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Roasting Agave & Eating Tacos: A Oaxacan Adventure With Mezcal Unión

by rmartin @ Food Republic

People talk about Oaxaca like it’s a mystical place. Like on your first night there you’ll experience some hint of magic and it’ll guide your journey and you’ll go home feeling not so much refreshed but changed. Maybe the world will be a little clearer. Maybe you’ll see in the Technicolor of the craft-made spirit […]

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Former Houston Compaq Campus To Be Sold By HPE

by Brien Straw @ Houston Public Media

The company said that the manufacturing facilities at that location were irreparably damaged by Harvey

Why Didn’t Houston Make The Cut For Amazon’s New HQ?

by Michael Hagerty @ Houston Public Media

Dallas and Austin made the list of finalists. Ed Egan from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy gives us his take on why Houston did not.

Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Love hoisin sauce with pho and in other Asian dishes? Make it yourself! I didn’t think it would be easy, but for the sake of excellent pho and the desire to offer a gluten-free hoisin recipe in The Pho Cookbook, I experimented for about two weeks to come up with an excellent recipe. Now, you...

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Nonstop Flights: Houston to/from Las Vegas $100 r/t – Southwest

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

Southwest has round-trip flights from Houston (HOU) to Las Vegas (LAS) for $100, NONSTOP. $50 each-way. Flights January to April, midweek. Origin/Destination reversible. This was -$20 cheaper a month ago.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Frankfurt / Munich / Hamburg $482-$517 r/t – KLM / Air France / Delta

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/20/2017 @ 3:56 PM CT] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

Air France and KLM have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Frankfurt, Munich, or Hamburg (FRA/MUC/HAM) starting at $482 with a connection. Flights from January to November. Flight may operate as a Delta codeshare. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

The Texanist: What’s With All the Cheap-Looking Black-Painted Cowboy Hats?

by David Courtney @ Texas Monthly

A Flatonia man thinks Tim McGraw can afford a better looking cowboy hat

The post The Texanist: What’s With All the Cheap-Looking Black-Painted Cowboy Hats? appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Texas Trying To Fix ‘Illegal’ Special Education System

by Associated Press @ Houston Public Media

Department of Education regulators say Texas illegally capped its special education services at 8.5 percent of students statewide in 2004

Case Keenum and Nick Foles: The Texas Quarterback Face-off

by Dan Solomon @ Texas Monthly

The University of Houston legend has come into his own. His biggest challenge is that Nick Foles may have too.

The post Case Keenum and Nick Foles: The Texas Quarterback Face-off appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Frankfurt / Munich $482-$559 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Frankfurt or Munich (FRA/MUC) for $482-$559 with a connection. Flights from February to June. 7-day minimum stay required. 

UPDATE: Houston To Welcome Warmer Temperatures Soon

by HPM Digital Team, Associated Press, HPM Staff @ Houston Public Media

Temperatures will remain warmer for the weekend, and Sunday we could be back in the 70s

Ex-KHOU anchor Lily Jang announces new real estate venture

by lilyjangrealestate_r7m52d @ Lily Jang Real Estate

Former KHOU morning news anchor Lily Jang announced on Instagram that she is starting a new career with Lily Jang Real Estate, April 7, 2017. READ MORE

Turner Warns Feds, State Endangering Houston With Harvey Aid Delays

Turner Warns Feds, State Endangering Houston With Harvey Aid Delays

by Andrew Schneider @ Houston Public Media

Mayor Sylvester Turner says the city could face a fresh disaster from spring floods if Congress and Governor Abbott don’t get emergency funding to the city soon

Wave Of Lawsuits Filed To Block Net-Neutrality Repeal

by TALI ARBEL, AP @ Houston Public Media

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is leading the suit, said Tuesday that the end of the net neutrality rules would hurt consumers and businesses

Alaska Airlines Debuts New Employee Uniforms, Its First Combined With Virgin America

Alaska Airlines Debuts New Employee Uniforms, Its First Combined With Virgin America

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Disclaimer: Alaska wants its employees to be the first to see the new uniforms, so photos of the custom-made garments have yet to be released to the media. We will update this story with photos once we get them. Alaska Airlines debuted the latest change to its airline in its ongoing merger with Virgin America. …

Cheap Flights from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Ho Chi Minh City - KAYAK

Cheap Flights from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Ho Chi Minh City - KAYAK


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What Would A Government Shutdown Mean For Texas?

by Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune @ Houston Public Media

A shutdown is poised to take place unless Congress passes a new spending bill and President Donald Trump signs it into law by Jan. 19. That could mean closed parks, furloughed workers and the temporary closure of NASA in Texas

Housing Development At Houston Superfund Site Moving Forward

Housing Development At Houston Superfund Site Moving Forward

by Travis Bubenik @ Houston Public Media

The EPA is putting new resources into encouraging redevelopment of Superfund sites across the U.S.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Amsterdam / Paris / Milan $479-$544 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/22/2017 @ 2:07 PM CT] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam, Paris, or Milan (AMS/CDG/MXP) for $479-$544 with a connection. Flights from January to March. Flight may operate as a British Airways/Oneworld code-share.

