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Texas Renaissance Festival Brings a King’s Ransom in Economic Impact

Posted on · Since its humble beginnings more than four decades years ago, the Texas Renaissance Festival has grown by kingly proportions. This year's opening weekend saw a record attendance of more than 60,000 guests. Consistently, it draws hundreds of thousands of visitors during its eight-week season in the fall. But preparation gets underway long before those gates […]

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Houston v. Dallas and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Houston Matters for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Posted on · This week former Houston Rocket — and current Dallas Maverick — Chandler Parsons in a post-game interview following a preseason loss to the Rockets dissed Houston’s downtown, saying: “It’s cleaner (in Dallas). It’s a much, it’s just like a nicer, cleaner city than Houston. In downtown (Houston) there’s not much to do. It’s just businesses […]

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Who ARE These People? Meet the Characters at the Texas Renaissance Festival

Posted on · The Texas Renaissance Festival just northwest of Houston continues each weekend through Dec.1. At 55 acres, the period European-themed village is the nation’s largest Renaissance Festival. Houston Matters’ intern Michelle Iracheta spent a day at the festival last weekend and talked to a handful of the characters.