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  • Do You Believe in Aliens? Wet'n'Wild SplashTown Does
    June 20 at 10:15 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    Drum roll, please. The Houston area just got the world's first, one-of-a-kind, six-story Alien Chaser ride at Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown, and we think it's out of this world. Better not be afraid of heights, because this neon green slide tops out at…

     
  • Cirque Noir: Gemini Brings Sexy Energy to Post HTX
    June 19 at 6:45 a.m. by Marco Torres

    Life is a circus, and June 17 ushered in an evening of the dark and mysterious, the unique and the artistic, with Cirque Noir: Gemini at Post HTX. The energy was electric with dance, art, mind-altering music and Emma Vaux Dvil, Jay Haze (Get…

     
  • Summertime Heats Up for the Hot Undies Run in Houston
    June 18 at 6:45 a.m. by Eric Sauseda

    The Hot Undies Run, the laciest and raciest event for the extroverted and fitness-minded, is a two-mile run that happens once a year and benefits local charities. On June 17 the skivvies-attired athletes met at the Gorgeous Gael in Rice Village,…

     

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  • Sims Bayou, the Next Segment of Bayou Greenways 2020, is Looking Good Right Now
    June 12 at 6:45 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    Sims Bayou, one of nine bayous being transformed under the Bayou Greenways 2020 initiative, celebrated its ribbon cutting for the Sims Bayou Greenway on June 8. This new stretch of bayou greenway is 1.8-miles long with a hike and bike trail…

     
  • Fashion, Art and Small Bites Turn Pop Shop Houston Into a Party
    June 11 at 6:45 a.m.

    The cool kids came out to see what's new in handmade and vintage shopping; look at art by Lizbeth Ortiz, Kelly Kielsmeier, Ronald Jones and Sid and Yamin Cepedes; and nosh on small bites by Bake Hard Bakery and Lovely Day Matcha. Pop Shop Houston…

     
  • Mysterious Red Doors Reveal Art by H-Town's Michael C. Rodriguez
    June 8 at 6:30 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    Conspiracy and time-traveling portal theories aside, more than a few of us were wondering "wassup" when mysterious red doors showed up at The Galleria and at Landry's Downtown Aquarium. We didn't have to wait long; on June 7 these pop-up art…

     
  • Smurfs and Crawfish Take Home the Win in 31st Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition
    June 7 at 6:45 a.m.

    Big winners at the 31st Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition on Galveston's East Beach included a triple-win by Kirksey + Metzger for Smurf and Turf which took home the Golden Bucket 1st place win, the tallest standing structure and best traditional…

     
  • The Fashion of Free Press Summer Fest 2017
    June 6 at 7:45 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    From boho chic to sports jerseys to fishnets, the fashion-forward fans of Free Press Summer Fest did H-Town proud this weekend. And did we actually see a trio of bananas? While organizers were encouraging us to put on ponchos, music fans decided…

     
  • Thirty Years of Free Art: The Menil Collection's Birthday Party
    June 4 at 1:15 p.m. by Eric Sauseda

    The Menil celebrated it's thirtieth birthday on Saturday June 3. The museum hosted a birthday on the front lawn with cake, tea, lemonade and live music. The Menil is a free, world class museum with a multi-building campus that was founded by John…

     
  • Best Places to Take a Selfie in Houston
    June 2 at 4:15 p.m.

    Want to get more followers than a Kardashian? Whether you're aiming for more thumbs up, likes or reposts, these are some of the best places for taking a #selfie in #Houston. #Facebook #Instagram #Pinterest #Snapchat

     
  • Houston Remembers Those Who Gave Their Lives While Serving Our Country
    May 28 at 1:30 p.m.

    On this Memorial Day weekend, let us keep the focus on remembering and honoring those who have given their lives for our country while serving in the military. So whether you place flowers at a grave site, visit the WWII Memorial Plaza in the…

     
  • Houston Photogs Snapped These Amazing Flower Pics
    May 28 at 6:45 a.m.

    Get outside and explore nature and the great outdoors. Some of these Houston photos were taken at Memorial Park, the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, the Cockrell Butterfly Center (at the Houston Museum of Natural Science) and the greenspace…

     
  • Head Out on the Highway With These Texas Motorcycle Trips
    May 27 at 12 p.m. by Chris Lane

    Many motorcyclists begin to view the roads they travel very differently than people driving cars. The experience of riding in the open air on a good road is very different than taking the same route in a car. Somehow the world seems to open up…

     
  • Road-Trippin' Through the Hidden Places of Texas
    May 27 at 9:45 a.m. by Angelica Leicht

    Oh, there's so much to see in Texas. From the white sands of the coastal shores to the deep canyons on down, our state has so much to offer. And while everyone knows about some of our more national attractions, this is an enormous state, covering…

     
  • Get Ready for a Great Summer in Texas, Y'all
    May 26 at 8:45 a.m.

    Let's get ready for a great summer in Texas, y'all. From beaches to waterparks to swimming holes, we've got the fun, big Texas-style. Party on. Photos from the Houston Press Flickr Pool via CC from S., Katie Haugland Bowen, Tif Pic and…

     
  • Houston Zoo Elephants Are Movin' On Up
    May 25 at 3:45 p.m.

    They weren't looking for a 3-2 bungalow in the Heights with easy access to downtown. No, these Asian elephants had big dreams, and those dreams have just come true over at the Houston Zoo in the new, expanded McNair Asian Elephant Habitat. Just…

     
  • Bathing Beauties and Classic Cars Kick Off Summer in Galveston
    May 23 at 7:45 a.m. by Ajani Stewart

    This weekend marked the beginning of summer on Galveston Island, with the Bathing Beauties Contest serving as the crown jewel of the Galveston Island Beach Revue. The vintage theme of the swimwear carried through to classic rides and trailers,…

     
  • Take Your Next Selfie Along Heights Boulevard
    May 23 at 6:45 a.m.

    Remember Paul Kittelson's oversized "Lawn Chairs," Joe Barrington's "Sock Monkey" and Robbier Barber's mid-century camper turned baby carriage in "Stroll in the Park"? In what has become one of our favorite annual traditions, the Heights Boulevard…

     
  • The Freaks, Geeks and Brewski Fans of BuffBrew Carnival
    May 22 at 7:45 a.m. by Jack Gorman

    In what was hailed as the wackiest event in town, the annual BuffBrew Carnival was an opportunity to sample more than 25 beers on tap, enjoy fried chicken doughnuts and the captivating entertainment of KiKi Maroon's legendary Sordid Slideshow. Step…

     
  • Meet the Humboldt Penguins at the Aquarium Pyramid in Galveston
    May 20 at 6:45 a.m. by Treva Wygle

    Cute as all get out, the Humboldt penguins seem to like their new digs at the Aquarium Pyramid at Moody Gardens, which is polishing off the final touches on a $37 million renovation project. The grand reveal includes a new Gulf of Mexico oil rig…

     

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