The Trailer for Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’ Brings Lawrence Wright’s Book to Terrifying Life

by Dan Solomon @ Texas Monthly

The ten-part miniseries dramatizes the road to 9/11 with Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, and Alec Baldwin.

The post The Trailer for Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’ Brings Lawrence Wright’s Book to Terrifying Life appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Cheap Flights: Houston to/from Aspen $96 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/17/2018 @ 12:43 PM] Fare expired shortly after posting. If it goes back online, we'll send out another post.

American Airlines has "basic economy" round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Aspen, Colorado (ASE) for $96 with a connection. Flights January to June on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Note: “Basic Economy” fares do not include a free carry-on bag. Only a personal item (like a small-backpack) is free. Checked bags cost +$25 each-way. Seats are randomly assigned prior to boarding. If you have an AAdvantage credit-card you can avoid bag fees.

Note: This was available on a "Regular Economy" fare last week for $140.

Report: Texas Is Fourth State With Most Illegal Massage Businesses In The United States

by Al Ortiz @ Houston Public Media

Almost half of them are located in Houston, according to research from the group Polaris

Black Board Bar-B-Q

by Daniel Vaughn @ Texas Monthly

Write it down: This new Sisterdale joint, which does more than barbecue, picks up where the memorable Maywald's left off.

The post Black Board Bar-B-Q appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Bush And Turner Criticize Congress For Delay In Approving Harvey Relief Package

by Al Ortiz @ Houston Public Media

The Land Commissioner and the Mayor testified before the Texas House Urban Affairs Committee during a hearing that was held in Houston

Why Did Houston’s Roads Freeze Even After Treatment?

Why Did Houston’s Roads Freeze Even After Treatment?

by Davis Land @ Houston Public Media

Houston roads saw some of the toughest conditions crews are able to treat

Texas’ And The Nation’s First Execution Of The Year Is Set For A Houston Serial Killer

by Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune @ Houston Public Media

Texas' "Tourniquet Killer" is set for execution Thursday. It would be the first execution under Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, a Democrat who oversaw the first year without an execution in the county for more than 30 years.

Rita Clements, The Power Behind a Governor, Dies at 86

by R.G. Ratcliffe @ Texas Monthly

The former First Lady of Texas was more than just a hostess. She was a political partner for Governor Bill Clements.

The post Rita Clements, The Power Behind a Governor, Dies at 86 appeared first on Texas Monthly.

DiverseCity: The Surprise Of Houston’s Multi-Culturalism

by Abner Fletcher @ Houston Public Media

A Houston resident talks about being surprised by the city's diversity.

The Year in Pho: Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Family Stories from 2017

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

| Wouldn’t you know it, there was a lot of pho fervor this year, especially at Viet World Kitchen! Instead of doing a year-end summary of the most popular recipes on the site, I decided to round up all the pho-related content that published during the past twelve months. I published tips, tricks, and recipes...

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Cheap Flights: Houston to Berlin / Dusseldorf $568 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/21/2017 @ 5:05 PM] Fare gone for now. This deal has been on-and-off for the past month, so it will probably be back again soon. We'll put up a separate post when that happens.

American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Berlin or Dusseldorf (TXL/DUS) for $568 with a connection. Flights from January to March. Flight may operate as a British Airways/Oneworld code-share.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Oslo / Copenhagen / Brussels / Zurich / Helsinki $476-$611 r/t – SkyTeam

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/02/2018 @ 4:13 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list. If it comes back in the next day we'll update this post with the details.

Delta, KLM, and Air France have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Oslo, Copenhagen, Brussels, Zurich, or Helsinki (OSL/CPH/BRU/ZRH/HEL) for $476-$611 with a connection. Flights from April to May, but the cheapest flights are only in May. Flight may operate as a SkyTeam code-share.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo may have this for a little less. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

Note: Avoid any Air France "JOON" fares by booking on KLM.

Texas Outlaw Country Gets a Major Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame

by dan solomon @ Texas Monthly

The legacies of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker, and more will be on full display.

The post Texas Outlaw Country Gets a Major Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Justin Timberlake Served (And Ate) Insects At His Album Launch

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Pop singer Justin Timberlake is a woodsman now, everyone! If the album art for his latest release, Man of the Woods (out February 2nd), didn’t tip you off immediately, the menu for yesterday’s launch party in New York City should do the trick. The AP reports that partygoers enjoyed “ants coated in black garlic and […]

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Flights from Houston to Ho Chi Minh City as low as $614

Flights from Houston to Ho Chi Minh City as low as $614


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FareCompare scans millions of prices every day to bring you the best deals on airfare. Save some serious cash on your next flight.

