Park-goer walking dog with girlfriend at Memorial Park forced to shoot at ‘would-be’ burglars: HPD
What officials say was supposed to be a peaceful trip to Memorial Park turned violent and dangerous Wednesday night around 9:30 when burglars targeted a car in a parking lot near East Memorial Loop and Arnot.
Trail Rider Weather!
Trail Riders can tell you with certainty: the trail riding weather is always uncertain! I admire all those thousands of men, women and children honoring the days past making their way to Memorial Park this Friday to celebrate rodeo! Many of them use their hard-earned vacation just to be a part of the ride and they never complain about the weather. No matter what, they make the journey!
Houston’s Memorial Park showcases Land Bridge-Tunnel project expected to open soon
The Memorial Park Land Bridge and Prairie project is a $200,000,000 infrastructure that will reunite the north and south sides of the park by creating a land bridge over Memorial Drive. It will create a place for Houstonians to explore and enjoy.
WANTED: Man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting Memorial Park jogger
Houston police need the public’s assistance getting a brutal rapist off the streets. The cold-blooded criminal allegedly kidnapped, robbed and sexually assaulted a jogger in Memorial Park while she was training for a marathon. Terrian Leescott Brewer, 30, is wanted for aggravated sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery.
Man arrested in connection with attempted abduction in Memorial Park makes court appearance
A man has been arrested and charged with an attempt to commit aggravated kidnapping in connection with the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl at Memorial Park on Feb. 24, 2021. He appeared in court Monday.
New road, trail development will connect Sugar Land Memorial Park to Brazos River Park
A new road and trail development will create a path between Sugar Land’s Memorial Park and Brazos River Park. According to Community Impact, a milelong road and trail that will connect the park are expected to be finished in early spring. Current routes from Memorial Park to Brazos River Park require visitors to take a 7-mile commute from University Blvd. According to Sugar Land Communications Director Doug Adolph, the completion of the road and trail will provide accessibility to the entire 420-acre park site. AdAccording to Community Impact, the project is estimated to have cost $2.2 million.
Have you seen this man? Police searching for man accused of trying to kidnap child near Memorial Park
HOUSTON – Police are asking for help identifying a man who is accused of attempting to kidnap a child last month. The incident happened around 3 p.m. Feb. 24 near the 400 block of Crestwood Drive, near Memorial Park. According to police, the child was walking near a pond in the area when the man grabbed the child from behind. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 or submit a tip online at Crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers app. AdOnly tips and calls directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.
Is it allergies or COVID-19? How to tell the difference based on common symptoms
HOUSTON – Tree pollen is about to cause some trouble in Houston, and this year it may also cause confusion as people wonder if their symptoms are just seasonal allergies or COVID-19 related. “We are on the brink of our spring allergy season,” said Dr. Michael Kaplan, an ENT with Houston Sinus Center. But if you have a history of allergies and you can correlate it with the time and the exposure, it’s probably just allergies,” said Kaplan. “The tree pollen is going to start to accumulate in the next few weeks. Then you’re looking at grass pollen, but the tree pollen is the big culprit here,” said Kaplan.
New patio bar brings the ‘the ultimate escape’ to the Memorial Park area
HOUSTON – After several COVID-related delays, Memorial’s newest hot spot to grab a socially-distanced drink is now open to the public. The Memorial Trail Ice House, located at Memorial Park’s historic Juergen building on Washington Avenue, opened its doors Dec. 12. According to Memorial Trail’s website, it is described as “the ultimate escape” and “the perfect spot to enjoy conversations and craft beer.”The new spot brings a half-acre of outdoor seating, which gives plenty of space for people to distance. The bar menu includes 18 beers on tap and specially-crafted cocktails curated by the Ladies of Libation. Memorial Trail Ice House is located on 6202 Washington in Houston.
Golfers experience Houston Open at the newly renovated Memorial Park
HOUSTON – The Houston Open returned to Memorial Park for the first time since 1963. They’ve done a good job they spent a lot of money,” Mata said. We love big events like the Super Bowl and others that we have but those are sort of once every 10 years. Heckman believes the new Houston location will attract the world’s best players, visitors from all parts and millions of dollars for restaurants, hotels and local businesses. The Houston Open is only allowing 2,500 fans because of the coronavirus.
Players to watch in Houston Open
HOUSTON, – The PGA Tour scheduling shuffle, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, benefitted the Houston Open, which is now gaining a title sponsor and its old spot the week before the Masters. Here’s a look at some of the players to watch at the Houston Open:DUSTIN JOHNSONThe World No. Johnson’s game fits Memorial Park, as he can bomb it far and is typically a good putter on Bermuda. Davis is a good pick for the Houston Open for two reasons - driving and putting. He’s played relatively well as of late, making 3 of 4 cuts and finishing top 35 in all three of those events including a top 10.
Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth commit to Houston Open
HOUSTON – Superstar golfers Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth are the latest big names to commit to playing at Memorial Park Golf Course for the Vivint Houston Open Nov. 2-8. Mickelson has been straddling PGA Tour events and PGA Champions Tour events at the age of 50 but has dominated the senior tour winning both events he’s entered. Mickelson has played in 11 Houston Open events, winning in 2011 at the Golf Club of Houston before the course change. He has two Top 5 finishes in six appearances at the Houston Open. Mickelson and Spieth join stars like Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Tony Finau, and more in what is a stacked field at Memorial Park.
Memorial Drive is getting a new bridge, but you won’t be able to drive on it
HOUSTON – A green and lush transformation over Memorial Drive is underway. It’s called the Memorial Landbridge and Prairie and will be a big green space over tunnel lanes of traffic on Memorial Drive near Picnic Lane. This project is part of a multi-million dollar master plan to upgrade Memorial Park. Creates a new iconic destination for visitors: Together, the Land Bridge and Prairie will distinguish Memorial Park and Houston, serving as an icon for a greener and more resilient future. Memorial Drive will remain open throughout the duration of the project.
Astros, Memorial Park prepare to welcome fans for Houston Open
HOUSTON – Some of the biggest names in golf will make their way to Memorial Park for the Houston Open. The list is exciting for Giles Kibbe, President of the Astros Golf Foundation. The Astros Golf foundation has worked tirelessly to make this event special, and the impact long-lasting. There’s going to be a lot of people out telling the fans to put their masks on, to separate a little bit. “I’m so happy that we’re going to get 2,500 fans a day to see some great players on this great course.”
Houston Open to return to Memorial Park Golf Course this November
HOUSTON – Golf will be making a return to Memorial Park as the Vivint Houston Open is scheduled to take place Nov. 5-8. This is the first time since 1963 that the Houston Open will take place at the Memorial Park Golf Course. According to a news release, this comes after the Astros Golf Foundation completed a $34 million renovation to Memorial Park Golf Course over a two-year period. Giles Kibbe, president of Astros Golf Foundation said in a statement he is excited to see golf return to Memorial Park. All four rounds of the Vivint Houston Open will be televised on The Golf Channel, according to the news release.
Houston Open to allow limited number of golf spectators
(AP) – The Houston Open will allow limited spectators next month at Memorial Park, the first domestic PGA Tour event to have fans since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf for three months on March 13. The tour said 2,000 tickets will go on sale Wednesday through the tournament's website. The Houston Open is Nov. 5-8, one week before the Masters. All spectators must have masks on at all times except when eating or drinking. The Bermuda Championship, a week before the Houston, also has been approved for limited spectators.
Man says he spotted venomous coral snake at Houston’s Memorial Park
HOUSTON – Watch your step the next time you’re at Memorial Park. Visitor Christian Seehausen is giving Houstonians the heads up about a rare venomous snake spotted near the trails. Seehausen shared a picture in a Reddit post, writing “this was just a foot or two off the trail, right next to a bench on the Inner Loop trail near the Nature Center.”Coral snake spotted at Memorial Park. “But still, be careful out there.”[RELATED: Venomous snakes in Texas you need to know about]According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, coral snakes are one of four kinds of venomous species in Texas and are shy and rarely seen. The snake can be identified by its small mouth and red, yellow, and black ordered stripesAccording to Texas Parks and Wildlife, coral snakes are usually not aggressive and though its bites are dangerous, they are rare.
Coral snake spotted along popular trail in Memorial Park
When Memorial Park visitor Christian Seehausen ventured into the Inner Loop, he stumbled on a rare coral snake on Monday afternoon. But, luckily for us Texans, according to TPWD, coral snakes are typically shy and not often spotted. If you are ever bitten by a coral snake, the bites can be "extremely painful and if left untreated, can lead to cardiac arrest," according to LiveScience. "Humans are mostly bitten when trying to pick up a coral snake. But coral snake venom is highly toxic, so avoid them at all costs.chron.com
Flood control project in Friendswood 55 percent completed
Flood control project in Friendswood 55 percent completedDump trucks wait for loads earlier this year at the site of the flood control project at 1776 Memorial Park in Friendswood. Dump trucks wait for loads earlier this year at the site of the flood control project at 1776 Memorial Park in Friendswood. Photo: Kirk Sides / Staff Photographer Photo: Kirk Sides / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Flood control project in Friendswood 55 percent completed 1 / 1 Back to GalleryAs Friendswood residents reflect on effects of Tropical Storm Beta, a massive flood-control project on Clear Creek in the city is more than halfway completed. The work is a collaboration between Friendswood and the drainage district. Haritos said that to date Friendswood has contributed $5.5 million and the drainage district has put in $5.1 million.chron.com
Dustin Johnson commits to play at this year’s Houston Open
HOUSTON – Dustin Johnson, the world’s top golfer, has committed to playing at this year’s Houston Open. The 36-year-old golfer is no stranger to the Houston Open. Last year’s Houston Open winner, Lanto Griffin, has also committed to playing. The Houston Open is scheduled for Nov. 2-8 at Memorial Park Golf Course. This will be the first time since 1963 that Memorial Park has hosted the open.
