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Has Technology Changed the Summer Camp Experience for Houston Kids?

Posted on · Time was, you went off to some overnight camp out in the woods where you sat around the campfire, sang songs, toasted marshmallows and swam in a lake. Do Houston kids do that anymore? Well, some kids still get shuttled off to summer camp, but as technology is more pervasive than ever in our lives, […]

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Making the Most of Your Kid’s Summer Day Camp Experience

Posted on · School is out for the summer for most of Greater Houston, and many kids will attend summer day camps in the coming weeks and months. That’s nothing new. But the number and variety of day camps available in the area has grown greatly just in the past decade, according to Sarah Gish. Since 2003, she’s […]

Arts InSight

Kids Become Superheroes to Fight Summer Boredom at Children’s Museum

Posted on · Boredom can often be a problem for kids during the summer months. Kids also love superheroes. What do those two things have to do with each other? Well, kids can get the chance to create their own superheroes, suit up and battle the evil villain Dr. Boredom this summer at the Children’s Museum of Houston‘s Summer […]

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Gardening Advice: Preparing Your Plants for Warm Weather

Posted on · Houston’s climate is so moderate that there are a number of growing seasons — although what you plant at this time of year will be different from what you plant in the fall. So what should we and what shouldn’t we plant right now? And how can we best take care of our plants to […]

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Houston Bands Like The Tontons to Perform at the Free Press Summer Fest

Posted on · The annual Free Press Summer Fest is this weekend at Eleanor Tinsley Park. The two-day festival features dozens of concerts from both local and national bands. We hear from one of the event’s organizers, who talks about how the festival books acts, including local bands like The Tontons.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Coming Out in the NFL, Summer Fest Lineup & Laser Strikes: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Former Hitchcock High School Bulldogs defensive end Michael Sam this week announced he is gay; the performers at this summer’s Free Press Summer Fest were announced this week; and the FBI is cracking down on people aiming laser pointers at airplanes: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. Our panel of non-experts convenes […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 7, 2013

Posted on · Houston welcomes U.S. and Irish rugby teams to town this weekend, for a game that’s bound to be filled with scrums, knock-ons, mulligrubbers and falcons. Any idea what any of that means? Producer Edel Howlin visited with the Irish squad, and will share a little rugby 101 during today’s Houston Matters. Under the Voting Rights […]

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Schools Get Ready to Serve Summer Meals

Posted on · School districts across Texas are gearing up to begin providing students with free meals over the summer break. Spring Branch ISD opens some free-meal locations today, and Houston ISD starts providing meals next week.