Why Silver is so Precious

Silver is a precious metal that has had a number of different uses over the years, including jewelry, coins, silverware, electronics and photography. Where is Silver found? While silver is found on every continent of the world, the majority of silver being mined today is found in Peru and Mexico, where the metal has been […]

Weekend Plans Uncertain? I’ve Got You Covered!

Weekend Plans Uncertain? I’ve Got You Covered! Let me start by saying that many of these events will most likely be cancelled because of inclement weather we’re expecting over the next several days due to Hurricane Harvey. Check with these venues before you purchase  tickets or head out. Saturday, August 26, 2017 • Bayou City […]

8 Ways That You Know Summer Is Coming To An End

1. You see the ever-constant “I can’t believe it” statuses. You know what I’m talking about. Every other person is posting something like, “I can’t believe that this summer is over and I’m heading back to school next week. Summer flew by!” In addition, he or she proclaims what year of college they are heading […]

How August Got Its Name

How August got its name is really no secret, but there are some that may not know how this month’s namesake came to be. A little history lesson: we’re going to travel back to the Roman Empire days. The original Roman year had 10 named months Martius “March”, Aprilis “April”, Maius “May”, Junius “June”, Quintilis […]

Is It Silver or Silver Plated?

How can you tell if silver items — like flatware, service set or a tea set — are real or plated? If you have been wondering if that old tea set is possibly worth a fortune, you’re not alone. Here are some ways to help you figure it out. Sterling or plate? Silver plating was […]

Recognizing the Love of Music

Last year, over 750 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21. It all started 35 years ago in France. In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would […]

Father’s Day Freebies 2017

Celebrate Father’s Day with these free and discounted offers and gift card deals including PDQ, Hooters, TCBY, Carrabba’s, Outback Steakhouse, Papa John’s, Ruby Tuesday and many more! Spaghetti Warehouse: Dads can choose from 15-layer lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs as a free entrée when dining in at Spaghetti Warehouse on Father’s Day. Firehouse Subs: Show […]

Great Things to do Father’s Day Weekend!

Saturday, June 17, 2017 Dad’s Day 5K in Downtown– Race against your dad in this 1K, 3K or 5K that kicks off in Downtown and continues along Memorial Drive. Proceeds benefit prostate cancer awareness. Registration starts at $20. 7:30am. Juneteenth Parade at Texas Southern University| FREE – Bring the whole family out to TSU for live music, […]

The History of Father’s Day

Betcha didn’t know that Father’s Day traces its roots to 1908 and 1910? Enjoy a short Father’s Day history lesson! Father’s Day is always celebrated on the third Sunday in June every year. FATHER’S DAY HISTORY Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day has a history that goes beyond greeting cards. The first known Father’s Day service occurred at the Williams Memorial […]

I’m Getting Married

Dear Dad, I am coming home to get married soon, so get your check book out. I’m in love with a boy who is far away from me. As you know, I am in Australia and he lives in Scotland. We met on a dating website, became friends on Facebook and had long chats on […]