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  • December 27, 2017
    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,
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Deer Park - Birthplace of Texas Credit: Deer Park
    June 7, 2017
    Coming to Houston for the weekend? Make plans to arrive a day early so you can spend some time in Deer Park, Texas. Located just 19 miles east of Houston via Loop 610 and State Highway 225 East, Deer Park has something to offer all visitors, especially in 2017. This year, the City is celebrating its 125th birthday with a full calendar of events. That means, in addition to the many attractions Deer Park already offers – from the Battleground Golf Course and great shopping and dining to a...
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