🌱 Surfs Up + Wine Haven + What is Wuxia – Patch | Directory Mayhem

Wake up Space City! It’s Chris, your humble servant of the Houston Daily – I’ll get right back to you and know what’s happening. Today we look at:

  • Surfing opportunities are coming to Houston.
  • A working farm and winery within the city limits.
  • An action-packed foreign fantasy film event.

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Here are today’s top stories in Houston:

  1. Talented and amateur surfers alike will be excited to know that HTX Surf is coming to Generation Park on Houston’s north side in Fall 2024. The site will feature a structure called Wavegarden Cove Lagoon, which will use breakthrough technology to replicate ocean floor waves. The waves in the lagoon can be controlled via a panel that shows different types of wave types and modes. The Wavegarden itself is also divided into two areas: Bay and Reef. The Bay Area offers perfect surfing conditions for beginners, while the reef can create waves that will challenge even the chilled surfer bros. Radical guy! (KTRK-TV)
  2. Hidden beneath the concrete jungle of the Beltway and I-10 is a little paradise where wine lovers can hand-feed chickens. Nice Winery isn’t just a commercial winery, it’s a full-fledged working farm with chickens, vegetable gardens and a mission to support cancer research. Sommeliers and chefs Ryan Levy and Ian Eastville run the winery and are excited to share their little piece of land with longtime Houstonians. Levy shared: “I love finding people who have lived here all their lives. I’m a Houston native and there are people who have lived here their entire lives and they stop and say, ‘I never thought we’d have farms within the city limits again.'” Grab a glass and taste soon a Houston born and bred wine at Nice Winery.(KPRC Click2Houston)
  3. The Houston Wuxia Festival introduces a week-long celebration of high-action, martial-arts-centric foreign fantasy films screened at multiple venues. The event is being organized by the Taiwan Academy of Taipei Business and Culture Bureau in Houston, which hopes to promote Taiwanese directors across the city. Marian Luntz, curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, helped organize the event and described the experience as enlightening. The Wuxia Festival will screen films at Rice University, Asia Society Texas Center and the Museum of Fine Arts. See the attached article for more information on times and films. (Houston Chronicle)
  4. Heirloom soil product development manager in Porter, Texas and gardener extraordinaire Mark Bowen shared his gardening hacks for the fall season. First, Bowen says now is the best time to plant long-term crops like shrubs, trees, and other groundcover. This is because the fall season gives these plants more time to take deep root. Second, Bowen recommends loosening your soil by adding 3-4 inches of compost to compacted garden beds before replanting to allow for better drainage. He also says rose soils are usually best for new beds. Finally, it’s a great time of year to improve your soil by under-fertilizing your beds with compost by laying compost on top and then mulching. You can then also top dress your lawn by aerating the core and then laying more compost over your lawn to increase moisture absorption and loosen the soil. (Houston Chronicle)
  5. Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz was found not guilty in the 2019 shooting and death of Pamela Turner. The incident in question occurred while Delacruz was attempting to arrest Turner on pending misdemeanor warrants. When Turner resisted arrest, Delacruz reached for his stun gun. However, he was unable to connect to the gun before Turner stole it from him and stabbed him in the groin. This prompted Delacruz to draw his pistol and fire five shots at Turner, eventually killing her. Turner and Delacruz knew each other prior to the incident, as Delacruz often patrolled the apartment complex where she lived. Turner suffered from schizophrenia, a condition Delacruz knew about before her death, according to her daughter. After reviewing the evidence, the jury ruled that Delacruz had acted in self-defense. Meanwhile, Turner’s family attorney, Benjamin Crump, said, “When will it end if the police keep getting away with killing black women and have no accountability?” (Houston Public Media)

Headlines you need to see:

  • The American League Division Series (ALDS) kicked off last night at Minute Maid Park with the Astros taking on the Mariners. In celebration of the postseason, the Astros Store is full of new merch to check out if you’re in a game. (KHOU 11 messages via Facebook)
  • An electric air taxi was tested by a Chinese company in Dubai on Monday. It will be many years before the flying vehicles find widespread application, but they could one day offer alternative travel through congested areas. (ABC13 Houston via Facebook)
  • Memorial Park opened a new .36-mile section of the trail that offers stunning views of bridge-spanning gorges. The trail runs along the north side of the land bridge and prairie area. (ABC13 Houston via Facebook)

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