We don't get many dogs in the house, but we did today during the Sherrifs Association of Texas Annual Training Conference, which runs through Wednesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Here, Rico, a member of the canine unit for the Harris County Sherrifs Department, stands for his profile. Look for a lot of law enforcement officers -- most of them on only two legs -- from throughout the Lone Star State in downtown Houston this week.
There’s always something fun going at Discovery Green, aka "One of America’s Coolest City Parks." Beginning Friday at 11 a.m. and continuing through Sunday, the downtown park across the street from the George R. Brown Convention Center will be home to a supersized sprinkler, sponsored by Target. Entrance is free for kids and families. Just bring a swimsuit. The giant sprinkler sits on top of a large base that captures and recycles the water from the sprinkler back into a reservoir where it is filtered and ...
The 2011 Summer National Senior Games officially begin tonight with the lighting of the flame cauldron at Discovery Green. Meanwhile, athletes spent Thursday checking in at the George R. Brown Convention Center and working on their shot at the basketball courts inside the GRB. Some of those guys can really shoot! Would not want to get into a game of H-O-R-S-E with some of them. Saw one guy making shot after shot with the ball barely brushing the net as it dropped through.
The George R. Brown Convention Center learned on Tuesday that it has earned LEED Silver Certification for an existing building. This is a third-party validation that GRB operations are designed to improve energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, indoor environmental quality and stewardship of resources. LEED certification demonstrates that large buildings such as convention centers can be sustainable and energy efficient.