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Author: Dave Solce

david.solce@houstonfirst.com

  • Houston Strong
    September 8, 2017
    In late August, Houston suffered from the devastating rainfall caused from Hurricane Harvey. With over 50 inches of rain in areas, many lost their homes and businesses. However, Houston has shown its true colors with the unprecedented support and effort from Houstonians, Texans, those around the nation and beyond. The cleanup and relief efforts are far from over, but here are five ways for you to help those in the greater Houston area. Volunteering your time Many local organizations are in
  • Skyline & Bayou
    August 1, 2017
    In the early afternoon of Monday, August 21, a once-in-a-lifetime experience will be had, as millions of Americans collectively look upward to gaze upon a solar eclipse. Although Houston is not in the direct path, here’s what, where and how you can experience the 2017 eclipse. The eclipse in Houston A solar eclipse is when the path of the moon crosses in front of the sun and blocks the sun from the earth. The path of the full solar eclipse runs from the Pacific Northwest, down to northern
  • Christians Tailgate
    July 10, 2017
    Thursday, July 20, two European football squads will compete for the first time outside of the United Kingdom, right here in Houston, Texas. Manchester United and Manchester City have been rivals for over 100 years, and will soon have their 174th match-up at NRG Stadium , celebrating their Manchester Derby contest. The all-star filled teams will kick off at 8:30 p.m. with stars like Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba, Sergio Aguero and David Silva. If you can't make it to the stadium, don't...
  • Astros Experience
    June 5, 2017
    Father’s Day takes place Sunday, June 18th this year. So celebrate dad with these great events, activities and more in H-Town. Rock out with Dad Let dad jam to his favorite classics as Chicago and The Doobie Brothers perform at Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion in The Woodlands. Make it a full experience with a night stay at a top hotel in the area. House of Blues celebrates the day with a Blues Brother’s celebration , where he will receive a complimentary pair of the classic...
  • free press summer fest
    May 30, 2017
    The month of June is packed with some of our favorite annual events in Houston. Check out some signature events for the month below, and you can always find out what’s happening in Houston with our events calendar . AIA Sandcastle Competition June 3 Head down to Galveston and the hidden East Beach for the AIA Sandcastle Competition . The annual fundraising event showcases over 60 sandcastle teams, aimed at winning the Golden Bucket Award. The teams plan months in advance and have five...
  • Mother's Day Brunch Omni Houston
    May 8, 2017
    May 14th is a day to celebrate a special woman in your life – your mother. Houston is filled with great options to spend the day, and here are a few of our picks. A Mother’s Day Brunch Nothing beats taking your mother out for a delicious meal, especially when it’s brunch. Many local restaurants offer excellent specials to start Mother’s Day off right. The Omni Houston Hotel offers an exclusive meal, along with the Houstonian and Hotel Granduca . Sambuca’s...
  • Bicycle Museum
    May 1, 2017
    Houston is well-known for its Museum District -- home to 19 cultural institutions within walking distance. However, these are just a few of the many diverse museums the city has to offer. Here are seven museums in Houston you may not know about. National Museum of Funeral History A museum that pays homage to everyone’s eventual fate – that’s the idea behind the National Museum of Funeral History. Located north of downtown, just past Beltway 8, this museum offers exhibits on...
  • Cosplay Contest 2016
    May 1, 2017
    What’s coming in May? Here’s a list of a few top events in Houston. To find out what else is going on, check out our Events Calendar . Party on the Plaza – Every Wednesday in May and June - Free One of Houston’s favorites is back, and it’s taking place in Avenida Houston! Party on the Plaza consists of nine weekly concerts in May and June, showcasing local and regional artists from 7-9pm. Enjoy food trucks, DJs, prizes and surprises. Playing in May: Los...
  • Museum of Natural Science - Tyrannosaurus Rex
    April 28, 2017
    If you wake up to the pitter-patter sound of rain, you may think “there’s nothing to do today.” Although Houston has many excellent outdoor attractions, there are just as exciting opportunities to escape the rain and have fun doing it. Museum-hopping When the weather is wet, it’s a great opportunity to see many of the museums in Houston ! The Houston Museum District includes great options like the Children’s Museum , Museum of Fine Art , Museum of Natural...
  • Huntsville State Park Credit: Huntsville State Park
    April 11, 2017
    Houston has an annual average temperature of 69 degrees, making it an excellent place to enjoy the many outdoor options just outside of town. From wooded trails to endless coast, here are great places to escape to nature around Houston: Brazos Bend State Park One word: alligators. Located southwest of Houston, just 45 miles away, you’ll find the swamp and diverse nature of Brazos Bend State Park. Here, you’ll find 37 miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails, some of which are
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