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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 […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston’s News

Posted on · Forbes magazine piles on the Houston accolades, Oprah Winfrey steps into the Houston/Dallas rivalry, and the Astros close in on a dubious milestone. We turn to our panel of Houstonian non-experts to sort out the good, bad, and ugly in Greater Houston news of recent weeks. Our Good, Bad and Ugly panel was comprised of John […]

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some bad, some ugly. We asked our panel about some recent issues, ideas and oddities in the news.Our host Craig Cohen was joined by Russ Capper, Founder of the Business Maker Show and the Energy Maker Show (Internet show). Mark Bennett, Houston criminal defense […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. We explore the good, bad, and ugly news in, around, and effecting Houston, with our panel. Topics like the second Special Session: Governor Perry’s decision not to seek another term; the Houston Rockets signing Dwight Howard; a new planned theme park from the Astroworld GM, Khalid Sheik Mohammed […]

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“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” in Houston News This Week

Posted on · We premiere a new occasional segment on Houston Matters. It’s called “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” We ask three panelists to place stories in the week’s news into one of those three categories. Our inaugural panel features political blogger Charles Kuffner, Houston Chronicle Columnist Lisa Falkenberg, and attorney and host of “Partisan Gridlock” […]