From its air-conditioned baseball stadium, Minute Maid Park, to its Texas-sized meals served up at Houston Barbecue Company, Houston has a vast variety of activities in the summertime. Its Museum District is also a great way to spend the weekend days. With 18 different museums to choose from you can soak in some culture while soaking in the sun! Book a room in the heart of the district at The Zaza Hotel (713.526.199/ hotelzaza.com/Houston). The hotel is within walking distance to the 445-acre Hermann Park, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston Zoo, and other attractions. It’s an urban oasis in the city with an outdoor swimming pool and wellness spa.
Ah, yes, you gotta love summer in the city. The heat, humidity, traffic and noise are enough to make any seasoned city dweller long for a peaceful escape. But with airline prices soaring out of control and gas prices skyrocketing we thought it would be great to explore some great options right in your own backyard.
I needed a drink that night. I do most nights, but that night especially. It was June 3, 2008, and Barack Obama was giving his victory speech in St. Paul, Minnesota, announcing he had gained enough delegate support to secure the Democratic nomination. The possibility of a first-ever black president thrills me, I’ll admit, but that night I couldn’t see that far. I kept thinking about Hillary Clinton and what could have been.
Kelsey Peterson, a 26-year-old 6th grade math teacher from Lexington, Nebraska, plead guilty Wednesday to having a sexual relationship with her 12-year-old student, Fernando Rodriguez, and transporting the boy to Tijuana, Mexico in an attempt to dodge authorities.
Today, Peterson's lawyer, James Martin Davis, argued in an interview with Star Jones that Rodriguez was the aggressor, not the victim, saying, "I resent the term 'child.' You're baby-fying this kid. This kid is a Latino machismo teenager." Hold up.
After six years of captivity in the Colombian jungle, the Colombian-French politician Ingrid Betancourt has been freed. Betancourt was kidnapped in 2002 by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) while campaigning for the Colombian presidency in San Vicente del Caguan, Colombia—an area of high guerrilla presence. She is said to have been the highest-profile captive held by the FARC guerillas.
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