4 Things to Do in Houston, Texas During the Holidays

Houston is a melting pot of cultures with almost six million residents in its 600 square-mile area supporting cultural activities such as The Theater District, a 17-block area in downtown Houston, and more than 300 parks (including the Houston Zoo and Sam Houston Park). Space Center Houston is just minutes from downtown Houston in Clear Lake, Texas where you will find interactive exhibits, a shuttle simulator and history of NASA’s manned flight space program.

SpringHill Suites Houston Downtown

The 167-suite SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Downtown Houston, Texas has recently opened at 914 Dallas Street featuring its larger than typical hotels, It will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by RLJ Lodging Trust of Bethesda, Maryland. 

t is only eight miles from Hobby Airport (HOU) and 21 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and offers guests convenient access to the George. R. Brown Convention Center, as well as being walking distance to Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, and Toyota Center home of the Houston Rockets.

Author: Father Louis Bernhardt, OSA

In Texas out door weddings are quite popular. There are many venues you might seek out if you are planning a outdoor wedding. First would be the location of the celebration of your vows. Locations such as your backyard, a neighborhood or subdivision park, a local beach, or a popular city or state park are some options. In the Houston area there are many such places that are excellent for your outdoor wedding:

Travel about 35 miles south of Houston to Port Bolivar, Clear Lake and Needville for rewarding bird watching hotspots. Bird watching in the fall around Houston is a good time since the weather is cooler and mosquitoes are not an issue. Worth noting are the following bird watching hotspots.

February 28 – March 18, 2012

For over 80 years, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been celebrating agriculture, education, entertainment and western heritage. More than 26,000 volunteers contribute their resources to make the world’s largest livestock exhibition, world’s richest regular-season rodeo and a major American entertainment event a success. In the first 80-plus years, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has had many significant milestones including:

The Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition began when seven men meet for lunch at the Texas State Hotel – January 1931