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City Cast Houston
City Cast Houston
City Cast

Food, culture, news and nature in the sweaty Bayou City. Join Host Raheel Ramzanali and the City Cast Houston team as we... more

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Drag Ban Overturned, Oil Prices Rise, and Mayor Turner Farewell

Mayor Sylvester Turner held his final State of the City, but what will you remember him for as the mayor?... more

29 Sep 2023 · 28 minutes
We Answer Stupid Questions About Houston

It’s Ask a Stupid Question Day and we’re celebrating as a team by answering stupid questions about Houston. From why... more

28 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
Your Guide to Houston’s Best Burgers

Everyone has their favorite burger in Houston, but it’s time to expand that list! Host Raheel Ramzanali is bringing on... more

27 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
Red Tide Sweeps Galveston, Art Institute Sudden Closure & Beyoncé Recap

Why did the Art Institute of Houston just suddenly close? Also, what is a red tide? Host Raheel Ramzanali recaps... more

26 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Mike Miles: His Regrets, Successes, and Goals for HISD

HISD Superintendent Mike Miles has one goal: to improve the education for students in HISD schools. Host Raheel Ramzanali is... more

25 Sep 2023 · 21 minutes
HPD Racial Disparity Report, County Budget, and Decline in Marriage

Yes, Drake is moving to Houston, but what other celebrities would you like to see move here? Host Raheel Ramzanali... more

22 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
The Absolute Worst Roads in Houston

Driving in Houston requires a therapy session at times because of how bad the roads are and that’s exactly what’s... more

21 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
The Restaurants You Need To Try For Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanics are the largest group of people in Texas and it’s only right we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the... more

20 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
HPD New Policy, Ken Paxton Cleared & Texans Fight

Hope you’ve been saving because that Beyoncé ticket is not going to be cheap. Host Raheel Ramzanali and Hey Houston... more

19 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Is HISD Falling Behind in Special Education?

New documents revealed that HISD’s special education program is off-track even after state conservators stepped in to help right the... more

18 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
Alleged Mistress in Court, Hacked Road Sign, and Ike Dike Drama

The Ken Paxton impeachment trial storylines are capturing all of the headlines this week. From the alleged mistress showing up... more

15 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Extinct Houston Landmarks We’ll Never Forget

From iconic restaurants to malls, Houston’s growth has phased out some iconic places from our youth. On today’s episode, host... more

14 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
These H-Town Restaurants Will Expand Your Food Palate

We’re always talking about how diverse Houston is, but we keep eating the same types of cuisine. We’re changing that... more

13 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
Student Debt Wiped, Hobby Airport Expansion, and Hate Crime Report

It’s been a busy start to the week so host Raheel Ramzanali is bringing on lead producer Dina Kesbeh to... more

12 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
Why Inmates Continue To Die Inside Harris County Jail

Eleven inmates have died inside Harris County Jail so far in 2023 and now families of inmates are fighting back.... more

11 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
New Bike Path, Anti-Eviction Program, and Beef Prices Going Up

Just because it was a short week doesn't mean it wasn't a busy week in H-Town. From a new anti-eviction... more

08 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
The Ultimate Visitors Guide to Houston

We’re now hitting that part of the year where we’ll be getting a lot of visitors for the holidays or... more

07 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
The Best Hot Chicken Spots in H-Town

The hot chicken trend has had a chokehold on us all. The spice, the crunch, and explosion of flavor has... more

06 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
Summer Depression, Pollution Report & Shaq’s Big Chicken

You might have unplugged from all the happenings around the city during the long weekend, so we’re here to catch... more

05 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Who is Nate Paul, Love is Blind H-Town & Death Star Bill

We’re heading into the long weekend by breaking down the biggest stories of the week impacting H-Town. From the Ken... more

01 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
Why Houston Is So Good at Helping the Unhoused Community

Houston has been leading the way in helping the unhoused community get back on their feet with permanent housing. A... more

31 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Why Houston’s First Chinese Restaurant Might Never Be The Same

Houston has a lot of firsts, but the distinction of first Chinese restaurant ever belongs to China Garden in downtown.... more