Astros, Memorial Park ready to host Houston Open
In the past year, Memorial Park has gotten a $34 million face-lift to host the Houston Open. Its a big golf course, so its great for a PGA tour event, explained Giles Kibbe, president of the Astros Golf Foundation. The kids will have access to that for STEM programming and First Tee programming throughout the year, said Kibbe. Ten days out of the year it turns into a player clubhouse, so its a phenomenal facility.Some of the best golfers are expected to play in the Houston Open, especially with it falling right before the Masters. No announcement has been made on whether or not fans will be allowed at the Houston Open.
The new Clay Family Eastern Glades at Memorial Park will be unveiled this week
HOUSTON Memorial Park Conservancy and project partners at Houston Parks and Recreation Department, the Kinder Foundation and the Uptown Development Authority are unveiling the new Clay Family Eastern Glades at Memorial Park, and there are 100 acres of open space for relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation. We got a special tour, and its gorgeous! Located just north of memorial drive, between Memorial Park Golf Course and Crestwood drive, the Eastern Glades offer more trails and boardwalks to enjoy, more restrooms, more parking, and honors the parks military history. Shellye Arnold, President and CEO of Memorial Park Conservancy joined Lauren Kelly to chat about the projects key features and amenities, and heres what visitors can expect:-100 acres of open space for relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation-5 -acre Hines Lake and wetlands with beautiful sunset views-3 pavilions and 4 picnic areas-2 miles of new trails explore, including boardwalks along the lake and wetlands-5 -acre central lawn for passive recreation such as strolling, picnicking, and relaxing-Live oak court for concessions and events-Over 50 unique quotes from Houstonians about how memorial park inspires them, selected by Madison Petaway, the 2020 Houston Youth Poet Laureate-Additional parking, dark sky lighting, water fountains for people and pups, benches, and bike racks-Over 150 native species add biodiversity and wildlife habitat to the park-Nearly 40 acres of restored habitat-An additional 550 new native trees-Rain gardens and bioswales receive runoff from roofs and parking lots, slowing and purifying stormwater-The edge of Hines Lake supports 1 acres of emergent wetlands-The wetlands plants provide healthy habitat and also clean the stormwater that flows through Hines Lake on its way to Memorial Parks largest tributary leading into Buffalo BayouFor more information in the new Clay Family Eastern Glades at Memorial Park, check out their website.
Memorial Park Conservancy soon to unveil Clay Family Eastern Glades
HOUSTON Next week, Memorial Park Conservancy is expected to open up the new Clay Family Eastern Glades, 100 acres of predominately inaccessible parkland transformed into a dramatic woodland and passive recreation area at Memorial Park. The Clay Family Eastern Glades is the first major project to be completed as part of Memorial Parks 10-Year Master Plan. The Memorial Park Conservancy partnered with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, the Kinder Foundation and the Uptown Development Authority among other partners to make the vision a reality. Wetlands and plants all around Here and here, said Shellye Arnold, Memorial Park Conservancy president and CEO. Weather-permitting, they hope to open the Clay Family Eastern Glades to the public at the end of the month.
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.
Memorial Parks Eastern Glades will open at end of July
HOUSTON Memorial Park is getting a makeover. KPRC 2 got an inside look at the parks newly transformed Eastern Glades on Friday morning. Mayor Sylvester Turner also toured the new renovations. The 100-acre piece of land features a massive lane with wetland, a mile and a half of new boardwalks and walking trails. The Eastern Glades is expected to open for the public at the end of July.
