FIVE CultureMap 5th Birthday Bash

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.

Annise Parker and Kathy Hubbard at wedding reception March 2014

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

By Clifford Pugh - October 6th, 2014

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 had our share of newsbreakers and insider information that we ...

Annie Kansas Owlets in tree at Roberts Elementary School

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

By Barbara Kuntz - October 2nd, 2014

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 photos" would be a very difficult choice. Rather, let's turn to our ongoing Pix of the ...