This past fall, the historic Lancaster Hotel reopened its’ doors after a multi-million dollar renovation. The hotel, which has been open since 1926 in Houston’s Theater District, is known for its hospitality and being home to many celebrity guests. The Shinn family of Dallas, who took ownership of the hotel in July 2017, kicked off the renovations with the goal of keeping the hotel’s charm and adding a focus on the visual arts. Keep Reading
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has been a staple in Houston’s fine arts community since 1955. Since then, HGO has grown into a $27-million-dollar enterprise that brings world-class productions to the stage every season, making it one of the largest, most innovative and most highly acclaimed opera companies in the United States. In fact, it was the only American finalist for Opera Company of the Year at the 2017 International Opera Awards.
Houston is a city of caring neighbors, a heartwarming truth that has been proven time and again these past weeks. To celebrate that spirit of togetherness, chef Hugo Ortega’s Mexican coastal kitchen, Caracol, is hosting a special supper this Sunday, September 24 at 5pm, that will raise money to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Keep Reading
Houston, we weathered the storm.
Harvey came through and left behind devastating aftereffects, but the shining light through the storm has been the way our Houston community came together. From the first responders who saved lives to the neighbors who made donations, acts of love and support have been a constant source of hope and inspiration.
Baseball doesn’t matter. Not in any literal way. Symbolically, though? That’s a different story.
The Houston Astros return to their city tomorrow, in a double-header against the New York Mets. There’s meaning there – Houston has been ravaged by catastrophic rains and flooding, including in parts of downtown near Minute Maid Park. A return to baseball signals a return to some semblance of normalcy.
The Houston Astros’ home series against the Texas Rangers, originally scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday at Minute Maid Park, has been rerouted to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The news comes as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to soak Houston with dangerous floodwater.
The status of Houston’s weekend series against the New York Mets is uncertain; it’s worth noting that Tropicana Field will be available this weekend, if needed.