David Theis

David Theis is a longtime Houston writer. He is the author of the novel Rio Ganges and the editor of the anthology Literary Houston.

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Let the Concrete Pour: ‘Power Moves’ Tracks Houston’s Bleak Transportation History

Kyle Shelton’s even-handed new history never lets the reader forget that one person’s infrastructure disappointment is another person’s happiness.

Jensen Drive, on the east side of downtown Houston, is an unlikely spot to begin a narrative. This bleak stretch of pavement crosses over a sunken Interstate 10, under an elevated I-69 and connects two somewhat scruffy neighborhoods, the largely … Read More

Culture

Behind the New Look of Houston’s Oldest Park, a Complex Racial History

The oldest public park in Houston has been transformed by a $33 million renovation. But will it be enough to save the Third Ward?

Behind the New Look of Houston’s Oldest Park, a Complex Racial History The oldest public park in Houston has been transformed by a $33 million renovation. But will it be enough to save the Third Ward? On a recent Saturday … Read More

Environment

Buffalo Bayou Brouhaha

In the Harris County Flood Control District's “demonstration project,” 5,800 feet of Buffalo Bayou winding through the Hogg Bird Sanctuary and Houston's River Oaks neighborhood will have its vegetation, including its riparian forest, scraped bare. Read More

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