Do you have a zoo story you NEED to share? Houston Zoo wants to include your memories for its centennial celebration and you could win BIG
On a small plot of land in Hermann Park, the Houston Zoo began with a single bison. For 80 years, the Zoo was operated by the City of Houston until 2002, when the Zoo transitioned into a non-profit organization in partnership with the city.
Game plan for Spring Break traffic
Spring Break is just around the corner and folks should expect a lot of traffic and major demand for parking spaces especially within a five-mile radius of the Texas Medical Center. So to help traffic flow smoothly, here’s your game plan for a successful Spring Break.
Wildlife officials try reducing Muscovy ducks population in Hermann Park by asking people not to feed them
While they are considered invasive, local wildlife officials say they aren’t planning to kill off any of the Muscovy ducks that roam around Hermann Park, but rather try to get them to leave peacefully.
Baby boom: These are the insanely adorable animals born at the Houston Zoo in 2021
If you love baby animals (And, seriously, who doesn’t?), it was an awww-some year at the Houston Zoo. The beloved Hermann Park institution welcomed some insanely adorable bundles of joy into the world in 2021, including Asian Elephant calves, ocelot cubs, and a teeny-tiny lemur. If you need a dose of ooey-gooey, dopamine-induced euphoria, scroll below for a gander at the zoo’s newest residents.
Hitting the green with pro golfers for Lucille’s 1913 Golf Charity Tournament
Lucille’s 1913, chef Chris Williams’ non-profit that has donated more than 200,000 meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, will host its inaugural golf tournament on Monday, April 12, at Hermann Park. Proceeds will benefit Lucille’s 1913 and The Imani School.
Did you know the Houston Zoo has its own resident ghost?
The Houston Zoo opened in Hermann Park in the 1920s and acquired its first ghost just two decades later. The adventurous, German-born lion-tamer Hans Nagel was the institution’s first zookeeper. During his tenure, Nagel, a media darling who’s wild antics were fodder for local newspapers, would become a well-known figure about town.
ESSAY: Why Hermann Park Conservancy President Doreen Stoller loves Houston and Hermann Park
Doreen Stoller is President of the Hermann Park Conservancy. Each morning a group of gentlemen who have been friends for decades greet me as I arrive to my office at Hermann Park Conservancy. Hermann Park Conservancy’s master plan was designed to create a space where all people would be welcomed, and where they could connect with nature and with one another. I love many things about Houston. Hermann Park is here and we are open for Houston.
Houston nurse struck and killed while jogging remembered for infectious personality
HOUSTON – A Houston nurse struck and killed Friday by a vehicle near Hermann Park is being remembered for his infectious personality. Houston Police said the Lapid was struck around 6:15 a.m. by a Cadillac Sedan in the 5900 block of Fannin Street. His older sister, Dianne, said Lapid left his job as a nurse in Dallas to be closer to family. He had only been working in the ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital for about two months before tragedy struck. “He was a phenomenal nurse, a wonderful person and everyone that knew him would see that.”Diskin trained Lapid when he started at Houston Methodist.
5 things for Houstonians to know for Tuesday, July 21
Here are things you need to know for Tuesday, July 21:1. Houston nurse struck and killed while jogging remembered for infectious personalityA Houston nurse struck and killed Friday by a vehicle near Hermann Park is being remembered for his infectious personality. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, about 40% of people who have tested positive for coronavirus are Hispanic. What we know about the three tropical flare-ups happening right nowThe tropics are starting to rev up. 3 things to shareWORD OF THE DAYEgest [ee-jest, ih-jest] (verb) (used with object) to discharge, as from the body; void (opposed to ingest).
Miller Outdoor Theater cancels all shows through August due to coronavirus
HOUSTON Miller Outdoor Theater has decided to cancel all shows through August 2020 as coronavirus cases continue to spike in Houston. According to a blog post on Saturday, the move was done out of abundance of caution, said the Miller Theater Advisory Board, following the most recent county and federal guidelines. The Miller Theater Advisory Board said they are planning for a September reopening with the necessary protocols in place that meet city and state guidelines. All scheduling is taken into consideration by the theater for partners and groups to regroup and rehearse. These decisions have not been easy and we are so grateful for your support during these difficult times, the blog post said.
LIST: Houston has 12 statues and paintings on display depicting Confederate leaders, the Civil War and slavery
HOUSTON Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday he plans to relocate two Confederate statues from Houston parks in commemoration of Juneteenth next week. The task force had recommended that the statues be removed from public property and not be destroyed after submitting their findings. See a full list of artwork in Houston that are connected to the Confederacy, the Civil War or slavery here. (HOUSTON PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT)George H. HermannLocation: Hermann Park, Gragg ParkDedication Date: 1981, 1943George Hermann became a benefactor to the City of Houston, donating funds and property for Hermann Park, Memorial Hermann, and Hermann Square. George H Hermann statue in Hermann Park (Houston Parks & Recreation)George Hermann statue at Gragg Park (Houston Parks and Recreation)Sam HoustonLocation: Hermann ParkDedication date: 1908Sam Houston became the first president of the Republic of Texas, first Senator of Texas, and Governor.