Switch2Pure Grand Opening November 8th & 9th

November 7, 2018 by  
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Grand Opening on Thursday, November 8th from 1-7pm
Come celebrate with Switch2Pure and sip on matcha lemonade, adaptogen-infused drinks and biodynamic wine and enjoy vegan treats while you check out the brand-new space. Switch2Pure will have personalized, mini facial and skincare consults, a gift with purchase and the chance to win an amazing giveaway prize (that you won’t want to miss!).
PYT Grand Opening on Friday, November 9th from 3-7pm
Calling all boss babes! Pop by after work to mix and mingle at the Switch2Pure PYT grand opening. Sip on matcha lemonade, adaptogen-infused drinks and biodynamic wine and enjoy vegan treats while you check out the brand-new space. Switch2Pure will have personalized, mini facial and skincare consults, a gift with purchase and the chance to win an amazing giveaway prize (that you won’t want to miss!). Plus, don’t miss hearing Estela speak at 4pm about wellness, her journey to founding Switch2Pure and the gift of giving.
Guests can pop-in at anytime to join the festivities, shop the edit of luxurious, effective, clean beauty and chat with founder and head purist, Estela Cockrell, or schedule a private consultation at popup@switch2pure.com.

Mary E. Ramos

September 26, 2018 by  
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Mary E. Ramos | Family Law

At the helm of the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, which specializes in all aspects of family law, Mary E. Ramos is known as the gladiator of family law. From adoptions, divorce litigation and child custody to high-asset property division and more, the firm provides exceptional service and insight to each and every client. “From the first time I stepped into a family courtroom, my role as a family law attorney was clarified. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else with my life. Few people get the opportunity to do what they love every day, and I am blessed in being able to pursue my dreams as an advocate,” says Ramos, who’s Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization with more than 12 years of experience.

Together with her seasoned associates, Jessica Mikell and Lindsey Lewis, Ramos is a firm believer in continuing education. To that end, the team is active in various legal organizations, with Ramos maintaining membership in the Texas Bar College, which warrants four times the education requirement for all attorneys. Membership is an honor bestowed to less than 10 percent of Texas attorneys.

1214 Miramar St.
Houston, TX 77006
713-225-6200 • ramosfamilylaw.com

Will Adams

September 20, 2018 by  
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Adams Law Firm | Personal Injury | Family Law & Divorce

Personal Injury

Will Adams and his team represent plaintiffs in serious personal injury lawsuits. He is Double Board Certified in Personal Injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocates. Will has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyer in Texas and has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer® in Texas Monthly every year since 2010 and one of the ‘Top Lawyers for Personal Injury’ in Houston every year since 2006. Will shall serve as President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association for 2019.

Family Law & Divorce

The family law group at Adams Law Firm stands tall for Texans during difficult times. The firm has been representing families and individuals in a wide range of challenging family law and divorce matters since 1977. The firm is proud of the recognition of Attorneys Heather M. Bachman and John F. Lemos as among Houston’s Top Lawyers for Family & Divorce for 2018. Heather shall serve as President of the Fort Bend County Bar Association for 2019.

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. H205
Katy, TX 77494
281-391-9237 • adamslawfirm.com

Tyrone C. Moncriffe

September 20, 2018 by  
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Tyrone C. Moncriffe | Attorney at Law


Tyrone C. Moncriffe is board certified in criminal law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and certified first chair in death penalty cases in Harris County. Currently, he is a faculty member of the Criminal Law Institute. Moncriffe handles serious felony cases and always strives for excellence in the courtroom.

He graduated from Texas Southern University Magna Cum Laude and received his Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1982. Texas Super Lawyers® in Texas Monthly magazine voted Moncriffe as one of the best in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and Top Lawyers in H Texas magazine from 2008 to 2018.

He always believed that no goal is accomplished by one person. He acknowledges his wife Brenda and his daughter Chantel for constant support. His brothers Randy, Errol, Brian, and Burford and best friend Alvin Hubert have provided years of encouragement. He thanks his grandparents, Mary Moncriffe, Morris and Annie Conner and also his father Richard and Uncle Charles Moncriffe for never allowing him to give up his dreams, and the loving memory of his beloved mother Lois Moncriffe, who told him to, “always reach for the sky and even if you fail you will be among the stars.”

Moncriffe gives acknowledgement to Sandra Zimmer of Self Expression Center; she taught him the importance of, “being with the audience and not performing for them.”

