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Posts from June 2013

  • June 18, 2013
    More than 40 years after man first walked on the moon, Americans are still captivated by that tremendous accomplishment. It was a moment of national pride and a lasting symbol of American ingenuity. Aldrin, Lovell and Armstrong became household names and people all over the country were in awe of the men who had walked the lunar surface. But what about the women who kept the astronauts' lives together back on Earth, specifically here in Houston? In her new book, The Astronaut Wives Club,...
  • June 18, 2013
    If you're like many of us, your dog is more an extension of your family than a pet. It's been an evolution decades in the making, but Fido has certainly made his way out of the backyard doghouse and into the comfort of our beds. With this ongoing canine invasion of every facet of our lives, it's little wonder that this Friday Houston will celebrate Bring Your Dog to Work Day. Organized by the Houston Humane Society to bring attention to animal cruelty, there's even a...
  • June 17, 2013
    The food truck craze has been growing in Houston for years, even spawning an annual festival. But H-Town hasn't had its own dedicated place for food on wheels--until now. The Houston Food Park is set to open June 22 in East Downtown. The location at 1504 St. Emmanuel can easily accommodate up to nine trucks, but there is already a plan to expand the footprint. Within the first week, the park will be open for both lunch and dinner until 8 pm. According to the Houston Chronicle, the first
  • June 13, 2013
    Another day, another list that H-Town is rocking. This time the Bayou City is once again getting props from TripAdvisor.com for affordability, ranking seventh on the travel site's list of most cost effective destinations in the U.S. The annual list takes into account city averages for hotel stay, taxis, dinner and cocktails to determine a typical trip cost. According to TripAdvisor, a room for two at a four-star Houston hotel is around $241 a night, while dinner for two with a bottle of...
  • June 12, 2013
    To hear Chandra Wilson tell it, her hometown and its support of the arts gave her the skills and confidence to succeed as an actor. The Grey's Anatomy actress and Houston native first hit the stage at age four with Theatre Under the Stars. She went on to study drama at Montrose's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Wilson was between acting gigs and working for an investment bank in 2005 when she auditioned for the role of Dr. Bailey on Grey's. She's won a Screen...
  • June 11, 2013
    James Turrell is an artist working with the simplest of mediums. For five decades, Turrell has used light--in all its glorious hues, intensities and saturations--to create awe-inspiring installations in far flung locales around the globe. Now, a new retrospective of his life's work is open at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston showcasing some of his most beautiful creations. The exhibition titled James Turrell: The Light Inside is named after the tunnel installation that links the two...
  • June 4, 2013
    It's been 86 years since William P. Hobby Airport started welcoming passengers to its airfield. Though it's welcomed a few name changes and improvements throughout the decades, the changes currently underway may just be the airfield's most exciting yet. On the horizon, passengers can expect an additional parking garage, roadway modifications, new concourse and an expanded terminal, all of which will help accommodate international flights to and from Houston. The expanded terminal...
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