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Heather Staible

Fashion/Style

Writer, social media enthusiast, lover of fashion, food, wine, college sports and interesting people. Published in Women's Wear Daily, The Houston Chronicle, People Magazine, CultureMap.com, USA Today and other national and regional publications.

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Theme Park Delayed

Opening date for new AstroWorld theme park delayed; race track is latest addition

By Heather Staible

The Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District is adding another high octane element to its ever expanding array of roller coasters, water slides and outdoor activities: MotorSportz is the latest ...


Life After TV

Politics, hurricanes & Oprah: After two decades, Houston TV news star looks to new adventures

By Heather Staible

In 20 years of broadcast journalism, Mary Benton has covered politicians and taken cover from hurricanes. She’s been a fixture at Houston City Hall and an election night staple ...


Day School Drama

Day school drama: Allegations of bullying at center of heated lawsuit

By Heather Staible

Beth Yeshurun Day School and its staff have been at the center of a lawsuit filed by Houston attorney Brian Cweren on behalf of a family who contend their children ...


Different Story Emerges

Good Samaritans rescue two children accidentally locked in sweltering car

By Heather Staible

UPDATE: A day after a video went viral of passersby breaking into a car to rescue two children locked inside, a different story has emerged. The owner of a video ...


Top Shops

Where to Shop Right Now: 12 new and expanded stores — and really big sales, too!

By Heather Staible

July is always a big sales month. For those who love to dig through racks and find treasures, it’s nirvana. For retailers, it’s a necessity, because fall is ...


Sexy New Houston Shop

Sexy new Houston swimsuit shop says, "Hell yes" to regular women: Where bikinis aren't just fantasies

By Heather Staible

Much like buying jeans, trying on and committing to a swimsuit is an emotional exercise of self acceptance and positive thinking. And, trying really hard not to think of how ...


Billionaire Wins Casino Suit

Houston billionaire wins big in casino lawsuit leaving gamblers he offered to pay holding nothing

By Heather Staible

A good gambler's first rule of betting is knowing when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em and when to take an offer from hotel and restaurant magnate Tilman ...


West Ave Shakeup

West Ave shakeup: Edward Sanchez's replacement named at Vanity Lounge — and she promises more speed

By Heather Staible

Makeup artist Aubrie Layne is in her element at The Vanity Lounge in West Ave. Surrounded by brightly colored lipsticks and eye shadows, Layne is the new face of the ...


Revved Up

Race car driver hunks, beautiful women and Johnny Manziel swag kick off Houston's Grand Prix in style

By Heather Staible

Dark skies did nothing to diminish the cheery atmosphere at the Yellow Party hosted by Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and his wife Beccy at AutoNation Mercedes-Benz of Greenway. The ...


Paramedics On The Scene

Garage collapse during religious celebration injures at many as 30 people in Katy

By Heather Staible

Firefighters from the Houston Fire Department and the West I-10 Volunteer Fire Department joined forces in Katy after as many as 30 people were injured when the home they were ...


Leading The Way

Top fashion designer is on a mission as celebrity grand marshal at Houston Pride Parade

By Heather Staible

Mondo Guerra is on a mission. Yes, he’s a Project Runway veteran, and yes, he’s launched a cute and fashion-friendly collection with Crocs, plus the SEE Eyewear line ...


Party Watch

A lifesaving program is launched at a fancy River Oaks home with plenty of heart

By Heather Staible

What:  UTHealth AMICO Project Reception Where: The River Oaks home of Alice and Keith Mosing. The 411: The Mosings hosted an elegant reception launching the next phase of Alliance for ...


Party Watch

Movie party! Hit TV show star, country music hunk and creative minds support Houston's indie film scene

By Heather Staible

What: Arty Party Fundraiser for Southwest Alternative Media Project or SWAMP Where: Radical Eats The 411: The independent filmmaker community rolled out the red carpet for the SWAMP drawing Lew ...


Beauty On The Go

An Open Table for beauty: Houston makeup addict creates an app for manis, blowouts & more

By Heather Staible

A broken nail. A blowout gone bad. Eyebrows in need of an ASAP shaping. Every woman has endured at least one of these beauty mishaps, which often have a knack ...


CultureMap POV Video

Inside new thrill ride: High-speed water slide through belly of the beast is a real scream

By Heather Staible

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park's new body slide, Screaming Serpents, is an experience for the senses, giving riders 10 seconds of neon lights, fog, sounds and speed. The Galveston ...


Top shops

Where to Shop Right Now: 10 cool, must-hit stores to brighten up your summer style

By Heather Staible

Summer style goes casual, and hair and makeup simplify as the temps heat up, but that doesn’t mean we abandon all of our fashion sense. Read on for new ...


New Look Shopping

A stroller-hunting Houston dad turns futile quest into a new shopping app: Price matching to the next level?

By Heather Staible

All Jason Kaminsky wanted was a stroller, so the new dad and Houston financial planner hopped online to find one that met his needs, but wouldn’t deplete the college ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Living like an oil king: New Energy Corridor apartment complex goes way upscale with special features

By Heather Staible

The high-wattage Energy Corridor is continuing its blazing growth with the opening of The Grove at Wilcrest, a four-story luxury apartment complex catering to employees of the area’s oil ...


Houston Stripper Drama

Stripper sued over Harry Potter wants to switch careers to comedy, insists man didn't buy Girlfriend Package

By Heather Staible

At first glance, the story of an exotic dancer, her lonely client and a lawsuit over a laptop, a loan and stack of Harry Potter DVDs seems like fodder for ...


The Big Reveal

Top artists named to Houston Fine Art Fair's first-ever Hall of Fame

By Heather Staible

When coming up with a Hall of Fame list for this fall's Houston Fine Art Fair, curator Patricia Covo Johnson had the difficult task of narrowing the honorees down ...


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