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Quilt Festival Draws Thousands to Downtown Houston

Quilting reigned over Downtown Houston earlier this month as the International Quilt Festival pulled in nearly 61,000 total attendees over a four-day period, show officials say. Quilters, instructors and observers of all ages turned out to explore the unique art form, proving its limits far exceed its grandmotherly image. More than 4,700 people enrolled for the Festival's Quiltmaking Academy, which provided more than 415 classes, lectures, and events taught. "I am once again thrilled and…

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Seven Houston Spots Hit Top New Restaurants of 2013

Houston continues to climb the culinary ladder, topping national lists left and right and proving what we (and lets be real... our waistlines) have known for years. When it comes to food, Houston chefs are at the top of the game. The most recent list by Urbanspoon highlights seven Houston restaurants as part of America's Top New Restaurants of 2013 - the most in any Texas city. Restaurants that made the cut had to be new, opening their doors in 2013, and were picked based on most liked…

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Seven Houston Spots Hit Top New Restaurants of 2013

Houston continues to climb the culinary ladder, topping national lists left and right and proving what we (and lets be real... our waistlines) have known for years. When it comes to food, Houston chefs are at the top of the game. The most recent list by Urbanspoon highlights seven Houston restaurants as part of America's Top New Restaurants of 2013 - the most in any Texas city. Restaurants that made the cut had to be new, opening their doors in 2013, and were picked based on most liked…

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Three Local Hotels Make T+L Best for Business List

Readers of Travel + Leisure have spoken, and they believe two Downtown properties and another in the Galleria area are tops when it comes to business hotels. Hilton Americas, Four Seasons Hotel and the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa were named the best properties for business travelers in the travel magazine's December issue. The ranking is part of T+L's annual World's Best Awards survey. Travelers were asked to rate properties around the country on a number of attributes. The Hilton had the…

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Grand Texas Theme Park Slated to Open 2015

Plans are moving forward for the highly-anticipated Grand Texas Theme Park, scheduled to plant its roots in March 2015 near New Caney, Texas off Highway 59 and FM 242. But that's not all. The park is just one component of a larger entertainment district envisioned for the area. The full district, called the Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District, will span 640 acres and will be comprised of these seven themed areas: Grand Texas Theme Park Big Rivers Water Park Ballpark of…

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Grand Texas Theme Park Slated to Open 2015

Plans are moving forward for the highly-anticipated Grand Texas Theme Park, scheduled to plant its roots in March 2015 near New Caney, Texas off Highway 59 and FM 242. But that's not all. The park is just one component of a larger entertainment district envisioned for the area. The full district, called the Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District, will span 640 acres and will be comprised of these seven themed areas: Grand Texas Theme Park Big Rivers Water Park Ballpark of Montgomery…

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San Jacinto Scopes New Home for Modern Museum

Towering 567 feet high, the San Jacinto monument is the world's tallest monumental column and stands as a tribute to the 1836 military victory that won Texas' independence. While this awe-inspiring structure draws 225,000 visitors a year, its museum meant to showcase the historical event leaves much to be desired. Since the San Jacinto Museum opened in 1939, relics like the 14-foot-long battle scene painted by Sam Houston's son, Andrew Jackson Houston, and the sword Santa Anna jettisoned…

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