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Houston Matters Exclusive: Rep. Kevin Brady on Healthcare and Taxes

Posted on · Rep. Kevin Brady discusses the GOP healthcare plan and his pursuit of tax reform. Plus he updates us on the status of his colleague, Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot in the June 14 attack on a GOP baseball practice. Also this hour: pet care advice and an update on Houston sports.

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Astros Are the First to 50 Wins, and Dynamo Faces FC Dallas

Posted on · The Astros are seeing a lot of the Oakland A’s lately. They’ll host the Athletics for a four-game series beginning Tuesday (June 27, 2017) after sweeping four games in Oakland last week. Sandwiched in between was a weekend series in Seattle where the Astros took two out of three games from the Mariners. We get […]

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Mayor Turner’s Delegation to Israel, and the Astros-Rangers Rivalry: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on Mayor […]

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Astros Scuffling as Dallas Keuchel Heads Back to the Disabled List

Posted on · The Houston Astros may have hit a bit of a bump in the road — but still hold the best record in baseball after a 3-4 week that saw Dallas Keuchel head to the disabled list. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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Issues Impacting Houston’s Latino Communities, and Pearland’s Teenage School Board Member: Monday’s Show (June 12, 2017)

Posted on · The University of Houston was recently selected to become headquarters of the Inter University Program for Latino Research for five years, starting in 2018. The IUPLR is a national consortium of 25 university-based Latino research centers with the overarching purpose of addressing the pressing issues that impact Latino communities. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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Sports Monday: Astros Sweep the Rangers to Win 10th Straight

Posted on · The Astros swept the Rangers in a three-game series in Arlington over the weekend and have won ten games in a row. College baseball teams came to Houston to vie for a place in the College World Series. And the Golden State Warriors took the first two games of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. We discuss […]

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Sports Monday: Astros Swept by Cleveland

Posted on · The defending American League champion Cleveland Indians swept the Astros in three games at Minute Maid Park this weekend. Plus the Astros lost Dallas Keuchel and Brian McCann to injuries. And James Harden was named to the All-NBA First Team, but will his performance against the Spurs in the playoffs affect his shot at being named […]

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Sports Monday: Astros and Dynamo Lead Their Divisions

Posted on · (Above: Sports contributor Jeff Balke talks with host Craig Cohen onstage during a live broadcast of “Houston Matters” from the offices of the Greater Houston Partnership on May 15, 2017. Photo: Derek Stokely | Houston Public Media) As we do every Monday, we look at the big stories in Houston sports with Jeff Balke of […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Even the Series with the Spurs

Posted on · The Rockets returned home this weekend and split Games 3 and 4 of their NBA Playoff series with the Spurs. The two teams head into Game 5 Tuesday night tied 2-2 in the series. Plus, the Astros took three out of four games against the Rangers last week before spending the weekend in Anaheim, where […]

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Texans Draft a Quarterback and Rockets Begin I-10 Series

Posted on · Tonight (May 1, 2017), the Rockets are in San Antonio to begin the “I-10 Series,” which is what some are calling their NBA Playoff series against the Spurs. Plus, the Texans traded up in the NFL Draft to get a quarterback. And the Texas Rangers come to town for four games against the Astros starting Monday. […]

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Rockets Win First Playoff Game, and Astros Return Home in First Place

Posted on · The Rockets dominated the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half Sunday night (April 16, 2017) to take the first game of their playoff series 118-87. And, after getting rained out Sunday in Oakland, the Astros return home in first place in the AL West to face the second-place Angels this week. We discuss those and […]