Mercilus, Crane announced as 2020 Legacy award winners
HOUSTON – The Harris County Houston Sports Authority announced that Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus will be honored with the 2020 Sportsmanship Award at the Houston Sports Awards on January 21, 2020 at the Hilton Americas. Mercilus is committed to helping those in need and he does just that with his WithMerci Foundation. His mission is to serve children with disabilities in underprivileged families through WithMerci has raised $500,000 since its inception in 2016. Fellow teammate Texans defensive end J.J. Watt won the award the previous two years. Mercilus and Crane join Lifetime Achievement Award Bob McNair, the late Houston Texans owner, as the 2020 Legacy Award winners.
Hilton Americas-Houston unveils new 2.5 ton chocolate and gingerbread holiday display
Hilton Americas-Houston unveils new 2.5 ton chocolate and gingerbread holiday displayThe larger-than-life masterpiece is handcrafted from 700 pounds of gingerbread, 250 pounds of royal icing, 30 gallons of molasses, 500 pounds of butter, 900 pounds of sugar and 880 eggs. It took crews 2,000 ... more Photo: Courtesy Tere Perry/Hilton Americas-Houston Photo: Courtesy Tere Perry/Hilton Americas-Houston Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Hilton Americas-Houston unveils new 2.5 ton chocolate and gingerbread holiday display 1 / 7 Back to GalleryHouston's largest chocolate and gingerbread holiday display is officially open to the public at the Hilton Americas-Houston in downtown. The hotel's award-winning pastry chefs and operations team create the holiday display every year. The stunning display took crews 2,000 hours and five months to build. The family figures and toys are all made from 1,200 pounds of dark chocolate and hand-painted with 800 pounds of white chocolate.chron.com
FREE FUN: 2-TON chocolate, gingerbread sculpture on display in Houston throughout holiday season
Hilton Americas-HoustonHOUSTON - A 2.5-ton chocolate display will grace the lobby of a Houston hotel this holiday season. The Hilton Americas-Houston will feature 6.5 million calories of chocolate delights in its chocolate and gingerbread display honoring Dr. Seuss' The Grinch. This intricately carved and sculpted confectionary creation, open to the public, is on display in the main lobby rotunda of Hilton Americas-Houston, located at 1600 Lamar Street is on display through Dec. 29. The lobby holiday lights will shine until January 2. Each of the toys is hand-sculpted from dark chocolate, with every detail reproduced to look like the real thing -- right down to the sugary rust in the white chocolate paint of the chocolate toy truck."
Astros-affiliated company buys land across from Minute Maid Park
Vacant land across from Minute Maid (where Blue House & train locomotive sit) sold by city to @astros -affiliated company. Plans not finalized yet for "mixed use" project. Team says, "we hope to ... tie it into what has been done near the Hilton Americas and Marriott Marquis. pic.twitter.com/rRBNgJVGP6 Ted Oberg (@TedABC13) August 14, 2019HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Houston Astros' footprint and influence in downtown are expanding.During Wednesday's Houston City Council meeting, a company affiliated with the Astros, 1800 Texas LLC, was announced as the buyer of a parcel of land across from Minute Maid Park. It cautioned, though, that the city may ultimately relocate the house when road work around the freeway is completed.Of note, the team last year extended its lease of Minute Maid Park through 2050.abc13.com