Six Must-Attend Events: Dec 13-15


Construction Zone
The entries in the fifth annual Gingerbread Build-Off will not be nearly as ambitious as the one the Texas A&M Traditions Club recently built in Bryan, which, at 39,000 cubic feet, was earlier this month awarded the Guinness World Record for largest gingerbread house. But while these competition houses may be modest in size, they are meticulously detailed.

Six JFK Events: November 22


50 Years to the Day
A fiftieth-anniversary observance of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination was never supposed to happen in Dallas. The Kennedy family made clear that they wanted the date to receive no official recognition by the city. But the more than $3 million raised for  “The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy” came from private financing, making the affair essentially something the people insisted on.

Six Must-Attend Events: October 18-23


The Dome’s Destiny
A November 5 bond vote in Houston could determine the fate of the Astrodome. If the bond passes, the Astrodome, once heralded as the eighth wonder of the world, is likely to be converted into a convention hall, the memories forged there since the Astros’ opening day, in 1965, still somewhat intact. If the bond is defeated, the Astrodome is likely to feel the fury of a wrecking ball.


Subscribe to RSS - The Drop Everything List