Moncriffe has dedicated himself to constant self-improvement and providing the best representation possible for his clients. 

Tyrone C. Moncriffe Associates
1001 Texas Ave., Ste. 720
Houston, TX 77002
713-224-6628 • tyronemoncriffe.com

Cathy Herrington Hale

September 20, 2018 by  
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Catherine Herrington Hale

Family Law and Civil/Probate Litigation

Cathy Hale is the founder of The Herrington Law Firm and has represented hundreds of clients since 1998 in family law and civil/probate disputes. She is committed, along with her team of associates and paralegals, to providing quality legal representation to her clients and obtaining the best outcome through trial or mediation. Clients often note her passion for the law, respect in the legal community and accessibility of her firm. At The Herrington Law Firm, you will receive personal service and experienced advocates in the courtroom.

The Herrington Law Firm, PC
10190 Katy Freeway, Ste. 440
Houston, TX 77043
713-227-0050 • herringtonlawfirm.com

Julia Dean

September 20, 2018 by  
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Julia Dean 

Appellate Law & Estate Planning

In the legal profession, the trust built between attorney and client is just as important as the legal expertise the attorney possesses. Julia Dean is an attorney who values each client and takes the time to ensure their concerns are addressed. Ms. Dean has a dual emphasis, handling complex civil cases on appeal in both the state and federal courts. Further, Ms. Dean designs custom Estate Plans to suit the needs of each individual client, and her expertise extends beyond Estate Planning into Elder Law, Probate and Guardianship in order to support the client’s Estate Planning needs holistically. Not only are the practical elements of the Estate Plan addressed, Ms. Dean incorporates planning which focuses on the legacy of the individual or family. Ms. Dean explains, “We are unique in that we strive to not only create excellent legal work, but to care for and truly listen to our clients.”

The Dean Law Firm, PLLC
1650 Hwy 6 South, Ste. 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
281-277-3326 • juliadeanlaw.com

Travers & Travers

September 20, 2018 by  
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Travers & Travers
Family Law, Appellate Law, Mediation

Clockwise from left to right: Annilee Travers Reed, Sherrie Haussner Travers, Allison Travers Hamilton, Mack J. Travers

Providing superior legal representation in divorce and family law matters, Travers & Travers is a family of family lawyers.

These dynamic lawyers are family law leaders throughout Harris and Fort Bend Counties. From divorce, complex property cases, and custody disputes to mediation and appellate practice, Travers & Travers is experienced in all aspects of family law.

Travers & Travers is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Both Mack and Sherrie are Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Lawyers. Sherrie is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Travers & Travers
20501 Katy Freeway, Ste. 124
Katy, TX 77450
281-492-2166 • katylawyer.com

Pictured clockwise from left: Annilee Travers Reed, Sherrie Haussner Travers, Allison Travers Hamilton, Mack J. Travers

Larry Chamberlin

September 20, 2018 by  
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Larry Chamberlin

Family Law & Mediation

Family law, unlike any other type of litigation, pits loved ones and sometimes whole families against each other. Larry Chamberlin knows the law, is highly articulate, and can make all the difference in the world. He is well known among his peers for his effective skills, handling contested cases since 1988. Board Certified in Family Law, he is also seasoned in probate, providing estate planning, criminal defense and civil litigation.

“I explain my clients’ legal options and their consequences. I listen to understand their needs and desires. If they are unrealistic, I help formulate a reasonable alternative. I help articulate their experience,” says Larry.

Larry earned his Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School and is a life member in the elite national Order of Barristers. He has also received a Master’s in International Business Management at UT Dallas. He was accepted into Mensa more than 30 years ago, and in 2006, was elected to Psi Chi, the prestigious psychology honor society. Chamberlin Law & Mediation is certified by the BBB.

Chamberlin Law & Mediation
3724 FM 1960 Road W., Ste. 222
Houston, TX 77068
281-580-2222 • larrychamberlin.com

Barbara K. Runge

September 20, 2018 by  
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Barbara K. Runge

Family Law


Board certified in family law since 1981, Barbara handles divorce cases, complex property cases, custody cases, modifications and premarital and marital agreements. She is also a mediator and arbitrator. Additionally, Barbara represents clients using the collaborative method or litigation as determined by the case and the client’s desires. Her individual practice is only enhanced by her active participation in and dedication to many top legal organizations. Barbara has received numerous awards and honors, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Texas Tech School of Law, the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists’ David Gibson Award for Professionalism and Excellence in Family Law and the Outstanding Service Award for Texas Tech School of Law.

