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Astros PA Announcer Bob Ford: A Man As Friendly As His Voice Is Booming

Posted on · While the 2017 Astros bear little resemblance to what we saw from the ball club just a few years ago, there has been at least one constant for the ‘Stros for more than 20 seasons now, as Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty told us last year.

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Houston’s DJ Sun Found Music, Despite His Parents’ Wishes

Posted on · (Above: Houston musician DJ Sun poses in the Houston Matters studio. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Houston musician DJ Sun has been working in the local music scene for years. The Houston Press has named him DJ of the Year several times. But success didn’t come to him overnight. When he expressed interest in […]

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Underage Marriage Laws in Texas Change Starting Sept. 1

Posted on · (Above: Frankie Ortega’s mother was forced to get married when she was 14. Photo Courtesy: Frankie Ortega) In Texas, a child — no matter what age — can get married as long as a judge approves it. And 16- and 17-year-olds can marry as long as they have parental consent. But all that changes Sept.1, 2017. Gov. Greg […]

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Should Beloved Arts School Be Renamed Kinder HSPVA?

Posted on · (Above: The current campus of HSPVA — the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Construction is underway for the school’s new downtown campus, which is set to open to students in late 2018. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Last fall, the HISD’s board approved changing the name of its flagship arts high […]

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Flying Drones for College Credit at UH

Posted on · (Above: A drone hovers overhead as University of Houston students prepare to shoot video for a class project. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)They’re filming a remake of The Fast and the Furious movies on the University of Houston campus. Well, sort of. Instead of Dodge Chargers and Corvettes, they’re using golf carts. And instead […]

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Virginia Shooting, Political Roundup, and the Effect of Music on Your Brain: Wednesday’s Show (June 14, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Two people hug in an area blocked off by police crime scene tape in Alexandria, Va., after a shooting during a congressional baseball practice June 14, 2017. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) We’re learning more about this morning’s shooting in Alexandria, Va., during a Republican Congressional baseball practice. Members of Congress and their […]

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A Tour of the Renovated Aquarium at Moody Gardens

Posted on · (Above: A family enjoys the swim-over tunnel inside the newly renovated aquarium at Moody Gardens in Galveston. Photo Courtesy: Moody Gardens) The aquarium at Moody Gardens in Galveston recently (May 27, 2017) opened the doors on its $37 million, multi-year renovation. Michael Hagerty recently toured the new exhibits and tells us that visitors will see […]

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The High School Senior Who Ran for Pearland School Board — and Won

Posted on · (Above: As a high school senior, Mike Floyd was elected to the Pearland ISD Board of Trustees in the May 2017 election. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media)In the May election, teenager Mike Floyd won a seat on the Pearland ISD’s Board of Trustees. At the time, he was a senior about to graduate. […]