A Peek at Peckerwood

After years of benign neglect, several of Houston’s major public parks and gardens are being transformed. The Memorial Park Master Plan, for example, is a complete revamp of the city’s most-used and largest (nearly 1500 acres) urban-center park. The plans were approved by Houston City Council in April 2015, and work has already been underway

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How to Don a Derby Hat

This Saturday, May 7, marks the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. It’s a minor holiday at our house, complete with bourbon cocktails and a Southern menu at dinner. Besides mint juleps and “My Old Kentucky Home,” what else do you commonly associate with “the run for the roses”? I’ll

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Horsing Around

People often talk about bucket lists – that is, things we want to do before we’re, well, dead. Yours might be to climb Machu Picchu, restore an MGB or go on a cattle drive a la Billy Crystal in City Slickers. My own bucket list includes learning to surf and playing polo.