Happy birthday, Market Square Park!

By: Kate Withall

Loved seeing Downtown Houston, and its Historic District, featured in wheretraveler.com. Downtown truly has a lot of hidden gems and we have been proud to work on many downtown projects. In fact, Market Square Park, a neighborhood park in the heart of Houston’s Historic District, turns 5 today. Elmore PR helped open the park in a way that was meaningful to the area and celebrated the feeling of a neighborhood gathering. We are thrilled to see Market Square Park held up as an example of what can be achieved in the heart of a city. Happy birthday, Market Square Park! Check out the article here.

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Tingly Happiness at Periwinkle Camp

By: Kim Tarleton

It’s been years since my own camp experience, but attending Camp Periwinkle this month reminded me of the magic of summer camp. It was my first visit to Camp Periwinkle, hosted by our nonprofit client The Periwinkle Foundation every summer for children ages 7 to 15 with cancer and blood disorders who are receiving treatment at Texas Children’s Hospital. Continue reading “Tingly Happiness at Periwinkle Camp”

Are you going to ride METRO for free next week?

By: Susan Elmore

When I first heard this on the radio in June, I made a mental promise to myself that I would ride the free bus to work. And home. And, perhaps even to exercise class!

Why am I so obsessed?  I’m a native Houstonian. I can count the number of times I have ridden a bus on two hands. When you take away riding a bus to camp and a paid shuttle to the airport, I can count the number of times I’ve ridden a bus in Houston on one finger… as in ONE TIME.

It was the spring of 3rd grade. I was living in Afton Oaks and going to Will Rogers Elementary on Richmond Avenue.  Those of you from back in the day may recall that Will Rogers was next to the Hattie Mae White Headquarters building for HISD, dubbed the “Taj Mahal” by skeptics of big education. The Taj Mahal is now a Costco, and Will Rogers Elementary was an “experimental” school. Trust me – experimental education can be a challenge for a nine-year-old girl. But, I digress. Continue reading “Are you going to ride METRO for free next week?”