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  • Yellow Crowned Night Heron
    October 11, 2017
    Love birds? The Brazosport area, some 50 miles south of Houston, has an abundance of quality locations to go birding. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or just starting out in this hobby, offers many opportunities to get out and see birds in their natural habitat along the Texas Gulf Coast. Thanks to its location in the Central Flyway, Brazosport is home to birds that migrate across the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal migrants that fly around the western edge of the gulf. The area also sits...
  • Sugar Land Benefit Concert
    October 4, 2017
    The strength of the human spirit comes through during times of need. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, heroes from all walks of life became pillars of strength and resiliency for their neighbors and community. Such was the case in Sugar Land, where everyone from restaurant employees to neighbors with high-water trucks came together to help those in need. We emerged from this historic natural event Texas Strong, Houston Strong, and Sugar Land Strong. Now that the waters have receded, Sugar Land
  • Haunted House in Tomball
    September 27, 2017
    By day, Old Town Tomball is filled with eclectic antique and specialty shops, mom-and-pop eateries, live entertainment, festivals, and a quality of life that makes living in a small town very desirable. But, late at night when the moon is high and the streets are empty, Tomball is said to host a “spirited” night life filled with unexplained incidences involving things that go bump in the night. Tomball, 28-miles northwest of Houston, is known as the small town with the big haunts....
  • Alvin Depot
    September 20, 2017
    Unplug from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a romantic getaway in the southeast Houston area. Located 31 miles from Houston, the city of Alvin offers couples a quiet place to recharge and reconnect, surrounded by all the amenities one could ask for in a relaxing weekend. When it comes to lodging, Alvin offers unparalleled affordability with eight hotels available within the city. Try the Holiday Inn Express, which was renovated in 2017 and offers unbeatable prices. Their complimentary breakfast
  • Dancing Women at Grito Fest
    September 13, 2017
    The 12th Annual Grito Fest, one of the area’s most popular festivals celebrating Hispanic heritage, will be held Saturday, October 7th, at Baytown’s Bicentennial Park (1001 Market Street). This free and family-friendly outdoor festival will feature musical entertainment, mariachis, kid’s activities, contests, food and craft vendors, and more. We want to help you get ready for this year’s bash with these four easy steps. Step 1: Put on your dancing shoes! The music is...
  • Ginger Mule Tonics
    September 6, 2017
    Here are some ways to make your weekend a hassle free “sweet escape” with your special someone. Sugar Land can help fill your romantic getaway with late night cocktails, luxurious spas and candlelit dinners. Friday Check into your favorite Sugar Land hotel and freshen up for an evening out on the town. Make sure to order a custom bouquet from Deep Roots TX Floral Studio before you arrive and have it waiting for your sweetheart once you walk into your room. Start your evening at...
  • Center for Arts - Brazosport
    August 30, 2017
    Just an hour from downtown Houston and minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, The Center for the Arts & Sciences is full of exhibits and fun activities for the whole family. The easy-to-find attraction is near Highway 288, a popular route to both Surfside Beach and Quintana Beach. Inside The Center, visitors will discover a natural science museum, a full-dome planetarium, an art studio and gallery, as well as two performing arts theaters. The Center is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays...
  • Longhorn
    August 23, 2017
    Only minutes from Space Center Houston, Butler Longhorn Museum and Heritage Park offers a look at Texas and the American West through its history, art, and science. The museum sits on a ten-acre waterfront park in the Historic District with shaded picnic sites, a fishing pond, playground and a walking path. The museum features a vintage movie theater with popcorn and refreshments, gift shop, art gallery and research center. The facilities are available for school groups, weddings, meetings and
  • TCWMP Full Venue Credit: Photo by: Ted Washington
    August 16, 2017
    Founded in 1974, The Woodlands was created to give residents and those visiting an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The tall, lush forests that run throughout The Woodlands create just that, a relaxing experience. From the outside, it may seem like that’s all The Woodlands consists of: trees and more trees. Considering the master-planned community is fairly young, it can be easy to underestimate the development, amenities and even the history lying beyond the trees. The...
  • Crockett Street
    August 9, 2017
    Located 90 miles East of Houston on I-10 is Beaumont, Texas – also known as the birthplace of Spindletop . In January 1901, the bustling lumber town of Beaumont leaped to international fame when the Lucas Gusher spewed oil on Spindletop Hill, located just south of town. The narrative of how this event transformed Beaumont is told at many area museums such as the Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum and the Texas Energy Museum. Here we highlight the museums you should visit to learn more...
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