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Top 8 Trends in Houston this Summer

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As temperatures in Houston start to heat up towards summer level, so does the action. There are several trends in Houston in the summer for you to follow if you want to have a great time. The activities below are just a slice of what Houston has to offer. Keep Reading

Berg Hospitality Steps Up to the Plate for Astros Opening Day

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Friday, April 5th is the Houston Astros opening day at Minute Maid Park! In celebration, Berg Hospitality Group, B&B Butchers and BB Lemon, is celebrating with knockout hot dog specials as well as transportation to and from the game.  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

Trading One Spotlight for Another: Meet Daniella Rodriguez

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You’ve probably heard of Daniella Rodriguez: from her trickling first pitch before an Astros game last August or from Carlos Correa’s momentous proposal after winning the World Series. Despite retiring from her pageant life after winning Miss Texas USA in 2016, Rodriguez has stepped into the spotlight once again. Not only is she more than willing to laugh at herself, as she did after her botched pitch at the Astros game — showing off that endearing pageant attitude Texas fell in love with — but her list of talents makes it easy to see how Correa could fall head over cleats for this Mexican-American sweetheart.

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Astros Circling in on Extension with Jose Altuve

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The Houston Astros are keeping their brightest star around a little bit longer. 2017 AL MVP Jose Altuve has agreed to a record-setting five-year contract extension, per a report from Brian McTaggart of The Astros have not yet confirmed the report.

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Giveaway Time: Highlights of the 2018 Astros Promotional Calendar

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Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is less than three weeks away, and Houston is already abuzz about the Astros. Minute Maid Park will be a hot destination all summer long as the team mounts its World Series title defense. Lucky for us, the folks at the ballpark have made celebrating the ‘Stros easy this summer—by stuffing their schedule with fun promotions and unique giveaways. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites below. Plan your trip to the old ball game this summer around this fun collection hats, shirts, bobbleheads, and more.

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Astros Acquire RHP Gerrit Cole from Pittsburgh Pirates

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A week’s worth of rumors came to an end on Saturday evening when the Houston Astros officially announced their acquisition of right-handed starting pitcher Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Offseason Notes: Keuchel, Bullpen, Ohtani, Stanton, Fiers

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While most of Houston is still reveling in the Astros’ thrilling World Series victory, the major league front office is hard at work looking for ways to improve an already-dominant roster. Expect a flurry of activity next week, as baseball’s annual Winter Meetings kick off in Lake Buena Vista, Florida—it’s traditionally one of the busiest weeks of the offseason, and the Astros  have a few things on their holiday shopping list.

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Jose Altuve: Unlikely Superstar, Deserving 2017 MVP

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Jose Altuve first put on an Astros uniform as a 17-year-old playing in the Venezuelan Summer League ten years ago. He’d recently persuaded Astros personnel to tender him a professional contract despite concerns over his diminutive frame. The second baseman stands just 5’6”, about eight inches below the MLB average. The Astros handed him a check for $15,000—a drop in the ocean of their budget for international prospects—and silently hoped for a growth spurt. Altuve, perhaps playing with a chip on his shoulder, batted .343 in 64 games that summer.

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History Earned: The Astros Are World Champions

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Four years ago, the Houston Astros lost 111 games and finished a staggering 45 games out of first place. That’s a long hill to climb, but Houston knew it was in good hands. The team had recently hired Jeff Luhnow as general manager, and his blueprint for building a supertanker of a franchise included some lean years. The payoff, Luhnow said, would be worth the wait.

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