The upper plaza at City Hall hosted Mayor Bill White and special guests at the annual Mayor's Holiday Celebration last night. Fireworks and the lighting of the Christmas tree brightened the cold night. PHOTOS BY SON LAM
The early morning hours of December 9 were rattled by a loud explosion at the American Acryl plant in Seabrook. No injuries were reported, but the acrid black smoke could be seen for miles. PHOTOS BY MANUEL AGUILERA
Houston rarely sees snow - especially snow that sticks and even hangs around on rooftops and lawns into the next day, and especially enough of it to actually make snowmen (albeit small ones). The fluffy stuff was just what the city needed to ring in the holiday spirit this year.
True, KISS is now down to only two original members, but what difference does it make? All KISS fans need to survive is Gene Simmons' pornographic tongue and Paul Stanley's hammy, shrill stage banter to get us through. Plus fire. And blood.
One-of-a-kind gingerbread houses crafted by some of the city's best pastry chefs - both professional and amateur - were on display last night at Voice. The houses were judged on creativity and overall appeal, then auctioned off to benefit Lucky Dog Rescue. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE