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Posts from July 2014

  • Discovery Green
    July 31, 2014
    Houston ranks among the top destinations in the country in a new study out this week. Travel research group Resonance Consultancy looked at the top 50 destinations in the U.S. and ranked Houston No. 12 citing the city's numerous recent accolades, expanding shopping opportunities and new infrastructure investment. Instead of just examining the total number of visitors to a city and how much they spent, Resonance examined additional criteria such as number of direct flights, the quality of
  • Bluejack National
    July 25, 2014
    Houstonians can soon play golf like Tiger Woods, or at least practice to play like him on a golf course built by the golf legend. Construction has officially begun on Woods' first U.S. golf course at a Houston-area private club and community in Montgomery County northwest of Houston. The 755 acres of Bluejack National will include Woods' 18-hole golf course, natural water features and wooded countryside, as well as a short course also designed by Tiger Woods Design and ideal for...
  • bcycle 2
    July 16, 2014
    Bikesharing is growing in Houston. The city's B-Cycle program that launched in 2012 with just three stations has dramatically expanded, both in terms of stations and usage. In the first six months of this year, B-Cycle logged more than 43,500 checkouts, according to data published by the Houston Chronicle. The system now has 29 stations, well above the three stations it launched with in 2012. Program administrators hope to expand the program to include 100 stations by 2017. In the month of
  • Downtown Skyline - Daytime - 1
    July 2, 2014
    Houston has a new moniker thanks to the editors of Business Insider: best city in America. The business publication cites 18 reasons why the Bayou City is tops in the nation -- everything from job growth and great food to low cost of living and diversity. Business Insider calls Houston an "economic juggernaut" and offers praise for the city's job creation prowess, abundant green space and even its prolific hip hop scene. Click here to read more of the 18 reasons Houston is the...
  • Charles James: A Thin Wall of Air at The Menil Collection
    July 2, 2014
    Charles James: A Thin Wall of Air is featured this Summer from May 31 through September 7 at The Menil Collection . The term "a thin wall of air" was coined by James's close friend Bill Cunningham to describe what James called the area where the possibilities of design were Photograph by Paul Hester found: the gap between the fabric and the body. This atypical exhibit focuses on the works of Charles James, the first couturier, commissioned for his friends the de Menils. Born in
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