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Isn't It 2014?

Houston mayor sounds off on backwards thinking DPS denying daughter a license for having gay parents

By Elizabeth Rhodes

While Mayor Annise Parker has been dealing with opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance for a while now, it seems that isn't the only thing causing her stress these days. In January ...

Incredible Halloween Costumes

Incredible Halloween costume ideas: Sexy Annise Parker and a Game of Thrones stunner included

By Elizabeth Rhodes

If you're looking to show off your figure on Halloween this year, we've come up with a few costume options that probably aren't what you'd expect. From full-on sexy to sultry with a ...

KHOU & CultureMap

Staffers share their favorite experiences from the past five years in this week's CultureMap Moment

By Elizabeth Rhodes

In the fall of 2009, CultureMap first started providing Houstonians with relevant local stories on topics ranging from society and the arts to eateries and sports. Now. more than 21,000 articl ...


Mayor honors community leaders at Hispanic Heritage Awards Ceremony

By Shelby Hodge

Rice University professor Richard Tapia, recognized nationally and internationally for his work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at ...

CultureMap at 5

CultureMap's biggest scoops: Stories of love and death, music and food, quick exits and new beginnings

By Clifford Pugh

Whether it's the old-fashioned print media or the new digital world, no reporter likes anything better than to be first with a story. During CultureMap's first five years, we've ha ...

Stories of a workforce

Top leaders celebrate opening of exhibit tracing Houston Ship Channel's first 100 years

By Shelby Hodge

What: Opening reception for Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel. Where: Tudor Gallery of the Houston Public Library’s historic Julia I ...

Vote Now

Best mayor in the world? Annise Parker on short list for big international prize

By Heather Staible

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has made the official short list for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, an international contest for the best mayor in the world. Parker is just one of three United St ...

History comes alive

A three-month party: Parades, performances & pop-up art celebrate Houston's East End

By Joel Luks

With a whack of a champagne bottle that burst into a billow of confetti, Mayor Annise Parker christened a large float-cum-art sculpture by Sharon Engelstein as a gesture that launched a three-month ...

Houston's New Park

Houston's newest neighborhood park looks like a million dollars, but it was a long time coming

By Clifford Pugh

It's been a long time coming, but neighborhood persistence and the help of some Houstonians with deep pockets has resulted in the creation of the city's newest park. Mayor Annise Parker ...

Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — cosmic mixer included

By Joel Luks

On the agenda this week are the opening of a hyper local art exhibition, a film festival that explores architecture's relationship to the natural order, a community market and talent showcase, ...

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