Good morning! These are a few headlines we’re watching this week.
The 2026 FIFA World Cup is coming to Houston!
Perhaps the biggest story this week is that Houston will be one of 11 U.S. cities that will host World Cup games in 2026. This is a big deal, Houston. Not only does this bring the city international exposure. This also means there are going to be a lot of business opportunities for the city.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said, “Today’s announcement is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the bid committee and many others. We are honored and excited to be awarded the opportunity to welcome sports fans worldwide to experience the 2026 FIFA World Cup in Houston. Our city’s diverse, community-driven, and innovative standing will deliver a memorable FIFA World Cup experience for the players, fans, and everyone involved. The FIFA World Cup will leave a legacy for the people in this city for generations to come.”
Let the celebration begin!
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Texas Republican Mayra Flores is the first congresswoman-elect born in Mexico
Republican Mayra Flores has made history in the recent elections by being elected to the as the first congresswoman born in Mexico. She won a seat — Texas’ 34th district — that was long-held by Democrats. Learn more about her in this Houston Chronicle story about her recent win.
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Spoiled Latina Summit on July 15-16, 2022
Previously known (and celebrated) as Spoiled Latina Day, this year Yvonne Guidry is holding a two-day summit for “ambitious and hustling women to be empowered, inspired, and pampered while investing in themselves.” Tickets start at $159 for both days.
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Alba Huerta wins her first James Beard Award
Houston cocktail bar Julep was awarded a James Beard Award this week. Alba Huerta, Julep’s owner, and award-winning mixologist said “Thank you to my city of Houston, Texas for loving immigrants. For loving immigrants like me, like my family, welcoming us, and giving us the path to opening our own businesses.”
This is the first time Houston has won a James Beard Award in a national category. It was also the only award this year to go to a Houston establishment. Learn more about Huerta in this PaperCity story.
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