The Most Wonderful List of Things to Do This Weekend

Saturday, December 23, 2017 • Home for the Holidays in Old Town Spring – Stroll around Old Town Spring and stop into local businesses and restaurants to get into the holiday spirit. Catch a visit from Santa, strolling performers, live entertainment and more. • Holiday Read More …

How to Do Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Scenario: It’s Christmas Eve and you’ve left the Christmas shopping till now. Whatever the reason for your lack of planning, it’s still possible to come up with last minute gift ideas that match your budget and the tiny amount of time left to shop. Take 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 …

Stuffing or Dressing?

When it comes to Thanksgiving, some dishes are required eating. Anything other than turkey is anathema, gravy is a must and cranberries get their one chance to shine. And don’t forget the stuffing! But that’s where things get interesting, because it seems no two families Read More …

Monsters in the White House: The Best Presidential Halloween Costumes

  While the commercialization of Halloween began in the United States in the 1900s, it wasn’t until first lady Mamie Eisenhower that witches, goblins, broomsticks, and jack-o’-lanterns made their way into the White House. Since the Eisenhower days, every president has hosted a Halloween celebration. Even vice presidents, first Read More …

Spook-A-Weekend Starts Today

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, which means the celebrations, will continue for six days. Dress up for a costume party, take the kids to see a movie or go trick-or-treating, cheer for the Rockets, celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, party all night at Read More …