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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Fire Audit Update, and Healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley (July 6, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The Houston Fire Department reacts to an audit of its building inspection program, we learn why UH is opening a satellite pharmacy program in the Rio Grande Valley, and we discuss the challenges of trying to hold music festivals in the hot, muggy, and rainy Houston summer.

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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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Has Technology Changed the Summer Camp Experience for Houston Kids?

Posted on · Time was, you went off to some overnight camp out in the woods where you sat around the campfire, sang songs, toasted marshmallows and swam in a lake. Do Houston kids do that anymore? Well, some kids still get shuttled off to summer camp, but as technology is more pervasive than ever in our lives, […]

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Making the Most of Your Kid’s Summer Day Camp Experience

Posted on · School is out for the summer for most of Greater Houston, and many kids will attend summer day camps in the coming weeks and months. That’s nothing new. But the number and variety of day camps available in the area has grown greatly just in the past decade, according to Sarah Gish. Since 2003, she’s […]

Arts InSight

Kids Become Superheroes to Fight Summer Boredom at Children’s Museum

Posted on · Boredom can often be a problem for kids during the summer months. Kids also love superheroes. What do those two things have to do with each other? Well, kids can get the chance to create their own superheroes, suit up and battle the evil villain Dr. Boredom this summer at the Children’s Museum of Houston‘s Summer […]

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Houston Bands Like The Tontons to Perform at the Free Press Summer Fest

Posted on · The annual Free Press Summer Fest is this weekend at Eleanor Tinsley Park. The two-day festival features dozens of concerts from both local and national bands. We hear from one of the event’s organizers, who talks about how the festival books acts, including local bands like The Tontons.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Coming Out in the NFL, Summer Fest Lineup & Laser Strikes: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Former Hitchcock High School Bulldogs defensive end Michael Sam this week announced he is gay; the performers at this summer’s Free Press Summer Fest were announced this week; and the FBI is cracking down on people aiming laser pointers at airplanes: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. Our panel of non-experts convenes […]