These are the 10 Most-Liked Airbnb Listings on Instagram

These are the 10 Most-Liked Airbnb Listings on Instagram

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

Airbnb released a list of their 10 most-liked listings on Instagram and the crowd has spoken: Everyone loves a home with a view — and it doesn’t matter if it’s a secluded forest, private terrace or amazing cityscape. Take a look at the Instagrams with the most likes and comments and you may find your …

This Company Is Making Human-Grade Cat Food

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

While you’re dining at the hottest vegan restaurant and shopping for your Whole 30 diet, are you watching what your cat eats with the same level of care? One company wants to reinvent cat food for the better. And as the proud human of two felines, I couldn’t wait to try it out. Delivered right to your […]

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Haitian Ad Agency Creates Campaign Around ‘Shithole Countries’

Haitian Ad Agency Creates Campaign Around ‘Shithole Countries’

by Alexa Noel @ The Points Guy

During a White House meeting on January 11, President Trump stated that immigrants from Norway would be preferable over immigrants from “shithole” countries like Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations, according to several reports. According to The New York Times, when Trump heard that Haitians were among those who would benefit from the proposed …

Saigon House

Saigon House


Visit Houston

Contemporary yet casual, Saigon House is a new Vietnamese café with a fusion twist located in Houston’s booming Midtown neighborhood. For convenience, there are a variety of made-to-order options for guests on the run including freshly pressed juices, smoothies and slushies and iced Vietnamese coffee. Additionally, counter service of made-to-order spring rolls and banh mi’s will be available. The full menu draws inspiration from traditional Vietnamese cooking with a blend of creativity. Traditional vermicelli and lomein bowls are kicked up a notch with the addition of seasonal vegetables and a more local nod to protein selection. Try the Shaken Tofu, a crispy battered tofu tossed in a sweet and tangy sauce, served atop rice and fresh spinach. After guests enjoy a meal, it’s just a short walk outside for the Main Street light rail and just a short stroll from the new Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). Saigon House is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WATCH: PBS NewsHour On DACA: Republicans Say There Won’t Be A Vote This Week. How Will Democrats Respond?

by PBS NewsHour @ Houston Public Media

The clock is ticking as lawmakers labor to find a way to keep the federal government running, hitting up against demands for more defense spending and a fix for the expiring DACA program

Houston Saigon Travel

Houston Saigon Travel


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Find Houston Saigon Travel in Houston with Address, Phone number from Yahoo US Local. Includes Houston Saigon Travel Reviews, maps & directions to Houston Saigon Travel in Houston and more from Yahoo US Local

Why Were Racial Categories Created And Why Do They Persist Today? 

by Abner Fletcher @ Houston Public Media

Al Martinez from the University of Texas thinks the ways we classify race are outdated and should be changed.

Oroblanco Grapefruit Salad Recipe (Goi Buoi)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Within the past seven days, I’ve made this salad twice. It’s that good. The first time was the day after Thanksgiving at my parents’ house. When I arrived, I notice in their entryway a basket full of oroblancos, a type of sweet grapefruit with a short season. My brother Dan brought them from Visalia, a...

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Nonstop Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $510 / Paris $619 r/t – KLM / Air France

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/02/2018 @ 4:13 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list. If it comes back in the next day we’ll update this post with the details.

KLM and Air France have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $510 or Paris (CDG) for $619, NONSTOP. Flights from April to May. Flight may operate as a Delta code-share.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo may have this for -$38 less. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Aspen, Colorado or Santa Ana, California $146 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/12/2018 @ 5:14 PM] Old post clean-up. Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Aspen, Colorado (ASE) or Santa Ana, California (SNA) for $146 with a connection. Flights are mostly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from January to February. Expect prices to fluctuate by +/- $20.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Auckland $994 r/t – Air New Zealand

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/12/2018 @ 5:14 PM] Old post clean-up. Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

Air New Zealand has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Auckland (AKL) for $994 NONSTOP. Flights from January to March.

Cole Beasley is the Latest in a Tradition of Dallas Cowboys Musical Acts

by Dan Solomon @ Texas Monthly

The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver suffered a down year on the field, but he’s chasing another dream this offseason: rapping.

The post Cole Beasley is the Latest in a Tradition of Dallas Cowboys Musical Acts appeared first on Texas Monthly.

In Vietnam: A Travel Diary In Photos | Houston Public Media

In Vietnam: A Travel Diary In Photos | Houston Public Media


Houston Public Media

Travel to Vietnam with Houston Public Media as our crew explores the country.

