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  • Jailbreak Runners - Baytown
    December 6, 2017
    It’s a brisk February morning and the sky is transitioning from charcoal to cobalt. Hundreds of runners who have trained months to be at this half marathon starting line, await the shotgun signal that will initiate the 13.1-mile trek through suburban pavements. They yearn for their finisher’s medals and the incredible views from the top of the Fred Hartman Bridge that await them at mile 9; they’re also running for a worthy cause. Baytown’s Jail Break Run Half Marathon...
  • Christmas in Bay Area Houston
    November 29, 2017
    The month of December is filled with fun activities in Bay Area Houston. Every weekend is filled with fun, family friendly events that are sure to make you and your family happy. Read on for four can’t-miss holiday events in the area. League City Proud From December 1 to December 3, League City hosts its 20 th Annual Holiday In The Park celebration. This annual event features a movie under the oaks, shopping, parades and lots of fun. On Friday , December 1 in the evening, enjoy a holiday...
  • Shopping in Deer Park
    November 22, 2017
    Whether you’re looking for a fantastic gift for the holidays or for some post-holiday pampering, Deer Park, some 19 miles east of Houston, has a variety of small shops and spas where you can do your holiday shopping. At Norma’s Country Dreams, located at 4705 Center Street, you’ll find everything from stocking stuffers to jaw-dropping jewelry from the most popular lines, not to mention furniture, home décor, lighting, high-quality candles, the latest fashions, and even...
  • Huntsville Nutcracker Production
    November 15, 2017
    For five magical evenings from Tuesday, December 5 to Saturday, December 9, The Wynne Home Arts Center near downtown Huntsville will be transformed into the setting of The Nutcracker. Each room, as well as the grounds surrounding the home, becomes the stage for a different scene from this celebrated ballet. Cast and characters will usher you from scene to scene, including the Party Scene , the Battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King , The Snow Scene and the Land of the Sweets . Nicolay
  • Experience the Holidays in Pearland
    November 8, 2017
    Start or keep a holiday tradition in Pearland this year and join us for a few, annual events capturing the magic of the Christmas season. Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting The Christmas spirit comes alive at the Pearland Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting event on Friday, December 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center (11200 Broadway Street). Santa Claus kicks off the traditional lighting of the city’s Christmas tree at this free, outdoor event. Enjoy dancing to the tunes of a live...
  • Moody Gardens Holiday
    November 1, 2017
    Step back in time to Victorian-era London, explore a spectacular rainforest made of ice, and celebrate the holidays at the “Official Opera House of Texas.” These are just a few of the things you can do during the holidays in Galveston. From November through January, Galveston is transformed from a vibrant beachside getaway into the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas. With more than 50 days of special holiday events, the island is filled with the kind of festive fun that...
  • Spindletop Spookfest, Beaumont
    October 25, 2017
    It’s that time of year that you anxiously wait around for. When the air gets a little cooler, football season is in full swing, pumpkin spice lattes are back, but most importantly Halloween is here. With so much to do in Beaumont during the month of October, we put together a guide for things to do on Halloween weekend. Spindletop Spookfest (October 26) With speculation of oil on Spindletop Hill in Beaumont, Patillo Higgins and his colleagues wanted to develop an industrial town for those...
  • Runner on the Port Arthur bridge
    October 18, 2017
    Take that runner’s high to the top at the Pleasure Island Bridge Half Marathon in Port Arthur, Texas. On November 4, this steep challenge takes runners 138 feet above the Sabine-Neches canal for that can’t-be-beat high. This year, the run honors the volunteer spirit and selflessness of southeast Texans as they recover from Hurricane Harvey’s floods. “The area running community pitched in to help those in need, and that character personifies strength in the volunteer...
  • 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
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