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Giant crowd of Astros fans saving a woman's hat is Houston at its best

Giant crowd of Astros fans saving a woman's hat is Houston at its best

I was born in LA. One of my earliest memories is Kirk Gibson's legendary home run in 1988. And I was heartbroken when the Dodgers lost the World Series to the Astros this year. But damn, I'm happy for
The company linking Wilbur Ross to Putin cronies has a key role in Trump’s energy plan

The company linking Wilbur Ross to Putin cronies has a key role in Trump’s energy plan

The news that Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, owns a stake in a company with links to the Kremlin has raised questions about whether…

Armed, angry men were tricked into converging on Houston, and no one knows who did it

In June, hundreds of heavily armed, suited-up men appeared in Houston’s Hermann Park. They arrived from across the state, lugging their AR-15s and Dixie insignia, ready to shut down a planned protest
Facebook is launching a 30-city tour to connect with small businesses

Facebook is launching a 30-city tour to connect with small businesses

Mark Zuckerberg will no longer be the only Facebook employee touring America. Facebook is launching a 30-stop U.S. tour in 2018 to educate small business owners on how to use the product, Zuckerberg

Surveying Texas’s Post-Hurricane Harvey Landscape, with a Camera and a Four-Seat Plane

Daniel Grossman writes accompanying Alex MacLean to shoot aerial photographs of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction in Texas.
How one of America’s most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey

How one of America’s most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey

It hasn’t been a great few weeks for social media companies like Facebook and Twitter. But in spite of all the undeniable problems associated with fake news, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the
Armed crooks try to rob store, repeatedly shoot owner in arm — but the victim has a much better aim

Armed crooks try to rob store, repeatedly shoot owner in arm — but the victim has a much better aim

What went down? A pair of armed, hooded men rushed into a Houston gas station convenience store Sunday morning. Store owner Mohammed Kahloon was making…
Our First Solid Evidence For What Climate Change Did to Hurricane Harvey

Our First Solid Evidence For What Climate Change Did to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey appears to be just the beginning of what’s to come for Houston, and Texas as a whole. That’s according to a study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of
Artist Spotlight: Johan Barrios

Artist Spotlight: Johan Barrios

Recent work by Colombian artist Johan Barrios, currently based in Houston, Texas. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.
A Sheriff Went After These Texans for Their 'FUCK TRUMP' Sticker

A Sheriff Went After These Texans for Their 'FUCK TRUMP' Sticker

The sheriff threatened to charge them with disorderly conduct, leading the ACLU to teach him a lesson in "Constitutional Law 101."
Former United Airlines Pilot (and Houston Brothel Owner) Receives Probation and $2,000 Fine

Former United Airlines Pilot (and Houston Brothel Owner) Receives Probation and $2,000 Fine

Imagine having a great career as a pilot with United Airlines and being able to find the time between layovers to moonlight as a brothel owner in Houston. And not just one brothel, but a string of
Tell Us Your Best Houston Tips

Tell Us Your Best Houston Tips

This week on Hack Your City, we’re covering the lush southern supercity of Houston, Texas. Like the singers of “Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy,” Houston is big and rich. The fourth-biggest city in the
What We're Thankful For, 2017

What We're Thankful For, 2017

As another tough year draws to a close, it's important to remember not everything is complete shit.
Post-Harvey Houston faces a dilemma: how to rebuild with integrity

Post-Harvey Houston faces a dilemma: how to rebuild with integrity

A new report paints a startling picture of the inequality faced by immigrants doing the hard work of reconstruction. Can a more equitable vision prevail? Hurricane Harvey left 77 dead, caused $200bn

Four teenagers try to rob a Marine veteran in Houston — he instantly makes them regret it

Four teenagers in Houston learned a very difficult lesson Friday night after they attempted to rob a man sitting outside his garage. That man, it…
Grad Student Shot and Killed by Boyfriend, Authorities Say

Grad Student Shot and Killed by Boyfriend, Authorities Say

A 29-year-old Texas man has been charged with murder in the death of his boyfriend after turning himself in to the police.Read more...
The Best Houston Tips From Our Readers

The Best Houston Tips From Our Readers

Last week we asked for your tips for visiting or living in Houston, Texas. Then we disappeared for Thanksgiving. So here, finally, is a compilation of all the recommendations from Lifehacker readers.

Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing. One technology can change that.

Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world’s hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store…
A radical startup has invented the world’s first zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

A radical startup has invented the world’s first zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

Houston, Texas From the top of the Sam Houston Ship Channel Bridge, more than 50 meters (160 ft) above Buffalo Bayou, in every direction you…
‘The bayou's alive’: ignoring it could kill Houston

‘The bayou's alive’: ignoring it could kill Houston

America’s fourth largest city is built on an ancient river network that flooded catastrophically after Hurricane Harvey. With 400,000 homes in the watershed, achieving resilience is the Texan boom