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  • Hermann Park
    March 15, 2018
    The azaleas are in full bloom all over Houston, which means hibernation is over and it’s time to enjoy being outside. After one of the coldest winters in recent memory, we’re in need of some fresh air picnicking. Levy Park Want a spot to spread out with your family? Look no further than Levy Park. Complete with a splash pad, climbing walls and numerous jungle gyms, families can spend a full day at the park. After your kids have worked up an appetite on the playground, bring a lunch...
  • Influential Women
    March 15, 2018
    In part two of our series celebrating Women’s History Month , we’re showcasing women in science. Houston is lovingly referred to as “space city”, and is home to the largest medical center in the world. The city is full of bright minds channeling their gifts of innovation that enrich our lives and make the lights of our city shine a little brighter. Dr. Lori Choi is an accomplished vascular surgeon who has served at some of the most prestigious hospitals in the country...
  • Crawfish in plate
    March 8, 2018
    It’s that time of year again! We polled readers to see where the best crawfish was this season and based on their recommendations we have 12 staples to help you navigate this delicious time of year. Whether you prefer Vietnamese or Cajun style boils, H-Town has them all! (Pro Tip: If you don't know the proper way to eat crayfish, need beer pairings, or want a great recipe, click the image above or check out our Crawfish Season in Houston page .) Our Locals Love: Calhoun's...
  • johnny steele dog park
    March 8, 2018
    Being torn between the desire to travel and the love for your dog can be difficult. Luckily, there’s Houston: a city that provides ample opportunities for both dogs and their owners to relax, sight see, eat, drink, exercise, sleep and anything else a traveler might wish for. Organizations like Dog-Friendly Houston have worked for years to expand the list of businesses, events and parks that allow dogs, making for happier people and happier pooches. Man’s best friend deserves a...
  • Influential Women
    March 8, 2018
    In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing the contributions of the incredible women of Houston who enrich our lives and make the lights of our city shine a little brighter. In this four-part series, we’ll highlight the accomplishments of Houstonians in various industries, from culinary to fashion, medical to aerospace. What do you get when you cross a degree in chemistry with top honors at the acclaimed California Culinary Academy in San Francisco?...
  • Houston Zoo wild nature area Credit: Houston Zoo
    March 7, 2018
    Spring Break is around the corner. If you’re wondering how to spend those days of no school with your kiddos, we have some ideas for you. There is plenty to do around town to keep your family occupied. Read on and plan to have loads of fun. Spring Break At … Many of Houston’s top attractions are hosting a slew of fun activities during Spring Break. Head to Avenida Houston for Spring Break Week at Discovery Green (March 12-16) and enjoy free mad science shows, salsa dancing,...
  • shay mcelroy's irish pub Credit: McElroy's Irish Pub
    March 5, 2018
    St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, a day when those who are Irish celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and those who aren’t technically Irish express their appreciation for all things Irish. Green is worn, beer is had (for those 21+, of course) and sometimes you get pinched. Surely with so many celebrations in Houston, we’ve got the Luck of the Irish in our city. Family-Friendly Festivities McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Pub Saturday, March 17 starting at 11 a.m. It...
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace Credit: Neil Greentree
    March 2, 2018
    When people think of diversity in Houston, the first thing that comes to mind is its expansive food scene. And while the Bayou City offers the best international tastes, the museums bring culture from around the world for art-lovers to enjoy without leaving the city limits. This spring, many institutions are highlighting India and giving Houstonians a reason to get their Bollywood on! The arts scene is bursting at the seams with exhibits showcasing the rich culture and history of India and...
  • Rodeo Houston fashion Credit: Pinto Ranch
    February 26, 2018
    Houston, it’s rodeo time! Get ready for three weeks of livestock shows, music, carnival games, food and loads of fun at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo from Feb. 27 to March 18. Still looking for that perfect rodeo outfit? Read on for the latest trends and where to shop. Just like in mainstream fashion, denim is big this year in western wear. Elizabeth Goetz of Pinto Ranch, a fine Western wear boutique with locations on Post Oak Boulevard and George Bush Intercontinental Airport,...
  • Wiess Energy Hall at HMNS Credit: Houston Museum of Natural Science
    February 19, 2018
    If you want to learn about the energy industry that drives Houston, head to the Houston Museum of Natural Science for an immersive experience at the Wiess Energy Hall. The recently renovated exhibit hall – now in its third iteration – features interactive, cutting-edge exhibits about the science and technology of energy. Once you step off the elevator on the fourth floor of the museum, you’ll be greeted by a realistic depiction of the floor of an offshore drilling rig...
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