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April 2017

Houston Bridges Project connects communities
Houston First is spearheading a project that will transform a series of bridges connecting Downtown and Midtown with EaDo and Third Ward into dynamic mosaics. The Houston Bridges Project uses photographs of the city taken by local schoolchildren to create pixelated mosaics on eight bridges over I-69 between Bell and ...

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George R. Brown’s David Osterhout ready to retire
Veteran manager  Dave O spearheaded three decades of growth     HOUSTON – David Osterhout, known universally as simply Dave O, is turning in his keys after nearly three decades as the facility manager for one of America’s largest meeting places, Houston First’s George R.  Brown Convention Center.Osterhout, 69, retires ...

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Third Annual Tourism Summit
Third Annual Tourism Summit
HFC joins forces with Galaxy Gala
Houston First Corporation was a major sponsor for the star-studded Space Center Houston Galaxy Gala on March 31 at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel. Actors Gary Sinise and Chuck Norris added a Hollywood flavor to the proceedings with their presence. Sinise provided musical energy too as he played guitar in his ...

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Houston First plays a part in SPA’s golden gala
Houston First  was a proud sponsor of the 50th anniversary gala for the Society for the Performing Arts on April 1 in the Grand Foyer of Wortham Center.HFC board members Irma Diaz-Gonzalez, Desrye M. Morgan and Paul J. Puente, as well as Houston City Council Member Karla Cisneros, were ...

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HFC mentors in the Coogs’ house
Houston First employees Brian Stonesifer and Heather Hernandez were guest speakers at the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management on March 23.Heather spoke to a group studying entertainment venue management on how bookings are sold and Brian highlighted the client services aspect of ...

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