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2008 Stories by Olivia Flores Alvarez

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  • Twelve Moments Meditation Series: Muslim Meditation

    published December 11, 2008

    Explore the connection between contemplation and well-being at the Twelve Moments Meditation Series. Today’s session focuses on Muslim... More >>

  • Alejandra Guzman

    published December 11, 2008

    Mexican rocker Alejandra Guzman is the Latin answer to Tina Turner — without the getting-beat-up-by-Ike part. The 40-year-old singer's... More >>

  • White Christmas

    published December 4, 2008

    See the holiday story inspired by the most-recorded tune in history, White Christmas. The tale follows two... More >>

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    published December 4, 2008

    Imagine Bébé’s kids in a school holiday play, and you’ve got a good idea of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Grace... More >>

  • Jo-Ann Power

    published December 4, 2008

    Put a former Miss Texas-turned-sassy politician together with a mysterious bodyguard, add the politician’s teenage goth daughter and a dead... More >>

  • Cold, Frankin Sense, and Brrr

    published December 4, 2008

    Sharla Boyce’s holiday comedy Cold, Frankin Sense, and Brrr features a stuffy-nosed Frankin, who seems to have lost the Christmas... More >>

  • Clive and Dirk Cussler: Artic Drift

    published December 4, 2008

    Clive Cussler spends his time discovering sea wrecks when he isn’t writing Dirk Pitt adventures. But these days, Cussler should have lots... More >>

  • Houston Homeless Run

    published December 4, 2008

    Make a difference this holiday season by participating in the Houston Homeless Run. There’s a 10K Run, a 5K Run/Walk and a Little K for Kids.... More >>

  • Like Water for Chocolate

    published December 4, 2008

    Magic is everywhere in the 1993 film Like Water for Chocolate. It’s in the food Tita cooks for her family and friends, it’s in... More >>

  • Star of Bethlehem

    published December 4, 2008

    See the night sky as it appeared over the hills of Judea 2,000 years ago at the Star of Bethlehem, the holiday show at the Burke Baker... More >>

  • Santa’s Polar Blast 4D

    published December 4, 2008

    What’s so special about Santa? Sure, there’s that delivering-Christmas-gifts-all-around-the-world bit, but really, he’s just a fat... More >>

  • St. Nicholas Eve Holiday Gathering

    published December 4, 2008

    Get a taste of some authentic Slavic food prepared especially by Chef Omer of Café Pita at the Czech Museum’s St. Nicholas Eve Holiday... More >>

  • X-Treme Adventure

    published December 4, 2008

    Let your junior daredevil test her limits at the Health Museum’s X-Treme Adventure 2008 with a rock wall, a superhero obstacle course and a... More >>

  • The Candidate Conspiracy Author John Odam

    published December 4, 2008

    Ever heard of the Tejano Project? Despite its title, in John Odam’s novel The Candidate Conspiracy, the Tejano Project is not a... More >>

  • First Thursday @ Dean's: Houston filmmaker Van Blumreich

    published December 4, 2008

    Houston filmmaker Van Blumreich presents his latest narrative short films, Imprint and Fury, at today’s First Thursdays at... More >>

  • “Viewfinder: New Images by Texas Artists” Artist Talk

    published December 4, 2008

    Get the scoop on the newest FotoFest exhibit during the “Viewfinder: New Images by Texas Artists” artist talk with participating... More >>

  • Houston Artist Wendy Wagner launchs soft sculpture line - Qwerkys

    published December 4, 2008

    Holiday Shopping Days at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston include the launch of Qwekys, soft handcrafted sculptures by local artist Wendy... More >>

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    published December 4, 2008

    Talk about multitasking. You can skate on the Discovery Green ice rink and watch a movie all at the same time during the Silver Blades on the... More >>

  • Height’s Holiday Home Tour

    published December 4, 2008

    Discover some amazing architecture, not to mention the Christmas spirit, during the 2008 Historic Houston Heights Holiday Home Tour. You’ll... More >>

  • Christmas for Sale (Slightly Used)

    published December 4, 2008

    An original musical by the Houston Family Arts Center, Christmas for Sale (Slightly Used) is the story of Dave Rusk, who hasn’t had a... More >>

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    published December 4, 2008

    You know the story: The mean old Grinch (who has a heart “two sizes too small”) hates the Whos, the happy little people that live in... More >>

  • Tokyo Majin, Vol. 3

    published December 4, 2008

    With demon attacks on the decline, Tokyo is quieter than usual. But that’s not comforting to the school kids at Tokyo Majin, who know that... More >>

  • Hot Tamales

    published December 4, 2008

    Sylvia Casares Copeland might be famous for her enchiladas (she’s the chef/owner of Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen), but she knows a few... More >>

  • Lit Wits Book Club

    published December 4, 2008

    Winning isn’t always a good thing. Just look at Bee Season by Myla Goldberg. The novel chronicles the disastrous actions set in motion... More >>

  • Larry D. Thomas

    published November 27, 2008

    How do you go from counseling criminals to writing poetry? Ask Larry D. Thomas, Texas poet laureate for 2008. He’ll be making his first... More >>

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