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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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Beaten by South Dakota

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

By Whitney Radley

Gov. Rick Perry has repeatedly touted the dominance of Texas as a business-friendly state, but South Dakota has edged us out for the top spot in America's Top States ...

How To Build Success

Texas dominates list of top U.S. cities for new construction

By Whitney Radley

Construction shows no sign of flagging in Texas, according to a recent Forbes report. Dallas, Houston and Austin all rank among the top 20 U.S. cities where building is ...

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 ...

Travel Perks?

United Airlines touts yearly subscriptions for "free" checked bags and extra legroom

By Whitney Radley

In an effort to make air travel more commodious for its frequent flyers, United Airlines recently introduced three new subscription services that can be tailored to each traveler's style ...

All Aboard

Carnival Triumph "floating biohazard" ship sells out

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 ...

Hometown Shame

Dallas ranks sickeningly low on fittest U.S. cities list

By Claire St. Amant, Whitney Radley

The American Fitness Index released its 2013 report recently, and Dallas is not exactly sitting pretty. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area ranks No. 44 out of 50 major U.S. cities ...

Tough Flight

Texas passenger smacks United Airlines with hot coffee lawsuit

By Whitney Radley

First it was fast food chain McDonald's in hot water over hot coffee. Now it's United Airlines that's the subject of a suit over spilling the beans ...

The Year of Queen Bey

Beyoncé joins Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey on list of World's Most Powerful Women

By Whitney Radley

Beyoncé may not run a country like German chancellor Angela Merkel or serve at the top of a Fortune 500 company like Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, but ...

Suburban Glory

North Texas dominates list of best cities for families

By Jennifer Chininis, Whitney Radley

Once the basic needs of food, water and shelter are out of the way, young families invariably look to public school systems, cost of living and economic growth in determining ...

Cheap Thrills

Texas cities rank among most affordable travel destinations in America

By Whitney Radley

Texas cities pack a lot of bang in a buck — and it looks like travelers are taking notice. According to Travel + Leisure readers, four metro areas in the Lone Star ...

Homestate Glory

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 U.S. cities for jobs in 2013. For its ranking, the publication ...

Dallas Date In Doubt

Beyonce pregnant again: Happy or just sweating those tour tickets?

By Whitney Radley

Rumors have been swirling about Beyoncé — or, more specifically, about the possible contents of the Houston-born singer's womb — in the first month of the Mrs. Carter World Tour.  Could ...

Don't Mess With Granny

65-year-old car saleswoman sues former employer for right to work

By Whitney Radley

For some members of the workforce, retirement — or at least semi-retirement — is a status looked forward to at the earliest moment of eligibility. Not so for Carolyn Cross.  The 65-year-old ...

Put a Ring on It?

Former Houston Texan files suit against ex-fiancée for $785,000 engagement ring

By Whitney Radley

Former Houston Texan Mario Williams might have signed with the Buffalo Bills last year on the most lucrative contract in NFL history for a defensive player, but $100 million ($50 ...

Aggie Might

Texas A&M's Kyle Field to become the most intimidating stadium ever

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 ...

Dallas Goes Boom

Dallas-Fort Worth 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 ...

Questionable Statistics

A sugar daddy surplus? Dallas leads Texas in old creeps

By Jonathan Rienstra, Whitney Radley

All you Dallas sugar babies, rejoice: You're getting paid with the best of them. Dallas sugar daddies give their companions the eighth-largest monthly allowance in the country — $4,721 ...

High-powered Heels

Dallas ranks No. 3 in country for female-owned businesses

By Claire St. Amant, Whitney Radley

As the overall U.S. economy trudges toward a slow recovery, the 2013 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report shows where the jobs lie: in the hands of women — specifically those ...

Wacky Web Games

Prankster calls elaborate Joel Osteen Internet hoax an experiment in "viral media"

By Whitney Radley

"Pastor of mega church resigns, rejects Christ," read a CNN headline. "Osteen: 'I am no longer a Christian,'" proclaimed another on the Drudge Report. The Christian Broadcasting Network and Yahoo ...

Road Hazard

Daydreaming while 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 ...

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