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Houston & Beyond Blog

Historical Halloween in Beaumont

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 who…

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Run the Pleasure Island Bridge in Port Arthur

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 spirit," said Richard James…

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Brazosport: A Birding Haven

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 on a…

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Sugar Land Shows Strength & Resiliency During Harvey

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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