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Lisa Valadez

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Let the Holiday Travel Begin: Why Velas Vallarta Should Be Your Next Holiday Vacation Getaway

The holidays are just around the corner, and while some will start planning family gatherings and festivities, for others, becoming part of the holiday traveling trend is becoming more of the norm holiday tradition. After all, sitting beachside with cocktail hand while listening to the melodic sounds of the ocean waves crashing does sound tempting, doesn’t it?

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Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa: A Luxurious Getaway With a Hint of Adventure

Cultural authenticity, luxury accommodations, breath-taking views, and a hint of adventure are what make the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa a true destination getaway.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: A Time For Reflection

I am often excited when Hispanic Heritage Month comes around. My social media fun facts regarding the contributions of the Hispanic/Latinx communities tend to be a little overboard, but hey, somebody has to tell it since our public education history books don’t really do our people any justice. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but I believe we get a chapter on civil rights and farm labor leaders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, and let’s not forget Texas History’s rendition of Santa Anna and the Alamo.

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St. Pete/Clearwater, Hello Adventure!

St. Pete/Clearwater offers so much to do! Miles of soft powdery sand, tons of inland activities for the adventurous spirit, a large arts scene, and a vibrant night life, makes St.Pete/Clearwater the perfect destination for your next fun in the sun vacation.

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Crystal River, Florida: The Best Weekend Getaway

Ready. Set. Go. It’s time to start planning your mini vacation getaway! Crystal River, Florida is the perfect destination if you are seeking a unique outdoor adventure on a budget.

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Adventure Awaits When You #UnlockTampaBay

vNow that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, it’s time to start planning this year’s vacation getaways. For some, an international destination might be an option but for others on a more limited budget, domestic travel is the way to go in 2019.

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Hopdoddy Opens Its Newest Location in CityCentre

Burger enthusiasts rejoice! Hopdoddy Burger Bar has opened its newest location in CityCentre, one of Houston’s premiere destinations for food, shopping, and entertainment.

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Beto O’Rourke: Of the People, For the People

The first time I saw Beto O’Rourke was February 2017, well before he became “Beto O’Rourke For Senate.”

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WILLIAM CHRIS VINEYARDS EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION IN TEXAS

100% Texas-grown wine, William Chris Vineyards now available in select restaurants and retail locations across the state with additional locations to be announced.

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège

Father’s Day only comes around once a year, and trust us, dear old dad probably has enough ties in his closet. So what better way to celebrate the occasion than with Hennessy’s new V.S.O.P. Privilège’s 200th Anniversary Bottle?

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Paul Wall, Cricket Wireless Team for Mother’s Day Surprise

When Paul Wall heard the story of Dr. Bernada Baker and “Baby Bella,” he had to spring into action.

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Confessions of a Weekend With the All New Nissan Leaf

Travel writing was once my passion.

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Valentine’s Day 2018: Spa Retreat Day for the One You Love

Does your sweetheart need a day of rest, relaxation, and perhaps a little pampering? Does your sweetheart need a day of rest, relaxation, and perhaps a little pampering?

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Astros, Texans, and JC Penney Partner to Spread Holiday Cheer to Harvey Families

With the Christmas season in full swing, JC Penney’s annual Giving Sprees decided to make it a hometown affair last Tuesday.

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Exclusive Furniture Hits The Ground In The Wake Of Harvey

For many Houstonians, Hurricane Harvey meant two things: before the storm and after the storm. After a few hours of wondering when the storm would actually hit, the city became battered with heavy rains for six consecutive days, resulting in historic flooding that the city had never experienced before. By the time the rain had stopped, the city of Houston along with Beaumont and Port Arthur had sustained more than 50 inches of rain or about four-feet, breaking the national record.

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Brings 'Detroit' to Houston

Sheila Jackson Lee knew the importance of ‘Detroit’. So much so that when the film regarding the 1967 killing of three African-American men during the 12th Street Riot began screening across the country, she secured the only Tex- as-based screening and decided upon Houston to show it. It occurred only moments after a lengthy panel discussion in regards to community-based policing and reforms in criminal justice and the bail system.

