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Just before 8:00 pm, a 16-year-old teen was swimming with several others in the San Jacinto River just above Lake Houston at East End Park in Kingwood. He was swimming back from one of the small islands back to the shore when his friends realized he was no longer with them. The area was extremely crowded and included several boats. Many of those boats had loud music which would have made it impossible to hear a call for help. Houston Fire Department was notified and responded with a rescue boat, and rescue swimmers. Just after 9 pm they turned it over to Houston Police and considered it a recovery effort. From East End Park it was extremely hard to get back to the river on the narrow, unmarked trails. Houston Police Marine Division along with Game Wardens from Texas Parks and Wildlife will resume the search in the morning using divers and side-scan sonar in an attempt to locate the teen. The deepest point where he drowns is approximately fifteen-feet with the river moving very slow with no recent measurable rainfall. Family and friends gathered as firefighters and police searched the area.

Houston’s Sugar Land Suburb Is One of the Most Diverse, and Exciting, Places To Eat in Texas

Increasingly over the past decade, Houston, Texas has become known as a haven for people who love to eat well. The city offers much more than just barbecue and Tex-Mex, although, let’s be clear, the barbecue and Tex-Mex are fabulous. However, there’s one specific suburb that deserves the spotlight: Sugar Land restaurants reflect a community of immigrants with impressive culinary chops.

FREE Ice Cream Social – Try 8 flavors

HOUSTON (CW39) Beat the summer heat with Central Market’s creamy craft ice cream! The gourmet grocer will host an Ice Cream Social from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, highlighting the flavors of Central Market’s small-batch ice cream and tasty treats. Shoppers are invited to visit...

FREE movie night at Houston Farmers Market, the old Canino’s

HOUSTON (CW39) Join the Houston Farmers Market for a FREE family movie night on Fourth of July eve, this Sunday, July 3at 6 p.m. The Sandlot (rated PG) will be projected on a big screen in front of the green space by Wild Oats. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chair to view the movie comfortably.

Houston’s longest-running BBQ restaurant shows no sign of slowing down

HOUSTON - Pizzitola’s has been cranking out East Texas-style barbecue since 1935, making it one of the longest-running establishments of its kind in the Houston area. Back when John Davis and his wife Leila opened the restaurant it was called Shepherd Drive BBQ, and it was one of only a handful of Black-owned businesses in town. Davis built two brick pits by hand, which he used to cook his briskets. They are still in use today.

Luxury Home Celebrates Sophisticated Elegance with a Touch of Whimsy

This stately neo-Georgian estate in Houston, Texas gets a modern makeover. The interior design brings a touch of old Hollywood glamour and sophisticated elegance to the comfortable family home. The 1930s historic home was originally designed by legendary Texan architect John Staub. The centerpiece of the home is the pool...

Preparing your pets for the 4th of July holiday

HOUSTON (KIAH) – While many families are getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July holiday, the Houston Humane Society wants to remind people about pet safety. Both watching and popping fireworks can be a fun and exciting time for many people. For animals, veterinarians say not so much. The humane society says the loud boom can be scary for animals. Which causes them to go hide or run away from home.

33 hoarded dogs relocated, treated by Houston Human Society

HOUSTON (CW39) Houston Humane Society rescued 33 dogs and are now working on relocating them to possible forever homes. The public has been supportive to the agency’s efforts by donating and contributing support of their efforts. HHS went online via Instagram to express their appreciation…. ANIMAL CRUELTY UPDATE: We...
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Upcoming Houston Food Events: Get Birds and Bubbles at an East End Gem

Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings:. The Capital Grille is bringing back its summer wine event, the Generous Pour, featuring six wines from the Antinori family, who have been producing wine in Tuscany and beyond for 26 generations. Starting July 5, guests are invited to sip as many wines as they wish from a collection of six labels of red, white and rosé from the Antinori family’s estates across the globe. Cost is $32, served with dinner, through September 4.

Yes, It’s Okay to Freeze Your Booze

During a Cognac tasting earlier this year I was given a surprise request. We’ve heard all of our adult lives not to put any booze except vodka in your freezer — you’ll lose flavor, they say (vodka usually doesn’t have much to lose). But when Vincent...

Pichurro's Mexican Grill now serving up Tex-Mex in Tomball

Pichurro's Mexican Grill opened on June 25 in Tomball and serves traditional Tex-Mex. (Courtesy Pichurro's Mexican Grill) Pichurro’s Mexican Grill opened at 24026 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. 100, Tomball, on June 25, according to owner Ivan Aguado. The restaurant serves traditional Tex-Mex dishes, including fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, nachos and queso. The new restaurant was celebrated with a grand opening and specials. 346-236-6990. Facebook: Pichurro’s Mexican Grill.

Popeyes opens new Sugar Land location in Telfair

Popeyes opened a new fast-food restaurant on May 18 at 137 Citadel Way, Ste. A, Sugar Land. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper) American multinational fried chicken chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen recently opened a new location in Sugar Land's Telfair neighborhood. Located at 137 Citadel Way, Ste. A, Sugar Land, Popeyes opened...