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Top Ten Things to Do Downtown during the World Series

We're back, baby! For the second time in three years, Houstonians are painting the town orange in honor of the 'Stros heading to the 2019 World Series. As the baseball team takes on the Washington Nationals, there will be much to cheer for, and celebrate in Downtown Houston. Whether you're watching the game at a bar, or cheering in Minute Maid Park, here's your top 10 things to do downtown: View this post on Instagram A post shared by LAUNCH…

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Astros Baseball Watch Bars in Houston

The Astros are back in the World Series for the second time in three years! With the series starting on Tuesday, October 22, you need to figure out where to watch the game. Minute Maid Park will be filled to capacity, so whether the 'Stros are home or not, here are the top watch bars to root for the home team. Schedule Game 1 on Tuesday, 10/22 - Nationals at Astros Game 2 on Wednesday, 10/23 - Nationals at Astros Game 3 on Friday, 10/25 - Astros at Nationals Game 4 on Saturday, 10/26 - Astros…

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Texans Home Games for the 2018 Season

Ready, set, hike! The 2018 NFL season officially begins today and you know what that means... the Texans are back in town! This upcoming season has Houston in a buzz, given that promising young quarterback Deshaun Watson is back on the field with his team after an early exit last year, due to injury. It's safe to say that our team won't be holding anything back as they look to win the NFC South for the fifth time ever and leave a mark on the season. With eight games at NRG Stadium, you have no…

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H-Town Guide to 2017 World Series Specials

For the first time since 2005, the Houston Astros are gearing up for the World Series. Read on for tasty food and drink specials unique to the World Series. Just one more thing to celebrate! Xochi Set in Downtown’s Marriott Marquis Houston, Xochi (pronounced so-chee) represents another creative endeavor from James Beard award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega. Special during the series, enjoy a Houston Strong Margarita, Astros Alphabet (Diplomatic Venezuelan Rum (for Altuve), Calvados, Mezcal Vago…

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Must-See Houston Rockets Home Games of 2017-2018

With the NBA season starting tomorrow, our hometown Houston Rockets are gearing up for one of the fiercest seasons in recent memory. A wild summer full of trades and free-agent signings have shifted the basketball landscape and hopefully, in favor of Clutch City. One of the most surprising moves of the off-season is the trade that brings perennial all-star point guard, Chris Paul to the Rockets. Pairing Paul with James Harden is bound to bring even more excitement to the hardwood; though, one…

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12 Things We’re Excited About in 2017

Houston was recently named one of the top trending travel spots for 2017 by TripAdvisor, and for good reason. 2017 will be one of Houston’s most exciting years on record. From hosting Super Bowl LI to opening new museums and outdoor parks, Houston is the place to be this coming year. Check out a few highlights from our most anticipated projects and events. Super Bowl LI For the first time in over a decade, the Bayou City will host the biggest game in sports. Super Bowl festivities have already…

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Houston to Host 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup will be held in Houston and 13 other U.S. cities July 7-26, 2017. Houston hosted the Copa America Centenario last year and has hosted Gold Cup games in the previous six tournaments. Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium will be one of 14 U.S. venues in 13 cities which have been selected to host matches over the 20-day tournament. BBVA will host two games between…

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Houston Marathon Runner Raises Over $75,000 for Charity

Houston marathon runner Larry DeSpain has raised over $75,000 for charity over the past three years. As the top individual fundraiser in the Run for a Reason program, Larry runs every Chevron Houston Marathon on behalf of a meaningful cause. Each year, approximately 2100 charity runners represent over 60 charities raising more than $24 million since 1995. “I am not a destination runner and have only run the Houston Marathon. But the organization and support of the Run for A Reason program…

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Largest Climbing Gyms in the U.S. Coming to Houston

The Washington Avenue Arts District will soon feature one of the largest bouldering gyms in the world. Momentum Silver Street’s 40,000 square foot indoor climbing gym will open in summer 2017 along with a 36,000 square foot facility in Katy. Located in the heart of Houston’s up-and-coming arts district, Momentum Silver Street is surrounded by artist studios, residential lofts, local dining options like Julep, B&B Butchers, and the Holler craft beer brewery. The Houston location was chosen as…

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BMX World Championship Coming to Houston

Houston has been awarded the 2020 UCI BMX World Championship leading up to the Tokyo Olympic Games. The 6-day event is expected to draw 3,000 amateur participants and 300 professional athletes from over 40 countries to the North Houston Bike Park. North Houston Bike Park, currently under construction, is part of a 30-acre extreme sports complex including a world-class BMX Race Track, concrete vert features, street course, pump tracks, tot track, bike trails and an outdoor events center that can…

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