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Bullet Train Speeds Closer
The privately funded bullet train that aims to connect Houston and Dallas is continuing to move forward. Now, several potential rail routes between the two cities have been revealed. The ...
Houston Ranks High
Although you might assume that today's college graduates are flocking to metro centers like New York or Washington D.C., it turns out they are moving to the Houston ...
Cutting The Cable Cord
HBO took a shot across the bow of the cable TV industry by announcing it plans to offer a streaming service separate from cable subscriptions, effectively cutting the cord as ...
Best Trucks & SUVs
The best 2015 trucks, SUVs and crossovers were tested and evaluated at the historic Knibbe Ranch. Here at the results.
In Focus
Local photographer Sean Askandari is exploring Houston's eclectic fashion scene like never before: On the street. Askandari, a fan of established street style blogs like The Sartorialist and Street ...
Mobile Cramming Payout
The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Dallas-based AT&T for an unprecedented $105 million. The agreement stems from unauthorized charges that the telecommunications giant levied on consumer ...
When Life Sucks
If you're in search of a gift that will lift the spirits of a friend who's down in the dumps, we've found a fabulous option. Packed Party ...
Digging deep
As ExxonMobil charges ahead with development of its massive new campus near The Woodlands, the nation's largest energy producer Thursday upped the ante for corporate philanthropy with the announcement ...
Best Pixs Of The Day
CultureMap has consistently illustrated its articles these past five years with outstanding images from freelancers, contributors, staff and a team of incredibly talented photographers. "Best photos" would be a very ...
Data Mining
Have you ever wondered what the most popular brands are in Texas? Direct Capital, a company which finances small businesses, compiled maps of the top three brands in each state ...
Stylin'
Like any self-respecting Texan, Paul Hotze has plenty of pride for his home state. His Paris, Texas Apparel Co. line of ties, polos and easy-wearing T-shirts are clever odes to ...
Fastest-Growing Private Companies
With more than 100 Houston-area companies featured on the 2014 Inc. 5000 — a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation — the city's most successful entrepreneurs are getting ...
Sunday Streets HTX Returns
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 ...
5 Best Videos Ever
We've come a long, long way since the days when we used to shoot video segments inside a car because we didn't have an acceptable microphone or had ...
Bad Guys Get Busted
Federal authorities have charged 16 people in an elaborate bank fraud conspiracy in Dallas. The massive, 76-count indictment alleges the defendants stole more than $1.3 million through aggravated identity ...
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