Diving behind a stack of paint-splattered tires on the speedball field, the player catches his breath before unleashing fire on an opponent, who peeks out from behind a wooden spool. Next, they weave through brush-lined trails and take aim from lean-tos on the castle course or crawl through the tubes that throng the hyperball field. Before they commence these bouts on one of Brazos Splat Games' five fields, however, guests shield themselves in protective goggles and ready their semiautomatic markers in the netted staging area. Trained referees oversee 15- to 30-minute games that rotate through a variety of scenarios including Capture the Flag, Elimination, and Name That Rembrandt.
A decidedly pastoral sight surrounds Royalty Friesian’s stable: from a carpet of high emerald grass rise the powerful legs of regal friesian horses, whose jet-black coats and long, glossy manes do nothing but stand out against the green backdrop. These well-tempered steeds, bred from esteemed Dutch bloodlines, are ideal for the private lessons at Royalty Friesian and impressive exits after tossing a sheriff’s badge in the dust. Approved by the Friesian Horse Association of North America (FHANA), the stable’s expert staff breeds friesians and has produced world-champion show horses. The staff also helps others prepare their horses for review by FHANA, as well as the Friesian Registry System.
Golf Etc. features a bevy of bogey-friendly products from brands such as Titleist, Ping, Bridgestone Golf, Adidas, Callaway, TaylorMade, and more. In addition to its armory of traditional fairway artillery, Golf Etc. also builds, repairs, re-grips, and re-shafts trusty clubs at its on-site workshop. Re-gripping is $3 per club, plus the price of grip, and can be completed the day the clubs are brought in. If your club handle is already gripped for success, you can opt for a one-hour video golf lesson ($80), which uses a digital coaching system known only as V-1 to give golfers a clearer understanding of their swing and teach them how to harness its inherent energy to jump-start a dead golf-cart battery. Golfers can also get their drivers fitted ($75) and find out which long-distance clubber is best for their game using the Swing Labs Digital Fitting System. Short-gamers can practice putts on a 280-square-foot indoor green that features authentic challenging breaks. Prices provided are from the Pearland store and may vary by location.
Crafted from health-conscious ingredients and prepared with fresh toppings, Orange Leaf's low-calorie frozen yogurt satisfies sweet teeth while providing bodies with tasty calcium and delicious protein. Stop by the bountiful fro-yo buffet and construct sweet soft-serve works of art. Combine fruity and dessert-inspired flavors such as white chocolate, tart, and Dole pineapple, with dozens of self-serve toppings, such as Oreos, fresh fruit, peanut butter, and atmosphere-flavored oxygen. Upon completing a tasty tour de force, customers submit their mini mountains of bespeckled goodness for weighing, paying 44 cents per delicious, edible ounce.
Mary O'Connor sprouted from a huge family tree, one so big that the town of Port O'Connor, Texas was named after her family. She married into a clan of equal size, the Bramans, and looked after her children and grandchildren, cultivating their talents. She recognized in her grandson Joe a natural aptitude for the culinary arts, and she set him on his path to become a chef, sommelier, vintner, and person who eats sometimes.
Today, Joe owns and runs Braman Winery, honoring his grandmother with every ounce of wine he bottles. He creates complex flavor profiles in his wines, whether they're straight cabernet sauvignons, meritage blends that include sweet malbec grapes, or drier whites such as his pinot grigio. The winery also offers an assortment of meats, crackers, and cheese available for purchase along with unique items from the gift boutique.
Xplosive Fireworks supplies Houston with the colorful pyrotechnics necessary to to celebrate with a bang. They carry kid-friendly sparklers and party poppers that snap loudly when hurled against the ground. For more eye-grabbing incendiaries, folks can stock up on whistling ground spinners, fountains that spew fire skyward, and a few more explosive novelties to light up the night sky.