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Brick Saga Continues

Judge orders city and preservationists to work out a plan to save historic Freedmen's Town bricks

By Barbara Kuntz

The fate of 100-year-old road paving bricks laid by freed slaves in historic Freedmen's Town could be decided in mediation between preservationists and city officials, rather than in court ...


Houston History

Freedmen's Town historic brick roads get a last-minute reprieve as judge temporarily backs preservationists

By Barbara Kuntz

A last-minute, 14-day restraining order has temporarily stopped city crews from removing 100-year-old road paving bricks in Freedmen's Town as part of a citywide infrastructure i ...


KHOU & CultureMap

Museum takes you beyond the X-ray with new exhibit: Do you really know what healthy is?

By Elizabeth Rhodes

If you're looking for some hands-on family fun, head on over to the Health Museum to check out its newest exhibit, "Beyond the X-Ray." This week's KHOU CultureMap Moment highl ...


School Days

Protesting HISD bus drivers show little remorse over leaving school kids stranded in the cold

By Barbara Kuntz

Dozens of Houston ISD students were left waiting in Thursday's freezing temps for bus drivers who didn't show up for work in a protest with district officials over pay grievances in a ...


A Special Return

Family dogs kidnapped by a mad FedEx delivery man are rescued by good samaritans

By Barbara Kuntz

Talk about a "special delivery"  — the bad and the good kind. The bad: A FedEx driver kidnapped a Houston area family's dogs earlier this week when they ...


CultureMap Romance

Speechless TV news anchor gets romantic surprise of a lifetime in fairy tale setting

By Joel Luks

It was a typical Friday night for KHOU Channel 11 morning news anchor Lily Jang and her hunky beau, chef Kevin Bryant of Eleven XI restaurant — until something special happened. On h ...


Pix Of The Day

Duane Brown's greatest day ever: Elite left tackle has a city hall moment, makes time for kids

By Clifford Pugh

The City of Houston officially declared Tuesday "Duane Brown Day." So how did he celebrate? The Houston Texans left tackle spent the morning helping more than 850 kids from five schoo ...


Dramatic Ferguson Protest

The most dramatic images of the Ferguson protests: As arrests pile up around U.S., Houston's march peaceful

By Barbara Kuntz

"Intense" one participant described the evening. An angry young man jumped in front of television cameras trying to interrupt a reporter's interview. Barely school-aged children carri ...


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 ...


Best Pixs Of The Day

Cute, hilarious and stunning photos: A look back at Houston's best Pixs of the Day

By Barbara Kuntz

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 ...


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