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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 15, 2013

Posted on · As Houstonians hit the road in a couple weeks to travel in and out of town, visiting family and friends over Thanksgiving, this seems like an excellent time to be reminded of some of the rules of the road on Houston’s highways and byways. It’s an especially good time to freshen up on what to do and […]

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Barista Champions, Dwight Howard’s Imaginary Playlist, and Blockbuster’s Farewell: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From competitive coffee service to Dwight Howard’s infinite (and imaginary) playlist, to the demise of area video stores, we separate The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly in Houston news this week, with our panel of non-experts. Today, Houston news oddities are parsed by Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, Texas Leftist blogger Wayne Ashley, and Off the Kuff political blogger Charles Kuffner.

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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

Posted on · The Texans. Houston’s restaurant scene. Affordability. Diversity. The arts. Depending on your own opinion, these things aren’t getting enough attention here in Houston. Or…they’re receiving too much. On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask you: what’s overrated and underrated in Houston, and why? It can be anything! Sports, food, entertainment, museums – whatever you […]

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Are Texans Temperamental? It’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A new study calls Texans temperamental and uninhibited…an airline passenger is bumped from a flight at Bush for being only 44 minutes early…Bellaire gets props for being the best community in the nation for trick-or-treating…we explore these and other oddities with our panel of non-experts, as we parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 1, 2013

Posted on · A new study calls Texans temperamental and uninhibited…an airline passenger is bumped from a flight at Bush for being only 44 minutes early…Bellaire gets props for being the best community in the nation for trick-or-treating…we explore these and other oddities with our panel of non-experts, as we parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston […]

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Why Torchy’s Tacos is Suing Texas Taco: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston 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 oddities in the week’s Houston news, we turn to our panel of Houstonian non-experts to sort out the good, the bad, and the ugly of it all. On today’s panel: Mark Bennett, […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, October 25, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss some lesser known or underappreciated events in Greater Houston history, in advance of the Houston History Book Fair and Symposium. At that event next month, some two dozen authors will discuss their work, and highlight what intrigues them about Houston’s history. Topics will range from the first […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Oct. 18, 2013

Posted on · Leaders in the global shipping industry are coming to Houston next week for the annual Shipping and Offshore Conference. Attendees will discuss new international shipping routes and the expansion of offshore projects around the world. Organizers say Houston – home to one of the largest ports in the United States – is a natural fit to host […]

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Oct. 13, 2013

Posted on · We discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of recent Houston news, including: Possible dress codes at area McDonald’s, unwanted visitors at Matt Schaub’s house, some partial demolition around the Astrodome and more. Our guests include: Charles Kuffner, who writes the Off the Kuff political blog; Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com;  and […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Oct. 11, 2013

Posted on · A pair of Houston area McDonald’s restaurants in recent weeks have displayed signs encouraging customers to pull up their pants. It got us thinking: How do Houstonians feel about dress codes? We know some schools employ uniforms, some swanky restaurants may require jackets, many offices prefer business casual attire, but may dress down on Fridays. […]

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The Good, Bad & Ugly of Houston News: Oct. 4, 2013

Posted on · We discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of recent Houston news, including a new burger named after Matt Schaub’s interception troubles, Mattress Mack using his stay in the hospital for heart issues to advertise speedy furniture delivery, a government shutdown at NASA and more. We’re joined by: Joe Holley, Native Texan columnist and editorial […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Oct. 4, 2013

Posted on · While we’re a month away from a local election, including a mayoral race, many political eyes are transfixed on Election Day 2014. That’s when a gubernatorial election will be held to replace incumbent Rick Perry, who previously announced he will not seek another term in office. The plot thickened Thursday, when State Senator Wendy Davis […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

Posted on · Houston has as large a Spanish-speaking population as any city in the United States. Larger than most, in fact. As a result, many Houstonians speak both English and Spanish. But some only speak English. And some only speak Spanish. Should English speaking Houstonians make more of an effort to learn Spanish? Should Spanish speaking Houstonians […]