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Jailed socialite, best new restaurants and sparkling shopping mecca lead the week's top stories

Jailed socialite and best new restaurants lead the week's top stories

News, Shelby, Anna Wintour and Katherine Le, Oct. 2015
Socialite Katherine Le, pictured with Anna Wintour (left), has been jailed after being accused of money laundering. Courtesy of Katherine Le website
Rico's Tex Mex Burger
This month's Where to Eat Right Now profiles 11 hot new restaurants, including Rico's, which offers this "Tex-Mex" burger. Photo by Julie Soefer
Tom Ford store at River Oaks District
Luxury mixed-use complex River Oaks District boasts a number of stores by luxury designers like Tom Ford. Photo by Clifford Pugh
University of Texas at Austin aerial
The University of Texas has recently been named No. 1 on the list of the Top 100 Public Universities. Photo via Tex.org
News, Shelby, Museum of Fine Arts gala, Oct. 2015, Lynn Wyatt, Shirley McClain, Duchess of York
Lynn Wyatt, Shirley MacLaine, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Anna Wintour and Katherine Le, Oct. 2015
Rico's Tex Mex Burger
Tom Ford store at River Oaks District
University of Texas at Austin aerial
News, Shelby, Museum of Fine Arts gala, Oct. 2015, Lynn Wyatt, Shirley McClain, Duchess of York

Editor’s note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week:

1. Best Dressed socialite trades designer threads for prison garb and all we can say is, "Who knew?" One Houston socialite is being held in Harris County Jail, accused of money laundering involving illegal gambling. 

2. Where to Eat Right Now: 10-plus new restaurants for October. Whether you're looking for delectable barbecue, Vietnamese cuisine, casual American eats or even fine dining, this month's Where to Eat Right Now is full of incredible new spots to get your grub on.

3. It's official: Houston's newest shopping mecca opens with tony stores, neighborhood vibe — and no potholes. After nearly a decade of planning and construction, Houston's newest mixed-use complex is ready for business and features some of the top luxury stores in the city.

4. List of Top 100 Public Universities includes six from Texas, including the No. 1 school in the nation. A recent list of the best public universities found that the University of Texas ranks No. 1 in the nation, and five other Texas institutions were named in the Top 100.

5. Elton John's gift to MFAH in honor of chair Lynn Wyatt takes Grand Gala Ball to $2 million mark. Get the inside scoop on the Houston socialite's unbelievably lavish gala filled with celebrity guests to raise funds for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.