12 Bite-Sized Snacks To Eat Instead Of The Tide Pod Challenge

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

The latest trend in YouTube fame is the Tide Pod challenge! Sadly, this is exactly what it sounds like: chowing down on tiny pouches of poisonous cleaning product. Remember kids, just because everyone’s doing it doesn’t turn the pods in question into something edible. Let late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel explain: We get it — […]

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Apartments near Houston Saigon Plaza in Houston, TX | Apartments.com

Apartments near Houston Saigon Plaza in Houston, TX | Apartments.com


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We simplify the process of finding a new apartment by offering renters the most comprehensive database including millions of detailed and accurate apartment listings across the United States. Our innovative technology includes the POLYGON™ search tool that allows users to define their own search areas on a map and a Plan Commute feature that helps users search for rentals in proximity to their office.

Texas’ Infant Mortality Rates Vary Across State, Among Ethnic Groups, Study Shows

by SYDNEY GREENE, The Texas Tribune @ Houston Public Media

While Texas' infant mortality rate is lower than the national average, a new study shows wide differences in rates across different areas of the state and among different racial groups.

How To Dine At Noma’s Last Available Reservation For As Little As $10

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

There’s just one last table available at Noma’s re-opening night on February 15! And it could be yours for as little as $10. Noma is partnering with Omaze to offer a trip for you and a guest to Copenhagen to dine at one of the world’s best restaurants. But it gets better! Return the next […]

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Saigon Pagolac: A Houston, TX Restaurant.

Saigon Pagolac: A Houston, TX Restaurant.


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Saigon Pagolac: A Houston, TX Restaurant.

Study: Texas Infant Mortality Rates Vary Dramatically By ZIP Code

by Michael Hagerty @ Houston Public Media

A doctor behind the study explains just how much variation there is from area to area and what's behind the numbers.

Norwegian Dreamliner Breaks JFK Speed Record

Norwegian Dreamliner Breaks JFK Speed Record

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

While no commercial aircraft has come close to touching the record transatlantic flight time of the now-defunct Concorde, which clocked in at just under two hours and 53 minutes back in 1996, one subsonic airliner has now come closer than ever before. As The Telegraph reports, this Monday, a Norwegian 787 Dreamliner flew from New …

Cheap Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $436 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/15/2017 @ 3:42 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $436 with a connection. Flights February to April. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

Nonstop Flights: Houston to/from Chicago / Atlanta $80-$86 r/t – Southwest

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

Southwest has round-trip flights from Houston (HOU) to Chicago (MDW) or Atlanta (ATL) starting at $80, NONSTOP. $40-$43 each-way. Chicago flights January to April. Atlanta flights January to February. Weekends available. Origin/Destination reversible.

Cheap Flights: Houston to/from San Francisco $136 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/05/2018 @ 4:45 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to San Francisco (SFO) for $136 with a connection. Flights January to February on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

Note: Fare is "Regular Economy" with bags included.

Cottage Industry: Katie Kime Turns Bungalow into a Colorful Office

by Lauren Smith Ford @ Texas Monthly

How the Austin home and fashion designer used prints, patterns, and vibrant hues to create her dream headquarter space.

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BBQ News: 01/05 – 01/18

by Daniel Vaughn @ Texas Monthly

Smoked meat news from Texas and beyond.

The post BBQ News: 01/05 – 01/18 appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Texas Attorney General Says It’s Illegal For Schools To Bus Kids To Polling Places

by Aliyya Swaby, The Texas Tribune @ Houston Public Media

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an official, non binding opinion Wednesday saying school districts cannot provide transportation to get students to polling places unless the trip serves an educational purpose

Austin And Dallas On Short List For Second Amazon Headquarters, Houston Did Not Make The Cut

by Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune, Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune @ Houston Public Media

Houston is out, while Austin and Dallas are among 20 North American cities being considered for a second headquarters for Amazon, the online retailing giant announced Thursday morning

Nonstop Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $558 r/t – KLM

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/22/2017 @ 6:46 AM] Deal has been replaced by a better deal. Post updated in a newer post (linked).

KLM has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $558 with a connection. Flights from late-March to April. Flight may operate as a Delta/Air France codeshare. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

Note: We've seen cheaper deals to Amsterdam recently, but this is a very good price for NONSTOP flights which normally cost about $1100.

Three Charged With Capital Murder In Spring Couple’s Death

by Associated Press @ Houston Public Media

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says one of the men confessed to killing Bao and Jenny Lam, both 61, Thursday at their Spring home

Cheap Flights: Houston to Paris / Frankfurt / Munich $526-$539 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[12/15/2017 @ 3:42 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Paris, Frankfurt, or Munich (CDG/FRA/MUC) for $526-$539 with a connection. 7-day minimum stay required. Frankfurt flights from February to April. Paris and Munich flights are mostly in April.

Here’s How Much Texas Statewide Officials Have To Spend On Their Re-Election Bids

by Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune @ Houston Public Media

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller appears to be in the most financially competitive statewide primary, with his challenger, former lobbyist Trey Blocker, reporting a higher cash-on-hand number ahead of the March 6 primary

The ‘National Podcast of Texas,’ Episode Two

by Monte Williams @ Texas Monthly

Cruz 2.0, West Texas umbrellas, and our Bum Steer of the Year.

The post The ‘National Podcast of Texas,’ Episode Two appeared first on Texas Monthly.

5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

Even if you have a brand new suitcase, it doesn’t mean you know how to pack properly. Things like weather changes can make the contents of your suitcase irrelevant if you’re not prepared, sending you rushing to the store to pick up an umbrella, an extra clothing layer or charger and more toiletries. Or, maybe you’re …

Cheap Flights: Houston to/from San Francisco $106 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/12/2018 @ 4:47 PM] Deal is back on. Was $136 now $106.

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to San Francisco (SFO) for $106 with a connection. Flights January to February on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Note: Fare is "Regular Economy" with bags included.

Introducing the ‘National Podcast of Texas’

by Tim Taliaferro @ Texas Monthly

Episode one: Behind the scenes of the 2018 Bum Steer Awards.

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Two Texas Cities Named Finalists in Race for Amazon’s HQ2

by Leif Reigstad @ Texas Monthly

Both cities were considered favorites early in the process, but it remains unclear what they've offered the tech giant for HQ2.

The post Two Texas Cities Named Finalists in Race for Amazon’s HQ2 appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Knife Sharpening and Maintenance Tips

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Folks, working with a new blogging system is confusing. I made a mistake with part of this post. For a Japanese knife buying guide, see my 2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks. For this post, I’m focusing on how I keep my all of my knives in ship-sharp shape. Read on! Since I’d invested...

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Five Finds: Design, Style, and Travel Highlights

by Lauren Smith Ford @ Texas Monthly

A designer's Victorian renovation project in Taylor and a secret room at Hotel Emma make our debut list of best discoveries across the state.

The post Five Finds: Design, Style, and Travel Highlights appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Orange County vs. Houston: Two Vietnamese-Food Meccas In America. Two Very Different Menus. - Food Republic

Orange County vs. Houston: Two Vietnamese-Food Meccas In America. Two Very Different Menus. - Food Republic


Food Republic

Of all the places to find good Vietnamese food across the United States, two particular hotbeds stand out — Houston, Texas, and the wide swath of Orange Co

American Airlines Will Award Passengers Miles for Enduring the Inconveniences Of Air Travel

by Dan Solomon @ Texas Monthly

The company’s ”iSolve” system will allow flight attendants to deliver miles to inconvenienced customers before the plane even lands.

The post American Airlines Will Award Passengers Miles for Enduring the Inconveniences Of Air Travel appeared first on Texas Monthly.

Nearly A Year After FBI Raid, Texas Sen. Carlos Uresti Heads To Trial To Face 11 Felony Charges

by Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune @ Houston Public Media

State Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, a two-decade veteran of the Texas Legislature, is heading to trial in a criminal fraud case

WATCH: PBS NewsHour On DACA: Where Durbin And His Fellow Democrats Stand

by PBS NewsHour @ Houston Public Media

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says a Wednesday meeting with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly didn’t bring Congress any closer to an immigration deal

South’s Slow-Motion Freeze Begins To Relent

by Associated Press @ Houston Public Media

Texas and other areas of the south reduced their power usage Thursday morning after usage Wednesday hit a winter record

The Guide: A Dozen Things to Do in Houston

The Guide: A Dozen Things to Do in Houston


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Chef Chris Shepherd's favorite places to go in Houston, Texas.

Our Latest, Greatest Instagram #FRavorites

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

Surely you’ve noticed by now that we’re big fans of Instagram, so much in fact that we couldn’t stop photographing our food unless it was a life-threatening emergency. Despite groans from your dining companions when you forbid them from digging into their entrée before you snap it at just the perfect angle (sorry, we’ll get out […]

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Cheap Flights: Houston to Rome $410-$442 r/t – Delta / KLM / Air France

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/02/2018 @ 7:24 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

Delta, KLM, and Air France have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Rome (FCO) for $427-$442 with a connection. Flights in April. Flight may operate as a SkyTeam code-share.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo may have this for $410. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

Note: This seems to be an "Air France JOON" fare. Which charges a +$60 fee for checked bags. Carry-on is still free. A "regular" fare with checked bags is about $510-$530.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam $548 r/t – JAL / AA

Cheap Flights: Houston to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam $548 r/t – JAL / AA


Escape Houston

JAL and American Airlines have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam (SGN) for $548, with two connections.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Sydney $825 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD) for $825 with a connection. Flights February to June. Holiday blackouts apply. An Australian ETA (a visa) is required.

Note: Be sure to pay attention to the time/date change during travel.

Former KHOU anchor is headed into real estate

by lilyjangrealestate_r7m52d @ Lily Jang Real Estate

“I’ve been telling stories for a long time … and a *home* is where everybody’s story begins,” the post read. “I’ve had the privilege to live my American Dream in ways I never imagined. It would be my honor to help you with yours.” READ MORE

EastSide Tavern’s Tater Tots

by Daniel Vaughn @ Texas Monthly

Stuffed with brisket and cheddar, these long, crisp "potato sausages" are a revelation at Austin joint.

