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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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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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The Full Menu: Best Places to Eat in Downtown Houston

Posted on · As recently as a few years ago, downtown Houston wasn’t exactly a hotbed of great dining options compared to other parts of the city. Recently, however, something of a renaissance has been happening with a marked increase in restaurants — and even more on the way from seasoned chefs and restaurateurs. On this installment of The […]

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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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Listeners Share Their Favorite Summer Activities in Houston

Posted on · (Above: The beach in Galveston. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media) Summer is just around the corner, and while some of you may have big vacations planned to far off destinations, others might prefer to keep things a little closer to home. So, with the latter in mind, we learn about upcoming summer activities in Greater […]

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Understanding the Situation with North Korea, and Sandy Phan-Gillis Update: Tuesday’s Show (May 16, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is shown on a TV at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Photo: Ahn Young-joon |AP) North Korea and the U.S. have been antagonistic since the 1950s and the Korean War — and it’s never really seemed to cool down in the past […]

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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 […]