5615 Kirby Dr., Ste. 920
Houston, TX 77005
713-523-5363 • barbarakrunge.com

Osha Liang, LLP

September 20, 2018 by  
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Osha Liang, LLP

Intellectual Property

Osha Liang is celebrating 20 years in 2018! Congratulations to our H Texas Top Lawyers!

Osha Liang is a Houston-based intellectual property firm assisting companies with legal and technical services involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. The firm also provides consulting services such as IP valuation and IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, and venture capital financing. With attorneys, engineers, and scientists who collectively speak more than 15 languages, and with three domestic offices as well as offices in France, Japan, and China, Osha Liang brings technical expertise, legal experience, and a global perspective to any intellectual property matter. A list of industries and technologies served is available at oshaliang.com.

909 Fannin St., Ste. 3500
Houston, TX 77010
713-228-8600 • oshaliang.com

Pictured left to right: Jeffrey Bergman, Tammy Dunn, Aron Griffith, Jonathan Osha, Carlyn Burton, Seema Mehta, Thomas Scherer and Lisa Margonis (not pictured)

Robert North

September 20, 2018 by  
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Robert North | Property Litigation

NorthEngineer-turned-attorney Robert North combines his 23 years of legal and technical training with a practical approach to problem solving to provide effective solutions for the obstacles impacting his clients’ businesses. From traditional real estate transactions to litigation, North and his firm counsel land developers, community associations and other landowners on all issues affecting real property, including: title conveyances; easements and land encumbrances; contract, warranty, fair housing, restrictive covenant enforcement, real property finance and security agreements; lien priority and foreclosure; landlord/tenant disputes; and legislation affecting landowner rights. “I always look at the impact of my client’s decisions not just in the short-term, but also in the long-term, so that today’s decisions don’t become tomorrow’s disasters,” says North.

Among Robert North’s many distinctions include being selected as an H Texas Top Lawyer in Real Estate for 2014–2018, as well as being named to the Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars list from 2015-2017.

North Law, P.C.
1010 Lamar St., Ste. 1500
Houston, TX 77002
713-844-8030 • northlawpc.com

Jay Cohen

September 20, 2018 by  
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Jay Cohen | Criminal Defense

Jay Cohen is a criminal defense attorney focusing on DWI and drug charges. Jay—a certified practitioner and instructor in standardized field sobriety testing—continually gets excellent results for his clients by knowing more than the state’s experts, investigating every witness and staying current on the law. Jay is committed to staying one step ahead of the prosecutors. Certified as an ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist and in forensic chromatography for both alcohol and drugs, he can scrutinize every step in the crime lab’s analysis of the evidence. Jay analyzes his clients’ cases from all angles to ensure the best outcome.

Keeping innocent people innocent.®

FOUNDING MEMBER: DUI Defense Lawyers Association
MEMBER: The College of the State Bar of Texas; National College for DUI Defense; Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Chemical Society

917 Franklin St., Ste. 400
Houston, TX 77002
713-225-1900 • blasslaw.com

Oralia De Luna

September 20, 2018 by  
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Oralia De Luna | Immigration & Nationality Law

Being the daughter of immigrants and a first-generation American, Oralia De Luna understands the needs of her clients. Due to her zealous representation in immigration matters, she has earned the distinction as one of Houston’s top immigration lawyers for the past eight years by H Texas magazine, and 10 Best Immigration Attorneys in America for the past seven by the American Institute of Legal Counsel.

Individual and corporate clients worldwide turn to Ms. De Luna for business, family and employment-based matters. A leader within the profession, she has held positions in the State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section and Mexican American Bar Association of Houston.

Whether you’re seeking legal representation or advice in the green card, naturalization, visa processes and federal courts, Ms. De Luna has the experience to handle and answer your most complex immigration questions. Her firm maintains direct communication with clients and provides the utmost reliability, hence their motto: “Clients First. Excellence Always!”

