Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from the Brittney Griner blocking shots and swishing nets in Waco to a trip to NorthPark Center the kids will love. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Nov 18–Nov 25]
Baylor University has arguably the best basketball program in the state. This season the men’s team is ranked number eleven and the women’s team is ranked number one. The school also has the most electrifying player in college basketball: Brittney Griner, the 6-foot-8-inch power forward from Houston who was the only collegiate player to make the 2011–12 USA Basketball Women’s National Team. Griner is equally adept at scoring, rebounding, and doling out assists (she ranked second nationally in triple-doubles last season), and she plays relentless defense (she ranks first in blocked shots). She is intimidating, too. In 2010, she was ejected from a game for punching Jordan Barncastle of Texas Tech in the face after Barncastle fouled her. Starting Tuesday, when the regular season