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Nelson’s BBQ

by Daniel Vaughn @ Texas Monthly

With a sandwich like the Nasty Nate and impressive barbecue, this one-man show in San Antonio has earned a loyal following.

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Cheap Flights: Houston to Hong Kong $494 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $494 with a connection. Flights January to February.

Century After Pandemic, Science Takes Its Best Shot At Flu

by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP @ Houston Public Media

Labs around the country are hunting for a super-shot that could eliminate the annual fall vaccination in favor of one every five years or 10 years

Chris Shepherd's foodie tour of Vietnam

Chris Shepherd's foodie tour of Vietnam


Houston Chronicle

James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd, whose menu at Underbelly restaurant is inspired by Houston's melting pot of cuisines, recently traveled to Vietnam. Vietnam's largest city, formerly known as Saigon, can be overwhelming with its sights, sounds and buzzing motorbikes - especially for culinary-curious, first-time visitors from Texas. First there were snails - tiny ones cooked in coconut milk, large ones cooked in chiles and garlic - at Oc Co Truoc, a makeshift restaurant in a small alleyway set up with a few charcoal grills and little chairs. [...] in quick succession, we met a captivating woman selling three different types of rice porridge on a street corner and encountered another woman, outside Ho Chi Minh's April 30 Park, who was making a toasted rice paper filled with ground pork, ground shrimp, herbs and quail egg. Somewhere along the way - between grilled pork cheeks wrapped in mustard-green leaves and a visit to Kim Salon for a $7 hair/face wash - Calvin got a serious look on his face and said, It's open now. There was a trip to Quoc Ky near the chaotic Ben Thanh Market, where I had a bowl of pho that was perfect in every way - imagine your favorite bowl of pho, then add a roasted peanut element to it. A short flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc is a small island on the southwest coast of Vietnam, with beautiful white-sand beaches and a growing number of resorts. Specifically, I wanted to visit Red Boat, a small-batch fish-sauce company that uses high-quality anchovies caught right off the coast. [...] we met with Red Boat owner Cuong Pham, who left Vietnam in 1979 to come to the U.S. After working in the tech industry for years, he decided to make a change and come home. Over a lunch of grilled squid and roll-your-own raw sardine spring rolls at Song Xanh restaurant, he told us why. (The anchovies are salted right after they're caught to stop them from spoiling.) For the transfer to land, we met the fishing vessel, employees put a wooden plank in between the two boats, then slid massive buckets filled with little black anchovies across. Link also took us to Cafe Duy Tri, one of the oldest cafes in Hanoi, where he showed us a coffee that's famous in the region: coffee beans that are eaten by a weasel, then excreted by the weasel and harvested. Apparently, the weasel only eats the best beans, and then the acid in its stomach breaks down the outer coating of the bean, releasing a natural chocolate flavor. Cha Ca, or fish pieces marinated in turmeric and sautéed at your table with green onions, dill and cilantro, then wrapped in rice paper with more herbs and peanuts. Cruising on the bay, we were surrounded by gorgeous green water and giant limestone islands, and enjoyed checking out a pearl farm and exploring a cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Before dinner, there was a mini cooking class where employees showed us how to make crispy spring rolls, which we ate later along with Goi Ga (chicken and cabbage salad), shrimp with coconut curry, and a beef and enoki mushroom soup. The flavorful pork broth bristled with crunchy wontons, roasted pork, sweet chile purée, and lots of fresh herbs and lettuce. Hoi An also is home to the wonderful Banh Mi Phuong, a little eatery that offers several different types of banh mi: roasted pork, chicken, bacon, cold cut and omelet, and additional combos. Nam Hai was so beautiful that we spent a lot of time there; we had a spa day, and ate several meals at the resort's ocean-view Vietnamese restaurant, which served a dish specific to the Da Nang region: Mi Quang, turmeric-scented rice noodles with pork, shrimp, herbs, shaved banana flower and chilies in a fish sauce-scented pork broth. Panko-dusted fish wrapped with lettuce and herbs, braised pork with coconut sticky rice, mango salad, green papaya salad and lots of fresh fruit for dessert.

Full Show: Apartment Rents, And Redefining Racial Categories (Jan. 18, 2018)

by Abner Fletcher @ Houston Public Media

On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about trends in apartment rent in Houston. We discuss the changing notions of race in our society. And a new documentary looks at the life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

Could Lupe Valdez (or Oprah?!) Be The Key to a New Texas?

by R.G. Ratcliffe @ Texas Monthly

The two campaigns have launched—kind of. Both are long shots to have any real effect on the state.

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Nonstop Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $434-$484 r/t – United

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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United has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $434-$484, NONSTOP. Flights from mid-January to March, midweek. Flight may operate as a Lufthansa codeshare.

Note: Some small OTAs on Momondo have this for $434. If you plan on booking there, beware of any site that charges a fee to cancel a ticket within the 24-hour “free” period. Use unknown booking sites at your own risk.

What’s In Store For Houston’s Apartment Market In 2018?

by Abner Fletcher @ Houston Public Media

We learn what Houston renters can expect if they’re looking for a new place or to renew their lease in the coming year -- and how that compares to 2016 and 2017.

Democratic Candidate For Governor Lupe Valdez Calls For Increased Minimum Wage, Is Open To A Tax Increase

by Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune @ Houston Public Media

Valdez spelled out some policy positions and avoided criticizing one of her main competitors for the nomination, Houston businessman Andrew White

A Coalition Is Coming for Dan Patrick—And It’s Not a Bunch of Democrats

by R.G. Ratcliffe @ Texas Monthly

Educators and business groups are lining up to defeat some of the Lieutenant Governor's allies.

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Confusion Reigns As GOP Scrambles To Avert A Government Shutdown

by Kelsey Snell, NPR, SCOTT DETROW, NPR, Susan Davis, NPR @ Houston Public Media

The president indicated in a morning tweet that he opposed House Republicans' bill to extend long-term funding for a popular children's health care program as part of a short-term spending agreement

Why There Are So Many More Animals on Planes Over the Holidays

by Doyin Oyeniyi @ Texas Monthly

Not all of them are trained service animals.

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Majority Of Americans See Trump’s First Year As A Failure

by Jessica Taylor, NPR @ Houston Public Media

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey finds Americans believe Trump has divided the nation in his first year as president. But people who backed him in 2016 continue to be firmly behind him.

What Impact Does The Winter Storm Shutdown Have On Houston’s Economy?

What Impact Does The Winter Storm Shutdown Have On Houston’s Economy?

by Florian Martin @ Houston Public Media

The icy roads have essentially shut down the city for two days now

Houston police reach out to Vietnamese community on local Saigon Radio

Houston police reach out to Vietnamese community on local Saigon Radio


Houston Chronicle

Houston police officers took to the radio Wednesday in an effort to continue outreach to the city's large Vietnamese population. Officer Vo of the Houston Police Department tweeted that he appeared on local Saigon Radio (900 AM) to talk about crime prevention.

United’s New Premium Plus Cabin to Launch This Year

United’s New Premium Plus Cabin to Launch This Year

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

American Airlines and Delta currently offer a true premium-economy product on select international flights, matching the offerings available with select foreign carriers. United’s been mum on the topic of premium economy, though — until today. In a memo to employees, the carrier finally shared its plans to launch a product later this year, called United …

Wyndham Worldwide Acquires LaQuinta for $1.95 Billion

Wyndham Worldwide Acquires LaQuinta for $1.95 Billion

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation will acquire La Quinta Holdings, Inc. in a $1.95 billion dollar cash deal announced Thursday morning. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2018, however, in the even that the deal falls through, La Quinta will pay Wyndham a termination fee of $37 million. Wyndham …

Cheap Flights: Houston to Brussels or Geneva $431-$472 r/t – KLM / Air France / Delta

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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Air France and KLM have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Brussels (BRU) or Geneva (GVA) starting at $431 with a connection. Flights from January to November. Flight may operate as a Delta codeshare. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.

Note: Be sure to check both "IAH" and "HOU" for availability.

Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Flynn McGarry has cooked at some of the country’s top restaurants like Alinea, Alma and Eleven Madison Park, created supper clubs and hosted numerous pop-ups in Los Angeles and New York City all before the age of 17. Now at 19 years old, McGarry’s back in the headlines, this time to star in the documentary Chef Flynn. […]

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People We’ll Miss 2017

by Leif Reigstad @ Texas Monthly

From our forty-third governor to the unofficial fishing guide for Caddo Lake, we lost a lot of great Texans this year.

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Saigon Travel And Services - Travel Agencies - Houston, 77072-2536, TX

Saigon Travel And Services - Travel Agencies - Houston, 77072-2536, TX


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Information about Saigon Travel And Services located in Houston 77072-2536, TX. Business is Travel Agencies.

Day-After Thanksgiving Turkey Pho Recipe — Pressure Cooker and Multicooker Edition!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

  Do you cook during the holidays with leftovers in mind? I do. There’s so much involved in pulling off a holiday meal to feed a crowd that I love to bank my efforts by repurposing ingredients and using up scraps. Many Americans make soup from the leftover turkey carcass and vegetable, but what about...

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10 Things No One Tells You About... Houston

10 Things No One Tells You About... Houston


The Points Guy

Here are 10 things you need to know to experience the Bayou City like a local.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Amsterdam $445 r/t – American + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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American Airlines and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $445-$500 with a connection. Flights scattered from February to June. 7-day minimum stay required. Flight may operate as a British Airways/Oneworld code-share.

Note: Be sure to search "IAH" and NOT "HOU" for availability.

We Dig The Ludlow’s Guide To Eating In NYC’s Lower East Side

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

If there’s one thing New York City hotels all need, it’s a friendly, concise, expertly curated guide to the neighborhood’s best eats. Lower East Side mainstay The Ludlow is handing out these cool little maps to make sure you end up exactly where you want. Here’s the map’s legend — check out all these great […]

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Turkish Airlines Offers 15% Discount For Booking Flights Through App

Turkish Airlines Offers 15% Discount For Booking Flights Through App

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Turkish Airlines is offering a 15% discount for any domestic or international flight booked through its mobile app between now and Saturday. The discount applies to both economy or business-class flights purchased between January 18 and 20, for travel between January 20 through December 31, 2018. The promotion seems to be part of a push to get …

Cheap Flights: Houston to Madrid $413-$480 r/t – AA + Oneworld

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

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AA and Oneworld partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Madrid (MAD) for $413-$480 with a connection. Flights February to mid-August. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required. Flights are cheapest in February and March.

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe (Suan La Tang)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Simple and satisfying soups are commonly served with other dishes to make a multi-dish Asian meal but you don’t always have to follow convention! When autumn’s chill recently set in big time, I decided to make a pot of hot-and-sour soup for lunch. It was a main dish bowl of soup, the star of the...

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The Dallas Mavericks Now Play in China as the “Lone Ranger Heroes”

by Dan Solomon @ Texas Monthly

”Mavericks” is tough to translate. So is ”Dynamos.” But we imagined ways that we could rename Texas teams in a universal way.

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Introducing Texas Monthly Audio Books

by Tim Taliaferro @ Texas Monthly

A new partnership with Penguin Random House turns classic Texas Monthly stories into audio versions.

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Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

Ho Chi Minh City has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories of war, writes Guy Wilkinson.

Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Since late November, my friend Andrew Janjigian and I have made a total of about 55 batches of this popcorn. It’s his recipe, which he shared with me after I wrote about MSG in pho. When he realized that I was open to tinkering with monosodium glutamate in cooking, he sent the recipe to me....

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Coming To Netflix: David Chang Gets Ugly Delicious

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

David Chang, the man behind Momofuku and subject of the first season of Food Republic parent company Zero Point Zero’s Mind of a Chef, is back on screens. Ready for his new show, Ugly Delicious? Premiering on February 23, the eight-episode series follows Chang as he travels, eats and hangs out with notable food personalities like Jessica Koslow, […]

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Capturing a West Texas Winter Wonderland

by Lauren Smith Ford @ Texas Monthly

"It was one of those rare moments." Photographers who were there for the snow among the cacti share their favorite images.

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Adventurers Explore Both Sides of Border in 1,200-mile Journey Along the Rio Grande

by Kathy Blackwell @ Texas Monthly

Over three installments, we follow a film team as they—by bike, horse, and canoe—document how a physical wall would affect the area, water, and its people.

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The Best Thing in Texas: Shea Serrano Fans Are Sending a Whole Bunch of Copies of His Basketball Book to Soldiers Deployed Overseas

by Dan Solomon @ Texas Monthly

The generous spirit of the Houston-based writer—and his online army of fans—continues to impress.

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Democrats Dig In On Immigration, Shutdown Risk Or No

by STEVE PEOPLES / AP @ Houston Public Media

The fight over the fate of the "dreamers" — some 700,000 people who were brought to the U.S. as children and are now here illegally — is increasingly becoming a test of Democrats' progressive mettle

New Chinatown, Houston

New Chinatown, Houston


Texas Monthly

1. Yes, Lee’s Sandwiches hails from California, but that just means it’s a spot where you can experience Melting Pot America in its myriad glor

The Pegasus 737 That Ran off a Cliff Might Fly Again

The Pegasus 737 That Ran off a Cliff Might Fly Again

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

After a Pegasus Airlines 737 nearly fell into the sea in Turkey last Saturday, engineers have started the process of recovering the damaged aircraft. Pegasus flight 8622 was traveling from Ankara (ESB) to Trabzon (TZX) when upon landing, the plane skidded off the runway and found itself hanging off the side of cliff — just …

Cheap Flights: Houston to/from Portland, Oregon $156 / San Jose, California $136 r/t – American

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

[01/05/2018 @ 4:45 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH/HOU) to Portland, Oregon (PDX) for $156 or San Jose, California (SJC) for $136 with a connection. Flights January to February on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Note: Fare is "Regular Economy" with bags included.

Cheap Flights: Houston to Dublin $527-$590 r/t – United / Air Canada

by Ren P. Artemio @ Escape Houston

[Escape Houston]

United and Air Canada have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Dublin (DUB) for $527-$590 with a connection. Flights from February to March. 7-day minimum stay required.

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