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Party Watch

Houston park milestone and Port of Houston anniversary celebrated in triple threat luncheon

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Heritage Society's annual "Houston Heritage Luncheon." Where: In an open-sided party tent at Sam Houston Park, the Heritage Society's home. The 411: On a beautif ...


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 ...


Gotta Dance

Rockin' the boat: Cruise featuring music stars from '50s and '60s set to sail from Houston

By Barbara Kuntz

Rock-and-rollers plan to steer through Houston on a '50s and '60s music cruise headed to Western Caribbean waters. After 20 years of embarking from Florida, Concerts at Sea i ...


Janiece Longoria

A power player in designer threads: New Houston Port Commission leader channels Margaret Thatcher

By Shelby Hodge

We dare say that Janiece Longoria is the first chairman of the Houston Port Commission to be sworn in wearing a suit by Valentino. After all, she is the first woman and the first minority in the po ...


All Aboard!

Janiece Longoria appointed to head Houston Port Commission in unanimous vote

By Shelby Hodge

In a unanimous vote today by Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners, Janiece Longoria was appointed chairman of the board of commissioners of the Houston Port Authority. Longoria ...


Time for tough decisions

Houston's future as a port depends on a good transportation network

By Ed Emmett

Editors Note: As part of the celebration of Houston's 175th anniversary, we asked some of Houston's leaders to imagine the city's future. In this essay, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett ex ...


What about the potluck?

Showdown at the Port: Occupy Houston protestors block traffic with their bodies, clash with police

By Whitney Radley

In conjunction with West Coast Port Shutdown and in solidarity with similar movements from here to Honolulu, Occupy Houston — and representatives from occupations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austi ...


Magic in the air

Maroon 5 to launch Carnival Magic cruises from Galveston: Win tickets to the private concert here

By Clifford Pugh

Carnival Cruise Lines is bringing Magic to Galveston this weekend and Maroon 5 is getting into the act. To kickoff the launch of the new Carnival Magic cruise ship's year-round schedule of ...


How The Other Half Lives

Crossing an invisible line: Touring Houston's toxic East End with Juan Parras

By Caroline Gallay

Looking toward downtown Houston's cityscape from the East Side presents a much different picture than gazing down the lush linings of Memorial Drive to the West. Juan Parras, long-time East ...


Hometown Mail Glory

We'll all float on: Port of Houston tugboats to be featured on a U.S. postage stamp

By Fayza A. Elmostehi

How do you know you've really made it? Why, you get your busiest seaport on a United States postage stamp, that's how. We're here to inform you, Houston, that by golly, we think we& ...


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