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UT Expanding in Houston and Mexican Entrepreneurs: Monday’s Show (November 30, 2015)

Earlier this month, the University of Texas announced plans to buy land to build an ‘intellectual hub’ here in Houston. The Houston Chronicle reported that UT Chancellor William McRaven wants the land to create a sort of collaboration and research center to bring new investment into Houston. However, the University of Houston is concerned that […]

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Earlier this month, the University of Texas announced plans to buy land to build an ‘intellectual hub’ here in Houston. The Houston Chronicle reported that UT Chancellor William McRaven wants the land to create a sort of collaboration and research center to bring new investment into Houston.

However, the University of Houston is concerned that this plan could potentially take money and staff away from their campus, and the board of regents approved a statement protesting the expansion. Some even see this as a land grab. We discuss what it all means with South Texas College of Law Professor Matthew Festa.

Then: News 88.7’s transportation reporter Gail Delaughter details the impact of on-demand delivery shopping in the Houston region.

Plus: we learn about the number of Mexican entrepreneurs choosing the US as somewhere to set up business. Then we chat with a dietitian about avoiding those holiday party calories.

And we check in on the week in Houston sports with Jeff Balke.

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