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Whitney Radley

Staff Writer

After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in English, Whitney Radley tried her hand at a couple of careers in a few different Lone Star locales before ending up in Houston — and on CultureMap's doorstep — in August of 2011. She stayed on as Staff Writer through July of 2013, and continues to report on her Bayou City explorations. 

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Rick Perry Irate

Texas loses its No. 1 state for business ranking due to quality of life issues

By Whitney Radley

Gov. Rick Perry has touted, over and over and over again, the dominance of Texas as a business-friendly state, but South Dakota has edged us out for the top spot ...


New Theme Park

New Grand Texas Theme Park in Houston will be 6 times the size of AstroWorld

By Whitney Radley

One can almost hear the roar of a roller coaster on the New Caney property where Grand Texas Theme Park will soon sprawl in Houston . . . but don't get ahead ...


Hometown Glory

Crane City: Austin named one of America's top Building Boom Cities with construction galore

By Whitney Radley

Construction shows no sign of flagging in Texas, according to a recent report from Forbes and McGraw Hill Construction which looks at new construction data from United States metropolitan statistical ...


Astrodome Saved

The Astrodome is saved? A first look at a $194 million reimagined Dome

By Whitney Radley

If the future of the Astrodome has been keeping you up at night, you'll rest easy knowing that a major step was taken in favor of preservation at a ...


In-N-Out Threat

In-N-Out Burger threatens Texas chef in burger flap — and the response is hilarious

By Whitney Radley

James Beard Best Chef Southwest nominee Chris Shepherd is in the headlines this week, but this time it's not for his culinary prowess. Or at least not directly.  Shepherd ...


Up In the Air

United Airlines ups the Dreamliner ante, orders more new stretch planes — and look at that fuel burn

By Whitney Radley

More state-of-the-art aircraft are on the way for United Airlines, which has increased an order from The Boeing Company to include 20 additional 787-10s. The Chicago-based carrier expects the first ...


A Not-So Long Goodbye?

Johnny Manziel chickens out on Twitter rant against College Station

By Whitney Radley

Many may think that Texas A&M University star Johnny Manziel leads a charmed life — exhibiting superhuman talent at football and pretty much every other sport, spending time with buddies ...


All Aboard

The Carnival Triumph "floating biohazard" ship sells out: Hot ticket demand surprises

By Whitney Radley

Overflowing toilets. Empty pool. Hours-long food lines. No alcohol or gambling. It's not hard to see why the Carnival Triumph, which broke down in the middle of the Gulf ...


Music Matters

The hottest Free Press Sumer Fest ever: General tickets sold out

By Whitney Radley

It's a big year for Houston's Free Press Summer Fest, which celebrates its fifth milestone with an all-star lineup and collaborations with the likes of Bun B and ...


Best Cities for Jobs

Texas ranks ahead of California in best cities for jobs

By Whitney Radley

Forbes recently ran the employment numbers and found, unsurprisingly, that Texas is home to some of the best cities for jobs in 2013.  "Some East Coast boosters of the Golden ...


Aggie Might

Kyle Field's $450 million expansion will make it larger than Darrel K Royal Stadium

By Whitney Radley

Anyone who has visited College Station has been subjected to the watchful eye of Kyle Field, which looms large over the otherwise flat landscape. The storied stadium has been called ...


Austin Goes Boom

Austin-Round Rock area and other Texas cities dominate list of America's top boomtowns

By Whitney Radley

If you take Bloomberg's word for it, Texas is the ultimate land of opportunity. Four of the state's five metropolitan statistical areas landed on the finance news site ...


Top 10 Win

A Sugar Daddy surplus? Austin ranks far ahead of Houston in old creeps

By Whitney Radley

Looking for a Sugar Daddy? Here's a tip: Get silver foxes like Richard Gere and George Clooney out of your head. The one you're looking for probably isn ...


Road Danger Surprise

Daydreaming and driving is deadlier than texting behind the wheel

By Whitney Radley

We've had it wrong all this time. It's not the impromptu karaoke session in the driver's seat that's causing crashes. It's not the texting and ...


Debate It

Prominent economist wants fat people to pay more to fly

By Whitney Radley

The idea that passengers should be charged according to body weight is nothing new. The incensing suggestion has been presented for years as a way for airlines to recoup rising ...


Houses disappear

Flash sale craze alters Austin real estate market: City among tops in nation in new trend

By Whitney Radley

See a "For Sale" sign in front of the house of your dreams? You'd better act fast — a new report says that Austin has one of the fastest housing ...


Lulu Recall

Lululemon accidently exposes women: Pants deemed too see-through pulled by yoga giant

By Whitney Radley

I have found myself, on more than one occasion, justifying the pricey workout pants at Lululemon for two reasons: They'll last forever if you take good care of them ...


State of shame?

Texas blows away other states in number of uninsured residents

By Whitney Radley

For the fifth year running, Texas has the highest rate of residents without health insurance in the United States, according to a recent poll conducted by Gallup-Healthways. While the national ...


Beer drama

No joke: Class action lawsuit charges Bud Light is watered down, but tests say it's . . . real

By Whitney Radley

It's no secret that Bud Light — the preferred beverage of white bros and teenagers teaching themselves to like beer — tastes like a watered-down version of the real thing, but ...


Ranking it

Underrated education: More surprise Texas schools added to national overlooked colleges list

By Whitney Radley

When The Daily Beast unveiled its "Amazing but Overlooked: 25 Colleges You Haven't Considered but Should" list earlier this week, the publication knew it was sure to incite a ...


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