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Apparently unconvinced that there would be any way to ensure social distancing and public safety from COVID-19 at the city's public swimming pools, Mayor Turner announced late Thursday that they and all splashpads would remain closed until further notice. In a press release form the mayor's office it stated: "We...
Insisting she was not in conflict with the governor, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo extended her stay-at-home order through June 10, saying it was needed as a reminder that the coronavirus was still with us. Although Gov. Greg Abbott allowed his statewide stay at home order to expire at the...
This weekend will see a number of restaurants, bars and breweries opening for the first time since the pandemic began in March. With Phase Two of the Reopening of Texas, restaurants can increase capacity to 50 percent and bars are now allowed to open with a 25 percent cap. Memorial...
As the city is slowly opening back up, bars and music venues are trying to find ways to roll with the new normal. Axelrad, the eclectic outdoor midtown bar, planned an innovative event weeks before the Governor announced his decision to begin phase two of reopening the state. Axelrad will...
The Houston Symphony will continue its Living Room Series with viola player Joan DerHovsepian. In a special partnership, a representative from the Houston Public Library will also share some suggested reading materials to keep people entertained during self isolation, all available via a free library card.
The NBA is expecting to give teams guidelines on a return to basketball beginning on or around June 1. The guidelines would then open the door for more players to begin workouts in preparation of a resumption of the season. Many questions loom over the discussions and nothing is final,...
Steve Earle has never shied away from giving a voice to the voiceless. His latest album, Ghosts of West Virginia, due out on May 22 on New West Records, revolves around the tragic explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia which took place almost exactly ten...
The introduction of a new Doctor Octopus was one of the best parts of Into the Spider-Verse. Rather than the classic, portly evil scientist driven by equal parts narcissism and insecurity, the script gets flipped when the Dock Ock of this universe is revealed as Olivia Octavius. Having managed to...
Times are tough for everyone, including the hospitality industry. But that doesn't mean all hope is lost, as Houston's food community has proven to be a strong one, with restaurants pivoting to takeout and some returning to in-house dining as Texas slowly reopens. Here's a look at what's going on...
Houston ISD, which has been working for weeks in partnership with the Houston Food Bank distributing food at different school sites throughout the district, is about to embark on its own curbside summer meals programs starting June 1 with some adjustments made for the coronavirus. Pickup will be available twice...
Welcome to the Houston Press' streaming concert watch. This week, I've highlighted a few artists who put out new music during quarantine — one of whom wrote, recorded and released an entire album - alongside some recurring favorites. As always, if you're a Texas musician planning on live streaming a...
As Texas begins to open up again while the coronavirus is still very much with us, some arts groups are staying online while others are carefully opening up while keeping to the governor's guidelines of no more than 25 percent of listed occupancy at any time. And if you've ever...
Slowly, the wheels are turning in the NFL to get us back to having football on the field, in some form, in September. Even little things like, late last week, Roger Goodell's announcing that some of the non-football staff are allowed back in facilities is a big deal, because it's...
Since the coronavirus outbreak, all of us have been forced to make some changes to our daily lives. Things like masks, once reserved for Halloween or that creepy Eyes Wide Shut-themed party your neighbor invited you to that one time, are now commonplace. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are in...
There's a lot that goes into an NFL offseason for a general manager — free agency, the draft, trades... hell, this season, managing your staff amidst a deadly virus! Along those lines, there are a lot of ways to measure the offseason that a general manager just had. Subjective report...
There is no industry that has been safe from the economic wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The effects, long or short term, cannot be denied but one area that will most likely suffer for a long time is the music industry. Music venues, large and small, were some of the...
These days, cable networks have their work cut out for them in the perpetual content battle against the big streaming giants. With Netflix, Prime and HBO dominating the original content conversation, it seems the days of network dominance are a distant memory. And yet, in this cord-cutting dystopia, FX and...
As this crisis continues, we continue to support our local restaurant industry any way we can, including by ordering takeout. Sitting on lower Westheimer in one of the hottest dining pockets of the city, there’s a reason Hugo’s is a Houston institution. And that’s because chef Hugo Ortega and Co...
Despite more positive cases of the coronavirus being reported in the state, Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that Texas is ready to take the next step to get business moving by among other things, re-opening massage parlors, bars and bowling alleys. Beginning today, child care facilities, massage and personal-care centers,...
Treebeards, 315 Travis, will close its doors permanently June 26, according to its Facebook page. The post cited a "huge increase in rent demanded by the landlord" as the reason for no longer being able to serve its customers from the longtime spot in Market Square. The Southern-style restaurants serves...