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More Texans Traveling for Labor Day; Football Fans Heading to Houston

More than 2.5 million Texans will likely travel this Labor Day weekend, according to AAA Texas. If that predication holds true, it would be the highest number of Texans to travel for Labor Day in six years and a nearly 2 percent increase from last year. The vast majority of those traveling for the holiday weekend will do so by car, AAA says. Here in Houston, a lot of travelers are coming to the city this weekend to see the Louisiana State University Tigers take on the University of…

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Hermann Park’s McGovern Centennial Gardens Opening Soon

Source: Greater Southeast District By: MK Bower Seven months into the yearlong centennial celebration of Hermann Park, a culmination remains on the horizon with the grand opening of the McGovern Centennial Gardens. The 13-month transformation of the 15-acre site formerly home to the Houston Garden Center will reach its zenith on Oct. 18 with the grand opening of the McGovern Centennial Gardens, a homage to the lore of Hermann Park (6100 Hermann Drive) and its ties with Houstonians. The new…

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Largest Free Skatepark in U.S. & Park Without Limits Opens to Public in Spring

Two new parks are open for fun starting today, Thursday August 14, at the 10-acre Greenspoint Spring Recreation Area on Kuykendahl and Rankin roads. On one side is Dylan Park, named in honor of a local child and designed specifically for special-needs children, and on the other is the largest free skateboard park in the nation, according to the organizations website. Throughout the entire 10-acre campus visitors will enjoy public art by Dixie Friend Gay and Andrew Carson. Dylan Park is…

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New Event Space on the Bayou Slated to Open Summer 2015

There will soon be a new multi-purpose event space in Houston. Slated to open Summer 2015, The Dunlavy will be a private event and dining space overlooking the banks of Buffalo Bayou and Lost Lake at the western end of Buffalo Bayou Park. The Dunlavy will showcase the different cuisines of the Clark Cooper restaurants including Ibiza Food & Wine Bar, Brasserie 19, Coppa Ristorante, Coppa Osteria and Punk's Simple Southern Food. The 160-acre Buffalo Bayou Park stretches from Shepherd Drive to…

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10 Can't Miss Shows in Houston this Season

Houston's 2014/15 performing arts season has something for everyone -- world premieres take the stage and timeless classics return. We've scoured the calendar and developed our list of the 10 don't-miss shows for this season. No need to thank us. We'll see you at intermission. From Houston to the World brings together three very different pieces for Houston Ballet's second performance of the season. The one combining thread in this mixed-repertory program choreographed specifically for the…

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