Founded in 1989, the Houston Press was the city’s first free major arts, news and entertainment weekly and one of the first alternative weeklies to fully embrace digital journalism.
Today, the Press does its business entirely online at www.houstonpress.com, and remains the place for Texans to find out what there is to do – or what other people did. Whether it’s digging into Houston news, sports or politics or providing incisive arts and entertainment coverage, the Press takes a no-holds-barred approach to gathering the news. Those efforts have resulted in a significant number of journalism awards: First-place for staff blog in the 2016 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards; winner in the 2016 Clarion Awards for feature writing; winner for Outstanding Newspaper Article in the national 2016 GLAAD media awards; three first places in the 2016 First Amendment Awards competition for Texas and Oklahoma; and seven first places in the statewide 2016 Lone Star Awards.
With more than 1.3 million monthly active users online, the Press has made an enduring connection with its readership community. And it brings that connection home with some of the city’s best live events.