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Proposal Would Improve City Parks System

If voters approve a proposed public bond package in November, Houston's parks will get some much needed green. The $410 million bond package would include $160 million for improvements to bayous and parks. City officials say the money will go a long way to connecting, expanding and improving parks citywide. Voters head to the polls November 6. The initiative has actually spawned an organization that hopes to raise awareness about the benefits of the bond proposal. The citizens coalition Parks…

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Houston Bids on Champions Bowl

Houston wants to host a mega bowl game--and the city's ready to make its case. Officials announced their plans on Tuesday to bid for the Champions Bowl, which will pit the top team from the Big 12 against that of the Southeastern Conference. The game would be played at Reliant Stadium. The other cities said to also be bidding for the Champions Bowl are Arlington, San Antonio, New Orleans and Atlanta. "The inclusion of Houston in this group of elite bowl destinations is a recognition of the…

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Three Houston Restaurants on Bon Appetit Top 50 List; Oxheart Makes Top 10

UPDATE: Oxheart, the intimate tasting menu concept from Justin Yu made the narrowed list of the 10 best new restaurants in the country. Click here for more details. Three local restaurants have made Bon Appetit's list of the best new places to eat in the nation, tying Houston with Portland for the most spots on the much-lauded roundup. Underbelly, Oxheart (pictured right) and Uchi were all included on the list of best new restaurant nominees. All three opened in the last year under…

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A Bit of Britain in Houston

If you're like many, you've probably been swept up in the pride, pageantry and competition of the Olympic Games. And with all of the sweeping shots of London, the coverage is also giving viewers here a touch of British fever. Fortunately there are ways to experience a little bit of across-the-pond culture without leaving Houston. Here's a rundown of some of our favorite British-themed spots around town. Dine at Feast, a classic "nose to tail" restaurant (you're likely to find livers, hearts…

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