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Encounter with D-Day Survivor Changes Houston Vet’s View on Thanking Someone for Their Service

Posted on · Today is Veterans Day. So we thought we’d bring you this story about a Houston veteran and his encounter with another veteran. When Houston comedian Ty Mahany was in the military, he had an encounter with a survivor of the D-Day invasion. Like many of us would, he shook the veteran’s hand and thanked him for […]

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Happy Friday, and the Good the Bad and the Ugly: Friday’s Show (November 11, 2016)

Posted on · Every once in a while, after a period of serious, heavy – okay, let’s face it, even occasionally depressing news, we like to take some time out to give you the opportunity to focus on the good news in your life. It could be about your personal life, about your friends or family, about that […]

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Authors Read from Vietnam War Memoirs

Posted on · Back in September, Rice University’s Veterans in Business Association and the Baker Institute hosted an event titled The Vietnam War: 50 Years On. They invited four Vietnam veterans who are also authors to come speak and read excerpts from their books. On this Veterans Day, we wanted to bring you some of their thoughts and excerpts […]

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How Rural Retreats Near Houston are Helping Wounded Veterans

Posted on · The 2007 best-selling book (and 2013 film adaptation) Lone Survivor  tells the story of Navy SEAL and Houston native Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of a gun battle during a mission in Afghanistan in 2005. Luttrell was badly wounded, and wasn’t rescued until several days after the battle.  It’s a harrowing story, but as is […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Nov. 11, 2013

Posted on · Ah, applying to college. The SATs and ACTs, the application forms, the essays, the waiting…and waiting…and waiting. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn what Houston’s high schoolers and parents need to know about how to get into college, from a Houston-based university admissions officer, and a Greater Houston-based college consultant, who helps students find, […]