30 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
GOP Picks Houston, Starter Homes Affordability, and Yelling at Refs

Home ownership is getting to be more expensive in H-Town, but how much money do you have to make to... more

29 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
Why Houston Parents Are Worried About School This Year

It’s the first day of school for HISD and this is the perfect time to learn about what concerns parents... more

28 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Who Will Run Elections, STAAR Testing Trends & Beyoncé Tickets

Virgo season is here and Antre’chelle Nova is letting you know as she joins host Raheel Ramzanali and Pulitzer Prize... more

25 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
The Physical Toll of Houston’s Heat Dome

This heat isn’t going anywhere, so host Raheel Ramzanali is bringing on Dr. Wafi Momin, cardiologist at UTHealth Houston and... more

24 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
You Need To Try This South Asian Restaurant Now!

There are so many good South Asian restaurants in Houston, but one consistently gets brought up as the best: Aga’s... more

23 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Buc-ee's Snacks, Crime is Down & 2000 Challenge

The Houston Police Department released their latest crime numbers and the trends are definitely surprising. Plus, Harris County Health might... more

22 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Why You Need To Check Your Insurance Policies Now

Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have updated their 2023 Atlantic hurricane season activity predictions to be “above... more

21 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
Election Lawsuit, Macaroni Tony & Galveston Referendum

It’s been a really hot week, literally. A heat wave that just won’t let up, topped with our local legend... more

18 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Why Galveston Doesn’t Suck!

As we hit another 100 degree day in H-Town, it’s time to cool off by enjoying the crashing waves of... more

17 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
The Best Deals During Houston Restaurant Week

Houston Restaurant Weeks has become an annual summer tradition for foodies to try out award-winning restaurants at unbeatable prices, but... more

16 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
Landmark Revenge Porn Ruling, Bullet Train & Oldest Texan

A lot has happened in H-Town to start the week so host Raheel Ramzanali is bringing on Hey Houston writer... more

15 Aug 2023 · 25 minutes
Is Houston on the Verge of Becoming Unaffordable?

Is Houston on the verge of becoming unaffordable? Host Raheel Ramzanali is joined by economics professor Chris Clarke to talk... more

14 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Judge Hidalgo, Travis Scott Concert Drama & Childcare Shortage

Things get emotional as host Raheel Ramzanali, media personality Antre’chelle Nova, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Evan Mintz breakdown Judge Lina... more

11 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
We Need To Stop Killing Wasps in Houston

Yes, wasps look scary and our first instinct is to kill them, but Rice biology professor Scott Solomon is here... more

10 Aug 2023 · 22 minutes
Your Guide To Healthy Eating in Houston

Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring food! Host Raheel Ramzanali is joined by Houston food blogger Shawn the Food... more

09 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
New Restaurant Scam, Food Not Bombs Update & "Texas" Lawsuit

Houston news never stops so host Raheel Ramzanali is bringing on producer Carlignon Jones to recap stories you might’ve missed... more

08 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
Team Centers, No More Librarians, and Other Big Changes at HISD

The Houston Independent School District has gone through significant changes, some extremely contentious that have gained backlash from Mayor Sylvester... more

07 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
Lizzo Lawsuit, November Elections Trial, and Food Not Bombs Win

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to dive into the hottest news stories of the week! The tea was hot... more

04 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
Best End-of-Summer Adventures

Summer is winding down, but before you start planning your back-to-school shopping and prep, join host Raheel Ramzanali, lead producer... more

03 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
Your Ultimate Guide to Coffee in H-Town

Houston has an incredibly underrated coffee scene, but with so many places to choose from, it can be overwhelming. So,... more

02 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
AstroWorld Concert Report, Summer Hibernation & Inmate Violence

Host Raheel Ramzanali and lead producer Dina Kesbeh want to make sure you’re caught up on all things H-Town so... more

01 Aug 2023 · 25 minutes
Here’s How To Protect Yourself From New Street Crimes

Jugging and slider crimes are on the rise across Houston, but how can we protect ourselves from becoming victims? Houston... more

31 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
Drag Show Firings, HISD Drama & Rent Is Going Up

