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Laid-Back Luxe

The Memorial Park Conservancy held its annual Picnic in the Park event, this year channeling the charm of the French countryside. The 400 guests noshed on cheese and charcuterie — as well as barbecue, of course — and received an update on the progress of the park’s master redevelopment plan. And a similarly fun evening, hosted by Peter Remington and Karen deGeurin at the Redneck Country Club, featured a cowboy-cool fashion show with looks from Pinto Ranch, modeled by local celebs like Roger Clemens and Nina Magon. Kick Up your Boots for Kids’ $200,000 till benefited Dec My Room and Kids’ Meals.

Jenny Antill and Daniel Ortiz

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Even in a pandemic, the arts culture of Houston never stops — from movie screenings in the wee hours of the morning, to public art installations that light up the night. Seven photographers capture the everyday wonders of art in the most resilient city in America, over the course of 24 hours on Saturday, Oct. 3.


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As the world capital of the traditional energy business, Houston's economic future rests on its ability to evolve with the changing demands on the energy sector. Bobby Tudor, chairman of energy advisory firm Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. and board chair of the Greater Houston Partnership, knows this well. But in a city long driven and enriched by the oil and gas industry, how well will his message go over? Tudor's address to the Partnership's 2020 Annual Meeting on the topic earlier this year has been called a turning point, with the local energy community accepting his call to take on a leadership role in the coming transition to renewables and greener standards. In an excerpt from the new publication, Houston Business Insider: The Metro Region's Official Economic Development Guide, produced by the Partnership in conjunction with CityBook, Tudor spoke about the challenges at hand — and what Houston is doing about it.

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