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Tropical Storm Bill Makes Landfall In Texas

Posted on · A tropical storm warning is in effect in the Houston area as Tropical Storm Bill begins to hit the coast. The storm is forecasted to bring heavy rains to the area over the next few days, along with the possibility of tropical storm force winds and tornadoes. The storm is expected to add to the […]

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Houston Matters: 10 Things I Love About Houston So Far

Posted on · Houston Matters is gearing up to discuss the Houston/Dallas rivalry. Houstonians, join the conversation Friday at noon talk@houstonmatters.org or 713-440-8870. In the meantime, Host Craig Cohen — native Midwesterner — shares his top ten list of things he loves about Houston so far.

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Don’t Quit Your Day Job, A Reporter Engages In Games With An Improv Theater Veteran

Posted on · This weekend, professional improvisers, much like those folks from the old TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway, will perform at the 2013 Houston Improv Festival. As a longtime improv performer myself, rather than just bring you the usual sort of interview, I thought I might flex my improvisational muscles, and engage festival organizer Todd Boring in some improv games and learn about the festival along the way.

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KUHF Conversations: Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow On ‘New Ballgame’

Posted on · The Houston Astros resume their series against the Texas Rangers tonight. The Astros kicked off the 2013 Major League Baseball season Sunday with an 8-2 victory over Texas. It's not just a new season for Houston — the 'Stros are in a new league, with a roster filled with new faces, a new manager — Bo Porter — and it’s all part of a new direction set by owner Jim Crane. KUHF's Craig Cohen sat down at Minute Maid Park with Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow to discuss what the franchise characterizes as a "whole new ballgame."

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Prague Shakespeare Company Performs Henry V At Main Street Theater

Posted on · William Shakespeare's play Henry V is currently being performed at the Main Street Theater in Houston. It's a co-production of Main Street and the Prague Shakespeare Company, a theater troupe based in the Czech Republic, but with roots here in Houston.

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KUHF Conversations: Proper (and Improper) Communication Between Teachers And Students

Posted on · A Santa Fe art teacher and a nurse's aide in Alief are among a spate of Texas educators recently accused of improper relationships with students. Former Houston Independent School District Press Secretary Terry Abbott is working with schools to identify, address, and hopefully prevent such situations. He tells KUHF's Craig Cohen this happens too often in Texas.