Get ready for the hottest of hot takes from host Raheel Ramzanali regarding the Houston Oilers uniform drama. Then, Pulitzer... more

28 Jul 2023 · 33 minutes
Things You Didn’t Know Your Houston Public Library Card Could Do

Did you know you could book a recording studio with your Houston Public Library card?! Yeah, we definitely didn’t know... more

27 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
The Forgotten Consequences of the Texas Oil Boom

Zombie oil wells are wrecking havoc on the environment, but what exactly are they and why isn’t anybody stepping up... more

26 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
An Insider’s Guide to Houston's Best Ice Cream Shops

Ice cream is a great way to cool down during the Houston heat, but the game is changing and we’re... more

25 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
Why the Border Crisis Is Worse Than Its Ever Been

Last week a whistleblower came forward to describe the inhumane conditions that migrants were facing as they crossed the Texas-Mexico... more

24 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
HISD Teacher Salary Change, Illegal Donations, & Sticky Note Bandit

Are we traveling less as Houstonians? Plus, is there a new energy source on the horizon that could help us... more

21 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Your Ultimate Guide to HEB Snacks

Picking the right snack at HEB can be overwhelming because of their huge selection. So, today we’re bringing in Emily... more

20 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
Tips To Get You Hurricane Ready in Houston

It’s been a quiet hurricane season thus far, but it only takes one major storm to change that lucky streak.... more

19 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
An Insider's Guide to the Best Tacos in H-Town

Does the perfect taco exist? Well, it’s not a secret that we have an abundance of taco joints to choose... more

18 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Why HPD Is Responding Historically Slow To Your Emergency Calls

A new investigation by the Houston Chronicle found that the Houston Police Department is responding to high priority calls at... more

17 Jul 2023 · 24 minutes
311 Calls, Fecal Matter in Beaches & Business Decline

A lot happened this week in Houston so host Raheel Ramzanali is bringing on Pulitzer Prize finalist Evan Mintz and... more

14 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
Our Love Letter To H-Town on 713 Day

Throw up your H because it’s 713 Day! There’s no hiding the fact that we really love H-Town so today... more

13 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Tips on Surviving Allergy Season in Houston

Houston was ranked as the 12th hardest place to live for people with allergies by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation... more

12 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
H-Town’s Best Late-Night Restaurants

Tired of eating fast food as your late night meal when you’re heading home from a fun event in Houston?... more

11 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
Are We Getting a Break From Mosquitoes?

Bzzzz! Bzzzz! Nothing says summer like Houston mosquitoes buzzing by your face, but could we be in for some relief... more

10 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
Missing Man Update, Blue Button Jellyfish & Impeachment Drama

It was a week full of fireworks in the city and in the news! From a major update in the... more

07 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
What Happened to These Iconic Houston Destinations?

Houston is constantly changing and so many places from our youth are closed. Of course AstroWorld is the most iconic... more

06 Jul 2023 · 23 minutes
Here’s Why It's Historically Hot in H-Town

No, you aren’t being dramatic by complaining about the Houston heat this year because it is historically hot right now!... more

05 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
The Summer Daytrip You Need To Take Today

Chet Garner, host of The Daytripper on PBS, joins host Raheel Ramzanali to give a daytrip recommendation you need to... more

03 Jul 2023 · 22 minutes
Heat Tests Power Grid, Special Session & No Water Breaks

It’s been a week full of news in our city, catch up on what you missed with Pulitzer Prize finalist... more

30 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
Is Houston Better Than Atlanta?

Houston and Atlanta have been throwing jabs at each other for years when it comes to which city is the... more

29 Jun 2023 · 20 minutes
How Montrose Became the LGBTQ+ Hub of Houston

Montrose has always been the most popular LGBTQ+ neighborhood in Houston, but could that be changing? Brian Riedel, associate director... more

28 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
The Best Kolaches in Houston

Ask 100 Houstonians where the best kolache is in town and you’ll probably get 100 different answers. Kolaches have been... more

27 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
NASA's Mission to Mars Starts in Houston

We sometimes forget why Houston is called Space City, but now as the crew of the Artemis II Mission starts... more

