Houston Matters

What Is Houston’s One True Nickname?

Posted on · Houston sure has a lot of nicknames. There is something inherently cool about a city that isn’t just one thing. Our city’s many nicknames reflect Houston’s connections to climate (the “Bayou City”), culture (“H-town”), industry (“Space City”) — even our openness a decade ago in taking in Hurricane Katrina evacuees (“The Big Heart”). Classy. We discuss the history and […]

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Understanding the Nicknames for Houston Highways

Posted on · If you’re new to Houston, maybe you’ve found yourself wondering, “Wait, which one is the East-Tex Freeway?” Or “What’s the Pierce Elevated?” News 88.7 afternoon traffic reporter Keith Myles provides a primer on our highway nicknames.