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Posts from August 2016

  • fishing
    August 25, 2016
    Houston’s fishing community is thriving, thanks to the many well-stocked and beautiful fishing spots in and around the city. For those who find themselves looking for a break from city life, read on to find a fishing oasis in every corner of H-town. Lake Anahuac Lake Anahuac is part of a wildlife refuge along the Texas coastline, 45 miles east of the city. It is one of the few places with access to both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Saltwater fishing is along the East Galveston Bay 24...
  • B-Cycle
    August 24, 2016
    Houston’s highly successful B-Cycle program is set to triple in size over the next two years. The bike-share system that currently includes 31 stations and 225 bikes will add another 71 stations and 568 bikes with money from a federal grant. B-Cycle would move into areas like the city’s major university campuses, the Med Center and other areas inside the 610 Loop that have not yet benefited from bike share. “The expansion of the B-cycle system will bring bike sharing into...
  • Houston Skyline Dynamo Stadium at Dusk
    August 18, 2016
    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, but leisure travel is not ready to slow down just yet. And it looks like Houston is one of the top places folks are looking to travel this coming holiday weekend. According to HotelPlanner.com , more people are traveling and booking hotels over the holiday weekend compared to last year thanks to lower gas prices, affordable lodging rates, and a strong U.S. dollar. The site ranked the cities with the highest number of reservations based on data pulled
  • NRG Stadium Texans Credit: Austin Dressman
    August 18, 2016
    Houston Texans and NRG Park officials announced stadium renovations and new food and beverage options just in time for Super Bowl LI in Houston. Along with stadium-wide WiFi and a new artificial turf field, local chefs presented a variety of new Houston-centric dishes and beverages that will be offered throughout the season. Ronnie Killen ( Killen’s Barbecue , Burgers , and Steakhouse ) and Chris Shepherd ( Underbelly ) presented their new dishes alongside Aramark’s latest menu...
  • AIA sandcastle galveston Credit: AIA sandcastle galveston
    August 15, 2016
    Don’t miss an opportunity to watch artistic and structural genius in action. The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting the 30th anniversary of its free Sandcastle Competition in Galveston on Saturday, August 20. For years, the competition has enticed some of the most talented architects and designers to compete on the East Beach, as well as drawn an average of 20,000 spectators. This year, more than 60 teams of these innovators have already been planning their
  • Elaine Turner Credit: Elaine Turner
    August 12, 2016
    It’s hard to be excited about fall when it’s hot enough to fry an egg on your car, but trust us, breezier temps are (theoretically) on the horizon and with that means a new season full of fresh fall looks. Wondering where to go to snag the top trends from fall 2016 runways? These 10 Houston boutiques are ready to deliver. For the better part of 20 years, Christina Mitchell has infused a global fashion sense into the offerings at her Rice Village Abejas boutique and recently, she...
  • heights mercantile Credit: heights mercantile
    August 9, 2016
    The trendy Houston Heights neighborhood will soon add an impressive low-rise urban market to its retail district. The Heights Mercantile project promises a 40,000 square feet of shops, restaurants, a fitness studio, and a hike-and-bike trail connecting to Donovan Park. Construction began last week on the six-building complex that sits along Heights Boulevard and 7th and Yale Streets. Heights Mercantile will act as an “anti-mall” offering an open park concept with bike paths, green...
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