Articles - Downtown Houston https://www.downtownhouston.org/news/articles/rss/ 2018-10-01T13:00:00Z 6 Tempting Tacos You Need To Try in Downtown http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/6-tempting-tacos-you-need-try-downtown/ 2018-10-01T13:00:00Z <p>Ready to get drunk on tacos? Hard or soft shell. Filled with meat or veggies only. The possibilities are endless! Satisfy your taco craving any day of the year with this list of tempting tacos in Downtown Houston- hold the salsa!</p> Staff Writer 11 Can't Miss Festivals to Help Celebrate Fall in Downtown http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/11-cant-miss-festivals-to-help-celebrate-fall-in-downtown/ 2018-09-15T13:00:00Z <p>There are plenty of reasons to love the fall in Downtown: pumpkin-spice smells start permeating the buildings, breezy patio weather calls for more outdoor dining... But best of all is the exciting line-up of fall festivals, parades, and events that overflow the streets in Downtown Houston. Start digging out your ...</p> Staff Writer Meet Toni Capra http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/Meet-toni-capra/ 2018-09-01T13:00:00Z In the midst of a national search for a new executive director, <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/arts-entertainment/da-camera-houston/">Da Camera</a> realized the perfect candidate was already right in front of them. Toni Capra &ndash; trained singer, Theater District veteran, and governance guru, was tapped to take the role and guide the organization through a time of ... Ryann Roussel Creative Collaborations: a celebration of history and vision for the future http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/creative-collaborations-celebration-history-and-vision-future/ 2018-09-01T13:00:00Z As <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/arts-entertainment/theatre-under-stars/">Theatre Under The Stars</a> celebrates its 50th anniversary, Artistic Director Dan Knechtges is planning one of the most ambitious productions in the company&rsquo;s history: a full-scale collaboration with Houston Ballet. Rather than hiring one set of performers to sing, dance and act, as with most musicals, this collaboration brings ... Ryann Roussel Funky Digs Brings Life to the Warehouse District http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/funky-digs-brings-life-warehouse-district/ 2018-09-01T13:00:00Z Deep in the heart of the <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/district/warehouse/">Warehouse District</a> lies <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/bars-clubs/last-concert-cafe/">Last Concert Cafe</a>, one of Downtown&rsquo;s earliest underground hotspots. <br /> <br /> As any Houstonian worth his or her margarita&nbsp;salt can tell you, Last Concert has always had an air of mystery about it. No sign indicates you&#39;re in the correct spot, and hand ... Stefanie Pascacio Building on Ambition http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/building-ambition/ 2018-09-01T13:00:00Z There was little doubt Eric Contreras would go into finance. The 32-year-old small business specialist with BB&amp;T basically followed in his mother&rsquo;s footsteps. She came to the United States from San Luis Potosi in Mexico when she was a teenager, married at 18, had Eric at 19 and worked her ... Holly Beretto Public Art for Public Good http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/public-art-public-good/ 2018-09-01T13:00:00Z &ldquo;Why is art crucial to developing civic pride?&rdquo; This was the central question husband and wife team Elia and Noah Quiles, proprietors of UP Art Studio, asked in a 2015 presentation for TedXHouston. The answer continues to drive their mission, most recently, from the inside of a new storefront ... Lauren McDowell Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz Sees an Optimistic Future at UHD http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/dr-juan-sanchez-munoz-sees-optimistic-future-uhd/ 2018-09-01T13:00:00Z When he was growing up in Los Angeles, S&aacute;nchez Mu&ntilde;oz, president of the University of Houston Downtown, says his father, an immigrant from Mexico, worked six days a week in a factory to help provide for the family. He didn&rsquo;t complain, Mu&ntilde;oz recalls. He just got it done. