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September 2017

Happy birthday! GRB turns 30
The George R. Brown Convention Center turned 30 on Sept. 26. Even after three decades of big events, this year has been one for the ages. From hosting the NFL Experience during Super Bowl LI, to opening its doors to more than 10,000 evacuees forced from their homes by ...

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Wortham Theater Center closed until May, 2018 after damages from Hurricane Harvey
Houston, TX (September 18, 2017) – Due to the extensive water damage from Hurricane Harvey, Houston First Corporation announced today the Wortham Theater Center will be closed for repairs until May 15, 2018 in a best case scenario. On August 27, water from Hurricane Harvey filled the basement of the ...

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Recovery underway in Theater District facilities damaged by Hurricane Harvey
Houston, TX (September 7, 2017) – Assessments, clean up and repairs are underway at Jones Hall, Wortham Center, and Theater District underground parking, which all sustained water damage from Hurricane Harvey. During this recovery process, the facilities remain closed to staff and the public. Houston First Corporation, which operates the ...

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Houston First Theater District underground parking closed until further notice
Houston, TX (September 3, 2017) - The Theater District parking garages operated by Houston First Corporation are closed until further notice. All three levels of the underground parking garages filled with flood waters from Hurricane Harvey on Sunday and remain inaccessible. Houston First is assessing damages, and working with contractors to ...

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