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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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Sunday Streets HTX Returns

Look Houston, no cars! Popular Sunday Streets HTX program returns this fall

By Elizabeth Rhodes

After a successful run this summer, the Sunday Streets HTX program is back to help Houstonians get outdoors and get moving. What began as a three-month pilot initiative back in ...


A Colorful Beginning

VIPs beat the rush on opening night of Houston Fine Art Fair with international flair

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The Fourth Annual Houston Fine Art Fair's First Look on Thursday night was truly the place to see and be seen by the city's art-loving elite. The private ...


One Big Coogs House

University of Houston is bigger than ever: New record enrollment speaks to a larger plan

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The University of Houston's main campus is experiencing a serious, record-breaking boost in student enrollment. Preliminary fall enrollment for 2014 has reached 40,959, marking the largest enrollment in ...


Top Women Young Professionals

The top young professionals groups for those interested in women: Mingle and make a big difference

By Elizabeth Rhodes

With so many organizations dedicated to Houston's young professionals, finding the right group for you can be quite a challenge. CultureMap's put together a breakdown of the leading ...


America's HIghest-paid CEO

America's highest-paid CEO is a Houstonian: Meet the $141.9 Million Man

By Elizabeth Rhodes

With Houston's booming economy, specifically in the oil and gas industry, it should come as no real surprise that America's highest paid CEO hails from the Bayou City ...


Country Star's Bar Shamed

Sad song: A country music mega star's new Houston bar is accused of stiffing contractors, not paying its taxes

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Prominent country music singer Toby Keith is in the spotlight in Houston, but it has nothing to do with his music. The country star's eponymous chain restaurant Toby Keith ...


KHOU & CultureMap

Historic Houston home hits the market after artist's death: Will it be treasured or forgotten?

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Known for his bold, highly-personal paintings and sculptures, Bert Long, Jr. served as one of Houston's most notable living artists for 33 years. With Long dying in 2013, and ...


High-Profile Bike Death

A bike death that won't be forgotten? High-profile case sees serious charges, a ghost bike & debate

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Bicyclists often charge that police and prosecutors don't do enough when one of their brethren is killed by a driver. In at least one high-profile case in Galveston, that ...


Cheerleader Crime

Stadium janitor preys on University of Houston cheerleaders — and uses the loot at Walmart

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A janitor has been arrested after being charged with stealing credit cards and cellphones from University of Houston cheerleaders at the school's brand-new $120 million stadium. Lt. Bret Collier ...


A Doc's Creepy Dog Love

Local doctor accused of creepy dog love: Used fake names, committed perjury to get more and more collies

By Elizabeth Rhodes

More than one hundred dogs have been removed from the home of a Tomball area optometrist accused of hoarding collies. The ordeal began last Friday when a judge signed an ...


Austin Restaurant Invasion

Culty Austin restaurant chain intensifies its Houston takeover with new locale, free food promises

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Culty high-end fast food taco lovers can soon rejoice. Austin-based Torchy's Tacos is set to open the doors of its newest location in northwest Houston in only a few ...


Crime

Shooting of stroller-pushing mom raises fears in The Heights after bullet barely misses the baby

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A woman walking her one-year-old son in a stroller was shot by a stray bullet in The Heights this week, raising fears in the trendy community. The 35-year-old mother was ...


Hometown Shame

Houston is America's most dangerous city to work in: New data exposes shameful on-the-job death toll

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Houston's burgeoning economy is good for many employees, but unfortunately the area's workplaces are also fraught with danger for some of the most vulnerable workers.  According to recent ...


New Kind of Green Space

A new kind of green space: Houston's first visionary art park features fish-shaped grotto and memory wall

By Elizabeth Rhodes

The Orange Show — Houston's folk art mecca located in the ever-changing Third Ward — is developing a new, sustainable green space called Smither Park, located right next to the existing ...


Artist's Home Wows

Arty real estate: Bold painter's unique Houston home and studio goes on sale for $200,000

By Elizabeth Rhodes

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 ...


ZZ Top Tour On Hold

Too old to rock and roll? Hip injury puts ZZ Top concert tour on hold — again

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Let's be honest: You never want to admit that you're favorite musicians are getting "too old." Whether it's 71-year-old Mick Jagger, 72-year-old Paul McCartney or 67-year-old Iggy ...


New Montrose Store Surprises

New Montrose boutique shakes up Houston's trendy shopping status quo with a do-gooding mission

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A new Montrose boutique has captured the attention of Houston shoppers — with good reason. Wardrobe The Boutique, located at at 810 Waugh Drive, has a much different goal than most ...


Calendar Closeup

Your guide to Theater District Open House: This free family event takes theatrics to another level

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Looking for a fun, free way for the whole family to experience Houston's incredible performing arts scene? The 21st Annual Theater District Open House offers a great opportunity to ...


5 Hottest Young Professionals

The five hottest young professionals groups for Houstonians with an arty edge

By Elizabeth Rhodes

If you're one of Houston's many young professionals, you probably want to get involved in one of the city's various groups made especially for you. With so ...


Hipster History

Hipster Houston T-shirts pay homage to the Astrodome Bull, DJ Screw, Mattress Mack and more

By Elizabeth Rhodes

If you're looking for a new way to show off just how much you love Houston, James Glassman's iconic T-shirts are calling your name. Glassman is best known ...


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