These Two Houston Houses Are Among the 10 Priciest on the Market in Texas Now

Jeff Gremillion

THE HOUSTON ASSOCIATION of Realtors, gathering information from the statewide Multiple Listing Services, has noted the “10 Most Expensive Single-Family Home Listings in Texas” for the month of July, ranging in price from $10.5 million to $24.5 million. One H-Town neighborhood — tony River Oaks — is where you’ll find both the Houston homes that made the list, which highlights homes that hit the market in the last 35 days.

After Opry Debut, Houston’s Upbeat Country-Music Starlet Julia Cole Eyes Streaming Milestone

Robin Barr Sussman

KNOWN FOR HER rhythm and attitude, rising recording artist Julia Cole joined the elite circle of talent that includes legends such as Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn earlier this month in Nashville. She performed in the Grand Ole Opry to a full house.

Tired of Going to the Shop Only to Find the Item You Want Is Sold Out? Galleria App May Be Solution

Julia Davila

ARE THE DAYS gone when shoppers see a particular online product only to arrive in-store and it’s out of stock? Could be! Simon Property Group, the largest owner of shopping malls, including The Galleria, recently launched Simon Search, a new platform it says is designed to improve the shopping experience.

Ancient French Wellness Cures Reimagined at Houston’s Escape Spa: The Power of Vichy

Serial entrepreneur and spa visionary LeBrina Jackson

NESTLED IN THE heart of France, the town of Vichy holds a rich history in the world of wellness and hydrotherapy. Acquiring fame for their alkaline springs in the 17th century, the Romans were among the first to recognize the therapeutic benefits of the springs. They established a French spa known as “Vichy,” which still exists today and continues to attract spa-goers from around the world to experience the transformative effects of hydrotherapy.

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Slushies at Fuzzy's

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE long holiday that kicks off summer arrives this weekend, and Houstonians are due. Getting hungry, thirsty, and ready for some R&R? Whether you want to grill at home, start with casual brunch, or hit a Memorial Day celebration to honor our veterans, we’ve got you covered.

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“DO YOU KNOW how a river forms?” is the question that begins Houston author Vaishnavi Patel’s new book, Goddess of the River. The voice belongs to Ganga, goddess of India’s Ganges river, who has been transformed against her will by Lord Shiva from “a tributary of the cosmic ocean” into the physical form of a mere winding river, with no path to the heavens, only the sea. Later, Ganga runs afoul of a powerful sage who transforms her yet again into a human, and as it happens in myths, things get complicated.

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