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Float my boat

The day that transformed Houston: Ship Channel opening launched city toward boom times

By Shelby Hodge

What to do on a momentous occasion when there is no Internet, no smartphones and Twitter is strictly for the birds? One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson did a remarkable job w ...


Stories of a workforce

Top leaders celebrate opening of exhibit tracing Houston Ship Channel's first 100 years

By Shelby Hodge

What: Opening reception for Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel. Where: Tudor Gallery of the Houston Public Library’s historic Julia I ...


Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — great sackbut included

By Joel Luks

Artsy experience abound this week as the city's premiere classical ensemble welcomes its next baton leader. On tap this week are three historic concerts, a strong exhibition, photography that m ...


Houston Maritime Museum Lecture: "The Bicentennial Project of the Port of Houston: A Pictorial History of the Port"

The Bicentennial Project of the Port of Houston by artist Judith-Ann Saks depicts the history of a determined little inland town that wanted to be a port. From a meandering bayou to a first class p


2014 "Park to Port" Bike Ride benefiting Hermann Park Conservancy

Hermann Park

As part of its centennial celebrations, Hermann Park partners with the Port of Houston to host a 20-mile bike ride and afterparty. The route begins in Hermann Park, travels east along Brays Bayou t


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 ...


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