Last Minute Coast to Coast 4th of July Trips
Enjoy six hours of festivities, tradition, and live concerts, at Freedom Over Texas on July 4th. The event will feature local, regional, and national entertainment and will be concluded with a “Texas-sized” fireworks finale.
Hugo Ortega, primer chef mexicano ganador de premio James Beard
Conoce la historia de Hugo Ortega, el chef mexicano que cumplió el sueño americano en Houston Texas al convertirse en el primer connacional que gana un premio James Beard.
Mayor Sylvester Turner Announces 2022 State of the City
Mayor Sylvester Turner will deliver his seventh annual State of the City address on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at Hilton Americas-Houston Grand Ballroom before an audience of Houston’s business and community leaders.
AVENIDA HOUSTON TO UNVEIL ITS LATEST SUMMER ART INSTALLATION
This summer Houston First Corp. will welcome an exciting new feature to its entertainment and convention district with the installation of its latest work of art, “Roseaux,” which debuts Friday, July 1 at Avenida Houston.
WELCOME TO GALVESTON ISLAND, THE BIRTHPLACE OF JUNETEENTH
Black Enterprise retraced the footsteps of Texas’ Galveston Island’s formerly enslaved inhabitants to experience historical sites that stand to tell the story of emancipation. Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021 because of many instrumental leaders. Among those involved were: U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, former State Rep ...
George R. Brown Convention Center Achieves First-Ever LEED Gold Certification
HOUSTON, Texas (June 23, 2022) – Houston First Corp. continues to lead the charge in building sustainability as the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) recently achieved its first-ever LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This year marks a tremendous milestone for the GRB as the ...
TOP CHEF’S DAWN BURRELL CAPTURED THE FLAVOR OF FREEDOM IN FOODS
What does freedom taste like? Bravo Top Chef Season 18 finalist, Chef Dawn Burrell, commemorated Juneteenth with a five-course Juneteenth Jubilee dinner at Ronin Art House in Houston, Tex., Friday, June 17. Black Enterprise was invited to the jubilee which featured a lineup of Black chefs, winemakers, distillers, growers, and ...
Houston First Joins Partners to Celebrate Juneteenth: The Journey to Freedom at Miller Outdoor Theatre
HOUSTON, Texas (June 16, 2022) - This year Houston First Corporation is partnering with Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston, Miller Theatre Advisory Board, KTSU 90.9 FM, and presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo to celebrate Juneteenth, Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 8 p.m. at Miller Outdoor Theatre with ...
Where Nicole A. Taylor Finds Inspiration in the Amer
The first time I went to Houston, I was lucky enough to go to Emancipation Park on the day they were having Sunday jazz in the park, so I got to see this beautifully renovated public park and community center. But what's even more special, I was literally standing ...
A Guide to Exploring Houston’s Cool, Walkable Museum District
While mourning the death of my grandmother recently, I made my first visit to the Rothko Chapel in Houston. The octagonal, minimalistic sanctum, anchored by a reflective pool, looked nothing like a conventional house of worship, yet it drew me in immediately. Something healing flowed out.
HOUSTON FIRST CORPORATION EARNS TOP HONORS AT 43rd ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS
Houston’s DMO awarded a Bronze Telly for its ‘Houston Best City” video HOUSTON – Houston First Corporation (HFC) continues to garner worldwide recognition as Houston’s official destination marketing organization after receiving a Bronze Telly Award in the category for “General: Corporate Image.” This latest win marks a total of ...
The Ultimate 'Top Chef' Houston Location Guide
As the fourth-largest city in the U.S., it's almost surprising that Top Chef hasn't shot in Houston before. But when the cheftestants and judges finally made their way to Space City, season 19 did justice to Houston's culinary scene. Beyond highlighting the ingredients and dishes that ...