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Were the Patriots Cheating? And Rockets Get Rare Win in San Antonio

Posted on · The Texans lost to the Patriots yesterday. But did they cheat to get the upper hand in the second half as one Texans’ player alleges? Plus the Rockets got a rare win in San Antonio over the weekend. We look back at the weekend in sports with CultureMap Houston columnist MK Bower.

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How Are Houston Small Businesses Faring in Houston Economy?

Posted on · Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. That’s because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local. So today, we’re taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? How do small […]

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Small Businesses, World AIDS Day and Did the Patriots Cheat? Houston Matters for Mon., Dec. 2, 2013

Posted on · Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. That’s because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local. So today, we’re taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? How […]

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How to Get Through All Seven Harry Potter Books in 70 Minutes

Posted on ·   Want to get through all seven Harry Potter books but don’t have the time to read them all? If you’ve got 70 minutes you can speed through a summary of them all thanks to the off-Broadway show “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff,” which runs Nov. 26 through Dec. […]

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How to Fry Your Turkey Without Frying Your House

Posted on · One popular turkey preparation technique every Thanksgiving is deep frying. Gary Stephenson, Regional Spokesman for State Farm Insurance, says Texas has lead the nation the last eight years in cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day, and he gives us some advice for deep frying your turkey without deep frying your house. More: Tips for safely frying […]

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Don’t Ruin Your Turkey: Thanksgiving Meal Advice from the Pros

Posted on · In case you haven’t been paying attention-surprise! – Thanksgiving is on Thursday. Many of you have already flooded the grocery stores and started prepping for your Thanksgiving meal, which may include anything from sweet potato casserole to pumpkin pie. But, let’s face it: The turkey is the real star of the show. And unless you […]

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What About Houston Are You Thankful For?

Posted on · We’ve asked our listeners to tell us their pet peeves before. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we ask that you share the things about Houston and in your life for which you’re thankful. Share your examples of people, places, events, and ideas you’re thankful for here in Houston. What do you appreciate about Houston […]

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Does Comcast Doom the Astros For Years to Come? Crane Lawsuit Says Yes

Posted on · Astros owner Jim Crane is suing former owner Drayton McLane, Comcast and NBC Universal accusing them of selling him “an asset they knew at the time to be overpriced and broken.” That asset is CSN Houston, the TV network that airs Astros and Rockets games — a network not many Houstonians have access to. We break down why […]

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What Rising Seas Mean for Houston and the Gulf Coast

Posted on · Recently, KUHF debuted a new public radio special entitled Rising Seas. It’s part of a series of energy programs called BURN, and the production takes an in-depth look at the potentially devastating impact of sea-level rise along the Gulf Coast, and for two major American cities – Miami and New York. Houston Matters will give […]

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Photographing JFK’s Funeral: Houston Man Shares Memories

Posted on · Fifty years ago,  former New York-based LIFE magazine photographer — and long time Houstonian – Bob Gomel covered the funeral of John F. Kennedy. He shares his memories of covering that historic day and of times he spent with JFK when he was alive — including the time he fell asleep on the then president elect’s shoulder. More: […]

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Hot Dog Identity Crisis, France Says Avoid Houston at Night, and Black Friday Arriving Earlier: It’s The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a Houston hot dog franchise’s identity crisis, to department stores and radio stations in Houston getting a jump on Christmas, we examine “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” in Houston news this week with Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com,  Paul Pendergraft, KUHF-Houston Public Radio’s Senior Producer for News & Public Affairs, […]

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Rating the Houston Airport Experience

Posted on · The holidays are quickly approaching, and for many of us, that means relatives and loved ones are flying in to visit. Or, you’ll be flying out to visit them. Either way, there’s a good chance you’ll be traveling through a Houston airport. We discuss what’s new at Houston’s airports, from new signs at Bush, to […]