De Luna Law Offices, P.C.
713-589-5269 • delunafirm.com

Principal Office
1627 Dunlavy St., Houston, TX 77006

Rio Grande Valley
320 W. McIntyre St. Ste. 10, Edinburg, TX 78541

Golda R. Jacob

September 20, 2018 by  
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Golda R. Jacob

Family Law

Golda R. Jacob has successfully practiced family law in the Houston area for over 25 years. Her strong commitment and dedication to clients has consistently produced outstanding results. Jacob and her staff have a reputation for providing personal attention to each and every client they represent. “We treat every case as a priority,” Ms. Jacob states. “We care about our clients, their children and their problems. We want clients to make it through the divorce process as unscathed as possible.”

Golda R. Jacob, PC, is experienced in every aspect of family law including adoption, divorce, property division and creative solutions, child custody, child support, child protective service cases, modifications, visitation rights, grandparent access, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and paternity suits. The combination of real-life experience and extensive legal knowledge ensures that the firm always provides outstanding legal guidance. Over the years, Ms. Jacob has maintained relationships with many clients who often seek her counsel regarding various legal issues including business law, estate planning, wills, trusts, bankruptcy, guardianship and probate.

Ms. Jacob was named to the Super Lawyer® list through 2011–2018. She is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Law Examiners, a member of the State Bar College of Texas, a member of the Gulf Coast Legal Foundation, and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

“I take the time to understand the unique situation of each client in order to act in their best interest,” says Ms. Jacob. “While our firm understands that litigation is not always the way to settle issues, sometimes it is necessary and when that happens preparation is everything.”

Golda R. Jacob and Associates, PC
440 Louisiana St., Ste. 1500
Houston, TX 77002
713-489-5656 • goldajacob.com

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz


Personal Injury/Business Litigation

Not only do their clients trust them, lawyers across Texas trust them too.

Throughout its illustrious history, over 5,000 lawyers have referred clients to the lawyers of Abraham Watkins. These lawyers understand Abraham Watkins’ philosophy: practice law at the highest level, work hard to achieve the best results for their clients, and honor your word.

For almost seven decades, Abraham Watkins has been recognized as a go-to trial law firm for injured victims, families who have lost loved ones, and businesses who have been harmed by wrongdoers.

The lawyers at Abraham Watkins want to work with you on your case. Their first consultation is free. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are ready to take your call.

800 Commerce Street
Houston, TX 77002
713-222-7211 • abrahamwatkins.com

Vernier & Associates, PLLC

September 20, 2018 by  
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Vernier & Associates, PLLC | Family Law


Vernier & Associates, PLLC, is fully devoted to the practice of family law, and has successfully tried numerous cases involving complex custody battles and property divisions. Our attorneys assist clients in achieving the most positive “restructuring” of their families through compassionate communication, zealous representation and expert navigation of complex legal issues. Ruth Lavada Vernier is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Michigan, the State Bar of Ohio, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Texas Lawyers for Children. She’s also a charter member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and a certified mediator and arbitrator. Associate Sebastian “Skip” Lanz, who concentrates his practice on criminal and family law, is a member of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Vernier & Associates, PLLC
2441 High Timbers Dr. , Ste. 110
The Woodlands, TX 77380
281-364-1187 • vernierlawfirm.com

Adventure Kids Playcare Halloween Open House

September 10, 2018 by  
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018: 5-7 p.m.
HOUSTON –Adventure Kids Playcare Memorial City will host a Halloween themed Open House at the new facility on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 5-7 p.m.
Adventure Kids Playcare Memorial City invites guests to a fun-filled evening at the new facility. Guests will receive staff-guided tours of the playrooms and children will experience Adventure Kids Playcare firsthand with free playtime. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating and to enter the costume contest with the chance to win prizes and exclusive Adventure Kids Playcare discounts. Light bites and refreshments will be served while guests participate in activities for the whole family including face painting and arts and crafts.
Located on the Katy Freeway near Gessner and Bunker Hill in the Memorial area, Adventure Kids Playcare fills the need for flexible, hourly childcare that is necessary as families become busier. The new facility is a safe and secure environment featuring a large indoor playground, multiple imagination stations, arts and crafts, video games, karaoke and an interactive system that offers artistic simulation, games and dancing projected onto floor mats.
The facility also offers parents a lounge area with free Wi-Fi, comfortable tables and chairs, along with cable and local television. The lounge can accommodate up to 30 people and is available to parents for meetings, as well as to organizations.
Adventure Kids Playcare is open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday, 7 a.m. – midnight and Saturday, 9 a.m. – midnight. To schedule a staff-guided tour, register your child, or to learn more about Adventure Kids Playcare, visit the website here or call 713-838-1414 and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Halloween Open House
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
5-7 p.m.
(713) 838-1414
About Adventure Kids Playcare:
Adventure Kids Playcare is a unique drop-in childcare center featuring an indoor playground along with multiple activities for children of all ages. The childcare center provides a safe and engaging environment for children while conveniently providing parents the ability to have a productive guilt-free day. Adventure Kids Playcare accepts children ranging from 6 weeks old to 12 years old. Children interact with one another while enjoying the many imagination stations, arts and crafts, playground, video games and more. Parents may drop off their children anytime with no reservation required following an initial, on-site registration, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday, 7 a.m. – midnight and Saturday, 9 a.m. – midnight.
To learn more about Adventure Kids Playcare, visit the website here or call 713-838-1414 and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

