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4th Annual Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Concert for Conservation at Sam Houston Race Park. Legendary Rock N Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline the concert with a fiery slice of Southern style guitar rock heaven.  Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals), and Rickey Medlock (guitar), Skynyrd will put on an exciting show at Sam Houston Race Park.

Voice_v1.1Additional performers Grand Funk Railroad, Eddie Money, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Houston’s own Folk Family Revival.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 
Gates to the infield will open at 4pm
Concert will start at 4:15pm



The legacy began some 41 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Allen Collins, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Hughie Thomasson, yet Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.

The rock and roll powerhouse continually tours, this summer heading out on their second run with Bad Company. 2014 marks the 8th year for their annual Simple Man Cruise, a four day voyage filled with the best music in Southern Rock including an outdoor beach show featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd for the first time in the cruise’s history.

And so Skynyrd stands, “still unbroken.” “People may say, ‘they need the money,’ well I don’t think any of us need the money,” Van Zant says. “It’s just that we love the music, it’s bigger than the money, it’s not even about that any more. We have to make a living, sure, but it’s about the legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and what it stands for, what the fans are all about. There’s nothing like getting out there playing a great show with Skynyrd and seeing people love this music.”

Adds Rossington, “We’re still standing, still keeping the music going. We wanted to do the guys who aren’t with us any more proud, and keep the name proud, too.”

With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.

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Houston Patrol: Your Security is Our Main Concern

Houston Patrol is a private security company that was founded on January, 2011 to serve the Houston metro area. Its owner, Jose Raul Salazar has always been a respectful, honest, and trustworthy person with strong ethical and moral beliefs. His passion for helping others sparked his motivation to enroll at the Police Academy, and afterwards begin his most cherished project.Houston Patrol Logo

joseHouston Patrol has a vast experience in providing security to all types of venues, such as private parties, trade shows, fashion shows, and arenas. They ensure that their security officers are prepared to deliver the highest level of professional service with all the expertise needed to be highly effective.

Houston Patrol strives to permanently provide caring, professional and trustworthy security service that promotes client confidence and adds value.

Every customer is unique, that is why they can adjust their services to fit your needs. In the future, the owner of Houston Patrol hopes to upgrade their services, like getting a custom patrol car to offer surveillance services for neighborhoods and events.

UntitledWhenever or wherever there is a security need, Houston Patrol should be your choice because your security is their main concern.

More information: www.houstonpatrol.com

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Houston Symphony – Back to the Future

This year is the 30th anniversary of this amazing pop culture movie franchise, why not relive your memories or go to the future where you are watching this show?

Fans will experience the thrill of Back to the Future like never before on a big screen with the Houston Symphony performing Alan Silvestri’s stunning score in-sync with the dazzling film. You will also be in for an exclusive treat: Approximately fifteen minutes of brand new music have been added by the composer to the film’s score!

Take this golden opportunity of a once in a lifetime show to go back to the future with this film score!

Saturday, August 01, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Jones Hall

Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor



Haven’t you ever been bored on a Thursday morning in the summer, you just have nothing to do, why don’t you go to the Houston Museum of Natural Science?

You must be wondering why I mentioned Thursday morning, it’s because the HMNS is free on Thursdays after 3 p.m.! Go on and take your entire family for an amazing experience.

Burke-Baker-Planetarium-Houston-Museum-Natural-ScienceWhat makes this museum one of the best in Houston? Let me tell you!

Since its founding in 1909, the purpose of the HMNS has been to enhance knowledge of natural science in individuals. To this day, this purpose is carried out in every project, program and exhibition associated with this museum.

As one of the most heavily attended museums in the USA, the Museum houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham GIANT Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center and a large variety of exhibit areas that examine astronomy, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, Texas wildlife and much, much more!

hmns_logotype2This would surely be an amazing learning experience for people of all ages and sizes, come on and drop by this amazing museum when you are in the downtown area!

5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston Texas 77030

Information/Tickets: 713.639.4629


– Daniella Garcia-Loos (writer-contributor)

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This sounds like something strange to you, yes? Well it might just be the funniest night of your life!

They provide family friendly entertainment in a one of a kind Clue Game atmosphere for all ages!










The night starts with a delicious dinner catered from Carrabbas Italian Grill that has a Caesar salad, Chicken Marcela, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, bread and olive oil. Non-alcoholic drinks are provided but you may bring your own beer, wine or champagne. They have a dessert buffet that consists of 5 to 6 delicious desserts that, of course, include chocolate! Following the dinner the mystery begins!

chocolateA crime takes place and you get a choice, the choice of just staying seated and solving the crime or taking on a role in the mystery and taking on a role means you might be chosen to take on a starring or minor role and could end up being the murderer or be murdered. Why wouldn’t you want to take part in this exciting game and become Sherlock Holmes, or maybe even Moriarty (the villain in Sherlock Holmes)?

