Houston Matters

Nation’s Cold Snap Felt Even in Normally Balmy Houston

Posted on · As you’re well aware — it’s cold in Houston. And it’s supposed to be in January, but today we’re a good 20 to 25 degrees below normal temps. And while it all pales in comparison to the winter storms and dangerous below zero conditions felt in other parts of the country, it’s enough for us to […]

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Familiar Family Drama at the Heart of ‘August: Osage County’

Posted on · Well, we made it through the holidays. And for some Houstonians, that’s no small feat. If you’re lucky, you had a great time with family and friends. If you’re not so lucky, well, maybe there was an awkward conversation with the fam over dinner, an argument, a crisis, a showdown, someone had too much to […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Houston Diversity, Closing Recycling Centers & New Texans Coach: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · New census data tell us one in four people in Harris County is originally from another country; recycling centers are closing because more people are getting their big green bins; and the Texans hire a man well-versed in righting a troubled football ship in Bill O’Brien: It’s The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Houston […]

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Making & Keeping New Year’s Resolutions: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 2, 2014

Posted on · Can you actually stick to your New Year’s resolutions this year? We talk about making resolutions in a way that’s more attainable. And we’ll hear from some Houstonians who made resolutions in 2013 and kept them. We’ll hear how they made it happen. Plus: We’ll learn about a program that encourages African Americans to eat […]

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Eating What Your Ancestors Ate: Combating Obesity Through Heritage

Posted on · Many people make New Year’s resolutions to eat better and/or lose weight. In 2009, a Department of Health and Human Services report found that 71 percent of African Americans in Houston were obese. To combat that, a non-profit organization called Oldways has created an African Heritage Diet Pyramid, a healthy eating model designed specifically for African Americans. […]