It all started in a room the size of a closet near Rice Village in 2009. Five years ago, CultureMap burst on the Houston scene with the idea of presenting lifestyle news and information in real time to a digital world. Since then, readers have flocked to the site, making it an indispensable part of their lives. For that we are grateful.
In this special editorial series, we take a look at some highs — and lows — over the past five years with those stories and events that captured your imagination and sometimes, your ire. As we look forward to the future, we thank you, our incredible readers, for turning to us and establishing a bond that we hope will last forever.