Instead of going to that boring movie and dinner you planned, I suggest you go to this Mystery Dinner Theater and have some interaction with a story!



They perform every Saturday 6:00 – 8:00pm at their location in Webster, TX. The evening includes dinner, drink, and dessert.


– Daniella Garcia-Loos (writer-contributor)

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2 whole days of fashion shows (July 18-19), wedding seminars and over 400 booths featuring the best of the best wedding service companies in Houston.

This is the best weekend to meet face to face with Houston’s top wedding vendors. See in person all they have to offer, including samples of their designs, photos and video of reception locations, displays and new ideas to make your wedding special, various styles of photography, and, as we say, “everything from the garter to the getaway car” will be under one roof during the show weekend.

You can attend the nation’s largest bridal event.  THIS IS THE SHOW YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT!!!!

Why Should I Attend?

Brides, grooms, and their families, save time, gas, energy, confusion, and money by attending the Bridal Extravaganza Show. Eliminate playing phone tag or back and forth emails when trying to get an appointment with a wedding vendor. Get immediate, face-to-face response. Brides have for 30 years found that attending this Event skips so many wasted steps.

How Will This Show Save Me Money?

Each participating vendor offers its best prices during our show. Bridal couples benefit from vendors competing to create the best values on services and products. You are encouraged to comparison shop, so come prepared with “budget zones” for each category. The majority of companies will offer special “show prices” or discounts for immediate bookings — usually at a significant savings. Some also offer the perk of a special “gift” with a purchase.

How Should I Prepare to Attend?

Make a checklist of the most important elements needed to complete your wedding plans. The Bridal Extravaganza Show normally features companies in more than 40 different categories of wedding and new-home needs.

Come with a specific date and time in mind for the wedding services required. One of the first questions you will need to ask any company in the “service” category: “Are you available or do you have an opening on _____(date)? If the response is negative, move on to another similar company.  

How Many Companies Will Be On Hand?

Over 400 companies will be showcased in 700 displays. There will be a variety of selections in the most requested categories, such as reception facilities, photographers, caterers and videographers. Best of all are the range of choices available. No matter the type or style of wedding each couple desires, from very formal to very informal, from large to small budgets, or the date they may desire, everyone will be impressed with the many options available at every Bridal Extravaganza Show.

Come Prepared to Make Decisions!

Whether the wedding date is just two weeks away or two years away, everything at the show will be “bookable” and “buyable.”

Couples with very popular wedding dates, such as those in June or December, will need to make quick decisions and commitments in order to secure their chosen wedding reception site, caterer or photographer.

Many couples make initial deposits or sign confirmed contracts to secure their top choices at this event. Some companies take credit cards for deposits while others will accept personal checks.

Our best advice? If you are not prepared to make a deposit, at least plan to make a definite appointment at the show to meet with your favorite vendors.

The top vendors often find a year’s worth of business booked at the show or within six weeks of the show. Act quickly — don’t procrastinate or you may end up with your second or third choices.  

What to Wear?

Definitely wear comfortable clothes and easy walking shoes. This show has almost 19 aisles of booths to review, as well as special displays, including the Gallery of Cakes and the Portrait Display Gallery, plus several different fashion shows to see each day.

Who Should Attend?

The show is open to the general public. Brides, grooms (yes, lots of grooms do attend!), their parents, siblings and other family members are welcome, along with close friends and bridal party members. Brides and grooms will be given special name tags, making it a fun event for the “celebrities” at this show. Also welcome are corporate event planners who will find all the elements they need to orchestrate company functions or gala events, and many families planning quinceañeras also come to the Bridal Extravaganza.  

 Wheelchair/Scooter/Stroller Info

Wheelchair rental is available at the First Aid booth located in the front of Hall C. Scooter rental is not available.  Strollers are welcome.

Will there be food?

Yes, the George R. Brown Convention Center will have concessions available.  Also, many exhibitors offer samplings of tasty treats as part of the “Taste of the Bridal Extravaganza.”

Is is the same show both days?

Yes, all of the vendors will be present both days.

extravaganzaWhere Should We Park?

The city of Houston has many public lots.  The parking garage in Discovery Green is also recommended.  If you arrive early, you may find some free street parking.

