Between a hilarious House of Cards plus Game of Thrones video spoof commercial and absurd accusations that President Barack Obama might be of the other and more fabulous persuasion, it's easy to understand why it's sometimes difficult to be in the know of what really matters to Houstonians.
In less that three minutes, the "Up To Speed" video series, sponsored by Cadillac, zooms through Houston's real top stories so you, too, can be an informed denizen living in the Bayou City.
We are certain that you will recognize this week's guest host as a sporty, fashionable gent who's otherwise kicking soccer balls around with the Houston Dynamo. Mike Chabala plays anchor for the first time in this edition of "Up To Speed" to reveal what Houstonians were talking about nonstop recently.
Among the stories that caught CultureMap readers' attention were the massive $50 million fire at the controversial Montrose apartments build right next to a graveyard, a new spot for food trucks in Midtown, Mayor Annise Parker's Houston celebration of her marriage to first lady Kathy Hubbard and the end of a yearly cowboy tradition that raises major bucks for charity.
Watch the video above but be sure to click on the links to each story below for full coverage.
- Massive fire burns down a controversial Montrose apartment complex, engulfing the city in smoke and ash by Chris Baldwin and Eric Sandler
- Midtown gets its own food truck park: Let the foodie party scene begin by Eric Sandler
- Mayor Parker and spouse celebrate their marriage at gala reception with enthusiastic crowd by Shelby Hodge
- Rodeo wrap-up: Record crowds, top entertainers and real cowpokes leave lots of memorable moments by Clifford Pugh