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;I saw ... Holly Beretto Spreading Good Vibes And Inspiration Through Spray Paint http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/spreading-good-vibes-and-inspiration-through-spray-paint/ 2018-09-01T13:00:00Z Houston is inspired. And so is Mario Figueroa. More appropriately known as GONZO247, Figueroa is a prolific street artist, curator and muralist armed with an optimistic outlook, a drive to create and the occasional wide-brimmed cowboy hat. He&rsquo;s a man with a vision &ndash; to blanket city walls with color ... Amber Ambrose Dr. Laura Murillo Leads Houston’s Hispanic Business Community Into the Future http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/dr-laura-murillo-leads-houstons-hispanic-business-community-future/ 2018-09-01T13:00:00Z Dr. Laura Murillo is a powerhouse. She&rsquo;s a CEO, mother of two, youngest of nine, a PhD, a champion of Houston and the Hispanic community at large, and someone who appreciates what it means to work hard and create your own destiny. She&rsquo;s also a fearless leader who took the ... Amber Ambrose The Gospel of Saint Arnold: Texas’ Oldest Craft Brewery Is Houston’s Newest Beer Garden & Restaurant http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/gospel-saint-arnold-texas-oldest-craft-brewery-houstons-newest-beer-garden-restaurant/ 2018-09-01T13:00:00Z Nearly a quarter century ago, it was hard to imagine that a small company brewing beer out of a warehouse in Northwest Houston would become an indelible part of the city&rsquo;s landscape. In 1994, a time when Houstonians&mdash;and Americans, for that matter&mdash;didn&rsquo;t drink a lot of craft beer, no one ... Lauren McDowell A Bold, Striking Addition to Art Blocks http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/bold-striking-addition-art-blocks/ 2018-06-06T13:00:00Z <div> In February, the Houston Downtown Management District installed the latest featured artwork on the Main Street Marquee, a billboard-sized canvas affixed to the building face above the Main Street Market in Downtown Houston. &ldquo;Twins,&rdquo; a work by Houston-area artist Jasmine Zelaya,&nbsp;depicts a pair of female figures originally rendered ...</div> Staff Writer Educating The Next Generation of Tech Talent: The Flatiron School http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/educating-next-generation-tech-talent-flatiron-school/ 2018-06-01T13:00:00Z <div> By the time it was acquired by WeWork last October, the <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/flatiron-school/">Flatiron School</a> was already established as a leader in tech education. The program launched as an intensive coding boot camp in New York City in 2012 and prides itself that 97 percent of its graduates have gone on to ...</div> Holly Beretto Tree-Cle Down Economics http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/tree-cle-down-economics/ 2018-06-01T13:00:00Z When New York real estate speculators John and Augustus Allen purchased the 6,642 acres on the banks of Buffalo Bayou just months after Texas won independence from Mexico in 1836, they certainly couldn&rsquo;t have imagined what their mosquito infested swampland would look like almost 200 years later. Treebeards founders ... Michael Dorsie A Sense of Place http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/sense-place/ 2018-06-01T13:00:00Z There&rsquo;s been a quiet movement sweeping Downtown Houston, and in its wake are some of the city&rsquo;s most memorable and engaging spaces. It&rsquo;s called &ldquo;placemaking,&rdquo; and though it&rsquo;s still up for debate just exactly what that entails, there&rsquo;s no debate as to its success. <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/discovery-green/">Discovery Green</a> is the easiest ... Amber Ambrose Meet Houston Symphony's New CEO: John Mangum http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/meet-houston-symphonys-new-ceo-john-mangum/ 2018-06-01T13:00:00Z After a long process of national searching, committee meetings, interviews and a small inconvenience named Harvey, Houston Symphony has finally found its new CEO. John Mangum comes to Houston with almost two decades experience in the classical music world &ndash; most recently as president and artistic director of the Philharmonic ... Chance to Dance http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/chance-dance/ 2018-06-01T13:00:00Z From introducing the basics of ballet to preparing students for an elite career on the world&#39;s most prestigious stages, Houston Ballet Academy offers young dancers the opportunity to learn from renowned performers, choreographers and artistic directors. And luckily for Houstonians, this institution firmly believes that everyone should have access to ... Ryann Roussel Houston Grocery Store On Wheels http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/houston-grocery-store-wheels/ 2018-06-01T13:00:00Z An act of service. A bounty of flavors. A sense of home and connection to community.