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What Debt Ceiling Crisis Could Mean for Houston

Posted on · U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is warning lawmakers that unless Congress raises the debt ceiling by next Thursday, he cannot promise any payments to anyone, including social security recipients and U.S. bondholders. What was once seen by many as a rubber stamp vote in Congress has become a line in the sand for some Tea Party-backed Congressional […]

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Oct. 10, 2013

Posted on · U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is warning lawmakers that unless Congress raises the debt ceiling by next Thursday, he cannot promise any payments to anyone, including social security recipients and U.S. bondholders. What was once seen by many as a rubber stamp vote in Congress has become a line in the sand for some Tea Party-backed Congressional […]

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50 Restaurants That Define Houston Dining

Posted on · Houstonia Magazine recently published its list of the 50 Restaurants That Define Houston Dining. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin went to one of the restaurants on the list — Liberty Kitchen and Oyster Bar in The Heights — with writers Katharine Shilcutt and Robb Walsh to learn why they chose the restaurants they did and what kinds of eateries […]

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Minorities and STEM

Posted on · Science, technology, engineering and math majors can lead to high-paying jobs, especially in Houston where many of these industries thrive. And yet, there are some disparities when it comes to which students are participating in such STEM programs. African-American and Hispanic students account for less than 15 percent of those graduating with STEM degrees. And […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 9, 2013

Posted on · Science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – majors can lead to high-paying jobs, especially in Houston where many industries rely on people with that knowledge. And yet, there are some disparities when it comes to which students participate in such STEM programs. According to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, African-Americans […]

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Concussions in Youth Sports

Posted on · A new Frontline documentary exploring the NFL’s concussion crisis premieres Tuesday night. League of Denial examines the impact concussion-related brain disease has had on former players, and what the National Football League is – or is not – doing about it. As we learn more about concussions and their effects, more parents are choosing not to allow their kids […]

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Celebrating Turkish Culture at Turkish Fest

Posted on · This weekend, the 23rd TurkishFest Houston takes place at Jones Plaza on Louisiana Street in Houston. It’s a celebration of Turkish culture, including food, music, Turkish coffee, traditional dance, fortune telling and more. Houston Matters’ Craig Cohen talks with some of the folks behind the event from the American Turkish Association Houston.

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Houston Matters for Tues., Oct. 8, 2013

Posted on · A new Frontline documentary exploring the NFL’s concussion crisis premieres Tuesday night. League of Denial examines the impact concussion-related brain disease has had on former players, and what the National Football League is – or is not – doing about it. As we learn more about concussions and their effects, more parents are choosing not to […]

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Your Money and You

Posted on · Once a month, we’ll offer you a chance to talk with a Houston-based certified financial planner and/or chartered financial consultant about your personal finance. From day to day budgeting to saving for retirement, we’ll offer tips for how to navigate the financial world. Our guest is John Lopez, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Bauer College of […]

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Heart Health in Houston

Posted on · Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the nation, and Houston is no exception. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 28 percent of deaths in the Houston area are related to cardiovascular disease. We talk with some area cardiologists about new research on heart disease and what you can do to better […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 7, 2013

Posted on · Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the nation, and Houston is no exception. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 28 percent of deaths in the Houston area are related to cardiovascular disease. We talk with some area cardiologists about new research on heart disease and what you can do to better […]