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Hat in the Ring
Houston's rich diversity is seldom more apparent than it was in the La Griglia party room earlier this week when Chris Brown, chief deputy controller, officially launched his campaign ...
Hey Big Spender
Trial lawyer Tony "The Shark" Buzbee is known for setting records — paying the highest price ever for a River Oaks mansion, paying mega bucks for Super Bowl tickets and winning ...
Engagement Blast
Even stormy skies couldn’t dampen the high-spirits at the engagement party for Elaine Turner executive vice president Heather McLeskey and her hunky fiancé, Shawn Conerly. Breaking in Elaine and ...
Stay in School
Communities in Schools had no trouble selling the gathering of 300 at the annual "Stay in School" gala on the benefits of their programs that have a 99 percent success ...
Party Watch
What: KIPP Houston Public Schools' 21st annual dinner, "To Infinity and Beyond." Where: Bayou City Event Center. The 411: With a performance by the KIPP Generations Collegiate High School Marching ...
Pet Love
What: Houston SPCA "Animals' Best Friend Gala." Where: The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa. The 411: Zane and Brady Carruth chaired the event that raised a record of more than ...
Party Central
Coming from three disparate worlds, Tanqueray Gin, slick Houston magazine and not-for-profit Catwalk for a Cure seem an unlikely trio to share a common interest. But that was before the ...
Dancing With the Stars
For months, oilman Lester Smith had been promising a spectacular surprise for guests attending the Houston Symphony Ball underwriter dinner. He and his wife, Sue Smith, were hosting the gala ...
Gorillas in Our Midst
Houston Zoo's newest residents — a troupe of seven western lowland gorillas — were so nonchalant as the focal point of the Zoo Ball Saturday night that the black-tie crowd might ...
The Cool Kids
Ah, the rites of spring are seldom celebrated with such fertile enthusiasm as during Hotel ZaZa's annual welcome of the season. Thursday night's "La Dolce Vita" bash lived ...
Best Ball Gowns Ever
What better time to wear your most spectacular ball gown than the Houston Grand Opera white-tie-and-tails gala? Each year, the social swans dress to impress as at no other time.
Savvy Shopping
Thrift shoppers with a certain discretionary income and a load of good taste were in seventh heaven at the Salvation Army's "Reflections on Style" luncheon at River Oaks Country ...
Dinner and Discourse
Corporate, diplomatic and education leadership turned out in black-tie force for the Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy gala that not only honored one of the city's leading ...
Motown Lowdown
Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine worked overtime at the Bayou Music Center when The Temptations took the stage for a Motown rocking night benefiting Children at Risk. The dance floor ...
Party Watch
What: University of Houston School of Art graduate scholarships fundraiser. Where: In the UH Louise J. Moran Fine Arts courtyard and the Blaffer Art Museum. The 411: While ticket sales ...
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