Category: History

5 Best Summer Museum Experiences!

Summer travel season is in full swing, but there’s no need to hit the road for a long trip. Houston offers a world of fun — and educational — activities at some of the best museums in the nation. Here are five sure-fire choices that are just around the corner: 1. The Children’s Museum of Houston Exhibit: Summer [...]

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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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Trick or Treat Time!

There are many advantages to being a grown-up. No curfews, for one. But every year since I became too old to go house to house on Halloween night, I’ve missed the cool fall weather, the thrill of getting Reese’s instead of Smarties, and dressing up as something genuinely awesome, like a fried egg. In the [...]

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Southern Gothic in Downtown Houston

It’s Halloween year round at La Carafe in Downtown. This historic building-turned-neighborhood bar is one of the most-loved night spots in the entire city as well as a museum piece with a pinch of the supernatural. If you want a comfortable, casual place with great beer and wine, better service, and loads of atmosphere and [...]

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There’s New Life in West University

Houston recently lost a loved one. The cherished Wagner Hardware on Kirby closed up shop after many years of providing stellar customer service and quality products to contractors, architects, and do-it-yourself-ers all over Houston. It was the end of an era, a time “gone with the wind”… Okay. I’m stopping. Honestly though, devoted Wagner’s patrons [...]

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Neighborhood Crash Course: Downtown

Downtown, baby. Where it all began. Everyday, millions of people in the Gulf Coast area get in their cars and start the trek toward a little area called Downtown Houston. You can see it from almost 20 miles away and it is one of the most visible and recognizable skylines in the modern, urban world. [...]

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Ten More Reasons to Love Houston, Y’all

(As promised!) So it’s another Friday night in Houston and there really are at least ten more things to love about this city. For example: 1. Everybody says “Y’all,” even the oil execs. Okay, maybe they don’t. But I’m guessing they do. 2. Architecture. Houston is known for its skyline and neck-breaking high rises, such [...]

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Summertime and Livin’ is Easy

Last weekend, I had my first experience at White Linen Night in the Heights. Believe me, next August can’t come soon enough. What a whimsical, exotic night in Houston! Sure, linen wrinkles like nobody’s business. But you’ll want to hang on to that white linen shirt so you’re ready for next year’s event. White Linen [...]

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Mark’s American Cuisine

If you’re searching for a unique dining experience, look no further. Mark’s American Cuisine offers one of the most memorable dining experiences of any restaurant in Houston. With a name like “Mark’s,” you might not expect the level of ambience and attention to detail you’ll see here. But Marks’ has earned its spot as one [...]

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Neighborhood Crash Course: Montrose

Those who have never been to Houston think smog, traffic, and humidity when they imagine our beloved city. Well, they’re not entirely off point. But many people also assume that Houston is not a diverse city, that it’s a homogeneous place where everyone looks, thinks, and does that same things as everyone else. Nothing could [...]

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