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Main Street Theater is showing “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” a heartwarming holiday-themed sequel to Jane Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice.” The play focuses on Mary, the overlooked middle sister the Bennet family. Contemporary playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon imagine how Miss Mary Bennet...

Even though Christmas in Houston is barbecue weather for the rest of the country, it can still get pretty chilly for us locals when the occasional cold front hits. This makes dressing up in the winter an ordeal, but the last thing you want on a frigid morning is to fuss over what you’re going to wear. It’s hard to...

The semester is almost over, which means that soon you’ll be free from exams and have more downtime to catch up on some reading.  Here are five great books for your winter reading list. “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney An insightful debut novel about the fate of a family’s inheritance. Summary: Leo Plumb is...

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes it’s impossible to make it home. Here are 10 ideas of what to do over the holiday break to make the best of it. Create family away from family. If you’re alone for the break, I guarantee there are a handful of other people who are alone as well. Find...

The holidays are around the corner, and for many people that means it is time to think about putting together their Christmas list. Everyone wants to be able to give gifts to their loved ones, but sometimes gifts are not in the budget. Something that lasts all year compared to one month really is what most people look...

It is early in the morning and the windows are closed, but you can still hear the wind outside. The smell is strong, but pleasant; it’s one that only comes once a year, that of cempasúchil—the Mexican marigold. Colorful hand-cut banners with skulls, flowers, hearts and catrinas designs hang all over. Family or...

I used to be a blanket. Fresh out of my Bed, Bath & Beyond plastic, I rested on the couch—white, soft and new. But as the year wore on and the days got colder, a pair of little feet curled underneath me. Grubby and slightly smelly, they burrowed into my softness for comfort after school or while watching cartoons in...

Winter is often seen as a romantic time of year, with holidays like Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day. Sometimes, creative winter date night ideas can be hard to come up with. Here are a few fun date night ideas to enjoy this holiday season with your significant other: Festival of Lights – Take a trip to...

  Mayor’s Holiday Celebration Celebrate a holiday tradition in the heart of downtown Houston on Dec. 4 with music, Santa and fireworks. The 96th annual event features a larger-than-life tree decorated with glistening lights, ornaments and a star on top. Bring a toy donation to support the Salvation Army of the Greater...

Every Christmas Eve I remember hearing the door to my little brother’s bedroom creak open while his footsteps gingerly crept into the den where the tree – and more importantly – the presents were sitting. I could hear him rummaging through the boxes and packages, and then the counting would begin. “One for me, two for...