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A Visit to Houston’s First Cat Café!

Posted on · (Above: A couple cats pose for the camera at Houston’s El Gato Coffeehouse. Photo: Maggie Martin | Houston Public Media) Houston’s first-ever cat café just opened near the Heights. Such themed coffee houses, where patrons can sip on coffee in the company of four-legged felines, can also be found in Austin and across the world […]

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Hurricane Memories, and a Trip to the Cat Café: Tuesday’s Show (May 30, 2017)

Posted on · The Atlantic Hurricane season starts on Thursday (June 1, 2017). On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask Greater Houston to collectively share its memories of major storms that have affected the area, from Hurricane Ike in 2008 to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 to storms much further back in our memories. Joining us for […]

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Plan Downtown, and Finding Help for Hearing Loss: Monday’s Show (March 13, 2017)

Posted on · (Photo: Derek Stokely, Houston Public Media) The Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) is creating a new plan for the short- and long-term future of downtown. Plan Downtown looks as far as 20 years into the future to recommend development and design improvements for downtown Houston. What kinds of things will the plan be looking […]

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Who Needs the Puppy Bowl? Take a Trip to the Cat Show

Posted on · We all know about the big football-related event happening in Greater Houston lately. No, not that one. I’m talking about The Feline PAW Foundation’s international cat show in Deer Park last weekend (Jan. 28-29, 2017). The theme was, fittingly, “Felines, Football and Fun” and, from the Houston Public Media Cat Entertainment Desk, Michael Hagerty brings […]

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Texas Legislature Preview, and Impact of Government Grants on Research: Monday’s Show (January 9, 2017)

Posted on · The Texas Legislature is back in session tomorrow (Jan. 10, 2017). Back on the first day bills could be filed for the session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released his list of top ten priorities for the session. But what are the legislative priorities for the rest of the state’s lawmakers this session? On this edition […]

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Keeping Your Hairless Cat Warm, and Pets As Gifts? Answers to Your Pet Care Questions

Posted on · Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic answers your questions about anything you’d like to know about your beloved dog or cat. On this edition, Dr. Teller answers questions about giving pets as a gift and keeping a hairless cat warm during the winter.

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The Benefits of Canned Pumpkin in Your Pet’s Diet and Finding Behavioral Training: Answers to Your Petcare Questions

Posted on · What are the benefits of adopting a senior pet? How does canned pumpkin help pets with dietary issues? And where should a dog owner go to get behavior training for a newly aggressive canine? Dr. Lori Teller, a veterinarian from the Meyerland Animal Clinic, fields those questions and others about the care and feeding of your […]

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Hate Crimes, SpaceCom and Pet Care: Monday’s Show (November 14, 2016)

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI today (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. And, according to the Southern Poverty […]

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Pet Costumes for Halloween and Shar Pei Health: Answers to Your Dog and Cat Care Questions

Posted on · Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. We welcome your questions for veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic. This month, Dr. Teller answers questions including: the safety of pet costumes for Halloween, why the Chinese Shar Pei breed is often susceptible to health problems, and what help exists for seniors who […]