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Trader Joe's Confirms Additional Houston Stores

It’s been nearly five months since California-based Trader Joe’s announced plans to open its grocer concept in The Woodlands Crossing Shopping Center. In the time since, locals speculated whether the supplier would expand in Houston and, fortunately, the company is ready to put the rumors to rest. By year’s end, Trader Joe’s will add two additional outposts in the Houston market—one in Memorial and another in Montrose. Located at 1440 S. Voss, the Memorial store will span 14,000 square feet…

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Courtyard Houston Hobby gets $2.3M Upgrade

With $2.3 million in improvements now complete, it's a new day for the Courtyard Houston Hobby Airport. Updates have been made to the 153-room hotel's lobby, guest rooms and services. Welcoming pedestals have replaced the traditional front desk--an effort to increase guest interaction and speed the check-in process. There's also a new high-tech GoBoard in the lobby, a large touchscreen HDTV that offers guests news headlines, sports scores, directions to local businesses, flight updates and…

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Downtown H-Town Comes Alive in Time Lapse Video

Every now and then, a cool video comes along that really captures the dynamic of a city. Award-winning artist and videographer Erik Clapp has done just that with his short film titled Downtown H-Town. Check it out and let us know what you think. Downtown H Town from Erik Clapp on Vimeo. You can see more of Erik's work on his website. And to see other Houston videos, visit the videos section of our website…

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Members of Houston Art Community Win Top Honors

Players in the Houston art scene will receive major honors at an awards event in New York next month. The U.S. section of the International Association of Art Critics presents awards each year to artists, curators, museums, galleries and other institutions recognizing excellence in exhibitions. Twenty-four winners will receive awards in 12 categories at the event in April. Among this year's winners are: • Co-curators Josef Helfenstein and Isabel Schulz at the Menil Collection, for Kurt…

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Hotwire.com: Houston's Value as a Destination Gets Even Better

The latest Travel Value Index from the folks at Hotwire.com shows Houston is the fourth best value in the country, up from sixth place in the 2011 index. The annual index looks at all U.S. destinations and ranks them based on low rates, discounts, affordable entertainment and overall appeal. H-Town scored high for Downtown, which the website's editors say offers an "impressive array of skyscrapers, parks, museums and shops" and "exudes both cosmopolitan vivacity and old-school Southern…

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Houston Named One of the South's Tastiest Towns

Houston is the best culinary city in Texas and one of the best in the South. That's according to the readers of Southern Living magazine, who ranked the top ten tastiest towns in the region in a massive, multi-week online poll. Houston came in at No. 6 with 14,321 votes. Readers ranked Lafayette as the No. 1 food city. The contest and the winning cities will be featured in the April issue of Southern Living, out on newsstands next week. In their write-up on Houston, the magazine's editors…

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Moody Gardens Hotel to get $20M Upgrade

One of region's largest resort properties is getting a facelift. Work will begin this summer on $20 million in upgrades at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center on Galveston Island. The 428-room property completed in 1998 will see improvements in both guest rooms and common areas. Officials with the hotel say the renovation is necessary to maintain the AAA Four-Diamond rating. The hotel and attached convention center are on the property of Moody Gardens, the 156-acre family…

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Bracket-Style Challenge for Houston Restaurants Heats Up

Some of the city's best restaurants are competing in a March Madness bracket-style challenge to determine a top people's choice winner. CultureMap is producing the Last Chef Standing challenge which will culminate in a live tasting event on April 9. The goal of the contest is to increase local awareness for Houston's internationally-recognized culinary scene. Participating restaurants include Samba Grille, Blu Lounge and Restaurant, Ava Kitchen and Whiskey Bar, Alto, Max's Wine Dive, The…

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Food Trucks Meet Fine Art in Museum District

The Houston Museum District is certainly one of the city's most visited neighborhoods. Hundreds and sometimes thousands of people make their way through the museums and cultural institutions that comprise the district each day. But unlike other Houston neighborhoods where great eateries are on every corner, the dining options inside the district are far from plentiful. A new program at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston aims to change that. MFAH is partnering with local food trucks to bring some…

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Food Trucks Meet Fine Art in Museum District

The Houston Museum District is certainly one of the most visited places in the city. Each day, thousands of people go through at least one of the 18 museums and cultural institutions that comprise the walkable district. But unlike other local neighborhoods that have restaurants on almost every corner, the options for dining inside the Museum District are few. A new program from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston aims to change that. Starting this week, MFAH is working with local food trucks to…

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