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Did Texans Fans Go Too Far Booing Shaub’s Injury?

Posted on · The St. Louis Rams handed the Houston Texans their fourth straight loss yesterday. To add injury to insult, quarterback Matt Schaub suffered an ankle injury, and this time, it was his replacement T.J. Yates who threw a pick 6, as the Rams embarrassed the Texans 38-13. We’ll recap the game, and discuss reactions to some […]

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Meet the New $100 Bill

Posted on · The new $100 bill is now in circulation. We’ll learn about its new features and why they were necessary. See the new security features up close.

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Who Are Houston’s Nine Mayoral Candidates?

Posted on · You may well know the name of Houston’s mayor. You may know the name of one of the candidates running against her in next month’s election. But odds are very good you don’t know all nine. Yes – you read that right – there are nine people on the ballot running for mayor. And we […]

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Yoga Festival to Benefit Fight Against Breast Cancer

Posted on · A local non-profit is marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the launch of the Annual Stretch for the Cause Yoga Festival at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 3-6 p.m.. The Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation says beginners and yogis alike are invited to participate in Sunday’s event. Lily Paxson is […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Oct. 13, 2013

Posted on · We discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of recent Houston news, including: Possible dress codes at area McDonald’s, unwanted visitors at Matt Schaub’s house, some partial demolition around the Astrodome and more. Our guests include: Charles Kuffner, who writes the Off the Kuff political blog; Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com; […]

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Dress Codes in Houston

Posted on · A pair of Houston area McDonald’s restaurants in recent weeks have displayed signs encouraging customers to pull up their pants. It got us thinking: How do Houstonians feel about dress codes? We know some schools employ uniforms, some swanky restaurants may require jackets, many offices prefer business casual attire, but may dress down on Fridays. […]

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Clock Tower Turned into Public Art Installation

Posted on · A well-known Houston landmark recently got a makeover. The clock tower downtown in Market Square was transformed by Houston Artist Jo Ann Fleischhauer into a piece called “What Time is It?” From now through March, the clock shifts from merely a chiming timepiece tolling every hour to a permanent art installation and venue for performances. […]

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Nuns on Motorcycles for Charity

Posted on · We meet a couple of nuns and a biker who participate in the annual Nun Run, a 50-mile, police-escorted motorcycle ride ending in Galveston. This year’s event is Saturday, Oct. 12. Proceeds benefit 16 CHRISTUS School Based Clinics, which provide healthcare to nearly 5,000 children each year. More Info: Nun Run Facebook Page Video of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]