The News 88.7 And Houston Matters Holiday Roundup Of 2014

Here are some holiday stories you may have missed or want to revisit. Stories on traveling, health, giving, gifting and Houston events and best holiday bakeries.

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The Full Menu: The Best Places for Holiday Food, and Houston Bakeries

Tis the holiday season and a time when food is king. But what is considered holiday fare in Houston and where are the best places to go for foodie gifts?



2014 Holiday Events Around Houston


Gifting Stories

Holiday App Guide: Kids, Families Can Learn Together

With the holiday break, school’s out and the kids are home and maybe wondering what to do.
A new guide gives some ideas for kids to keep learning and spend time with family during the holidays.

With Holidays Fast Approaching, Doctors Brace For Wave of Toy-Related Injuries

Choking hazards and swallowed magnets are just a few of the dangers to children that spike at year end.


Stories of Giving 

Metro Bus Drivers Reach Out To Houston’s Homeless This Holiday

The transit agency conducts an annual sock drive to benefit people living on the streets.

Video: Elves & More Uses Bikes To Improve Students Literacy

The group helps students set academic goals. If they succeed, Elves & More rewards them with a new bicycle.

Giving Tuesday Nets New Givers

Look back at Giving Tuesday, a day designed to remind people to give back amid the consumerism of the season. 


health stories

How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays And After

You’ve worked hard throughout the year to lose weight and get in shape. You’re eating the right foods, you’re exercising …

How To Beat The Holiday Blues

The causes and cures to maintain your mental health during a stressful month.


travel stories

Cheap Gas Prices Encourage More Texans To Travel This Holiday

Average price per gallon in Texas is down 74 cents over this time last year.



County, State, Federal Agencies Closed On Friday

Christmas falls on Thursday this year and many government workers are enjoying a long holiday weekend. How does it affect you?

From Holiday Pet Safety to Litter Box Training: Your Pet Care Questions Answered

How To Avoid A Fire This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a special time of year, and those extra decorations could become a hazard if you’re not safe. 


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