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If there’s one thing every Houstonian has, it’s pride for their city. So, when popular workout apparel maker Lululemon approached local muralist and artist Hugo Pérez to collaborate on a new project, he jumped at the chance.
As you enter the room and sit down on a chair or cube, you feel Frida Kahlo’s iconic portraits gazing down on you.
Remember zines, those self-published, photocopied mini-magazines that proliferated among Generation X youth? During their heyday, these periodically produced journals informed readers what was and wasn’t punk in the ’80s and where you could skate and see underground concerts.
Garrett Finney grew up camping in the northeast United States. After moving to Texas in the early 2000s to work at NASA’s Habitability Design Center, he took his family on a campout in the middle of a typically hot Texas summer.
On a sweaty May evening in a historic-turned-hip neighborhood of Houston, hotel guests and local revelers lounge and sip cocktails poolside as UB40’s “Red Red Wine” spins in the background.
With Dec. 16 marking Jane Austen’s 245th birthday and this month the 205th anniversary of the publication of Emma, the last of her novels to be published in her lifetime, “Janeites” the world over have double reason to celebrate their favorite novelist.
Take an Expert-Guided Tour of Galveston Architectural Treasures (Minus the Walking) During the Online Historic Homes Tour
For more than 80 years, the William and Mary Margaret Moody III House has been hiding in plain sight on Galveston’s Avenue T—a surprise considering the 1938 home fills almost an entire block in a city known for its obsession with historical architecture.
Houston furniture salesman Jim McIngvale—better known as Mattress Mack—has made headlines for his bets with customers to reimburse their mattress purchases if the Astros win the World Series. With the Astros among the favorites this year, he’s hedging his bet with a $3.5 million wager on the Astros winning the World Series at a Mississippi Casino.
Fifty years ago this July, people around the world tuned into their televisions to watch the Apollo II mission and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. The Houston area is celebrating the anniversary throughout the month, and the city’s famed restaurant scene is getting in on the fun as creative chefs draw on NASA’s landmark achievement for culinary inspiration.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Battleship Texas will move from its home on the Houston Ship Channel near La Porte as part of a plan to preserve the historic ship and draw more visitors. While still awaiting the governor’s signature, recent legislation calls for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to become the ship’s caretaker and for the ship to be repaired.
Four Texans are finalists for the Best Chef: Southwest category. After the finalists for the annual James Beard Awards were announced in Houston on Wednesday, the number of Texans in the running for the honors dwindled from 27 to four—all chefs vying for the title Best Chef: Southwest. Representing Austin are Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye, Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie, and Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine, and representing San Antonio is Steve McHugh of Cured.