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Houston, TX is Sports City, USA in 2016

Houston will become the hottest sporting venue in the country this year. The city is hosting world-class sporting events that range from Olympic qualifying soccer matches and the NCAA Final Four to rodeos and Super Bowl LI. February The action begins in February 2016 when Houston will host both the America Rugby Championship and CONCACAF Women’s soccer Olympic finals matches at BBVA Compass Stadium downtown. The rugby match brings fifth ranked Argentina to town to take on Team USA (February 6…

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Houston Winter Ideal for Golfing

One of the reasons we love Houston is year-round golf, even in January. With temperatures ranging from the low 60s to mid-70s, it's no wonder golf enthusiasts flock to Htown. While golfers in wide swaths of the country were hunkering down amid record snowfall, a quick sampling of Houston-area courses found very brisk business. “We had 192 golfers out on Sunday, which is really good for a Sunday in January,” said Chuck Silva at Memorial Park Golf Course. “And the driving range was busy all day…

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10 Best Sports Bars in Houston

Four professional home teams and lively college athletics captivate Houston’s sports market, which explains why the city has plenty to offer in the way of sports bars. Wondering where to watch the next big game? Here are our 10 favorite places to kick back and enjoy a cold one. Located a stone’s throw from Washington Avenue, Beer Market Co doesn’t mess around when it comes to its beverage options. With 365 varieties of beer on offer, guests could easily enjoy a different drink every day of the…

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Gateway to Hobby Gets $24M Super Bowl Facelift

Broadway Street, the road leading travelers from I-45 to Hobby Airport, will undergo a $24 million beautification renovation. The two-mile-long corridor will feature over 600 live oak trees, landscaping with 30 different types of local plants and flowers, enhanced crosswalks, and new street light infrastructure. The $17 million road renovation portion of the project is being funded by the city of Houston and TXDOT. An additional $7.5 million raised by Scenic Houston will be used to beautify the…

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$55M Entertainment Complex Anchored by Gilley’s Taking Shape

Bay Area Houston is one step closer to building a $55 million 50,000-square-foot entertainment venue that features a Gilley’s honky-tonk dance hall, 114-room hotel, conference center, retail and office space, theater, and museum space. The La Porte City Council yesterday approved the project dubbed La Porte Town Center; ground breaking is expected this June. The original Gilley’s honky-tonk played a huge part in Houston’s “urban cowboy” culture in the 70s and 80s before closing in 1989. The…

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