Fun Things to During the Autumn Months

Fall is upon us, and in the Houston area, the change of seasons and cooler weather is highly anticipated. With more moderate temperatures, outdoor activities are ideal; and southeastern Texas offers many options for families that want to get away and experience something new. Natural Read More …

Harvey Related Things to do This Weekend

So many of out fellow neighbors are still struggling from what Harvey left behind. Take advantage of the last few days of Houston Restaurant Weeks, keep giving back to those in need at Harvey relief events, learn how to cook, catch your favorite artists in Read More …

Tourmaline: October’s Alternative Birthstone, Its Meaning, Powers and History

The Meaning and History of Tourmaline Tourmaline is the alternate birthstone for October, along with the opal. The stone was first discovered by Dutch traders off the West Coast of Italy in the late 1600’s or early 1700’s. The name tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese term “turmali,” which was Read More …

Let Me Tell You About Opals

The name “opal” originates from the Greek word opallios, which meant “to see a change in color.” The Roman scholar Pliny used the word opalus when he wrote about this gem’s kaleidoscopic “play” of colors that could simulate shades of any stone. Opal’s characteristic “play-of-color” Read More …

How George Clooney Became Who He Is Today

In 1985, a little-known actor named George Clooney makes his first appearance as a handyman on the popular TV sitcom The Facts of Life. Clooney appeared in 17 episodes of the show, which aired from 1979 to 1988 and chronicled the lives of a group of Read More …

12 Things to Know About the September Equinox

Well hello, fall. (Or spring if you happen to be in the southern hemisphere.) Even though it happens year after year, the arrival of autumn is always a little surprising. Almost as if on a switch, one day late in the summer you feel it Read More …

Let’s Have Fun This Weekend!

See how much heat you can handle at the Texas Hot Sauce Festival, celebrate 5 years of Lucille’s food, continue giving back to Harvey relief, dance at a Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias concert, cheer on the ‘Stros and the Dash and more. Check below to Read More …

First European Battle on American Soil: 1565

With so much talk about the history of this country and how it’s been cherry picked and “white washed”, it might serve some well to actually know how the beginnings of our country actually came to be. Spanish forces under Pedro Menéndez de Avilés capture Read More …

The Cornerstone Was Laid

On this day in 1793, George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building, the home of the legislative branch of American government. The building would take nearly a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British set fire to it Read More …

A Special Giving Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, September 14 to Sunday, September 17, 2017.  Give back to those who’ve been affected by Harvey, catch a ‘Stros game, check out one of the many festivals, try Read More …