Good, Bad and Ugly

Mayor Turner’s Delegation to Israel, and the Astros-Rangers Rivalry: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on Mayor […]

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More Houstonian Pet Peeves: Monday’s Show (September 21, 2015)

Posted on · Every few months, we give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you […]

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Is a Healthy Rivalry Finally Brewing Between the Astros and Rangers?

Posted on · The Houston Astros trounced the Texas Rangers Sunday 10-0. Astros ace Dallas Keuchel struck out a career-high 13 Rangers in seven shutout innings as Houston took two of three in the weekend Lone Star series. Houston just moved to the American League a couple seasons ago, and while the Astros are battling for first place in the AL […]

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Sports Monday: Seattle Seahawks Trump Denver Broncos

Posted on · The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Denver Broncos to win their first Super Bowl. The final score was 43-8. Plus, Lance Berkman of the Texas Rangers announced last week that he’s retiring after a 15-year career.  We’ll talk with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower.

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Changing Texas, Pet Care, and Super Bowl Recap: Houston Matters for Monday, February 3, 2014

Posted on · Steve Murdock is the former state demographer of Texas. He, along with fellow staffers at the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University, have collaborated on a new book entitled Changing Texas – Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll welcome your questions for […]

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Houston Matters for Thursday, August 8, 2013

Posted on · Major League Baseball this week suspended New York Yankees third baseman – and former Texas Ranger – Alex Rodriguez 211 games for his alleged repeated use of performance-enhancing drugs, and for obstructing baseball’s probe into the Biogenesis of America Anti-Aging Clinic. “A-Rod” continues to play and is appealing the suspension, while thirteen other players, including […]