The Drop Everything List

The Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas triathlon, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and the Avocado Takedown . . .
The Drop Everything List
Lance Armstrong will compete in this year’s Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas triathlon.

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from the opera in Houston and Friday night lights in Odessa to surfing along the coast and hiking in the mountains. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Mar 30–Apr 5]



Entry Point
The inspiration for Forgotten Gateway, the exhibition that focuses on Galveston as an immigration hub in the mid-nineteenth century, was a field trip that Suzanne Seriff, the exhibition’s curator, took to New York with a group of tenth graders right after September 11. En route to Ellis Island, they were sidetracked by a memorial service. “It was a symbolic moment,” Seriff said. “We looked behind us to the glory days of a nation of immigrants. And we

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