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What you need to earn to buy a house and J.J. Watt taco among this week's top stories

What you need to earn to buy a house tops this week's hottest stories

Houston Heights Association Spring Home & Garden Tour April 2015 2023 Arlington
Houstonians need to earn over $57,000 per year to own a median-priced home. Photo by Cressandra Thibodeaux

It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week:

1. This is the salary you need to buy a house in Houston right now. Houstonians need to earn just over $57,000 per year to afford a median-priced home.

2. Weekend fires damage two Houston restaurants — owners vow to rebuild. Montrose bar Present Company and Galleria-area restaurant Mary'z Lebanese Cuisine were both damaged by fires. 

3. Quirky Galveston Bay hotspot lands on exclusive list of America's best 'anti-restaurants'. Prohibiting kids and only accepting cash help make Gilhooley's in San Leon one of GQ's best anti-restaurants. 

4. J.J. Watt taco is #1 at New York restaurant that's a hub for Harvey relief fundraisers. New Yorkers are eating tacos to support Harvey relief efforts.

5. After raising more than $32 million, J.J. Watt stops taking Hurricane Harvey donations. Now that he's raised an astonishing amount of money, Watt has to figure out the best way to spend it.