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Astros shakeup scores top spot on Houston's 5 most popular stories

Astros shakeup scores top spot on week's 5 most popular stories

Houston, Astros and Jim Crane with World Series trophy, November 2017
Ken Hoffman reflects on the Astros cheating scandal. Courtesy of Astros/Facebook

Editor's note: It's time to recap the top stories on CultureMap from this past week. 

1. Hoffman reveals an ironic twist to the shocking Houston Astros firings of A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow. Our columnist reflects on the Astros cheating scandal through the lens of a life spent watching, playing, and coaching baseball.

2. Houston airport lands 4 new nonstop routes with celebratory $33 fares. Fly from Hobby to Knoxville, Asheville, Savannah, and Destin for just $33 one-way via Allegiant Air.

3. 2 Houston stars wreak a little chaos in Montrose with new cocktail bar. Bartender Lacy Williams and chef Anthony Calleo will bring a new creative spirit to 6s & 7s, the bar they're opening in Montrose.

4. Prepare for serious 610 traffic as 2 major ramps in the Galleria area close. Closing the 610 on-ramp means drivers must reroute to San Felipe if they want to go south on the freeway. 

5. Houston bridal maven closes her beloved Highland Village salon after 11 years. The appointment-only Joan Pillow Bridal salon made each bride feel special with its high level of service and careful attention to detail.