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Houston Gets ‘Shunned’ Again By RuPaul Drag Race

RuPaul's Drag Race - Season 8 Queens

Mama Ru is coming for you, unless you live in Houston! RuPaul’s Drag Race is returning with a court of queens so ingenious, a competition so unpredictable and a judges’ panel so packed with talent, you’ll be seeing stars…. sorta.. with the Houston smog.

Sadly you will not see a ‘Drag Star’ from Houston this season. Once again, the popular ‘Drag Race’ did not pick a contestant from the fourth largest city in America.

This will be the eighth season that Houston was passed over for the opportunity to parade our talent to the world.

Last year several LGBT+ venues spent large amounts of money to bring RuPaul Drag Race contenders to Houston, ‘parading’ these talented gals to our dedicated community.

Maybe Houston is a better city to showcase then produce? Highly doubtful, as Houston’s drag community has been considered one of the best in the nation! Maybe Houston will have better luck next year??!!

Regardless, the new season is filled with talent from around the country, including the spicy Kim Chi from Chicago, Naysha Lopez, and bizarre “fashion clown” Thorgy Thor from Brooklyn.

You’ll see the 12 new queens vying for the title of America’s best fake crier.

The premiere celebrates the 100th episode and 100th queen on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9PM ET/PT. Off with their wigs! You can get to know the contestants better in this little meet-and-greet video.

A Montrose Makeover In Time For Super Bowl

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Super Bowl is coming and Montrose will get a make over with new signage, median designs and bridge lighting, all part of making the historic and iconic neighborhood shine.

“Montrose is different than any other place in the city of Houston. It deserves an opportunity to build upon that unique character,” said Tony Allender, project manager for mobility and visual enhancement projects at the Montrose Management Distric.

The phase of new signs and revamped esplanades will be1024x1024-300x144 A Montrose Makeover In Time For Super Bowlgin in the next few months, with lighting on the bridges going over U.S. 59 expected to be completed in time for the Super Bowl next year in 2017.

The gray markers will be about nine feet in height, with LED backlights that changes color. The first phase will put up 19 out markers and redo esplanades along Montrose, Yoakum and Lovett Blvd.

The esplanades will have vegetation, trees, some planting and hardscape landscaping. “They’re intended to be very attractive, very distinct. Something that can be managed over the long-term,” he said.

Confrontational Activist And Gay Publisher Has Died.

Tim Campbell
Tim Campbell

Gay activist and publisher Tim Campbell, has died. He passed away on December 26 at a local Houston hospice. He was 76. Campbell had suffered from an aggressive form of esophageal cancer.

Campbell founded the Twin Cities gay newspaper GLC Voice and served as its editor until 1992.