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Influential Women in Houston

In our fourth part of our series celebrating Women's History Month, we're showcasing women in fashion and arts. Americans have always had a love affair with the arts, and Houstonians are no different. In our city, there are many talented, visionary women- artists and designers pushing the boundaries and promising something fresh to discover. Vanessa Wodehouse is the proud owner of two specialty shops located in the Heights. Mary & Moss is a women’s boutique that carries clothing, accessories…

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Camping Around Houston

Houston has an annual average temperature of 69 degrees, making it an excellent place to enjoy the many outdoor options just outside of town. From wooded trails to endless coast, here are great places to escape to nature around Houston: Brazos Bend State Park One word: alligators. Located southwest of Houston, just 45 miles away, you’ll find the swamp and diverse nature of Brazos Bend State Park. Here, you’ll find 37 miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails, some of which are…

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Influential Women in Houston

In part three of our series celebrating Women's History Month, we're showcasing women in music and performing arts. These women are among the critical few who give voice to our hopes and fears, and through the unifying power of their work, allow us to celebrate the best parts of our community. Kam Franklin is the lead vocalist for the gulf coast soul band, The Suffers. She has been publicly singing since age 5, and she is a 3-time recipient of the Houston Press Music Award for Best Female…

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Picnicking in Houston's Great Outdoors

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. With so much great food in Houston, what better way to savor it than the great outdoors? 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…

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Influential Women in Houston

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 and is the creator of a…

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Influential Women in Houston

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’s Chef Erin Smith –…

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Saint Patrick’s Day in Houston

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 doesn’t get more Irish in Houston…

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Houston’s Arts Scene is Highlighting Indian Culture

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 we’ve…

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