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COVID-19

Gov. Abbott Closes Bars, Backtracks on Restaurant Dining Rooms

The move comes as COVID-19 case rates spike statewide.

06/26/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

’50s, ’60s, ’70, ’80s

5 Things You Must Do in Houston This Weekend, June 26-28

Go on and groove to those good times.

06/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

A new Tune

Popular Burger Chef Opens a Ghost Restaurant

Score some chicken sandwiches from Thick Chick's cloud kitchen in the Third Ward.

06/25/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott Pauses Re-Opening Plans, Cancels Elective Surgeries

As the number of coronavirus cases rapidly increases in Texas, the state is taking more steps to flatten the curve.

06/25/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt and Dianna Wray

Sip a drink, save a life

Enjoy Your Favorite Beverages with these Summer-Friendly Masks

Chloe Dao’s latest design will allow you to stay cool while adhering to mask guidelines.

06/24/2020 By Samantha Dorisca

Opera Ennui

HGO Announces Dramatic Cuts to its Staff and Season

The opera is the latest Bayou City arts institution to alter its upcoming performance schedule to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

06/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Spill The Beans

6 Local Coffee Shops Making Takeout Easy

From online ordering to maintaining strict safety standards, these cafes are our favorites for to-go.

06/24/2020 By Joanna O'Leary

Kicked Into High Gear

Popular Beverage Producer Gives Local Food Businesses a Lift

Kickin' Kombucha is helping out small businesses through its distribution network.

06/23/2020 By Meredith Nudo

One donation saves three lives

Donate Blood This Week at the Health Museum's Community Drive

Donors will also get free antibody testing.

06/22/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Park Here For Fun

The Drive-In Gets a Dream Upgrade at the Parking Lot Social

This brand-new, socially distanced entertainment experience starts its national tour this week in Houston.

06/22/2020 By Katelyn Landry

No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no service

Not Wearing a Mask in Public? You'll Get a $250 Ticket

Houston police will start handing out citations to people not following Gov. Abbott's statewide face mask order.

06/19/2020 By Catherine Wendlandt

Giving Back

Mastrantos Teams Up with World Central Kitchen to Supply Meals

The Heights restaurant has delivered about 3,000 meals to seniors during the pandemic.

06/16/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Not Going Away

COVID-19 Remains While Restaurants Consider the New Normal

For the foreseeable future, going out to eat may just mean risking your health more than ever.

06/16/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

New Normal

Food News: Popular Steakhouse Temporarily Closes Because of COVID-19

Plus, we've seen reports that the minds behind MF Sushi are opening a spot in the Heights.

06/15/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Season Switcheroo

TUTS Rearranges 2020-2021 Season in Response to Ongoing Pandemic

Don’t worry, the season’s still all there. It just begins in December.

06/15/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Musical Moments

Metamorphosis Music Festival Hopes to Reconnect Houston

The multi-stage, multi-act festival comes to Minute Maid Stadium this weekend.

06/12/2020 By Rebecca Noel

Rock On

5 Things You Must Do In Houston This Weekend, June 12-14

Go online, live it up in your car, or stretch your legs (safely, of course).

06/12/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Rainbow connections

Show Your Pride By Donating to These 5 Houston-area LGBTQ+ Organizations This June

There’s much more to Pride month than a parade, y'all.

06/10/2020 By Isabella Goodman

Sewing machine

How the 'Astros Girl' Is Giving Back During the Pandemic

A Houston bikini model has been leading the charge to overcome the mask shortage.

06/09/2020 By JAKE WHITNEY

A season of challenges and grit

Scenes From the Pandemic

For many Houstonians, the new decade began with hope and excitement, until COVID-19 hit.

06/09/2020 By Dianna Wray Photography by Daniel Kramer