George R. Brown Convention Center

W Hotel deal proposed for downtown Houston goes to a vote

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Houston First is expected to vote today on deal that could bring a W hotel to downtown Houston.<p>The hotel would be built atop …

Hospitality

25,000 turn out to Houston Back-to-School fest

Image 1of/9<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Laura Clifton called Saturday’s Back to School Fest a godsend.<p>Her family is among the hundreds still struggling to get back on …

San Francisco Bay Area

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, August 10–12

At the top of the list: An autograph opportunity with Carlos Beltran, Yuli Gurriel, George Springer, and more.

Houston

'American Idol' to host auditions in Houston

Image 1of/59<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Hurricane Harvey thwarted local performers' chances at becoming the next "American Idol" in 2017, but they're getting another …

San Francisco Bay Area

Young Houstonians battling cancer treated to luxe camp at Four Seasons

Courageous Houston kids who're battling cancer were treated to hotel getaway at Camp H-Town, which recently kicked off its inaugural, five-day event. …

Texas

American Idol Auditions Are Coming To Houston

Just Now<p>If you've ever wanted to try out for <i>American Idol</i>, here's your chance!<p>Auditions will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center on …

American Idol

Volunteer, worried about a friend with disabilities, takes her in

Image 1of/5<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The Saturday before Hurricane Harvey made landfall, Senior Rides and More volunteer Laurel Murray gave one of her regulars, …

Disability

Wedding cake, flowers and electricity

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The Green Mountain Energy booth looked seemingly out of place at the Bridal Extravaganza this past weekend at the George R. …

San Francisco Bay Area

Reveal Energy Services Enhances IMAGE Frac Technology for Large, Complex Pad Operations

HOUSTON, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Reveal Energy Services announces today the company is enhancing IMAGE Frac™ pressure-based fracture maps with a new platform that uses parallel processing with rigorous algorithms to determine fracture geometry for large, complex pad operations in multiple …

Machine Learning

What It Took to Craft a Dinner for More Than 18,500 Conference Guests

HOUSTON Crafting and executing a dinner for a few hundred event guests can sometimes be a daunting task. But recently, a restaurant company worked to …

Event Planning

Fountain Of Praise Pastor Mia K. Wright To Deliver Keynote At Biennial Alpha Kappa Alpha Conference

Houston’s own, <b>Mia K. Wright</b>, co-pastor and director of ministry at The Fountain of Praise, a 20,000-member megachurch, has been selected to serve as …

George R. Brown Convention Center

With 20,000 at AKA sorority convention, retailers showcase stylish offerings

Image 1of/10<p>Caption<p>Close<p>A sea of pink and green is descending on Houston as some 20,000 women, mostly African American from across the globe, fill …

Macy's

Roosevelt Rene aka Trypps Beatz: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Roosevelt Rene was identified as the 25-year-old hip-hop music producer known as Trypps Beatz whose body was found in the home of New York Giants …

New Jersey

Comcast Business announces X1 for Hospitality

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Comcast Business is providing some 300 channels and more than 50,000 free, on-demand TV shows and movies at a Four Seasons …

TV shows

Houston rolls out welcome mat in bid to lure Democrats in 2020

Houston has officially submitted a bid to draw Democrats to the Bayou City for the party's 2020 national convention.<p>Houston, the only city in Texas …

Texas

Business calendar

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>MONDAY<p>Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC): Presented by Hospitality Financial and Technology …

Chamber of Commerce

New, colorful murals brighten up downtown Houston Center

Image 1of/13<p>Caption<p>Close<p>A series of murals have been unveiled recently in downtown Houston's southeast side, brightening an area that was previously …

Murals

Trump says Coast Guard rescued people who 'went out in their boats to watch' Harvey

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that a main reason the US Coast Guard was so busy rescuing people during Hurricane Harvey was that people were watching the storm on boats.<p>But local officials -- including the state's Republican governor -- have no idea what he's talking …

Extreme Weather

Houston Ballet celebrates the Bayou City with the high-energy Play

In stressful times it becomes all the more vital to allow ourselves some fun and moments to play, and so the Houston Ballet will do just that for a …

Houston

Hurricane season is here, be prepared

- FOX 26 meteorologists joined other weather and emergency management officials at the annual Houston/Galveston Extreme Weather Ready Expo at the …

Weather

Houston Grand Opera raises nearly $10M amid Harvey recovery

The Houston Grand Opera has raised nearly $10 million to offset losses blamed on Hurricane Harvey-related flooding last year that swamped its …

Extreme Weather

$150 million hotel and condo tower planned for East Downtown

Image 1of/43<p>Caption<p>Close<p>A new $150 million hotel and condo tower is planned for Houston's east downtown, along one of the area's most popular …

Condominiums

Houston Grand Opera finishes year strong despite $15 million hit from Harvey

Image 1of/55<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The city's premier opera company has finished its fiscal year on "strong financial footing" despite a challenging year …

San Francisco Bay Area

Comicpalooza 2018 Photos

12 hours ago<p>Really excited to be part of Comicpalooza again this year! Texas' largest entertainment & pop culture event was this past weekend at the …

Jessica Jones

COMICPALOOZA: Die-hard comic fans crowd downtown Houston

Die-hard comic book fans filled Houston’s downtown streets this weekend for Comicpalooza.<p>Comicpalooza is one of Texas’ largest pop culture festivals …

Die Hard

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 25–27

Other than head to the beach, of course.

Houston

5 tips for the perfect Comicpalooza Houston experience this weekend

Comicpalooza is officially turning 10 this weekend and, once again, the George R. Brown Convention Center will open its doors to all the geeks -- …

Houston

Authorities searching for stolen guns that may be in San Diego

LOS ANGELES, (KGTV) – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced that the agency is offering $15,000 for information on the …

San Diego

Names & Faces: Jameis Winston, Tyson Fury

<b>Jameis Winston</b><p>The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback offered his services as a high school graduation speaker as part of a Twitter contest, but forgot one important thing: While he asked for each interested school’s name, Winston didn’t request the time, date and place of the ceremony. Three schools …

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Houston Grand Opera appoints new principal guest conductor

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Houston Grand Opera today announced the appointment of Eun Sun Kim as principal guest conductor. She is the first person to …

Opera