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From Auto Show to Art Cars: A Glimpse into Houston’s Car Culture

Posted on · Love cars? Then this week in Houston is definitely for you! From the 30th annual Houston Art Car Parade to the 2017 Houston Auto Show, enthusiasts will have a lot of opportunities to check out lots of cars. Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin hits the streets to learn what makes Houston such a thrilling place for […]

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Inclusion and Diversity In Higher Ed, and Regulating Truck Drivers: Tuesday’s Show (April 4, 2017)

Posted on · Texas A&M University at Galveston has been hosting a two-day Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education this week (April 3-4, 2017). Among the topics featured at the conference are creating inclusive higher education environments and curriculum; challenges facing international students, faculty and staff; and expanding access to education by underrepresented populations. We talk to […]

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Bringing the DeLorean Back to the Future

Posted on · DeLoreans are going back into production. The stainless steel-bodied, gullwing-doored time machines from the Back to the Future trilogy stopped being made when the original DeLorean Motor Company went bankrupt in the 1980s. But a new company, based near Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport, and new owners have worked to change some of the laws regulating […]

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Making a Hobby Out of Helping Stranded Motorists

Posted on · We learn about Walt Brinker, who’s made a hobby of stopping and helping other motorists with car problems. He’s written a book about everything he’s learned over the years. It’s called Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns. He says about 75 percent of the problems he’s encountered were tired-related issues.