11/25/15 3:04pm

Rear View

Among the many things Swamplot is thankful for: the amazing photographic talent of our readers. You can get a taste of that talent by perusing the Swamplot Flickr pool. (What’s that? Not cité-verité enough for you? Then snap some pics of your own, join the group, and show us the real Houston.)

Photo of sunset on I-10: elnina via Swamplot Flickr pool

Everybody into the Pool!
11/25/15 8:30am


Photo of Discovery Green: Marc Longoria via Swamplot Flickr Pool

11/24/15 1:55pm

REMEMBER THAT MIND-BLOWING TIP YOU’VE BEEN MEANING TO SEND TO SWAMPLOT? Strip Mall at 13326 Westheimer, Houston Swamplot is fueled by the hot tidbits picked up by curious and intrepid readers all across the city. If you’ve got a tip, now’s the time to shoot it our way through the Swamplot tipline. Our promise to you, as always: all tipsters remain anonymous (unless they ask to be credited). And info is great, but photos are even better. Photo of strip center at 13326 Westheimer: Swamplot inbox

Shoring Up Supplies
11/24/15 8:30am

Houston Via Colori 2015

Photo of Houston Via Colori 2015: Marc Longoria via Swamplot Flickr Pool

11/23/15 8:30am


Photo: Bill Barfield via Swamplot Flickr Pool

11/20/15 3:58pm

Saturn V, Johnson Space Center, Houston
Swamplot is getting ready to resume daily coverage of real estate happenings across the city — our relaunch date will be officially announced early next week. If you haven’t already done so, you can add yourself to our mailing list using the form below to make sure you’re one of the first to hear about it.

Photo of Saturn V rocket at Johnson Space Center: mrT77 [license]

Initiating Relaunch Sequence
11/20/15 8:30am


Photo of McGovern Centennial Gardens: Marc Longoria via Swamplot Flickr Pool

11/19/15 2:55pm

Demolition by Alex Steffler

This city’s ongoing roll call of doomed structures needs a new herald. Yes, Swamplot is still seeking a special someone to prepare our Daily Demolition Report from city permit records for each weekday morning. How to tell if that someone might be you: you’re a text-processing whiz, pay attention to detail, have a working knowledge of Houston geography, and the thought of approaching bulldozers gets your engines revving.

This is a regular freelance position that doesn’t pay much (do you like cream in your coffee?) but does provide a front-row seat to the day’s teardown action. (Plus, your efforts will bring a little joy to Houston’s vast population of demolition junkies.) If this sounds like the mini-gig of your dreams, tell us why — and tout your credentials to us — through the Swamplot tip line.

Photo of demolition on Colquitt St., University of St. Thomas: Alex Steffler via Swamplot Flickr Pool

Just Give Us the List
11/19/15 8:30am


Photo of Minute Maid Park: Marc Longoria via Swamplot Flickr Pool

11/18/15 2:31pm


Among the items on the to-do list as Swamplot gets back in gear: dusting off those social media platforms. Do us a favor, then, to help Swamplot’s tales of Bayou City eccentricity reach a broader audience: If you haven’t done so already, click on the “Like” button here (or on the Swamplot facebook page itself) to connect with us on Facebook. If you’re a Twitter type, you can also follow us @Swamplot.

Like Us!
11/18/15 8:30am


Photo of The Treehouse at Memorial City: elnina via Swamplot Flickr Pool

11/17/15 1:52pm


Well, we missed you. So why don’t we do something about it? A shiny new Swamplot editorial team is now in place (well, most of it — more on that later), testing out the furniture and getting ready to resume this site’s obsessive coverage of the Houston real estate landscape. Our regular barrage of daily updates will return shortly.

How soon? Watch this space. Or, if you prefer to be notified of Swamplot’s relaunch date by email, make sure we’ve got you on our mailing list, and you’ll be the first-ish to know. You can add yourself to the list by filling out the form here.

Photo of Somerset Green: Marc Longoria via Swamplot Flickr Pool

Swamplot Returns
11/17/15 8:30am


Photo: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool

11/16/15 8:30am


Photo of Southwest Freeway: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool