Sam Byrd

Sam Byrd

Sam Byrd is a freelance contributor to Outsmart who loves to take in all of Houston’s sights, sounds, food and fun. He also loves helping others to discover Houston’s rich culture. Speaking of Houston, he's never heard a Whitney Houston song he didn't like.
Art

Houston’s Top Drag Performers Star in a New Music Video

Frank Hernandez hopes that a few 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' auditions will follow.

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Front Page News

The New Development on the Block

Montrose Collective will offer a unique blend of retail, office, and civic space.

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Features

The Tastemaker

Food Network contributor Chad Mercer celebrates food, and the community it builds.

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Columns

Houston’s Nerdiest Queen

Carmina Vavra’s drag is inspired by cosplaying niche characters.  

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Columns

The Man Behind the Man-Bun

Drag king Hugh Dandy thrives in the limelight.

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Features

Going Green

Shellye Arnold leads the team rebuilding and preserving Memorial Park

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Features

A Quirky Courtship

From lasagna to a museum proposal, love was in the air for husbands Wanderson Rezende and Eric Bradley.

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Arts & Entertainment

Meditation Master

Queer author and musician Justin Michael Williams delivers a message of hope to high school students.

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Columns

Diva of the Dance Floor

Drag is just the beginning for Lexús Chandeliér.

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Columns

All Hail the Queen

Hu’Nee B is a ruler of Texas’ pageant scene.

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