Houston Limits Parking Lot Access at City Parks Again This Weekend
To once again encourage social distancing because of the coronavirus, Mayor Sylvester Turner has decided to once again limit parking lot access at some city parks for the second weekend in a row. This includes limiting access to parking lots at Buffalo Bayou Park, Memorial Park, Hermann Park, and Spotts Park. The goal is to encourage visitors to walk and/or bike to their neighborhood parks, encourage safe physical distancing, and minimize driving while keeping parks open. The closures and limited access to parking lots begin at dusk on Friday, April 24, 2020 and run through the weekend. Parking lots are scheduled to reopen at dawn on April 27, 2020.houstonpress.com
Adorable video shows Houston Police 'escorting' ducklings to safety in Memorial Park
Adorable video shows Houston Police 'escorting' ducklings to safety in Memorial ParkHouston Police Assistant Chief Larry J. Satterwhite helped a group of lost ducklings back to safety after finding them in Memorial Park on Saturday. Houston Police Assistant Chief Larry J. Satterwhite helped a group of lost ducklings back to safety after finding them in Memorial Park on Saturday. Photo: Houston Police Department/Twitter Photo: Houston Police Department/Twitter Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Adorable video shows Houston Police 'escorting' ducklings to safety in Memorial Park 1 / 1 Back to GalleryHouston parks closed to the public in an effort to avoid mass gatherings over Easter weekend, but police still found themselves busy thanks to a family of ducklings that needed some assistance. HOMESCHOOL HEADACHES: Homeschooling memes let parents vent about quarantinesAccording to a tweet from Houston Police, Assistant Chief Larry J. Satterwhite was making sure residents were following orders at Memorial Park Saturday when he came across a group of ducklings that had strayed from their mother. In a video shared by the department, Satterwhite can be seen leading the ducklings back to safety.chron.com
Before-and-after photos show impact of Harris County's stay-at-home order on Houston
Before-and-after photos show impact of Harris County's stay-at-home order on HoustonPeople exercise in Memorial Park on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Houston. City of Houston and Harris County officials issued a stay-at-home order on Tuesday due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The order is set to take effect at 11:59 p.m. less People exercise in Memorial Park on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Houston. City of Houston and Harris County officials issued a stay-at-home order on Tuesday due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The ... more Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 33 Caption Close Before-and-after photos show impact of Harris County's stay-at-home order on Houston 1 / 33 Back to GalleryWhat a difference a day makes -- for the most part.chron.com
All the places where you can spot the Rodeo Houston Trail Riders in the Houston area
The Trail Riders are about to head to Houston! Here is the official map, the routes and their break locations (where you might just be able to say hello to the riders)! If you want to find them, here’s the plan:Find the official map HEREOn the map, look for the Trail Riders in your part of town. On the left of the map, click on the name of the Trail Riders near you. If you want a quick look at the routes, below are the routes of all the Trail Riders!
A Memorial Park makeover: Houston is working to improve one of the nation’s largest urban parks
And now the city is channeling its self-improvement impulse to Memorial Park, a 1,500-acre green space near the center of town. The nonprofit Memorial Park Conservancy—in partnership with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Uptown Development Authority, and Kinder Foundationis—is in the midst of a $200 million Memorial Park Master Park with capital improvement projects slated through 2028. The city established Memorial Park in 1924 with bridle paths, a golf course, and hiking trails. Over the years, the park gained a golf course, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, and a nearly 3-mile running loop. Today, Memorial Park ranks among the largest within a U.S. urban center (nearly twice as large as New York’s Central Park) and draws about 4 million visitors a year.
