The wintry months mark sprawling holiday lights celebrations across the city and the closing of the regular football season for college conferences and advancing to playoffs. For Houston, that looks like the University of Houston going head to head with Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl and Mayor Sylvester Turner's annual Holiday Spectacular.
Here's what Houston was up to last week.
Lakewood Church makes headlines after maintenance worker finds $600,000.
A plumber at the local megachurch found the large sum of money hidden behind a toilet at the church. A report concludes that the newfound money may be connected to a robbery where an undisclosed amount of money went missing in 2014 at Lakewood.
Mayor Sylvester Turner hosted the Holiday Spectacular at City Hall.
Nothing says the holidays in Houston more than festive lights celebrations. This weekend, Mayor Turner kicked off the holidays with the Holiday Spectacular, which included live music, Santa, and an unforgettable holiday tree, illuminated with LED lights, and ornaments that light up Downtown Houston.
The Texans take another loss in the regular season against the Indianapolis Colts.
The latest loss from the Texans now brings the home team's record to 2-10 this season. The Texans will take on the Seattle Seahawks next week at NRG Stadium.
Megan Thee Stallion cancels her upcoming Houston performance.
The Houston rapstress canceled her previously scheduled Houston appearance amid the Astroworld tragedy. In a statement shared with Billboard, Megan writes, "Out of respect for the lives lost in Houston earlier this month, I have decided to cancel my show at 713 Music Hall on Dec 3."
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles graces the cover of People Magazine.
The four-time Olympic Gold medalist was named as one of People's 2021 People of The Year, where she graced the cover of the magazine. Biles discussed her mental health journey, and her decision to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics.
The Houston Rockets follow up OKC win, beating the Orlando Magic.
It looks like the Rockets (with a 7-16 record so far this season) are catching their stride, narrowly beating the Orlando Magic Friday, 118-116. Up next, the team will face the Brooklyn Nets at home.