Houston & Beyond Blog

Get in the Game at the Winter Games of Texas

Get ready to start the New Year with a new outlook on health and fitness. Test your skills and up your game at the 2018 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Winter Games of Texas taking place in Pearland on January 12-14, 2018. The three-day sports festival is patterned after the Olympic Games with athletes earning medals for competitive sports. Debuting in Pearland after a 12-year run in Frisco, Texas, the inaugural year includes archery, basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, kickball…

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The Woodlands Holiday Event Guide

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you deserve a getaway to The Woodlands. Experience a masterfully planned winter wonderland featuring ice skating, photos with Santa, and more. Still looking for a last-minute gift? The Woodlands is home to over 70 boutique shops at Market Street as well as iconic retailers inside The Woodlands Mall. Read on for a list of this community’s top holiday events. Photos with Santa | Through December 24, 2017 This holiday season, snap a memorable photo while your…

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Behind The Scenes of ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Moody Gardens as this year's holiday attractions are officially underway. Among the favorites is ICE LAND, a course of ice sculptures that has become the premier holiday destination in the Southwest. This year, prepare for a spectacular journey through the wonders of rainforests from around the world as Moody Gardens debuts ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday. Experience monkeys, birds, butterflies, orchids and more – all hand-carved out of ice by 25…

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Four Reasons To Run Baytownā€™s Jail Break Run This February

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 and 5K is held each year…

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