Articles - Downtown Houston https://www.downtownhouston.org/news/articles/rss/ 2017-11-15T14:00:00Z Downtown Houston's Holiday Shopping Guide http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/holiday-shopping-downtown-houston-3/ 2017-11-15T14:00:00Z The gift-giving season is here, so it&rsquo;s time to start checking off the peeps on your &ldquo;good&rdquo; list now. <br /> <br /> To make it super easy, we&#39;ve rounded up all of the best holiday pop-up shops and markets going down around Downtown. In addition to locally-made jewelry and crafts, vintage ... Angie Bertinot angie@downtowndistrict.org Catch More Than the World Series at These Downtown Hot Spots http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/catch-more-world-series-these-downtown-hot-spots/ 2017-10-25T19:16:46Z <p>Whether you&rsquo;re lucky enough to catch a game in-person at <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/guidedetail/minute-maid-park-event-rental/">Minute Maid Park</a> or just to watch it on the big screen at your favorite sports bar, Downtown Houston is your ticket to all the best World Series action! Here are a few hotspots in Downtown where you can ...</p> Staff Writer Top Things to Look Forward to This Fall in Downtown Houston http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/top-things-look-forward-fall-downtown-houston/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z Autumn is upon us and in Downtown Houston that means diving into an exciting new season of performing arts and plenty of fall activities. We&rsquo;re saying goodbye to the stifling summer heat (almost) and hello to breezy 80-degree days filled with trips to the farmers market and some of ... Stefanie Pascacio Monarq: Station Houston Member http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/monarq/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z &ldquo;I spent 10 years on Wall Street,&rdquo; says Diana Murakhovskaya, co-founder of Monarq. &ldquo;It was a pretty toxic environment.&rdquo; Murakhovskaya worked in commodities trading; her business partner Irene Ryabaya was an oil trader. Frustrated with the dynamics of Wall Street, they created an app designed to connect like-minded women business ... Holly Beretto Accelerating the Future: Rice’s OwlSpark and University of Houston’s RedLabs Thrive in Downtown http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/accelerating-future-rices-owlspark-and-university-houstons-redlabs-thrive-downtown/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z There might be a rivalry between Rice University and the University of Houston on the gridiron every fall, as the two institutions battle in the Bayou Bucket Classic. But for the last four summers, students taking part in Rice&rsquo;s OwlSpark entrepreneurship accelerator and UH&rsquo;s RedLabs start-up accelerator and ... Holly Beretto Groupraise: Station Houston Member http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/groupraise-station-houston-member/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z Devin Baptiste grew up in Houston. So, it&rsquo;s no surprise that he wanted to keep his business here. But when he started it in 2011, no way did he think he&rsquo;d have a company with a base of operations in Houston, as well as offices in Chile and ... Holly Beretto Arundo: Station Houston Member http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/arundostation-houston-member/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z &ldquo;We tackle data-intensive problems,&rdquo; Stuart Morstead says about his company, Arundo, where he is COO. &ldquo;Things like predicted maintenance on large equipment or planning and production optimization.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Thinking of how to use data as a problem solver is important, says Morstead, whose clientele includes energy-sector and manufacturing companies. Those equipment- ... Holly Beretto Liongard: Station Houston Member http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/liongard-station-houston-member/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z &ldquo;The biggest challenge we face, like most other start-ups, is prioritizing and focusing on the most important and beneficial activity at each stage of our businesses&#39; growth,&rdquo; says Joe Alapat, founder of Liongard, a cybersecurity firm that helps companies strengthen their technology safety. Alapat describes his company as one that ... Holly Beretto Snapstream: Station Houston Member http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/snapstream/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z Rakesh Agrawal founded SnapStream in 2001. The technology is like a cross between a DVR and a search engine, allowing clients to record video and then enter in particular words or phrases to search. When you watch programs like The Daily Show and see a montage of video with politicians ... Holly Beretto How Downtown Is Helping Lead Houston Into An Innovative Future http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/how-downtown-is-helping-lead-houston-into-an-innovative-future/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z Virtually everyone in Houston knows the stats: fourth-largest city in the country, routinely ranked as a great place for business, home to dozens of Fortune 500 companies. By any measure, they are impressive measurements for an impressive city.<br /> <br /> Those aren&rsquo;t the stats that concern John Reale.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re the ... Holly Beretto The Future of the Workplace http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/future-workplace/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z For the past century, communication and the means by which we communicate have shaped how we work together and the places where people work. From telegraphs to telephones, typewriters to super computers, fax machines to the Internet, mobile phones to mobile computers, it&rsquo;s people communing with people that makes ... Sandra Cook A Sense Of Place Through The Arts http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/sense-place-through-arts/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z Houston is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in America and a model for what many U.S. cities will look like in the near future. Transforming this diversity into a vibrant sense of place, where different cultures are felt and represented, requires commitment and cooperation from individuals, cultures ... Ryann Roussel Local Hospitality Group Brings Major Southern Flair to Downtown http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/salt-n-pepper-group/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z <p>Over the past two years, Downtown&rsquo;s Main Street has been infused with Southern flair, thanks to local entertainment and management company Salt &lsquo;N Pepper Group, or what many like to call &ldquo;the brains&rdquo; behind <a href="http://themoonshinershouston.com/">The Moonshiners Southern Bar + Table</a>, <a href="http://www.dizzykaktus.com/">Dizzy </a><a href="http://www.dizzykaktus.com/">Kaktus</a> and <a href="http://bootsnshootshouston.com/">Boots &lsquo;N Shoots</a>.