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Thanksgiving Travel and Cooking: Houston Matters for Monday, November 24, 2014

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving at home or plan to hit the road this week to visit family or friends, we have you covered on today’s Houston Matters: We discuss the rules of the road, developments at Houston’s airports, and Houston chefs will offer advice for preparing Thanksgiving dinner. AAA Texas anticipates some 3.6 million Texans […]

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving at home or plan to hit the road this week to visit family or friends, we have you covered on today’s Houston Matters: We discuss the rules of the road, developments at Houston’s airports, and Houston chefs will offer advice for preparing Thanksgiving dinner.

AAA Texas anticipates some 3.6 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more Wednesday through Sunday. About 3.3 million of them will be on the road; 235 thousand Texans will fly. It’s the largest number of Lone Star state travelers since 2007 and five percent more than just last Thanksgiving.

First, we discuss what’s new at Houston’s Bush and Hobby airports, from free WiFi service to Hobby’s International Terminal Project. We welcome your questions for David Hebert, Communications Manager for the Houston Airport System.

Then, we welcome your questions about basic traffic laws in and around the Greater Houston area for Officer Don Egdorf with the Houston Police Department’s DWI Task Force, and Texas State Trooper Richard Standifer from the Department of Public Safety.

And then there are those of us who are staying home for Thanksgiving, and preparing for family and friends to come to us. We have advice about everything from preparing the turkey, stuffing, and accompanying dishes, to healthy alternatives, to addressing guests’ dietary issues, to what to do with all the leftovers. We welcome your questions for Richard Knight, the Head Chef at Hunky Dory restaurant, and Graham Laborde, Chef of the soon-to-be opened Bernadine’s (to be located adjacent to Hunky Dory) in The Heights.

Plus: The Houston Rockets salvaged a rough week with a big win over the Dallas Mavericks Saturday. The Houston Texans, meanwhile, fell to the Bengals 22-13 Sunday and may have lost their latest starting quarterback for a while. Ryan Mallett struggled throughout the game, due in part to a right pectoral muscle injury. We discuss the week past and the week ahead for both teams, with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower.

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