New parking option!  Park at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown and get dropped off at the front door of the George R. Brown. Enjoy free parking when you tour the hotel.

Final Show Tip!

This is your wedding. Come with an open mind to the many new ideas that can help make it a truly unique event.

Some of the most talented and creative designers, florists, cake artists, wedding planners, gown designers, decorators and accessory designers participate in the show. They are all on the cutting edge of the “latest and greatest.” Expect to see lots of new, exciting and beautiful elements to make your wedding day as special as the two of you.

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What? I hear your teen is refusing to come out of their room? Or are you just a teen who is bored out of their mind? Well guess what? I’m here to fix all your problems by telling you some recreational activities to do this summer.

First off, I’d like to tell you guys that pretty much all of the museums here have free admission every Thursday this summer. Plus if you have any kids you can take a trip to the huge children’s museum that has various things that will occupy your kid and keep that mind learning over these 3 months.

Houston also offers a lot of music related events to go to, like the Free Neighborhood Concert Series by the Houston Symphony, or the 3rd Annual Day of Music on July 12, there’s also the Summer Concert Series with American Festival for the Arts.


What? I hear you like DRAMA, oh well then let me show you some events that you are looking for. You can check out the Houston Shakespeare Festival or the Free Children’s Hilltop Festival and maybe even the Summer Children’s Theater?

Well, this is all I have today but don’t fret I’ll be back with part two of this list soon!


  • Free Neighborhood Concert Series Houston Symphony:

June 10, 8:00 pm @ Clear Falls High School

June 11, 7:30 pm @ The Centrum (Spring)

June 23, 11 am @ Miller Outdoor Theatre

June 30, 7:30 pm @ North Shore Senior High School

July 1, 7:30 pm @ Dulles High School (Sugar Land)

July 2, 7:30 pm @ Chinese Community Center

July 7, 7:30 pm @ Dobie High School

  • 3rd Annual Day of Music: July 12, noon – 10 pm. Free day-long celebration of Houston’s musical diversity (jazz, rock, classical, blues, ethnic genre and more). Located at Jones Hall.
  • Summer Concert Series with American Festival for the Arts (AFA): Students in the AFA Summer Music Conservatory perform throughout the summer in their free Summer Concert Series. These include the Middle School Festival Day (June 20), Symphony Orchestra Concert (July 1), Choral Celebration (June 27) and more.
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival: Free Shakespeare in the park! August 1, 5, 7, 9, The Merchant of Venice; July 31, August 2, 4, 6, 8, Macbeth. Performance begin at 8:30 pm at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Arrive early for a 7:45 pm talk each evening. 3Pigs_Web
  • Free Children’s Hilltop Festival: July 21, Our Feet Can Tell A Story; July 22, Frida’s Fiesta; July 23, My BFF The Dragon; July 24, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Located at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 11 am.
  • Summer Children’s Theater @ Lone Star College-Cy Fair: June 29 (10 am and 7 pm), June 30 (10 am), July 1 (10 am and 1 pm). Lone Star College Cy-Fair presents A Mugwump, Some Flim-Flams, and A Dumb Cluck. Located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road. Purchase tickets online for $7 each.

(*) Recreational activities for teens in the summer (part 1)

– Daniella Garcia-Loos (writer-contributor)

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Caravana de la Independencia

Sucesos Newspaper invites you to enjoy and celebrate the United States, Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Venezuela “Independence Day” on the month of July.

CARAVANA%20CORRECTOThe organizers named the event “Caravana de la Independencia” and this year will be held Saturday, July 11.

They will gather at 4:00 pm at Hwy 6 and West Little York, and the Caravana will end at the Houston Farm and Ranch, 1 Abercrombie Drive Houston TX 77084, where finish with a great Folkloric, gastronomic and craft afternoon.

Lizzette Diaz (Penta Communications) said: We encourage our participants to wear traditional customs, and to decorate their cars with patriotic themes to show the diversity of our countries. Through the afternoon we will have a great folkloric show, with dancers, Beauty Queens, DJ, live music and lots fun and entertainment for the whole family. We invite your organization to participate in our 2015 Multicultural Parade. Given your enthusiastic support to the Hispanic Community, we are confident in your cooperation. Please confirm your participation before June 26. You need bring your tent, table and chairs.

Ed Gonzalez, Mayor Pro-Tem for City of Houston, will be our Marshall for this year.

