Category: Downtown

What Is White Linen Night, Anyway?

White Linen Night. Streets are blocked off, local companies everywhere are holding events, and for some reason, everyone is dressed in all white. What does it mean, and why do we do it? A New Orleans Tradition White Linen Night originated from a centuries-old New Orleans tradition. While traversing the outdoors in the stifling heat [...]

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Millenial Homebuying: Why to Not Fear Leaving the Lease in Your 20s.

With most of your life still ahead of you, your 20s can be a great time to start reaping the benefits of home ownership. Although it’s an intimidating move, making the switch from renting to owning just a few years earlier than planned can save you thousands in disappearing rent checks. That’s probably why an [...]

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Yummy! 10 New and Intriguing Restaurants around Houston!

The holiday season has drawn to a close, and, with it, the temporary end of family gatherings built around home cooked meals. In other words, it’s time to get back out there and try some new restaurants. Don’t worry too much about those New Year’s resolutions to save some money and eat healthier. You probably [...]

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A new High-Tech High School is Coming Soon!

An important piece of Houston’s past is making way for the future. Houston Independent School District plans to build a new DeBakey High School for Health Professions on the site of the storied Shamrock Hotel in the Texas Medical Center. The new 195,000-square-foot high school will give up to 1,000 students the opportunity to explore and study. HISD will tear down the existing [...]

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10 Great Patio Restaurants!

Last weekend’s low humidity and mild temperatures saw Houstonians flocking to restaurant patios to soak up a little sun with their meals. The return of patio weather feels like a gift from Mother Nature after the summer’s punishing heat and humidity makes any attempt at outdoor dining a strictly late-night affair. While places like Batanga, [...]

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New Buff Sculptures Are In Houston!

 That Walking Man, that muscular marvel of a man sculpted by Auguste Rodin — has new competition for attention as the handsome centerpiece of the Cullen Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Like surprise presents, two more Rodins suddenly appeared in recent weeks, enhancing the symmetrical beauty of Houston’s own little piece of Paris, which is famous for [...]

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Boutique Hotel Is Coming to Downtown Houston!

Downtown Houston has long been considered to have a woeful lack of hotel rooms, but that is changing with at least nine hotels planned or under construction. The latest to join in the boom: A 15-story boutique hotel atop the recently announced Greater Houston Partnership Building. A new conceptual rendering released by WHR Architects shows a sleek glass-and-steel addition with 400 [...]

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The 5 Best Things about Working in Downtown

Downtown is the center of business in Houston and it has a complex infrastructure to support the influx of people who work there every day. Some say it’s a ghost town after 5 o’clock, but downtown has lots of assets we’re all too quick to forget. Those who work in downtown are in on some [...]

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Halloween is here! (Almost)

Years ago, there was only one way to celebrate Halloween in Houston: Fright Fest at Astroworld. Well, those days are long gone. But you still have plenty of options if you’d like to get more than one wear out of your homemade costume: Scream on the Green Discovery Green steps up yet again to provide [...]

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November Events

In case you actually have some free time before the holidays, there are some fun things happening in Houston this month. Add a few cool events to your calendar! Cinema Arts Festival Houston Starting today and continuing through the 14th, the Cinema Arts Festival Houston will honor some of the greatest in film. Guests include [...]

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