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Turner Tells HPD To Enforce Mask Use With $250 Fines

5 hours ago by Schaefer Edwards
No more Mr. Nice Mayor on masks — Houston Mayor Sylvester announced Monday that he’s instructed the Houston Police Department to start issuing citations and fines of up to $250 to Houstonians who refuse to wear face masks in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. Back on July 2,...

The Hobby Center Gets Top Marks From Cleaning Council

11 hours ago by Houston Press
Good news for all the people who would really like to get back to live theater but who in equal measure don't want to leave a performance with a healthy dose of COVID-19. The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts announced today it has received top marks for the protocols...

This Week in Houston Food Events: New To-Go Specials and a Wine and Chocolate Zoom

16 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
Though social distancing is in effect, restaurants have reduced seating and bars are closed for in-house services, the ever-strong Houston food community continues to truck on. This week, you can support local restaurants by carrying out or making reservations for dine-in service, raise money for a good cause during Houston...

An Ode to Watermelon

18 hours ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
National Watermelon Day is today, August 3. However, most of us have been enjoying its sweet, refreshing flavor for the past month or two already. Watermelon loves the heat so August is a great time to head to the grocery store or local produce stand to pick up a ripe...

Peddling Door to Door Sales as Fast as They Can

18 hours ago by Craig Malisow
So you’re on your laptop, feverishly applying for jobs, when suddenly you get an email from a company you never applied to, stating that they’ve “carefully reviewed” your resume, and it really “stood out” to them. “We would like to invite you to an interview,” says the email, credited to...

The Four Most Important Tidbits Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt Gave Us On Saturday

18 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
The return to some semblance of sports normalcy has not been without its well documented hiccups. Just ask, Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, who's spent most of the last week praying for negative COVID-19 tests to come back from teams that have brushed up against the Marlins and...

Beloved Alice’s Tall Texan Bar Is Closing Its Doors Forever In August

18 hours ago by David Rozycki
Alice’s Tall Texan bar has recently announced on their Facebook page that they will be permanently closing in August.

Houston Reports Record 18 COVID-19 Deaths as Turner Announces Rent Relief Fund

3 days ago by Schaefer Edwards
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the Houston Health Department reported a record-high 18 new COVID-19 deaths within the city on Friday in an end of week press conference. The previous single-day record of 16 new deaths was reported on July 15. Houston’s COVID-19 death toll now sits at 450,...

Rockets Back in Action: Four Thoughts

4 days ago by Jeff Balke
The NBA has laid dormant since March 11 when the league halted play due to the impacts of COVID-19, most specifically the infection of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. At the time, the Rockets were sixth in the Western Conference standings, a game-and-a-half out of seventh place and third, showing...

Openings and Closings: Flower Child Heights, Fiori Montrose

4 days ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Fiori, 4315 Montrose, opened July 10. It takes over the spot of Montrose and Richmond that has previously housed French boutique restaurants like La Villa and Brasserie Max and Julie. The Italian restaurant offers beautifully done dishes from executive chef Marcos Salazar. The space also features a florist, Flowers and...

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