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The Houston Bucket List, HISD School Closure, and Battleship Texas Centennial: Houston Matters for Friday, March 14, 2014

For the last week, we’ve been asking you to contemplate items on your “Houston bucket list.” You know, those events, activities, and moments endemic to Houston that you want to be sure you experience them before you kick the proverbial bucket. Some of you e-mailed us with examples. Among them: A tour of Minute Maid […]

For the last week, we’ve been asking you to contemplate items on your “Houston bucket list.” You know, those events, activities, and moments endemic to Houston that you want to be sure you experience them before you kick the proverbial bucket. Some of you e-mailed us with examples. Among them:

On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your calls and e-mails, to tell us what’s on your Houston bucket list — and why. And we discuss some of the items on the Houston bucket lists of Houston Press writer Jeff Balke, and Sarah Gish, founder of Gish Creative.

Also this hour: Houston Public Media news 88.7’s Laura Isensee joins us to share the results of and reaction to Thursday’s HISD board vote to close Dodson Elementary and turn Jones High School into a “Futures Academy.”

And: From a theft at Lakewood Church to a Houston lawmaker’s math skills to a clothing retailer’s acquisition of a competitor, we’ll examine “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” in the week’s Houston news with Defending People blogger Mark Bennett, Off the Kuff blogger Charles Kuffner, and Native Texan columnist Joe Holley.

Plus: Tomorrow, a festival at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the Battleship Texas. The last of the big-gun “dreadnoughts,” the Texas served in both world wars. Today, she’s permanently anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and Houston Ship Channel, adjacent to the San Jacinto battleground. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin reports on the centennial celebration, and what lies ahead for the Texas herself.

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