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.
Free admission: Holocaust Museum Houston celebrates 25 years with visitor offer
HOUSTON – The Holocaust Museum Houston will celebrate their 25th Anniversary on March 3 with free admission to visitors and several other perks to honor their history. The museum, which opened doors back in 1996, will also offer complimentary cookies and handouts, and 25% discount on branded gifts from the museum store. The first 25 visitors on March 3 will receive one-year director level membership good for two people, which includes discounts on parking, cafe items, and invitations to member-only events exclusive to the museum. Memory,” which talks about symbols saved by survivors from the Holocaust and genocides around the world. IF YOU GO:Holocaust Museum HoustonAdFree admission: March 3Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Here’s how some Houston families can score $3 tickets to The Health Museum
The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science launches a new initiative, Museum for All, which allows low-income families to receive reduced tickets. HOUSTON – The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science announced Friday a new initiative, Museum for All, which allows low-income families to receive reduced tickets. The Health Museum is located at 1515 Hermann Drive. Qualifying families can use the low-cost option by visiting The Health Museum beginning Monday. The Health Museum will continue to partner with our community to remain an accessible resource for information on health and medical science.”AdFor more information on the Museums for All program at The Health Museum, please visit www.thehealthmuseum.org/museums-for-all.
Holocaust Museum Houston to celebrate Black History Month with free virtual programming
Image courtesy of Holocaust Museum Houston (taken by Gary Fountain). HOUSTON – Black History Month is coming up, and the Holocaust Museum Houston has a packed schedule to celebrate. Starting on Feb. 4, the museum will host eight free programs virtually via Zoom. The museum will also host a screening of the Netflix documentary “13th” on Feb. 11, which explores the history of racial inequality in the United States. In addition, the museum will host four book events beginning Feb. 10 at 6 p.m., with a discussion of Hans Massoquoi’s “Destined to Witness.”Advance registration is required for all scheduled events at the Holocaust Museum Houston.
Houston restauranteur honors family’s legacy of service on MLK Day
On Monday, his nonprofit organization, Lucille 1913, set out to fed 3,000 people in three Houston-area communities. “It’s just an opportunity for us to give back, give thanks and involve the community in the process,” Williams said. “We all dream about an ideal world and he also dreamed about an ideal world,” George said. His Lucille 1913 nonprofit also unveiled its second community garden in Houston’s Fifth Ward on Monday. Anyone that would like to volunteer or donate to Lucille 1913 can go to lucilles1913.org.
Holocaust Museum Houston to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with free admission, virtual program
HOUSTON – In honor of the upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Day, Holocaust Museum Houston will offer free admission to visitors on Jan. 27. Interested Houstonians can register for the film screening can register here. The Holocaust Museum Houston is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. are closed Mondays except for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. Admission information, including membership, can be found by clicking here. IF YOU GO:Holocaust Museum HoustonAddress: 5401 Caroline, HoustonAdmission: Free on Jan. 27, more info here.
Houston bar worker left with stitches after customer attacked him when asked to wear a mask, manager says
HOUSTON – One local bar employee is now recovering after getting hit in the head with a bar glass. The bar manager said the customer was angry and had attacked the employee coming out of the bathroom. Beale said the Monday night incident at the Museum District bar left her in disbelief. The customer entered the bar with his mask half on and was reminded by employees to put it on, Beale said. A bar customer took Vaughan to Ben Taub where Vaughan said he received 10 stitches.
Christopher Columbus statue at Bell Park vandalized a third time since last week
HOUSTON A Christopher Columbus statue in Bell Park has been vandalized for the third time since last week. Police were on the scene at Bell Park, just outside the Museum District, after the Columbus statue was vandalized again. Police told KPRC 2 they received a call at around 1 a.m. that someone wearing all black threw red paint on the statue. This same Christopher Columbus statue was vandalized twice last week.
Homes near the Museum District damaged by Bar 5015 building explosion
HOUSTON – Multiple homes were damaged when a bar exploded in the Museum District Friday morning. “It was a deafening, almost like a bomb coming through your house,” said Lawrence McQueen. These homes are the closest to Bar 5015 on Almeda and Wichita, the site of an explosion while everyone was asleep. “I had 39 new windows put in last year, most of them are broke.”The impact was so bad some homes may have foundation issues. While residents on Wichita Street swept glass and picked up debris preparing for repairs, they’re glad it wasn’t worse.
Bar 5015 explodes, catches fire near Museum District: Police
HOUSTON Houston police are investigating after a popular bar near the Museum District exploded and caught fire Friday morning. According to police, several people nearby reported they heard the explosion at around 4:48 a.m. The bar is located at 5200 Almeda Rd. Police are not sure what caused the explosion and have limited details right now. This is an ongoing investigation.
Christopher Columbus statue in Houston vandalized for second straight night
HOUSTON A statue of Christopher Columbus at a Houston park has been vandalized for the second straight night. On Thursday night, vandals cut off one of the hands of the statue located in Bell Park in the Museum District. The same statue was vandalized with red paint on Wednesday night. The seven-foot bronze statue was donated to the city in 1992 by the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Greater Houston. Red paint was also used to vandalize the statue in 2017.
Statue of Christopher Columbus vandalized in Houston
HOUSTON A statue of Christopher Columbus in Houston was found vandalized Thursday morning. The statue is located in Bell Park in the Museum District. A man who lives in the Italian neighborhood where the park is located said hes disappointed to see the statue was defaced. The seven-foot bronze statue was donated to the city in 1992 by the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Greater Houston. Red paint was also used to vandalize the statue in 2017.
5 things to know when planning spring break travel in Houston
HOUSTON – Houston is expecting to see an influx of visitors to some of the city’s biggest attractions during spring break, which starts next week for some students. Here are some suggestions from city officials and event organizers to help make your spring break travel as pleasant as possible. Close quartersTurner said most of the places that are frequented by Houston’s spring break travelers are within five miles of each other. These places include the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center, the Houston Zoo and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Garage 4 in the Medical Center is for patients and doctors only, McKeon said.
Welcome to the jungle! Houston Zoo welcomes 3 new male gorillas
HOUSTON – The Houston Zoo welcomed three new western lowland gorillas, Henry, TJ and Leom, to the facilities in the Museum District. PHOTOS: Houston Zoo welcomes three new male gorillasZoo officials said that, soon, they will join the bachelor troop with Chaka and Ajari, the gorillas already living in the habitat. WATCH: New gorillas play at Houston ZooHenry, TJ and Leom can be seen most days in the Great Ape Gallery located in the African Forest at the Houston Zoo. Full Screen 1 / 11 TJ and Leom in the outside holding yard. About the gorillasAlthough the new western lowland gorillas are native to central Africa, Henry, TJ and Leom were all born in American zoos.
Restaurant Report Card: 22 pounds of food unsafe to eat at Museum District restaurant
HOUSTON – In the heart of the Museum District, Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood on Montrose boasts memories of days gone by. But inspectors took issue with food that wasn't safe for human consumption. They condemned 22 pounds of food, including crab, pork, chicken and cheese. Inspectors condemned more food at Andy's Home Cafe on 11th Street in The Heights. Inspectors condemned the food that wasn't safe for human consumption.