26 Jun 2023 · 14 minutes
Campaign Finance Investigation, Pride Parade & Oil Demand Down

It was literally so hot this week that roads were buckling in H-Town and the news was even hotter. From... more

23 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
The Best Summer Events in H-Town

Houston summers can be draining, but they’re also packed with unique events that you have to check out. Writer Olivia... more

22 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
How Houston Impacted Hip-Hop

Houston hip-hop legend Lil’ Keke is celebrating his 25th year in hip-hop with his new album “25 Summers”. Producer Carlignon... more

21 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
Your Guide to Houston’s Best Burgers

There are SO MANY delicious burgers to pick from in Houston so we’re helping you narrow the list with our... more

20 Jun 2023 · 25 minutes
Ken Paxton Trial, Hotter Summers & Overcrowding Animal Shelters

There was a lot going on in Houston this week! From the Ken Paxton trial moving to Harris County to... more

16 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
How To Keep the Kids Busy This Summer in Houston

Keeping the kids entertained during summer break can be overwhelming, so we’re focusing on summer activities for kids in the... more

15 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
How a National Holiday was Born in Galveston

Next week will mark the third year we celebrate Juneteenth as a federal holiday, but how can we celebrate it... more

14 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
A Hater's Guide to Houston's Best Pizza

We already know Houston has one of the best food scenes in the nation and with that comes a vastly... more

13 Jun 2023 · 27 minutes
This Group is Being Fined for Feeding the Unhoused

Food Not Bombs has been serving meals to the unhoused community in Houston for years without any issues, but now... more

12 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
Oil Prices, Jugging Crimes & Ashby High-Rise Drama

The weather is heating up and so is the news in H-Town. Pulitzer Prize finalist Evan Mintz and Houston personality... more

09 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
Your Guide to the Perfect First Day of Summer in Houston

Summer is finally here and we’re helping you put together the perfect first day of summer with tips and ideas... more

08 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
How Will HISD’s New Superintendent Change the district?

Now that the Texas Education Agency has officially appointed Mike Miles as the new superintendent of HISD and a new... more

07 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
Your Guide to a Perfect Crawfish Boil

There’s something so perfect about getting fresh Louisiana crawfish and boiling it up to the perfect spice level with your... more

06 Jun 2023 · 14 minutes
Are We in for a Busy Hurricane Season?

The 2023 hurricane season is officially underway and this year is a bit different because of El Niño, but what... more

05 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
HISD Superintendent, Bike Trail Robberies & Ken Paxton Impeachment

What. A. Week. We had alligators trapping swimmers on a dock and that wasn’t even our biggest story of the... more

02 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
Preparing Your Pets for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is officially here and while prepping for the season is a summer ritual for Houstonians, we often forget... more

01 Jun 2023 · 23 minutes
The Toxic Worms Invading Our City

The invasive hammerhead flatworm is being spotted all around Houston so we had to bring in Scott Solomon, biology professor... more

31 May 2023 · 19 minutes
A Beginner's Guide to Katy Asian Town

Visiting Katy Asian Town for the first time can be overwhelming because of the dozens of restaurants to choose from... more

30 May 2023 · 14 minutes
Prostitution on Bissonnet, Election Bills, and Goodbye State Inspections

New election bills are targeting Harris County, but are they just political theater or will they impact how we vote?... more

26 May 2023 · 24 minutes
These Tips Will Help You Survive Houston

From the blistering weather to crazy traffic, the Bayou City can be a beast of a city to conquer so... more

25 May 2023 · 25 minutes
What Will Happen on College Campuses if DEI Is Banned?

Diversity, equity, and inclusion offices have been part of public universities for years, but now state lawmakers are close to... more

24 May 2023 · 22 minutes
How This Houston South Asian Restaurant Gained National Prominence

Aga’s Restaurant and Catering was barley surviving when Shaukat Maredia and his family bought the Alief based restaurant in 2011.... more

23 May 2023 · 22 minutes
City Cast Houston
A Beginner's Guide to Katy Asian Town
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Visiting Katy Asian Town for the first time can be overwhelming because of the dozens of restaurants to choose from in one... more