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A Completely Free Custom Suit is Within Reach: This $1,000-Plus Prize From Indochino is Available to PaperCity Readers — Enter Now

Menswear made-to-measure maven Indochino wants to make sure you don’t find just any suit, but the one that truly suits you best. These are truly affordable, designer worthy custom suits that make any man the best dressed guy in the room (and PaperCity readers have the chance to win one for free). Head online or over to the suit … Continued

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Brings a New Coffee Shop and Vegan Restaurant to Deep Ellum: Former Pizza Spot Transformed Into an Edgy Healthy Living Mecca

Tiki Loco, a new coffee shop and vegan restaurant hybrid, is set to open its doors in Deep Ellum any day now. A creation from the mind of Ink Master celebrity tattoo artist Oliver Peck, the Mexican/Hawaiian styled spot will serve White Rock coffee, shaved ice, smoothies, fresh-pressed juices and vegan tacos. “Tiki Loco will fill … Continued

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Texas’ Top University Offers Free Tuition to Students Whose Families Make $130,000 or Less: Is the Push for Affordable College Finally Catching On?

Higher education is about to come at a lower cost at Rice University. And in some cases, lower even means free. So long, student loans. Hello, affordability? Rice is now offering the possibility of free tuition to students whose families make $130,000 or less per year under a new plan. The Rice Investment — a … Continued

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Jetsons, NASA Astronauts and Space Aliens Galore Party in Houston: This Cosmopolitan Bash is Out of This World

We can’t be sure, but we would bet that no other city is more costume crazy than Houston as was evidenced most recently at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft‘s “Martini Madness! A Space-Age Soirée.” Both the Jestsons and NASA astronauts would have felt right at home among their doppelgängers that filled the craft museum’s … Continued

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George Strait Brings Legendary Friends for Houston Rodeo Closer: Much Anticipated Concert Adds Even More Star Power

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is going legendary with its concert performers when it returns this March. Country music icon George Strait was already slated to perform Sunday, March 17th, the final night of the 2019 rodeo. But it turns out, he’s bringing a few well-known friends. That’s right. Lone Star State singer-songwriters Robert … Continued

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Texas’ Most Unique Hotels — At These Court Retreats, It’s All About Adventure and the Chill Life: Distinctive New Irving Court Concept Highlights the Valencia Difference

It’s time to travel with true Texas spirit. Say sayonara to skyscraper hotels and take a pit stop at a different type of luxury retreat on your next Lone Star State trip. You won’t just want to stay at these hotels. You’ll want to stay put — and enjoy the adventure. The Courts by Valencia … Continued

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The Houston Astros Get Their Own Championship Vodka: This is No Ordinary Drink — and It’s Now a Minute Maid Treat

Last week, not long before the Houston Astros would be giving away replicas of the World Series championship ring at Minute Maid Park for the last time, I received a colorful delivery box from Effen Vodka containing a bottle of the unusually-named fire water. In celebration of H-Town’s championship, the bottle was unexpectedly dressed in … Continued

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Houston’s Most Gorgeous Modern Houses: 9 True Trendsetters Highlighted in Much Anticipated Home Tour

It’s time to make yourself at home. A popular contemporary home tour returns to Houston this weekend, and it’s got a twist on the traditional tour style. When it comes to the nine homes in this tour, it’s not all about backsplash and bathroom fixtures. Think open spaces, clean lines and soaring ceilings. The Modern … Continued

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The Emmy Awards Red Carpet is a Sport — and Mandy Moore, Rachel Brosnahan and Jonathan Van Ness Are Winning: A Fashion Obsessive’s Favorite Moments and Inappropriately True Thoughts

Awards Season is my Christmas. That is literally going on my tombstone. Award show red carpets are a sport — and in that sport, I am a marathoner. I’m that dork that starts starts sweating when a perfect lewk I love comes down the red carpet. Red carpets just make me happy. It’s the greatest hits of … Continued

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Cult Favorite Asian Diner Suddenly Shutters in Midtown: Cheap Prices and Critic Adoration Can’t Save Spot Once Ranked Houston’s 11th Best Restaurant

Midtown just got a little less tasty. It’s curtains for the neighborhood’s cult favorite Maba Pan-Asian Diner. The modern Vietnamese spot at 510 Gray suddenly shuttered on Saturday. Maba closed just shy of its two-year anniversary. Owner Wayne Nguyen is offering an explanation, apologies and thanks on Facebook. “Maba Pan-Asian Diner is now permanently closed,” …... | Read More

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