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Houston on Three National Lists of Top 2015 Destinations

Travel editors with three major publications have included Houston in their roundups of "must visit" global destinations in 2015. In recent days, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and the Boston Globe have all cited Houston as a hot spot for travelers in the year ahead. The accolades come at a time when the Bayou City is experiencing tremendous growth on the culinary, retail and art fronts. More than $1.5 billion is being invested in the area around the George R. Brown Convention Center…

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More Houston Restaurants Welcoming Dogs in 2015

It’s been a little more than three years since the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) began issuing permits allowing pups on the patios of qualifying Houston restaurants. The initiative required a year of dedicated advocacy by the local grassroots organization, Paws on Patios, but today the movement continues to grow with more than 56 HDHHS approved patios currently making room for Houstonian’s four-legged friends. To see the current list of Houston's dog-friendly dining…

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Southwest to Launch International Service from Hobby in '15

Southwest is headed across the border. The low-cost carrier plans to launch six new international flights from Houston Hobby Airport late next year. The new flights will coincide with the $156 million renovation of Hobby that will add five new gates on an international concourse. Southwest hopes to begin the flights by October to Cancun, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Cabos all in Mexico as well as San Jose, Costa Rica and Belize City. "Service to Mexico will be the cornerstone of…

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Curator Bradley C. Brooks Appointed to Oversee Bayou Bend Collection

Following an extensive national search, Bradley C. Brooks has been appointed curator of the Bayou Bend Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Bayou Bend, the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg, houses the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's early American decorative arts and painting collection. Considered one of the premier collections in the country, the rare and beautiful objects dating from approximately 1620 to 1876, are installed throughout the 1920s mansion in 28 period…

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