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Discussing the Latest Texting While Driving Bill in the Texas Legislature

Posted on · As the Texas Legislature again takes up a texting while driving ban, we want to know what you think – would such a ban statewide discourage you from texting? What about all the other distractions on the road? Joined by State Representative Tom Craddick who serves the 82nd district, which includes Midland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian […]

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How Immigration Reform will Affect Houston

Posted on · The so-called “Gang of Eight” in Congress seems poised to announce their proposal for comprehensive immigration reform. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was in Houston last week to discuss it. And rallies calling for such reform took place across the country on Wednesday, including here in Houston, where participants and onlookers alike shared strong opinions […]

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Houston Grand Opera’s Latest Home Grown Opera about Houston’s Connection with Japan

Posted on · This month, the Houston Grand Opera will premiere The Memory Stone by composer Marty Regan and librettist Kenny Fries. It’s a new opera presenting the story of two women impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. It’s a part of the Opera’s East and West series – eight chamber operas celebrating […]

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Looking at University Security and Psychology Programs in the Wake of the Lone Star College Stabbings

Posted on · Tuesday’s stabbing attack which injured more than a dozen people at Lone Star College’s Cy-Fair campus was followed Thursday by a pair of bomb threats at St. Thomas University. These incidents underscore the need for college campuses to provide a secure learning environment for students. One step many campuses have taken in recent years is […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, April 12, 2013

Posted on · The last day of Alex Brown’s life began like many others. The 17 year old Seagraves High School senior hopped in her truck, and began the drive to her Lubbock, Texas-area school. Along the way, she began texting, a distraction which led to her rolling her truck. She was ejected from the vehicle and died. […]

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Houston Matters (really, it does)

Posted on · Greetings! And thanks for visiting Houston Matters’ website! What is Houston Matters, you ask? Well, first and foremost, it’s a radio program, which you can hear Fridays at noon on KUHF 88.7 FM in Houston. During each hour of Houston Matters, we investigate the issues and ideas, people and places that make Houston…well…Houston! We talk […]

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Metalachi

Posted on · You know, some things just naturally go together – like peanut butter and jelly, or Houston and traffic, but some things are harder to imagine being combined. Take heavy metal and mariachi bands. It just can’t work. Can it?

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Milo Hamilton

Posted on · The 2013 Major League Baseball season kicked off this week. And it’s already tough sledding for the Houston Astros. They lost a hundred games each of the last two seasons. They have the league’s lowest payroll – in fact, their 25 man roster makes less combined than Alex Rodriguez makes for the Yankees alone. And […]

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Welcome to Houston, newbie!

Posted on · If you feel like there are more people around the Bayou City these days – well, trust those feelings. The U.S. Census Bureau says the Houston metro area has seen greater population growth than any other U.S. metro area in the last decade…and last year, Harris County added more residents than any other U.S. county. […]

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North Forest part 2

Posted on · For years, the North Forest Independent School District has struggled. Just 66 percent of students there finish high school. So, the Texas Education Agency last year ordered that, unless there was significant improvement within the year, North Forest would be closed. This week, the TEA upheld that decision, and announced North Forest will merge with […]

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North Forest part 1

Posted on · In northeast Houston, students may find themselves in a new school district next fall. The North Forest Independent School District, which has struggled academically and financially learned this week that it will be closed by the state, and merged with HISD. The district plans to fight the move. We get details from KUHF’s Laura Isensee, […]

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Houston Matters for Friday April 5, 2013

Posted on · For years, the North Forest Independent School District has struggled. Less than two thirds of students there finish high school. So, the Texas Education Agency last year ordered that, unless there was significant improvement within the year, North Forest would be closed. This week, the TEA upheld that decision, and announced North Forest will merge […]