Heights Epicurean Farmers Market
Every First Saturday of Each Month

Handmade, home-made, locally grown or sustainably produced in Texas. Participating vendors showcase everything from dog biscuits and organic baby food to infused vinegars, locally-roasted coffee, bakery goods, chocolates, preserves, hot pepper jellies, handmade soaps, candles and skin care products. We have featured flowers, local honey, baked goods, coffees tea and cocoa, chocolates and more.
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Look What Is Blooming in First Ward

We are well into spring and the flowers are beginning to bloom and display their vibrant colors, but there is one huge flower bed that has been blooming since fall of 2016 and continues to bloom in First Ward. This is not any ordinary bed of flowers. This bed of flowers lies on Houston Avenue between Edwards Street and Bingham Street, in front of the closed Brock Elementary School.



We began first and foremost by sipping on some tea and enjoying the delicious cherry cheesecake by Royal Tarts. The conversation then started by us sharing what it is we were actively doing in our lives that expressed creativity. This did not have to be what our true passion was, but just something that kept the channels of life energy flowing through us so we stayed inspired to create. We then shared the very inspiring video by Martha Beck that discussed the importance of creating and how the creative process and the end product have a profound effect on the world.


What if the way we live completely embraces who we are – the imperfect, improper, clumsy and beautiful mess. What if we stopped stressing about having a perfectly organized home and do what we can. What if we stop working till last minute and skipping meals because we enjoy taking care of our body. What if we stop hiding every freckle, wrinkle and spot on our face because beauty is impermanent and fleeting.

Houston's Lost History: Downtown Flood of 1935

People tend to forget we live in a swamp. Houston wasn't considered very habitable until the invention of air conditioning. We used to lead the nation in cases of yellow fever and cholera, and we had frequent cases of malaria well into the 50's. The large number of bayous has been a constant source of flooding, the Flood Control District starting converting the bayous in the 1950's from muddy rivers to the managed culverts you see today.
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Obsidian Theatre Presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The Best Rock Musical Ever!” – Rolling Stone

Shamelessly enjoyable! … An Unqualified Pleasure” – NY Times

Obsidian Theatre in association with Standing Room Only Productions is proud to bring the cult classic rock musical, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, to Houston audiences June 7 - July 1.

Ferrel Phelps Struggle to Save Freedman's Town   Ferrell Phelps Energy For Freedmans Project
Tales From The Bayou City - Rowdy Roddy Piper   A Pleasant Conversation With Miltos Yerolemou
The International Day Of Peace   Craig Kinsey, American Roots And Machines CD
Ace Frehley's Space Invader   The International Day Of Peace September 21
A Curry On An American Plate - New Comedy   It Got Late Early Out There
New Generation of Saudi Artists, Station Museum   Play With Extremely Long Title Proves to be Short and Sweet
Houston's Chicken Or Egg Gentrification   FULKS
Houston Via Colori® Street Painting   Madonna's Rebel Heart Beats Loud In Houston


Houston's Lost History: Louis Dickerson, Godfather of the Fifth Ward

The Fifth Ward has a turbulent past. For decades it has been synonymous with crime and violence, earning it the monikers Little Pearl Harbor and the Bloody Fifth. At one point during its darkest times during the 70's and 80's there were more murders per capita committed at the corner of Lyons and Jensen than anywhere else in the entire United States. But the Fifth Ward wasn't always a crime plagued neighborhood that was ignored or feared by the outside world. Read the full article>>


Houston's Lost History: Camp Logan Race Riots
The early fall of 1917 was one of the darkest times in Houston's history. World War One was raging in Europe and the United States was beginning to ship thousands of soldiers overseas. Our governor, James “Pa” Ferguson had just been removed from office for embezzlement. The city was reeling from the sudden death of our first Hispanic mayor Joseph Pastoriza. Pastoriza had been in office less than three months before suddenly dying of a heart attack. His successor, Joseph Hutcheson, had been in office barely two months when the bloodiest day in Houston's history occurred.
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Houston's Lost History: 1867 Yellow Fever Epidemic

Houston's Medical Center is one of the most impressive and respected facilities of its type in the world. Between UTMB, M.D. Anderson, Texas Children's Hospital and many more hospitals we are at the forefront of medical science. However Houston's position on the Gulf of Mexico and it's location surrounded by bayous meant Houston was once home to many diseases that are unknown here today. In the last century Space City was hit by episodes of cholera, malaria and yellow fever. In 1867 our susceptibility to tropical disease killed a tenth of the population.
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Houston's Lost History: Great Fifth Ward Fire of 1912
When you think of disasters and Houston the first thing that comes to mind is of course hurricanes. We don't earthquakes, and being as flat as we are mudslides are impossible. It's the storms we remember, names like Alicia, Allison, and Carla bring back memories of utter destruction and death. But in times past Houston had serious issues dealing with fire. Strong winds and dry seasons can lead to tragedy, and on February 21, 1912 the Fifth Ward burned to ash in just three hours. Read the full article>>

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