For more information call to: 281-250-0260


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zooHouston Zoo
1513 Cambridge, or
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

PHONE: 713.533.6500

Recognized by Parents magazine as one of the Ten Best Zoos for Kids, the Houston Zoo is an exciting live animal adventure that provides a unique educational and conservation resource serving 1.6 million guests annually.  Set in a 55-acre lush tropical landscape, the Zoo is home to more than 4,500 exotic animals representing more than 800 species.  Operated by the not-for-profit Houston Zoo, Inc., the Houston Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species, the provision of engaging educational opportunities and the creation of stimulating exhibits that broaden the experiences of our guests and encourage their curiosity.

The Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during Central Standard Time (last admission at 5 p.m.) and from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. during Central Daylight Time (last admission at 6 p.m.).  The Zoo is closed Christmas Day.  Regular admission is $16 for adults, $9.50 for seniors, $12 for children ages 2-11 and FREE for children under 2.  Visit the courtesy booth at your neighborhood Fiesta Mart and purchase an adult Zoo admission for $14 and a child Zoo admission for $11.  Zoo memberships start at only $69.  For information on all the great benefits of becoming a Zoo member call (713) 533-6535 or visit www.houstonzoo.org.

Ride METRORail to the Houston Zoo from the Fannin South Park and Ride lot.  With frequent service, METRORail is a convenient answer to traffic congestion in the Texas Medical Center/Hermann Park/Museum District corridor.  For METRORail information, visit www.ridemetro.org.

The Houston Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.  With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.  For more information visit www.aza.org.




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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Fine ArtsMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005

PHONE: 713.639.7300

Located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is a dynamic cultural complex comprising two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, visitors center, library, movie theater, gift shop, café, two art schools, and two house museums.

With its encyclopedic collection and an exciting schedule of international loan exhibitions and award-winning programs, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is one of the premier destinations in the United States for art lovers.

In the Museum District map below: (1) Contemporary Arts Museum, (2) Museum of Fine Arts, (3) Museum of Natural Science, (4) Health Museum, (5) Miller Outdoor Theatre, (6) Houston Zoo, (7) Children’s Museum

Museum District

Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections
Jun 14, 2015 – Sep 13, 2015
fine arts
About the exhibition

See the spectacular treasures amassed by one of Europe’s longest-reigning dynasties. The major exhibition Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections showcases masterworks and rare objects from the collection of the Habsburg Dynasty—the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and other powerful rulers who commissioned extraordinary artworks now in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Largely composed of works that have never traveled outside of Austria, Habsburg Splendor explores the dramatic rise and fall of the Habsburgs and their global empire, from their political ascendance in the late Middle Ages, to the height of their power in the 16th and 17th centuries, to the expansion of the dynasty in the 18th and 19th centuries, and ultimately its end in the early 20th century at the conclusion of World War I.

The story unfolds through more than 90 works of art, including arms and armor, sculpture, Greek and Roman antiquities, court costumes, carriages, decorative-art objects, and paintings by masters such as Caravaggio, Correggio, Giorgione, Rubens, Tintoretto, Titian, and Velázquez.

Habsburg Splendor comes to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, after debuting at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) in February 2015. Following the Houston presentation, the exhibition opens at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta in October 2015.

► In-Gallery Extra: Audio Tour
Enhance your exhibition experience and learn more about the artwork on view. You may purchase the optional audio tour at the admissions desks.

► Exhibition Shop & Catalogue
Visit the special exhibition shop for a wonderful selection of gift items related to Habsburg Splendor. The illustrated catalogue, published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is available through the shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum’s Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).

► Luxury Hotel Package
Treat yourself like royalty! Combine your Museum visit with a stay at the fabulous Hotel ZaZa next door. Choose from two opulent options: Arts & Smarts or ZaZa Splendor.

► Members Get Free Tickets
• Museum members see Habsburg Splendor free! The number of free tickets is based on level of membership.

► Exhibition Admission
Tickets purchased online or on-site are good for any day, any time, during regular Museum hours. Reduced-rate tickets are available for Thursdays.

TuesdaySunday Thursday
MFAH Members Free Free
Adults (19+) $18 $10
Senior Adults (65+ with ID), Military (with ID) $13 $10
College Students (with ID), Youth (13–18) $13 $10
Children (12 & younger) Free Free


“Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections” is organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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Bank of America is the National Sponsor of “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections.”

Lead foundation underwriting is provided by:
The Hamill Foundation
Kinder Foundation

Additional generous funding is provided by:
Carol and Michael Linn
National Endowment for the Arts
Vivian L. Smith Foundation
Prince and Princess Piotr Galitzine
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Margolis
Ann G. Trammell


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