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Hispanicize 2017

From Houston to Miami, #TeamStyleMag was upfront and center for this year’s Hispanicize conference, which is the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment, and tech entrepreneurship. Held from April 3 – April 6 at the downtown JW Marriott Marquis, Hispanicize was definitely the place to be for the who’s who of Latino influencers.

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Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Salutes Texas Grammy Winners

Hennessy Privilege toasts Grammy winners from Texas.

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Spring Break, Fiesta, San Antonio & The Hotel Contessa

Spring Break fever has been in full effect for weeks now due to the warm weather we’ve been experiencing. While thoughts of tropical islands and pristine beaches may fill our daydreaming minds, let’s face it, sometimes the budget isn’t quite there to experience. But, you don’t have to entirely forgo your well-deserved vacation when the beautiful neighboring city of San Antonio is just a short drive away.

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This is Who We Are

As journalists, we tend to want to remain neutral when reporting about politics and policy. Our job is to report the facts to you. But at times, injustice occurs and our concerns, fears, and anger cannot be contained. Our will and our want to help our community compels us to speak up on a personal level.

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Antonio Brown Hosts Celeb Studded Super Bowl Event For A Great Cause

The whirlwind of the Super Bowl here in Houston brought the city plenty of excitement and fun with all of the interactive activities, parties, celeb sightings, and more. Out of the many (emphasize “many”) events Houston Style covered, Antonio Brown’s ‘Celebrity Super Slam” was definitely one of the most memorable highlights.

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Maxim Party 2017 Presented by Thomas J. Henry

Sports, interactive activities, outdoor concerts, and great food are just a few of the variables that make for a great Super Bowl weekend. And while many Houstonians and out-of-towners alike hopped from one event to the other, whether just for the fun or perhaps to star gaze, it was the coveted Maxim Party that was definitely the talk of the town.

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Jingle All The Way to The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, sometimes we need to slow down just a bit and enjoy what the season of giving is really about: gathering with loved ones and creating memories that will last a life time.

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Nashville, Tennessee: The Flip Side

Tennessee and its own retained ideals of Southern charm are not lost on the general public. Yet, like most Southern states, Tennessee is presented as a place home to pieces of yesteryear. T

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Time to Plan Your Holiday Getaway to the Beautiful Beaches of the U.S.Virgin Islands

Houstonians don’t necessarily look for warmer weather during the holidays; after all, let’s all admit that we’re hoping our 90+ degree-days are over with. Also, while we are luck enough to live near the ocean, I think we can all honestly admit that we wish our beloved Galveston was a myriad of beautiful shades of blue, turquoise, aqua, and so on. Can you picture that clear blue water yet?

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A Tour of U.S. Cities: Things To Do In St. Louis

In our series of must visit U.S. cities, St. Louis makes the list with its many family and budget friendly attractions. From breweries and casinos to museums and parks, the city boasts many amusements along with historical sites and a plethora of culinary delights that are sure to satisfy any palette.

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Hennessy Paradis Imperial: Tasting and Luncheon with Maurice Hennessy

From time to time, the Houston Style team gets to do some pretty cool things and meet some really interesting people. Recently, we got the opportunity to lunch at the Houston Club overlooking the city’s downtown skyline with Maurice Hennessy, Global Brand Ambassador and 8th generation Hennessy family member.

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Sam Houston Park Is Getting Ready For Its Fifth Annual Margarita Festival

Tickets on sale now for Sam Houston Park's Margarita Festival taking place on Saturday, November 5.

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The US Virgin Islands, No Passport Required

The U.S. Virgin islands are a beach lover's paradise. Book your vacation, pack your bags and get on a United no connect flight to your next vacation destination.

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Houston Super Bowl Committee Hosts First Ever Business Connect Pitch Day For Diverse Suppliers

Earlier this month the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee hosted its first-ever ‘Business Connect Pitch Day’ for diverse Houston suppliers inside the historic Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. Close to 100 business owners who represent multiple bases such as minorities, LGBTQ and women owned business were in attendance, each presenting a 5-minute speech to the Super Bowl Host Committee Staff and community partners.

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The Texas Book Festival To Host Literary Libations Week

From August 15-19, Texas bars will mix up literary-inspired cocktails in support of festival’s annual 'Lit Crawl'.

