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Looking for something to do? Houston has diversions that entertain, keep you fit ... and some that are just plain fun.

Houston is in Texas County, which is in the Ozark Heritage Region of southwestern Missouri. Houston is 85 miles east of Springfield, 50 miles south of Rolla and 35 miles southeast of Fort Leonard Wood.

For the music and arts lover, Houston’s Community Betterment and Arts Council hosts a number of professional artists, ranging from a singing cowboy to a flamenco guitarist. The season for the arts runs from October through March. Performances are located at the Stained Glass Theater. Twice a year local talent is in the spotlight. The first performance hosted by the council is the local Gala Opening. This event hosts many of Houston’s local talents. Hospice hosts the second event for locals by holding a talent show the first Friday of May. This event coincides with the Emmett Kelly Clown Festival.

The Houston Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of events throughout the year beginning in March with a home and garden show. In July is the Texas County Fair and Old Settlers Reunion. Other events throughout the year are: dog days, park concerts, Easter egg hunts and more.

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