Houston Matters

Full Show: White Oak Music Hall Lawsuit, And Astronaut Scott Kelly (Oct. 19,2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the lawsuit over White Oak Music Hall. Then, former astronaut Scott Kelly talks about his experiences on the International Space Station. And former astronaut Leland Melvin talks about how a dropped pass in a high school football game led him to space.

Full Show

Changing Cuba Policy, and the Anita Bryant Protests: Friday’s Show (June 16, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: An American classic car is seen parked in front of the capitol building in Havana. President Trump’s expected changes in policy toward Cuba could make it more difficult for Americans to visit the island and for U.S. companies to do business there. Photo: Javier Galeano/AP)Later today (Friday, June 16, 2017), President Trump is expected […]

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Houston Matters 2016 Highlights: Thursday’s Show (December 22, 2016)

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we listen back to some highlights from 2016, focusing on reports members of the Houston Matters team are most proud of and why. We begin with Paige Phelps’ coverage of ongoing concerns (and a recent lawsuit) over noise from the outdoor stage at White Oak Music Hall. Also: […]

News

A Temporary Order Halts Outdoor Concerts at White Oak Music Hall

Posted on · A judge has issued a temporary restraining order barring outdoor shows at White Oak Music Hall, a Near Northside concert hall. Neighbors have filed suit against the venue, saying loud music from the outdoor stage has hurt their quality-of-life. White Oak Music Hall opened this past summer. A spokesman for the plaintiffs says an outdoor […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

BP Moving, and Trump’s Texas Cabinet Members: The Good, The Bad, and The 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 oil […]

Houston Matters

The Year in Arts and Culture — 2016

Posted on · The past year was another busy one for the arts and culture scene in Houston. The Menil Collection named Houston native Rebecca Rabinow as its new director in May. The White Oak Music Hall opened its outdoor space in April, and then held a grand opening for its new interior space in August. But, there’s […]