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Julia Davila

Julia Davila is a CultureMap summer intern. She will be a Senior studying Journalism at the University of Houston in the Fall of 2013.

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CityCentre Grows Again

CityCentre cannot be contained: Mixed-use complex gobbles up a nearby hotel

By Julia Davila

Back in the 1980s, some demographers predicted that one day, the center of Houston would be near I-10 and Beltway 8. Looks like they eventually may be right. CityCentre, the ...


Watch Them Grow

University of Houston-Downtown launches construction of $16.5 million welcome center/garage

By Julia Davila

The University of Houston-Downtown is getting a new garage and a new look, with construction beginning just as the fall semester arrives on Monday. The 1960s-era garage for faculty and ...


New Blue Bell Flavor

Blue Bell gets back to basics with new ice cream flavor — and it's a classic

By Julia Davila

What's problem that can't be solved with a scoop — or two — of Blue Bell? For its newest flavor, in stores now, the little creamery in Brenham decided to ...


On The Boulevard

Movin' on Up: Houston trial attorney buys $14-million River Oaks mansion

By Julia Davila

One of the most successful trial lawyers in the country has bought himself a new mansion. Tony Buzbee is trading his 10-acre estate in Friendswood for a 1-acre home in ...


Cleared out!

Walmart store evacuated after two men unleash chemical spray

By Julia Davila

The Walmart Supercenter on Highway 6 and Westpark Drive was evacuated Sunday night after a mystery spray caused a number of customers to choke and sent four to the hospital ...


Romance of the Photograph

Secrets of a good relationship: "Hopeless romantic" photographer seeks answers from couples in love

By Julia Davila

The streets of Milan are always busy —  especially during the Italian city’s fashion week as beautiful young men and women of all ages fill the streets and plazas. Amid ...


Crime Spreads

Armed robbers torment new Houston neighborhoods: Crooks move in almost as soon as the houses

By Julia Davila

Homeowners move into new areas to find a better life for themselves and their families. People who jumped into the subdivisions of Village of Kings Lake and Greensbrook Place aren ...


KHOU Culturemap moment

Inside a baseball star's $5 million mansion: A video tour answers the secret wonder

By Julia Davila

There are mansions and then there are show mansions. Former Houston Astros pitcher Shane Reynolds definitely has the latter in Sugar Land. CultureMap real estate guru Joel Luks will take ...


A Police Buddy

Crime fighting across borders: Mexico female mayor turns to Harris County Sheriff for advice

By Julia Davila

Monterrey — the largest industrial city in Mexico — wants to believe it's on the road to recovery. After constantly being in the news as a major battleground in Mexico's ...


Houston Actress Goes Hollywood

A sexy funny lady: Houston actress lands a major Fox sitcom role, sets a gut-busting mission

By Julia Davila

Comedian Andy Samberg has found a leading lady for his new single camera comedy sitcom on Fox.  She's sexy, she's no stranger to acting and she's from ...


Stripper Crime

Teen stripper killed a break dancing legend: Horrific police chase DUI crash takes another strange turn

By Julia Davila

Houston's B-Boy (break dancing) community is mourning one of its own. It turns out that the 29-year-old killed when 18-year-old stripper Dalia Iris Alfaro ran from the police and ...


A Criminal Holiday

It's Burglary Day!? This August date sees more home robberies than any other day of the year

By Julia Davila

It's burglars very favorite time of the year. Creepy new stats from Allstate Insurance note that there are more home burglaries in Texas on Aug. 10 than any other ...


Coogs Coffee

University of Houston finally gets a gourmet coffee shop — late night hours, special wine list on tap

By Julia Davila

Standing in a long Starbucks line at the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston two years ago, MBA student Derek Shaw knew there had to ...


Suburban Controversy

Controversial Sugar Land development shows off its new waterfront homes, reaches out to empty nesters

By Julia Davila

Despite all the controversy that's dogged the project, the Imperial Sugar Land master-planned community being built at the site of the old Imperial Sugar Land Company headquarters is moving ...


H-Town Tops for College Grads

Jobs, jobs, jobs: Houston named best city for college graduates to find work

By Julia Davila

It's the economy, stupid. Houston ranks No. 1 on the list of the 10 best cities for recent college graduates compiled by MSN Now — and it's mainly because ...


Top Guns

A "Major" change at Harris County Sheriff's Office: Three women promoted to top jobs

By Julia Davila

The Harris County Sheriff's Office has long been a man's world, but some women are crashing through the glass ceiling. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia recently promoted three ...


Best Lobster Roll

On a roll: Lobster lovers in Houston have another reason to get happy

By Julia Davila

Spending summers with relatives who live in the Northeast, I grew up eating lobster in different forms  — from luscious lobster bisque to mouth-watering lobster po' boys to just picking the ...


What Year Is It?

Firing a woman for being too attractive and irresistible is perfectly legal? Only in Iowa

By Julia Davila

Apparently, they do things a little differently in Iowa. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of a dentist who fired his female assistant for being too "attractive." The votes ...


Top Chef Hurt In Accident

One of Houston's top chefs hurt in a serious bike accident: Fans of his cooking offer support

By Julia Davila

The culinary genius behind Hugo's and Backstreet Cafe took a serious spill while riding his bike at Terry Hershey Park. Chef Hugo Ortega broke two ribs and his clavicle ...


Foodie News

Houston ties New York for the most restaurants on best steakhouses in America list

By Julia Davila

Steakhouses can be a nice treat for anyone who loves meat — and few do it better than Houston's best. Need proof? On a new list of America's 20 ...


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