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Houston Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do at the Rodeo and Beyond

by Holly Beretto. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
The Grove rooftop Houston
The roofdeck at The Grove in Discovery Green Park has outdoor dining with a view of the Houston skyline. Photo: The Grove
Spring break in the country's fourth-largest city can be summed up in a single word: diverse. Want spicy Asian cuisine. Houston's got that. Canoeing down a bayou? Got it. World-class wine? Haute couture shopping? Soccer stars? Check, check and check. Oh, and we've got mutton bustin', too.
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Discover Something New at Home in Houston

by Heather Staible. Posted Dec 17th 2013 11:00 AM
Houston Mural
Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (photographer: Andrew Broadfoot)

One implosion at a time, Houston is losing some of its most memorable landmarks, including the much-lauded Eighth Wonder of the World (otherwise known as the Astrodome).

For life-long Houstonians, it's a kick in the gut, a source of passionate water cooler conversations and a hot political topic, so it's comforting to know we can take solace in new restaurants and bars that are mixing creative quirk with talent and vision.
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United Crew Locks Sleeping Passenger on Plane

by Zach Everson. Posted Dec 10th 2013 12:39 PM
When United Express Flight 4245 from Lafayette, Louisiana stopped at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport Friday night, the flight attendants ostensibly swept the plane. It's a safe bet they found discarded newspapers, food wrappers and tissues.

What they missed was the 51-year-old captain of an oil platform supply boat.
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13 U.S. Destinations France Warns Its Citizens About Visiting

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 20th 2013 03:30 PM
Thief removing item from tourist's backpack, rear view, close-up of hand
France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued travel warnings for parts of these nine U.S. cities-and for the entire state of Florida after dark-last week, "The International Business Times" reported.

Here are the security advisories in their entirety, along with photos of famous landmarks in the supposedly dangerous neighborhoods. (For the full effect, set the slideshow to "God Bless America" at full volume and, while watching it, munch on some Freedom Fries.)
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From SPAM to Barbed Wire: Seven of the Weirdest Museums in America

by Rebecca Dolan. Posted May 13th 2011 07:00 AM
Seven of the Weirdest Museums in America

Wandering Eyre, flickr

Imagine: A whole museum dedicated to SPAM in all its canned, hammy goodness.

Well, imagine no longer – this place exists, as do a number of museums dedicated to oddities like funeral history, medical specimens, barbed wire and more. Better yet, they can all be found somewhere in the United States. So, if the idea of missing out on jewelry made of hair is too much to bear, check out some of the weirdest museums in America.
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