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As a Houstonian,  flash flood warnings are unfortunately very common. Houston is prone to flooding and Imelda brings back remnants of what happened with Harvey. It is no fun having to remember the floods, the evacuations and the people affected by that tragedy.  This is why The Venture would like …

Connie Leon, making your blog successful
When Connie Leon started her blog she just felt a need to connect with other people. She didn’t know that her hobby could potentially be very lucrative. “I’m pretty sure there are people that just try to do (blogging) for the money, but I’m also pretty sure that if you’re … https://www.theventureonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Mary-Connie-interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Connie Leon, Founder of Houston Latina Bloggers, started her blog in 2009 while working for Harris County. It started as a project to practice writing, but while pregnant, she created a community of caring mothers.  While looking to other bloggers for inspiration like Heather Armstrong, Connie has evolved into the … https://www.theventureonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Chelsea-Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

What does it mean for a boy to become a man? Is it finishing high school, going to college, graduating and getting that perfect job? All while meeting the perfect mate and creating a family? By 20th century standards, that would be the plan. That was considered “right” and just …

Sometimes, being good just isn’t good enough. You have to be great. For the average person, good is sufficient, but for a real competitor, greatness must be achieved. Being a champion calls for so many different eccentricities that attribute to success. Heart. Discipline. Desire. Tireless work ethic. Composure. Integrity. The …

Latin Restaurant Weeks is turning up the heat in Houston this summer from June 2nd- June 16th, with a two week initiative to support local Latin restaurants and professionals in Houston’s culinary scene. Benefiting the Houston Hispanic Health Coalition, Latin Restaurant Weeks focuses on introducing Houstonians to participating Latin-owned restaurants …

“Everyone has a plan until they get hit.” Mike Tyson, one of the undersized, heavy-hitters in the heavyweight division quoted that fact; but it goes deeper than fighting. It’s life. We all think we know until reality shows us the contrary. As fighters, we prepare for chaos; an oxy-moronic phrase …

The Venture’s favorite panels and cosplayers of Comicpalooza 2019. Photos by André Brooks

It’s that time again, Houston’s very own and Texas’ largest entertainment & pop culture event Comicpalooza is back again for the 11th year. This year’s headliner is the one and only Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke, and for the first time ever Comicpalooza will host the inaugural ESPN Collegiate …

Local artist and community advocate, Jesse Rodriguez, uses his rediscovered platform to breathe life into Magnolia Park. Rodriguez, who stepped away from painting several years ago to pursue a career in the corporate world, rediscovered his love for artwork within the last two years. His loyalty to Magnolia Park however, …