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Protecting Houston From Storm Surge and Flooding

Posted on · On Wednesday (Jan. 18, 2017), officials will gather to discuss protecting Houston from flooding and storm surge at a symposium at the George R. Brown Convention Center. We get a preview from some of the panelists: Stephen Costello, the City of Houston’s Flood Czar, and Mary Anne Piacentini, executive director of the Katy Prairie Conservancy.

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On the Eve of the Houston Marathon — Why Do We Love Running?

Posted on · This Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017) is the annual Houston Marathon, which begins and ends at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Each year, it attracts more than 20,000 and some 200,000 spectators. But what is it about the simple act of watching people run a race that we find so fascinating? We ask Dr. David Walsh, […]

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Texas Black Expo: Empowering African-American Businesses

Posted on · The annual Texas Black Expo, the state’s largest African-American empowerment festival, runs Thursday through Sunday (June 11-14) at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The four-day event features speakers from the business world, business advice for African-American entrepreneurs, a trade show, and a concert. Houston businessman Jerome Love founded the event in 2004 because, he […]

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Inside the Universe of Houston Anime Lovers

Posted on · This weekend fans of anime and Japanese arts and culture will converge on Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center for the Anime Matsuri convention. The gathering includes anime panels, workshops, celebrity appearances, a car show, a fashion show and a general celebration of entertainment from Japan. But you might not know that one facet of […]