Hidden Houston

Hidden Houston, an interactive multimedia series created by CultureMap in partnership with Houston's Voice, employs a combination of video, photo essays, audio and text to reveal the many things that are unique about the Bayou City and the surrounding area. The series explores the wonderfully inventive and inspiring attractions and inhabitants that reside among the strip malls and highway overpasses of the nation's fourth largest city, with a focus on the big, bold, and brash people and places that are often hiding in plain sight.

Hidden Houston HISD food services girl in cafeteria RUN FLAT

Inside HISD's massive food services operation: Where does that school lunch come from?

By Barbara Kuntz - August 17th, 2013

Need 40,000 tasty and nutritious whole wheat rolls in an hour? The Houston Independent School District (HISD) does, and it achieves that seemingly impossible task with its state-of-the-art food services facility. The central location, a 220,000-square-foot complex with a fresh ...

It Can Wait Bellaire High School anti-texting video for Houston's Voice

Bun B and the Mayor partner up again — and this time, there are winning videos

By Barbara Kuntz - August 9th, 2013

Mayor Annise Parker and Houston rap legend Bun B are sending big high-fives to one high school — but not while driving. That’s the message in the Mayor’s Youth Council contest, It Can Wait. The campaign and accompanying video contest are ...