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Houston has so much to see and do that sometimes locals forget to be tourists in their own city so Visit Houston has published a “To Do” bucket list for 2018. Houstonians are recommended to: 1 Eat breakfast at the Breakfast Klub in January; 2 Let loose at  Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show in February/March; 3. Watch the Art Club Parade in April; 4 Catch a live performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre; 5. Visit the Beer Can House and Orange Show Monument; 6 Take a photo at the Water Wall at the Galleria; 7 Spend a day in the Museum District; 8 Burp the Buffalo Bayou (pictured) and see the bubbles rise up in the murky waters; 9 Check out NASA’s Mission Control; 10 Feed the giraffes at Houston Zoo; 11 Go underground at the Buffalo Bayou cistern, a former reservoir opened as a public space in 2016; 12 Get in line at the award-winning Killen’s barbecue at Pearland.


January 22 is Grampian Region in the Houston city calendar. It was so designated by the Mayor of Houston to mark at exchange visit by a Grampian-Houston  delegation in the early 1980s.


Competitors in the 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon on Sunday, 14 January share prize money of $281,000. The winners of the men’s and women’s marathons each get $45,000 with the winners of the Aramco Half Marathon are picking up $20,000 each. The event which begins and ends at the George R. Brown Convention Centre, has grown to attract more than 20,000 entrants for the 26.2 mile, 13.1 and 3.1 mile races.