<br /> <br /> That&rsquo;s what cooking should be.<br /> <br /> A meal is often preceded by maneuvering a crowded parking lot, braving a gauntlet of jousting carts, and participating in a hurried check-out transaction that removes meaningful interaction from ... Lauren McDowell Past Meets Future http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/past-meets-future/ 2018-06-01T13:00:00Z There&rsquo;s a buzz at 708 Main Street. It&rsquo;s not just the constant whoosh and whistle of the METRORail as it glides through Downtown. It&rsquo;s not just the click of heels on the pavement as Downtown office workers hurry to meetings, lunches or work. No, it&rsquo;s a different sort of energy ... Holly Beretto Dog Friendly Downtown http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/10-dog-friendly-spots-visit-downtown-houston/ 2018-06-01T13:00:00Z Worry no more about leaving your pooch behind and bring them out to play in Downtown&#39;s growing urban landscape! We&#39;ve created this handy list of dog-friendly spots inside the inner loop for you to keep in your back pocket.<br /> <br /> <strong>Four-Paw Accommodations</strong><br /> <br /> <strong><a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/jw-marriott-houston-downtown/">JW Marriot </a>| 806 Main</strong><br /> Next time you&#39;re thinking about ... Staff Writer 5 Must-Try Burger Joints in Downtown Houston http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/5-must-try-burger-joints-downtown-houston/ 2018-05-24T13:00:00Z <p> <span style="font-size:16px;">Let&#39;s face it.</span> We often crave them and sometimes need a burger in our life. The tender patties dripping with juice, oozing layers of cheese and overflowing toppings that more often than not fall out of the two perfectly toasted buns. The good news is that you don&#39;t have to ...</p> Stefanie Pascacio Where to Brunch in Downtown This Mother’s Day http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/mothers-day-brunch-spots-in-downtown-houston/ 2018-05-07T13:00:00Z Moms: we love them, they&rsquo;re our number one fans, and life wouldn&rsquo;t be the same without them. If you&#39;ve already picked out the perfect flowers and made the annual homemade heartfelt card, the only thing left to do is to begin the special day with a tasty brunch in the ... Staff Writer Astros Opening Day Fever http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/astros-opening-day-fever/ 2018-03-28T13:00:00Z <div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">The Astros 2018 Opening Day celebrations are right around the corner and if you&rsquo;re half as excited as we are, you&rsquo;ve either secured your tickets to the nearly SOLD OUT </span><a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/calendar/astros-vs-baltimore-orioles/36837/"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">opening game</span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"> or you&rsquo;re already making plans to watch it with your fellow die-hard fans. So tell your boss you&rsquo;re ...</span></div> Nicole Capelo 10 Family-Friendly Activities in Downtown to Add to Your Spring Break Itinerary http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/10-family-friendly-activities-check-out-downtown-during-spring-break/ 2018-03-07T14:00:00Z <p> Don&#39;t let Spring Break pass you by, instead fill your days with plenty of excitement for both adults and kids alike inside the inner loop! Leave your worries behind and make your week off one to remember with these top 10 family-friendly activities in Downtown to add your agenda.&nbsp;</p> Staff Writer The Power of 10 http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/power-10/ 2018-03-02T20:33:59Z Without a doubt, <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/discovery-green/">Discovery Green</a> has set a new standard for parks in our city. It has become such a rich and vibrant part of Houston&rsquo;s culture that today it&rsquo;s difficult to imagine our city without its delights. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think the founders ever had any idea that it would ... Sandra Cook