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Memorial Park Makeover

Memorial Park makeover gets a boost with sparkling new $2.4 million running center

By Shelby Hodge

While elected officials and community leaders gathered in their professional best, it was the joggers and cyclists who added color to the ribbon cutting at the Memorial Park Running Trails Center. ...


Houston's New Park

Houston's newest neighborhood park looks like a million dollars, but it was a long time coming

By Clifford Pugh

It's been a long time coming, but neighborhood persistence and the help of some Houstonians with deep pockets has resulted in the creation of the city's newest park. Mayor Annise Parker ...


Party Watch

Street party on a bridge over Buffalo Bayou raises a record $590,000

By Shelby Hodge

What: Buffalo Bayou Partnership ninth annual fundraiser dinner. Where: On the historic Sabine Street Bridge which crosses Buffalo Bayou. The 411: More than 650 guests, a record in itself, h ...


Millions For Bike Trails

A more bike friendly Houston takes shape: $12.6 million in bike trail improvements are coming

By Barbara Kuntz

The goal of being able to travel across Houston without using a car is moving forward with the city's Parks and Recreation Department triumphing four Transportation Enhancement Program grants t ...


Bayou Greenways 2020

150 miles of hike and bike trails are on the way after city council approves plan

By Whitney Radley

Thanks to a bond election passed last November and private funds secured by the Houston Parks Board, the City of Houston is well on its way to a 100-year-old plan for 150 miles of continuous hike a ...


Shelby About Town

Birthday bashes, an anniversary surprise and an engagement for Cerón are talk of the town

By Shelby Hodge

Hermann Park Conservancy executive director Doreen Stoller received the surprise of her life on Thursday when the monthly midday board meeting erupted into a celebration of her 10 ye ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Green on the bayou: Largest crowd at Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala brings in record $500,000

By Shelby Hodge

The Sabine Street Bridge at Buffalo Bayou never looks lovelier than each fall when a party tent is set up on the bridge and surrounding walkways are lighted and decorated for the annual Buffalo Bay ...


Award-winning Video

Respect your cemetery: Houston group becomes a champion of revolutionary preservation

By Whitney Radley

Houston Arts and Media, a local creative conduit for historical histories, has received accolades in the 2012 Daughters of the American Revolution Historical Preservation Contest. With Respect: ...


Groundbreaking works of art

Art installations of two famous astronauts will soon be part of Space City legacy

By Braden Doyle

Two of the world's most famous early astronauts — the former Soviet Union's Yuri Gagarin and American John Glenn — are soon to be immortalized in Space City. Mayor Annise P ...


$9 million more needed

Sweet Juneteenth: Mayor Parker announces $33.6 million plan to renovate Emancipation Park

By Braden Doyle

On Juneteenth, the day set aside for the remembrance of emancipation, Mayor Annise Parker announced plans to renovate a park purchased and donated by former slaves to celebrate their freedom. P ...


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