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Actor and comedian Adam Sandler was recently spotted playing basketball at a gym in Sugar Land. Video posted to r/Houston on reddit.com and shared with KHOU 11 News shows the former Saturday Night Live star on the court at an LA Fitness. The person who recorded the video managed to even get a selfie with Sandler. Sandler was in town for the Netflix ‘Here Comes the Funny Tour,’ appearing Tuesday night at the Smart Financial Centre. David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider performed with Sandler – but they apparently were not spotted at the gym.   Fair Use Source:...

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The Texas city's convention district takes shape. With a few recent developments and others on the horizon, Houston is transforming into something few might have expected a decade ago: a pedestrian-friendly city. The 1,000-room Marriott Marquis Houston opened directly across from the George R. Brown Convention Center at the end of last year. This adds to the fast-growing convention district's 154,000 square feet of meeting space (including the city's largest ballroom), and unusual amenities such as an infinity pool and 530-foot-long, Texas-shaped lazy river. (Cont'd Below) But there's more to come to this section of Avenida de las Americas in...

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Houston has a warm annual average temperature, making it an excellent place to enjoy the many outdoor options just outside of town. From wooded trails to endless coast, here are great places to escape to nature around Houston. Brazos Bend State Park One word: alligators. Located southwest of Houston, just 45 miles away, you'll find the swamp and diverse nature of Brazos Bend State Park. Here, you'll find 37 miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails, some of which are wheelchair-friendly. Along the many trails are wild alligators and many diverse birds. Pack your pole and fish from shore and...

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Stainless steel tumblers have been the best invention for beverages since the koozie. Now, Whataburger is selling tumblers that look like Whataburger cups. Yes, this portable mug looks just like your typical styrofoam Whataburger cup. But now you can enjoy a freezing cold or piping hot drink anytime while still showing your orange and white pride. The idea may have been inspired by a Reddit user who hand painted his own YETI to honor his favorite burger chain earlier this month. Check out his version below:   It’s an admirable feat, but not one that most people would want to spend a...

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H-E-B on Wednesday announced it has surpassed 100,000 employees on its payroll in Texas and Mexico, becoming the largest privately held employer in Texas and one of the largest privately held employers in the United States. The retailer said it employs more than 90,000 at 332 Texas stores and more than 10,000 at 56 stores throughout Mexico. “This milestone represents our deep commitment to improving the lives of Texans and their families, and creating a work environment that brings the spirit of community to life every day while encouraging innovation, engagement and success,” said Craig Boyan, President and COO in...

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