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Here's What Houston Was Up To Last Week, January 24

New changes at Guard and Grace, and H-E-B's Scott McClelland announces his retirement.

By Shelby Stewart January 24, 2022

Chef Troy of Guard and Grace. 

Image: Westword

Living in a city like Houston, it could be hard to keep up. From politics to food, the there's always something going on. Last week, the city felt the winter cold front, Mayor Turner took a stance against the Texas Secretary of State, and Tobe Nwigwe was nominated for 3 NAACP Image Awards. 

Here's what Houston was up to last week.

Mayor Sylvester Turner goes head to head with Texas Secretary of State. 

Mayor Turner admonished the Texas Secretary of State after comments were made about supply chain delays that would impact voter registration. The Secretary of State's office said, in part, that the delays would cause a decrease in the number of voter registration cards the state would be able to produce this year, to which Turner expressed his frustration via Twitter. 

Tobe Nwigwe is nominated in multiple categories for the NAACP Image Awards.


Alief native Tobe Nwigwe shared that he was nominated in three different music categories at the 53rd Annual NAACP Image Awards. The "Try Jesus" emcee was nominated for Outstanding Hip Hop/ Rap Song, Outstanding Music Video, and Outstanding Duo/ Group (contemporary) for his track "FYE FYE."

Guard and Grace announce the new general manager. 


Houston's Guard and Grace is introducing its newest team member, general manager Elliot Wood, who will work alongside Chef Troy. Wood brings 20 years of experience to the company, having worked at Sixty Vines, and Pappa's Bros. Steakhouse. 

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo announces grand marshal of the downtown parade. 


The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced that country singer and Texas native Cody Johnson will help kick off the 2022 Rodeo by serving as grand marshal of the Downtown Rodeo Parade. Rodeo president Chris Boleman says that Johnson was a fan favorite, "making him the perfect candidate to lead our parade as grand marshal." 

Houston-based streaming company IVOX+ launches for indie films.


Streaming company IVOX+ is the latest video platform to stand alongside major video subscription services like Netflix and Hulu, and they're based in Houston. The new platform will specifically provide independent films and classic movies. 

H-E-B's Scott McClelland announces retirement.


Houston television star and president of H-E-B Scott McClelland announced that he will soon be retiring. McClelland, who's starred in H-E-B commercials alongside some of Houston's biggest names like JJ Watt and Jose Altuve, will retire at the end of this year from his position. 

The Bayou City endures sub-freezing temperatures over the weekend. 


The city experienced a cold snap over the weekend, with light rain and chilly temperatures reaching the 20s on Friday night and Saturday morning.  

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