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Wine-on-tap bar Sixty Vines opening Rice Village location Oct. 14

Plano-based Sixty Vines will open its new Rice Village location at 2540 University Blvd., Houston, on Oct. …


Bellaire approves smaller tax hike than originally proposed

Bellaire’s City Council unanimously approved an increase in the property tax rate for tax year 2019 at their meeting on Oct. 7.


With final ruling looming, Harris County bail reforms shake system

After a final hearing set for Oct. 28, a landmark settlement in Harris County could make bail reforms permanent and set the stage for similar changes across the country, including in Dallas, where a lawsuit is challenging bail for felony cases.



Heritage Photo Restoration and Genealogy gives new life to family photos, memories

Renfro and Sandy Lesley began photo restoration as a hobby in 2013 after finding boxes in their parents’ houses filled with old family photographs, some of which dated back to the 1800s.


7 haunted houses to visit this month in the Greater Houston area

Several haunted houses are operating throughout the month of October in the Greater Houston area, including the recently rebranded Purgatory Scream Park, formerly the Kingwood Asylum.



West University Place lowers tax rate to fund 2020 budget

West University Place’s City Council unanimously approved a reduction in the property tax rate for tax year 2019 to fund the city’s 2020 budget at its meeting on Oct. 7.




Pasha brings Turkish, Mediterranean cuisine to Rice Village

To Pasha owner Mustafa Ozsoy, his restaurant does not serve food to customers, but to friends.


The race for District C: Engaged residents fuel crowded Houston City Council contest

City elections are ramping up in Houston, and candidates vying for Houston City Council’s District C seat, which represents Meyerland, Montrose and the Heights, will not face an incumbent for the first time since 2011.


Over 3,000 Houston firefighters vote 'no confidence' in fire chief

Over 3,000 of Houston’s nearly 4,000 firefighters signed a document expressing their disapproval of Houston Fire Department Chief Sam Peña, a document released by the Houston Professional Firefighters Association states.



Federal aid now available for individuals affected by Imelda

Following a presidential declaration of disaster Oct. 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said disaster assistance funding is now available for individuals affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.




Officials talk flooding, urge support of Proposition 8 at Houston Stronger panel

Representatives from several flood control agencies provided updates at an Oct. 2 forum on a variety of Houston area projects ranging from Addicks Reservoir to the Texas coast.



47th Jewish Books & Arts Festival to be held this November in Houston

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center will host authors, speakers and artists at the 47th annual Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Books & Arts Festival from Nov. 2-13.


Houston signs off on Meyerland detention basin project

Houston City Council approved an agreement to give 13 acres of land to the Harris County Flood Control District for the construction of three interconnected detention basins in Meyerland at its Sept. 4 meeting. The Harris County Commissioners Court approved the agreement Aug. 27.


Attend a Greek festival, sip wine: 6 events to attend in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Oct. 4-6

Throughout the Greater Houston area, there are several festivals and events scheduled for the first weekend …


West U location of HomeGoods to open Oct. 20

A new location of HomeGoods, a national home furnishings store chain, will open Oct. 20 at 5586 Weslayan St., …



Election officials planning for record turnout in Houston's general election

Harris County Election officials are planning on almost twice as much voter turnout in Houston’s upcoming general election compared to the previous election cycle, said Michael Winn, Harris County Administrator of Elections.


Max Challenge fitness studio now open in Meyerland

Max Challenge, a fitness studio that combines nutritional counseling, fitness classes and coaching to help clients reach their goals, opened in mid-September at 84 Braeswood Square, Houston. New clients start off with a 10-week program focused on improving nutrition and fitness using group-based high-intensity workouts, followed by month-to-month unlimited gym access with no contracts. 281-688-4322.


After hiatus, West University Panda Garden now open on West Loop

Seven months after closing its Weslayan Street location, Panda Garden opened its new location in early …


ROAD TO THE RENAISSANCE: Festival officials outline best driving route to the Texas Renaissance Festival

With more than a half-million visitors anticipated at the Texas Renaissance Festival this fall, festival representatives are encouraging guests to arrive from the north to limit traffic delays.