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The Suffers: Official Gulf Coast Soul Band

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Gulf Coast soul and funk band, The Suffers is an influential part of Houston’s ever-changing musical landscape. The band feels the city itself has been both an inspiration and driving force behind its many successes. Made up mostly of native Houstonians, the wonderfully diverse group has a broad range of musical talents from R&B and hip-hop to deep Latin pop and salsa. They came together in 2011, and the rest, as they say, is history… a flourishing part of Houston’s musical history.  Keep Reading

Breakthrough Cream Delivers Pain Relief Without The Risk

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Sisters Dr. Jessica Kado and Dr. Rachel Kado, a dermatologist and an immunologist, have developed a groundbreaking pain reliever that mimics the healing benefits of products containing CBD without any risk to the central nervous system. This non-cannabis product is the first of its kind. Composed of naturally derived plant extracts, this breakthrough product contains properties that can relieve inflammation, treat sore muscles, joints, and tendons, help with recovery and injury prevention, and can even aid in skin rejuvenation. Keep Reading

Jackopierce! Texas DIY Acoustic Warriors Celebrate 30 Years

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It’s been three decades since two aspiring young musicians met in college. Now, after all of the travel, concerts, songs, fans, tours, autographs and more … did they ever think it would last this long? Yeah, they sort of did. It hasn’t always been calm or comfortable, but according to Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce, the Jacko and the Pierce who have sold 500,000 albums, its been one heck of a ride.  Keep Reading

The Defender: Whitney Mercilus on Football & Philanthropy

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The Houston Texans’ powerhouse, Whitney Mercilus, packs as much heart into the Houston philanthropic scene as he does into every game he plays in the National Football League (NFL). A balanced blend of determination, spirit and benevolence, Whitney embodies the hardworking, Houston hustle that makes this city thrive. Combining his deeplyengrained family rootshis faith and his Haitian heritage, Whitney’s tenacity and selfless service come alive in his everyday words and actions.  Keep Reading

Bringing Houston Roots to the Silver Screen

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From starring in her own television show to jetting back-and-forth for onscreen roles in major cities, Houston-native actress Leven Rambin has worked hard to build her career in show business from the ground up, all while maintaining the down-to-earth values on which she was raised. The 29-year-old hometown hero exemplifies what it means to hustle for what you want. Leven’s vivacious nature and eagerness to grow and push boundaries are characteristics that have stuck with her from an early age. Keep Reading

Russell Gordy: The Humble Philanthropist, Business & Family Man

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Russell Gordy’s resume is quintessentially Texan. Oil and gas. Wheeling and dealing in Houston’s happening real estate scene. An avid outdoorsman with a spread of ranches encompassing more than 150,000 acres across several states.   Keep Reading

Culture & Color: Tradition Meets Modern at J.Landa

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The Houston-native jewelry shop, J.Landa, features eclectic, curated pieces from all over the world, along with hand-crafted pieces by the shop’s owner, Jay Landa; an artistic guru whose innate inclination to create and discover destined his brand to boom.  Keep Reading

Keepin’ It [Real] Country: Is Cody Johnson the New Garth Brooks?

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Cody Johnson’s fans know a good thing when they hear it. And what’s coming from the hard working, bull rider-turned-country-musician is catapulting his career, and may actually help other Texas Country artists turn a serious musical corner.  Keep Reading

Backstage Pass: An Inside Look of Backstage at Rodeo Houston

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We got an exclusive sneak peek with designer, Torie Halbert of To the T. Interiors, of the incredible backstage set up created for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo each year.  Torie, who has been a Rodeo committee member for 12 years, has been designing backstage for the show for 7 years now and she just keeps outdoing herself!  Bringing elements of Houston into each of the 6 rooms backstage, she’s showcasing just how great the city is and leaving a lasting impression on the biggest music artists in the country, just before and after they hit the stage.  These rooms are available to the performers to get ready before the show, unwind afterward, and receive their commemorative belt buckles, the Rodeo’s version of a trophy for playing the big stage. Keep Reading

Farewell, 41: A Tribute to President George H.W. Bush

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There’s a saying we have in Texas: “American by birth, Texan by the Grace of God”. This holds true for our late President. George H.W. Bush moved to Houston in 1958 while working in oil and gas and fell in love with the city. He’s said to have credited Houston for his political success, the city that embraced him as their own and allowed him to flourish. Keep Reading

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