Memorial Park jogger says she was attacked on trail
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman claims she was attacked at Memorial Park while she was jogging on Christmas Eve morning while another was found disoriented, police say.According to police, someone called 911 just before 5 a.m. stating a woman had been attacked by a man wearing camouflage clothing. On Thursday, police say during that initial investigation, a second woman was found at the park disoriented, and needed medical treatment.Police say the first woman got away from the attacker who disappeared into the woods. Officers detained one man at the scene, but he was later released.The second woman, police believe, was dropped off at the park from another location.Police are investigating to determine if the two incidents are related. "I try to come before it gets dark and I try to come with people," one jogger told ABC13. "Anyone with information about the alleged attack is asked to contact Houston Police.abc13.com
Police increase patrols in Memorial Park after womans assault
Police increase patrols in Memorial Park after womans assaultLeaves cover a trail at the Houston Arboretum. Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Police increase patrols in Memorial Park after womans assault 1 / 3 Back to GalleryEarly on Christmas Eve morning, a man jumped out of a wooded area of the Memorial Park running path and grabbed a woman jogger from behind, police say. As police were investigating the assault, detectives said they found another woman in the park who seemed confused and disoriented. Houston police say they have increased patrols in the area of the park. Anyone with information or was at Memorial Park between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Tuesday morning is asked to call the Houston Police Special Victims Division at email@example.com
Beloved Memorial Park seeks Houstonians' input on improvements
HOUSTON, Texas -- By any measure, Memorial Park is a treasured jewel of the Bayou City and a beloved Houston icon. To wit: Some 4 million Houstonians from more than 170 zip codes visit the park each year for general recreation, socializing, and wildlife watching - to say nothing of the people and dog watching.Of late, it's been a bit of a renaissance for the park: It received a mammoth influx of cash (a cool $70 million), courtesy of the Kinder Foundation. Then, there's the news of a partnership with the Shell Houston Open, thanks to the Astros Foundation.But could the park be even better? The masterminds of the Memorial Park Conservancy are seeking answers via a new, limited-time online survey, dubbedFor more information, please visit CultureMap.comabc13.com
Houston school closed until January due to whooping cough outbreak
EMBED >More News Videos What to know about whooping coughHOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A whooping cough outbreak has closed St. Theresa Catholic School near Memorial Park early.Parents received a letter on Dec. 11 that the school and day care would be closed until Jan. 6 after several confirmed cases.According to a statement from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the school notified the community of the first confirmed case on Dec. 4. The case was then reported immediately to the Texas Department of State Health Services to investigate.The archdiocese also said all of St. Theresa's students are vaccinated, and it's working closely with the Houston Health Department.This is the archdiocese's full statement:Whooping cough can affect people of all ages but it can be very serious, even deadly, for babies less than one year old.Many babies are infected by older siblings, parents, or caregivers who might not even know they have the disease.In its early stages, whooping cough appears to be nothing more than the common cold. But as it develops, the coughing fits can be so severe that patients can't eat or sleep normally.Some even break their ribs from coughing. "Whooping cough is becoming more common unfortunately, probably for a variety of reasons. Maybe declining vaccination rates or waning immunity from our previous vaccines, so that's why we're encouraging our adults to get vaccinated at least once in their adult life and actually pregnant women are encouraged to get a tetanus and whooping cough vaccine in their third trimester of pregnancy," said Dr. Tina Ardon with the Mayo Clinic.Doctors say the highly contagious disease is spread through coughing, sneezing, or spending a lot of time near someone.abc13.com
H-E-B opens new location in Memorial Park
H-E-B has added a new location at 3663 Washington Ave., Suite 100, in Memorial Park. I visited this HEB location this week and was honestly not that impressed. Parking was a challenge, not because the store was particularly busy, but because the spots are just not convenient." Parking check! Produce, flowers, booze, cheese check, check, check!"
Budget apartments for rent in Memorial Park, Houston
Memorial Park is somewhat walkable, is quite bikeable and has good transit options, according to Walk Score's rating system. So what does the low-end pricing on a rental in Memorial Park look like these days and what might you get for your money? We took a look at local listings in Memorial Park via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect to find in this Houston neighborhood. 4924 Memorial DriveCheck out this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 4924 Memorial Drive, listed at $1,235/month. This story was created automatically using local real estate data from Zumper and Apartment Guide, then reviewed by an editor.
Weekend closures in Houston: Major projects in Memorial, Galleria area
HOUSTON - The weekend is here, but that doesn't mean there won't be traffic in the Houston area. Here are five major highway roadwork projects that could add time to your weekend commute:1.) For the ramps closed, traffic can continue to Bellaire or Westheimer and U-turn. Commuters are advised to exit early and ride the feeder lanes. Northeast HoustonTwo lanes on 59 southbound at Little York will remain closed until the end of October as crews repair the bridge deck.
Memorial Park renovations ahead of schedule, Astros say
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- We are inching closer! With what was originally set to be an 18-month project now condensed, the Astros Foundation is working hard to open the Memorial Park golf course by Nov. 1. That is required by the PGA in order to host the 2020 Houston Open.Updates were provided on the golf course Friday. All of the back-nine is nearly finished, with the grass already planted. It is only a matter of time before we see our first tee time at the new Memorial Park Golf Course.RELATED:abc13.com
Man tries to kidnap girl at Memorial Park
HOUSTON – Police want walkers at Memorial Park to be on the lookout after a mother and her daughter were followed Wednesday morning by a man who tried to kidnap the childThe woman, who did not want to be identified, said the two were walking in the park when a man came up to them and said the girl was his daughter and that he wanted her. The woman took her daughter back to their car and they drove to the nearest police station downtown as the man continued to follow them. He finally drove off after the woman was able to flag down an officer. The woman said the man was driving a big red truck and was wearing a gray hoodie and a black hat.