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B-Cycle To Triple in Size

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 new neighborhoods…

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Report: Houston a Top Trip for Labor Day

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, 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…

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Texans Open 2016 Season with New Stadium Food

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 additions. Ronnie…

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Acclaimed Architects Compete in Epic Sandcastle Competition

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…

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Houston's Top 10 Boutiques for Fall Fashion

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 expanded the…

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40,000-square-foot Urban Market Breaks Ground in the Heights

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 space, and an…

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