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Is Houston Becoming a Spring Break Destination?

Posted on · South Padre Island, Cancun, Fort Lauderdale – they’re traditional spring break destinations, and each year they draw crowds. But according to the travel site Orbitz, some unexpected cities are seeing enormous growth in hotel bookings in March and early April, including exotic and romantic locales like Panama City, Dublin, Paris, and….Houston? Yep, according to Orbitz, […]

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Recycling and Houston As a Spring Break Destination: Friday’s Show (March 18, 2016)

Posted on · Last Friday (March 11, 2016), Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a new proposed contract with Waste Management, which — if approved by the City Council next week — would allow the city to continue to offer recycling services without disruption for the next two years. Mayor Turner had balked at Waste Management’s initial contract offer as […]

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How Safe is It to Travel to Mexico Over Spring Break?

Posted on · In recent years, the Texas Department of Public Safety has warned against spring breakers traveling to the Gulf Coast crossing into Mexico. And the U.S. State Department’s renewed its warning about the risk of violence against Americans heading into certain Mexican states. And yet, is Mexico more or less violent a country than it was […]

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Traffic Increases Around The Rodeo

Posted on · About 350,000 people are expected to converge on the Museum District, Texas Medical Center and Reliant Stadium every day during spring break. In an effort to reduce traffic snarls — the City of Houston has a spring break plan in place.