So Much to do…So Little Time! Your Weekend Plans Are Here

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3, 2017. Dust off your tacky holiday sweaters, watch the mayor light the massive tree at City Hall, shop for gifts, rock out Read More …

Topaz Meaning, Powers and History: Part Four

  Topaz is used to promote good fortune. In fact, it has been said that dreaming of topaz may indicate that good fortune is on its way. These dreams can also suggest love affairs.   Traditions hold that topaz bestowed many benefits upon its wearer. Read More …

Topaz Meaning, Powers and History: Part Three

  In Africa, healing rituals with topaz are practiced to establish communion with the realm of the spirit. The Bushmen bring it to their shamanic work both for journeying, working with ancestors, and for healing, treat the stone as a highly sacred one.     Read More …

Topaz Meaning, Powers and History: Part Two

The majority of topaz is colorless and is called topaz. The next most abundant color of topaz is blue and green. The most frequently seen stones in jewelry are the shades yellow or sherry brown, and pink. Clear, pink, blue and honey-yellow varieties of topaz Read More …

Topaz Meaning, Powers and History: Part One

The Meaning and History of Topaz Topaz is the birthstone for the month of December, and the stone given in celebration of the 4th and 19th anniversaries of marriage. Topaz is a symbol of love and affection, and has been said to be an aid Read More …

A Jammed Packed What to do This Weekend

Whether you’re looking to get out of the house to spend time with or away from your family, these events should get you through this holiday weekend. Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from Wednesday, November 22 to Sunday, November Read More …

The Thanksgiving Story

Most stories of Thanksgiving history start with the harvest celebration of the pilgrims and the Native Americans that took place in the autumn of 1621. Although they did have a three-day feast in celebration of a good harvest, and the local natives did participate, this “first Read More …

1676 Thanksgiving Proclamation

This language would be frowned upon and possibly even worse today, but to forget history is to doom ourselves to repeat it. 1676 Thanksgiving Proclamation   “The Holy God having by a long and Continual Series of his Afflictive dispensations in and by the present Read More …

Two Thanksgivings

Gov. Leon C. Phillips said Oklahoma would stick to the customary Thanksgiving date: “It will be the last Thursday in 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942. After that, I don’t care what they do about it.” (Phillips would no longer be governor.) As it turned out, Read More …

Roosevelt Created a ‘Franksgiving’ Monster

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1939 Thanksgiving proclamation was a turkey. Roosevelt was trying to give retail merchants an extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but by tinkering with the tradition, the president unleashed a storm of controversy and confusion. The day set aside to thank Read More …