G. Scott Fiddler

September 1, 2018 by  
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G. Scott Fiddler
Employment Litigation

G. Scott Fiddler’s practice is focused on representing businesses and executives in employment and commercial litigation, including wrongful termination, wage and hour, non-compete, and trade secret cases. Fiddler is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law and in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, making him one of only approximately twenty-five attorneys in Texas with both board certifications.

Fiddler, who has also been named by Texas Super Lawyers® magazine as one of the top attorneys in Texas in employment litigation, believes experience and skill in a specialized practice benefits his clients through cost-effective, proven results. “We try cases, and we believe our track record in the courtroom benefits all of our clients,” says Fiddler. Because Fiddler routinely represents both employees and employers in the courtroom, he is in a unique position to understand employment cases from both sides.

Running a highly specialized practice means carefully selecting cases. “We don’t believe a law practice should be run like an assembly line. We limit the number of cases we take to ensure we can devote the time each case deserves to obtain the best possible results for our clients,” Fiddler says.

1004 Congress, 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

Raed Gonzalez, JD LLM

September 1, 2018 by  
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Raed Gonzalez, JD LLM | Immigration Law

Raed Gonzalez is the Chairman of Gonzalez Olivieri LLC. His firm developed into an immigration powerhouse, celebrating a legacy of success in difficult and complicated cases. In recent years, among many accolades, he had his third Supreme Court victory in Mata v. Lynch. Mr. Gonzalez and his firm are making a real difference in immigration law. His firm has experienced significant growth, and is currently 13 attorneys strong.

Each attorney is a generalist and an expert in their niche of immigration law. In addition to Mr. Gonzalez, the firm’s litigation team includes Naimeh Salem, Noel Zuniga, Daniel Ottaviano, Jorge Arias and Roberto Quijano, all experts in removal or deportation defense. The appellate team includes Alexander Afanassiev, who is certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, with more than a decade of experience, as well as Aaron Prahbu and Eric Brown, who handle appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, Circuit Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. The Business and Investment team includes Michael Dominguez (previously with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy) and Mario Gonzalez, who work on all types of employment and investment-based matters. Mr. Gonzalez and Ms. Salem also handle all family law cases with attorney Ricardo Tapia and Roberto Zavaleta. 

Under the leadership of Mr. Gonzalez, Gonzalez Olivieri LLC provides tactical solutions and expert knowledge to each client’s case.

Raed Gonzalez
Gonzalez Olivieri LLC
2200 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 550
Houston, TX 77098

Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival

June 1, 2018 by  
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Experience the very best wines from Rioja and tapas you will never forget!

The Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival of Houston is a one-day celebration offering a flavor-packed experience showcasing the best in food and wine culture from Rioja, Spain. Join us for the perfect Saturday filled with unlimited tapas and perfectly paired sips.

From first bites to endless wine flights, here’s what’s in store for our guests:

Your Ticket Buys You … Everything! A unique culinary experience of gastronomy and prominent wines from Rioja, all served by some of North America’s most forward-thinking food creators and bodega leaders. Experience Rioja through exclusive tastings, libations, hands-on wine seminars and more at the biggest wine event of the year! All guests are entered to win a Rioja wine cellar.

Going on its fourth year the festival welcomes over 50 of Rioja’s best winemakers and notable Houston and nationally renowned chefs in the stunning atmosphere of Houston’s iconic Corinthian venue. A portion of the proceeds will benefit charity. For more details visit https://www.riojafest.com.

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