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It's A Small World

Dying for a luxurious international weekend escape? Try Mexico City — yes, Mexico City

By Caitlin M. Ryan

Just one short flight from any major hub in Texas will land a traveler in the lap of luxury. Though this city is often overlooked as a destination, and is used more commonly as a thoroughfare, Mexi ...


It's Never Too Early To Celebrate

A holiday for the underdog: Explore the secret history of Cinco de Mayo

By Tarra Gaines

Americans love holidays, and we have to admire our own ability for turning a day of sacred or patriotic observance into a good excuse to shop or party or both. Cinco de Mayo is perhaps the latest h ...


Paradise For Sale

Buying a piece of paradise: A Mexican penthouse brings a $1.2 million price tag and tropical wows

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through so ...


NOO!!

No more Mexican Coke? Beloved drink on the chopping block due to new tax

By Katie Friel

Urban legend has it that if you over-imbibe, the best cure for the next day's hangover is a breakfast taco, a Topo Chico and a Mexican Coke. OK, so maybe that's not an urban legend but a de ...


Shocking Shoe Murder

Stiletto heel murder hits court, bringing twists to case: Alleged killer/TV host having a "hard time" in jail

By Tyler Rudick

The mother of Ana Trujillo — who remains in jail for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with a stiletto heel in the infamous Museum District stiletto heel murder case — took to the witness ...


A Police Buddy

Crime fighting across borders: Mexico female mayor turns to Harris County Sheriff for advice

By Julia Davila

Monterrey — the largest industrial city in Mexico — wants to believe it's on the road to recovery. After constantly being in the news as a major battleground in Mexico's bloody ...


Flamenco Poets Society presents "The Works of Mexican Poet Homero Aridjis"

The Flamenco Poets Society celebrates Hispanic Cultural Month by featuring the works of Mexican poet Homero Aridjis, one of Mexico's greatest contemporary poets who also devoted his life t


Sun-sational Holiday

Houston Restaurant Weeks wants to take you to Mexico: New contest offers free trips

By Clifford Pugh

Longing for a weekend getaway in Mexico? This may be your chance. To celebrate Houston Restaurant Weeks throughout the month of August, CultureMap and Houston Restaurant Weeks have teamed up wi ...


Corporate Creativity

Fancy new office tower pulls out all the art stops: Yes, that's an art car in the lobby

By Joel Luks

It took 9,000 hours over a period of seven months for eight craftsmen from two families to shape a work of art that comprises roughly 2,227,000 individual parts weighing a combined 200 pounds, with ...


Expanding waistlines

Who's the fattest country in the world? America happily sheds the moniker

By Marika Rafte

America has lost a title it never wanted to have. It's no longer the fattest country. Mexico is now the fattest nation in this hemisphere and one of the fattest countries in the world, acco ...


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