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Headliners Announced for Panama City Beach’'s Third Annual Chasin’ the Sun Music Festival

With United's direct flights to Panama City Beach, why not pack a bag and get ready for PCB's 'Free Summer Concert Bringing the Best of Beach Music"?

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Celebrate National Cognac Day With These Original Cocktail Recipes From Hennessy

June 4 is National Cognac Day and what better way to celebrate than with Hennessy, the number one cognac in the world

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Panama City Beach Invites Families to Rediscover Summer

with a Real.Fun.Beach Vacation

Time to make travel plans to one of our favorite beach destination getaway!

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Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown: Houston's Largest Waterpark Opens May 7

After 32 years, Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown still means more to Houston as. Houston's largest water park in Houston opens May 7 offering 42 slides and attractions over 80 acres.

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Puerto Rico: Home To Largest Culinary Festival of the Caribbean

Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) is excited to announce the return of the ninth edition of Saborea Puerto Rico: A Culinary Extravaganza. The gastronomy festival kicks off Thursday, April 7, running until Sunday, April 10.

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Panama City Beach Announces Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Headliners

Make plans to head on over to Panama City Beach this Labor Day weekend f'or Big Names Coming for Country on the Coast'.

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Unleash Your Inner Rock Star at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Biloxi

Though a majority of the headlines in regards to Gulf Coast tourism went towards New Orleans post 2005, Biloxi, Mississippi has made a strong recovery of its own. Known for its historical landmarks, sandy beaches and more than a few tie-ins to the history of rock & roll, Biloxi has a charm that need be discussed.

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Frenchy’s Chicken To Expand Nationally and Replace Iconic Scott Street Location

Get those taste buds ready because Frenchy’s, Houston’s favorite chicken spot with that famous creole flavor, is slated to open nearly 500 franchise restaurants nationwide within the next 10 years. In addition, there are plans to tear down its original location on Scott Street and replace it with a larger, more modern facility. (I know, I’m sad too)

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UnitedHealthcare Hosts Community Baby Shower to Help Moms Deliver and Care For Healthy Babies

According to America’s Health Rankings®, Texas ranks 31st in the nation in overall health. The state has a higher-than-average infant mortality rate, with close to 6 infant deaths before the age of one for every 1,000 live births, and more than 8 percent of children born in Texas weigh less than 5 pounds/8 ounces.

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Event: Spouses Of Houston Barristers' Ball

The Spouses of Houston Barristers to award of $20,000 in scholarships this fall 2015 to six deserving law students attending South Texas College of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law and the University of Houston Law Center.

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Environmental Justice For People of Color In 2016

Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr statement to NNPA regarding Environmental Justice for people of color in 2016.

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Houston to The Million Man March in DC

The unifying theme at last weekend’s “Justice or Else” march upon Washington was that of healing; healing and discovering the next step. Various apogees had sprouted since the original March on the mall some two decades ago, but some of the more tried and true ones remained. Black newspapers, Black ideologies, the all-important twist and braid of what black represents in so many ways were all present. Many people, young and old, questioned why the national media had delivered so little coverage to the march, considering the intense number of people and how much of the past year had been dedicated to marches and movements following unrest or even worse, riot.

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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Ranked Number 1 Amphitheater In The World

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranked first in the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold so far in 2015.

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UT Austin Honored with 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

For the fourth consecutive year, The University of Texas Austin has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

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Workshop Houston Fundraiser Concert Event: Small Hands, Big Dreams

Workshop Houston will host a charity concert event at Warehouse Live on September 13, 2015

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Hennessy Celebrates Bun B Day

Friends and family gathered at a special event hosted by Hennessy to celebrate Bun B on his official day proclomated by the mayor.

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Chris Bell To Hold Press Conference On Women’s Equality

"Modern city must foster partnerships with women's advocacy groups", says Chris Bell.

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Award Winning GastroPub, Cured, To Host Month Long Fundraiser For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Steve McHugh will be pouring special pink-hued “Booze for Boobs” for OktoberBreast: a month-long fundraiser to fight breast cancer.

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Brian Pate Named Chief Financial Officer of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, has named Brian Pate the new chief financial officer for the entertainment venue.

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