<br /> <br /> The Salt &lsquo;N Pepper ...</p> Stefanie Pascacio Houston Symphony's New Composer-In-Residence http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/houston-symphonys-new-composer-residence/ 2017-09-01T13:00:00Z During last year&rsquo;s annual Fiesta Sinf&oacute;nica Houston Symphony conductor Andr&eacute;s Orozco-Estrada selected Jimmy Lopez to become the organization&rsquo;s new Composer-In-Residence. The award-winning Peruvian artist will join the Houston Symphony for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. Recognized as &quot;one of the most interesting young composers anywhere today ... Ryann Roussel Downtown Houston Status Post Tropical Storm Harvey http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/downtown-houston-status-post-tropical-storm-harvey/ 2017-08-30T13:00:00Z <p> Over the next days, weeks and months, we will be working with our Downtown stakeholders to support the recovery of our great City.&nbsp; Overall, Downtown has fared well and is stable.&nbsp; While conditions are improving, we realize that many areas of Houston still have high water and/or no power ...</p> Angie Bertinot angie@downtowndistrict.org Four Reasons to Call Downtown Houston Home http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/four-reasons-call-downtown-home/ 2017-07-01T13:00:00Z <a href="https://www.downtownhouston.org/">Downtown Houston</a> has exploded into a diverse, urban hotspot for young professionals, empty nesters, and everyone in between. Let&rsquo;s face it. Downtown is alive, offering residents unforgettable experiences along with the work-life balance many inner city explorers yearn for.Whether you&rsquo;re hanging out at <a href="http://www.marketsquarepark.com/">Market Square Park</a> for ... Stefanie Pascacio Downtown Houston: Built by Design http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/downtown-houston-built-design/ 2017-06-01T13:00:00Z Walk the streets of Downtown and you&rsquo;ll witness history unfold, brick by physical brick. Use this feature as a guide to go explore our downtown streets, fall in love again with your own favorite buildings, see others with new eyes, and maybe even discover some you never knew existed ... Holly Beretto Downtown Houston is an Outdoor Lovers Dream http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/downtown-houston-outdoor-lovers-dream/ 2017-06-01T13:00:00Z <div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Love spending time outside? No matter the season, Downtown Houston is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts of any kind. From sports and fitness to arts and leisure, there&rsquo;s more to do downtown than you ever imagined. Check out these five outdoor things to do in Downtown Houston.</span></div> Staff Writer Art Abounds http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/art-abounds/ 2017-06-01T13:00:00Z <div> Houston has a long tradition as being a place where artists of all stripes come to create and thrive. More and more, the city core is proving a place for artists to work and show off their creations. Check out these suggestions for must-see sculptures and installations.</div> Holly Beretto Jacob Beasley: Life inside Houston Ballet Academy’s Professional Program http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/jacob-beasley-life-inside-houston-ballet-academys-professional-program/ 2017-06-01T13:00:00Z Houston Ballet Academy students don&rsquo;t live the lives of typical American teenagers. Many move away from their hometowns and families to join the professional program, living at the Academy or Downtown and attending school online. Jacob Beasley is one of these students. At 17 he journeyed to Houston from ... Ryann Roussel Empowering Students Through the Arts http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/empowering-students-through-arts-houstons-theater-district-focuses-next-generation-variety-unique-summer-programs/ 2017-06-01T13:00:00Z <p> It might seem that many Theater District organizations go on summer break as the number of main stage productions slow down during the peak of Houston&rsquo;s heat spell. But the Alley Theatre, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Theatre Under The Stars and Society for the Performing Arts have a ...</p> Ryann Roussel Learn Central: A Diversity of Choice http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/diversity-choice/ 2017-06-01T13:00:00Z <p> When Laura Schaefer, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rice University and her husband, Andrew, a professor of computational and applied mathematics at Rice, moved to Houston from Pittsburgh two years ago, they were not unfamiliar with the city. Both had gone to Rice for their undergraduate degrees ...</p> Holly Beretto So Hot Right Now: 50 Things To Do In Downtown This Summer http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/so-hot-right-now-50-things-do-downtown-summer/ 2017-06-01T13:00:00Z <p> Hot, hotter, hottest. Downtown is on fire with activities, destinations, and events all summer long, and we don&rsquo;t want you to miss any of it. From Astros to kombucha, Free Press Summer Fest to ballerinas, it&rsquo;s all here, and it&rsquo;s all Downtown. We dare you to try ...</p> Amber Ambrose Upscale Italian Fare Meets Downtown http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/upscale-italian-fare-meets-downtown/ 2017-06-01T13:00:00Z <p> Summer is in full swing, you&rsquo;re rolling with your squad Downtown, and as you&rsquo;re taking a stroll through the Ballpark District, you find yourself in front of two unfamiliar, black-trimmed doors. You walk inside and are immediately transported to a space with an authentic Italian villa feel. On ...</p> Stefanie Pascacio Hillary Hart http://www.downtownhouston.org/news/article/hillary-hart/ 2017-03-01T14:00:00Z TUTS new administrative leading lady comes home to Texas <br /> <br /> Filling the top administrative chair at a nonprofit arts organization is typically a long process that involves national searches, committees meetings and several interviews. So when Theatre Under The Stars found its leading lady in December, the announcement was met with ... Staff Writer