors Challenge

Mayor Parker's wager on Rockets takes a hit after Game 1 thriller, but NBA series has long way to go

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Mayor Annise Parker's '"friendly wager" with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf over the outcome of the best-of-seven NBA Western Conference Finals between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors ...

Shocking METRO Development

Hell freezes over: METRO and Houston congressman agree on outline of transit plan

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Although it might have seemed like hell would freeze over before the Metropolitan Transit Authority and longtime Richmond rail opponent U.S. Rep. John Culberson would agree on anything, the ...

Luxe Real Estate

Now, that's Italian: New details on The Woodlands' first luxury high-rise condo tower

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Pre-sales have begun for The Woodlands' first luxury high-rise condominium tower, called Trevisio at Waterway Square. The announcement came from The Howard Hughes Corporation, which owns, manages and develops commercial ...

Museum District Developments

Fewer parkings spaces, more green space in city-approved Menil Collection plan — the first of its kind

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Houston City Council has granted approval to the Menil Collection's request to qualify the 30-acre campus surrounding the museum as the city's first "special parking area." The museum ...

This Week's Hot Headlines

Houston's best restaurants, wealthiest ZIP code and Montrose barbecue joint lead the week's top stories

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: Another week come and gone, so we’ve rounded up the five most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. Houston's Best Restaurants: These ...

McConaughey's UH Speech

Matthew McConaughey expounds on 13 personal truths in disjointed yet poignant UH commencement speech

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The University of Houston's celebrity commencement speaker, Matthew McConaughey, dropped more than a few jaws Friday night at TDECU Stadium. While the threat of stormy weather initially seemed like ...

Diversity In Houston

It's official: Houston is recognized as one of the most diverse cities in America

By Elizabeth Rhodes

While it may seem like common knowledge that Houston is an incredibly diverse city, the results of a new study indicate that, indeed, the Bayou City deserves such recognition. WalletHub ...

Richest ZIP Codes

The wealthiest ZIP code in Texas is in an unexpected part of Houston

By Elizabeth Rhodes

While it might not come as a shock to learn that Texas' wealthiest ZIP code lies within Houston, its location within the city is probably different than what you'd ...

United's New Website

United offers sneak peek of "new-and-improved" website that promises a personal touch

By Elizabeth Rhodes

United Airlines is offering a sneak peek of a "new-and-improved" website that offers a number of flyer-friendly improvements. While the airline says it will officially launch the new version this ...

USPS Facility Closure

Downtown post office, designed by Astrodome architects, sets closing date

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The main post office in downtown Houston will permanently close next week, more than six years after the U.S. Postal Service first put the facility on the market. Built ...

Superstar Market

Houston farmers market named tops in Texas and one of 50 best in the USA

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Out of more than 8,000 farmers markets spread across the country, a popular Houston market has just been named as one of America's 50 Best Farmers' Markets by ...

Monumental Ideas

Judge Emmett tours Berlin for Astrodome ideas, but he might want to look closer to home

By Elizabeth Rhodes

This week, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and his team spent some quality time overseas at the Tropical Islands resorts, located outside of Berlin, to get ideas for a repurposed ...

Gadget Report

Texans aren't so thrilled about new Apple Watch if you believe Twitter

By Elizabeth Rhodes

With the highly-anticipated Apple Watch launching just over a week ago, it seems that the gadget is receiving mixed reviews from both consumers and potential ones, especially in Texas. A ...

This Week's Hot Headlines

Houston reality stars and River Oaks' newest restaurant lead the week's most popular stories

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: Another week come and gone, so we’ve rounded up the five most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. Reality series Married to Medicine ...

Fab Find

Unique custom-made Mother's Day gift has child's fingerprints (handprints or artwork) all over it

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Everyone knows mom's adore every finger-painted picture created by their little angels, and this year, Judith Leiber is taking that concept to a whole new level. Custom Judith Leiber ...

Breathe Easy

Breathe easier: Houston's air quality is improving, according to new report

By Elizabeth Rhodes

In spite of all the traffic congestion around town, Harris County's air quality appears to be improving, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. The State ...

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