Working Downtown at Houston’s Hilton Americas

HOUSTON HILTON AMERICAS by cartoonityvuehoustonWas thankful for PSAV Presentation Services work at the Hilton Americas setting up A/V & projection for a large convention last week. It was another beautiful clear dry Houston spring day.

The Hilton is located at 1600 Lamar Street, right next to downtown’s Discovery Green park and the George R. Brown Convention Center.  It’s just a stones throw from the Toyota Center [NBA Rockets Home] and Minute Maid Park [MLB Astros Home]. And just across the freeway is BBVA Compass Stadium [MLS Dynamo Home]. It’s all right in the midst of the revitalized convention district of Houston.

So, Get outside and enjoy these days before the heat and humidity soon come !


George R. Brown Convention Center from Hilton Parking Garage

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Houston Skyline View Looking West from a Hilton Conference Room. The building behind the palm trees on the left is the Toyota Center. Home of NBA’s Houston Rockets.

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HOUSTON'S TOYOTA CENTERcartoonityvuehouston says GO ROCKETS !!

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USA vs. ARGENTINA at NRG Stadium Houston ~ June 21st !

It’s going to be typical ‘June in Houston’ type weather. So the roof will probably be closed. The name has changed but NRG Stadium [ formerly Reliant Stadium ]
is ready and waiting to host Copa America Centenario Semifinals match-up
on Tuesday June 21, 2016 at 8pm . And yes, the AstroDome is still there.

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It is the BIGGEST GAME ever, maybe, to come to Houston, Texas !
The US Men’s National Soccer Team takes on Lionel Messi and
Argentina in a semifinal match.

Houston’s winner goes on to the COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO FINAL game versus the winner of the June 22nd semifinal in Chicago between COLOMBIA & CHILE.  Final match is June 26, 2016 in East Rutherford, NJ.

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Beholder’s a 1/5 Favorite in Saturday’s Vanity Mile at Santa Anita

One of my favorite racing horses is the lovely and beastly lady Beholder. She is 1/5 favorite in Saturday’s Race 7 Vanity Mile at Santa Anita.

Watch the live-stream on XBTV Live. Santa Anita Edition Full-Card Coverage starts Sat, Jun 4 2016 3:30 PM CST.

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RACING CARDS & Racing Information for Santa Anita, Arcadia , CA

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Love Watching LIVE Horse Races from Santa Anita Park !!

For the lovers of everything horse racing, the live streaming presented by The Stronach Group’s new racing channel called XBTV.COM is a very special thing.

The next two Saturday’s May 28th and June 4th, XBTV will provide full-card racing from Santa Anita Park in beautiful Arcadia, CA.  “HERE” are the EquiBase Entries for Santa Anita Park for the 11 races on Saturday, May 28th.

santa.anita.xbtv.1Santa Anita Park is this years host to The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 !

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PREAKNESS DAY ~ MAY 21,2016 ~ FULL CARD COVERAGE !!

PREAKNESS DAY #141 ~ SATURDAY MAY 21, 2016 ~ PIMLICO RACE COURSE     

THIS IS VERY NICE ! FULL RACE CARD STREAMING COVERAGE BY XBTV.COM

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~ Full Pimlico Equibase Race Card – May 21, 2016

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Toyota Center – Houston’s Downtown Arena

The Toyota Center in Houston is the home of Houston’s NBA Houston Rockets and hosts other events and concerts.

Houston-Downtown-Toyota-Ctr-b.t.ct.700x394This past weekend the Ultimate Fighting Championship came to town for UFC#192. Saturday’s UFC 192 event drew an announced attendance of 14,622 fans for a live gate of $1.859 million.

NBA basketball preseason is upon us with Houston Rockets hosting Dallas Mavericks on October 7th.

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SAY WHAT ? – ASTROS in 1st Place in MLB AL WEST !

With 162 games in a LONG regular season, I’m not much of a baseball fan until it
really counts, in October….finally playoff time. So I had to double check when I saw this.  But the Houston Astros are presently 72-58,  good enough for 1st in the AL Western Division. They have the most wins in a season since 2010 and still have about 30 games left to play ! 

Hou-Astros.156x149Wondered how this could be ? Found this very interesting article in USA Today: “Overshifting a huge part of first-place Astros’ success”.

Apparently a key reason is by using a complex statistical model as a guide for their innovative and aggressive defensive shifting on the field. The Astros lead all of baseball with 587 overshifts according to Baseball Info Solutions data . This has helped them become one of the better defensive teams in MLB.

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Always loved that retractable roof at Astros ball field Minute Maid Park. (AKA The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field)

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