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Commencement Speeches in Texas

Posted on · Commencement ceremonies take place at high schools and colleges across Texas this month. We’ll share advice offered to graduates from three commencement speakers with varied backgrounds, who participated in ceremonies last weekend: a lawmaker, an astrophysicist, and an actor. Congressman Flores at Texas A&M Neil deGrasse Tyson at Rice University Dennis Quaid at University of […]

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Statehouse reporters discuss this legislative session

Posted on · It’s been a busy legislative season in Austin. As the session nears its end, we’ll find out what lawmakers have accomplished, what they may yet seek to do in the coming days, and how it all impacts us here in Houston. We spoke to Harvey Kronberg, writer, editor, publisher of the Quorum Report. Ben Philpott, […]

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What will become of the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World,’ Houston’s Astrodome?

Posted on · It’s the world’s first multi-purpose domed stadium. It’s the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” And it’s just sitting there. Why are we having so much trouble deciding what to do with the Astrodome? Well, there’s the money: $64 million to demolish it and put up a parking lot or $270 million to refurbish it, but […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 17, 2013

Posted on · It’s the world’s first multi-purpose domed stadium.  It’s the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The Astrodome has been the site of a Nolan Ryan no-hitter, classic concerts by Elvis, Selena, Judy Garland and The Supremes, the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and college basketball’s so-called “Game […]

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Andrew Schneiders’ Trip to Afghanistan

Posted on · KUHF’s Andrew Schneider returned this week from a month-long embed with troops stationed in Afghanistan. We’ll find out what he learned, and preview a series of reports on his trip.

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‘Viral’ Video Captures Montrose Rollerblade Dancer in his Own Words

Posted on · This spring, KUHF invited Houstonians to submit videos for a contest. The goal? To tell quintessential Houston stories. The winners were announced last week. We checked in with Alex Luster, who produced one of the top entries on the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer. Check out the video on the Montrose Rollerblade dancer. The winning entry in […]

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How Can New Graduates Land a Job in Houston?

Posted on · Commencement ceremonies will take place throughout Houston over the next few weeks. As the class of 2013 seeks to enter the workforce, what job opportunities exist? Is higher education preparing graduates for the jobs that exist here in Houston? We had experts weigh in on the job market in Houston, and how new graduates can […]

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State Bill to Reduce Testing Passes Both Chambers

Posted on · Graduation is on the minds of legislators in Austin these days. Both houses of the Texas legislature have passed a bill to change standardized testing and other graduation requirements for high school students in Texas. The proposed legislation would reduce from 15 to 5 the number of standardized tests students need to pass in order […]

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Freedom of Expression? Using Religious Messages During Public School Games

Posted on · Kountze, Texas is 90 minutes northeast of Houston. The town of just over two thousand people has been at the center of a court case over the last year that pits first Amendment arguments against each other. It all started with the cheerleading squad at Kountze Independent School District. They decided to make and display […]

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26th Annual Art Car Parade

Posted on · Saturday, 279 decorated vehicles will cruise along Allen Parkway in what organizers call the “largest celebration of art cars in the world.” Attendees of the annual Art Car Parade might see a fried chicken leg on a go-kart, Longhorns plastered on a front bumper, groovy cars, futuristic cars, a car with dozens of ping pong […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 10, 2013

Posted on · You don’t have to look hard to see what’s important in Kountze, Texas – the town of two thousand boasts schools honored through the years with exemplary status, and more than twenty active churches of various denominations. So, maybe it’s not a surprise this East Texas community not far from Houston is at the heart […]

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The Nuts and Bolts of the Offshore Technology Conference

Posted on · The Offshore Technology Conference takes place Monday through Thursday at Reliant Park. For the last nine years, Loren Steffy covered the oil industry as business columnist and blogger for the Houston Chronicle. He tells us what the Offshore Technology Conference is all about.