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Houston on the Cheap & Life After the Spelling Bee: Houston Matters for Fri., March 28, 2014

No doubt about it: There’s lots to do in Greater Houston. But some of it can be pretty darned expensive. A nice dinner out, a show, a little shopping, parking – if you’re not careful, you can spend a lot of scratch in just one night on the town. But you don’t have to. There […]

No doubt about it: There’s lots to do in Greater Houston. But some of it can be pretty darned expensive. A nice dinner out, a show, a little shopping, parking – if you’re not careful, you can spend a lot of scratch in just one night on the town.

But you don’t have to. There are lots of entertaining ways to spend time in Houston without spending a lot of money.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your examples of living in and enjoying Greater Houston “on the cheap.” Share your ideas with us for penny-wise and fun-sure activities.

We also solicit suggestions from Vicki Powers, founder of the Houston on the Cheap website, A.J. Mistretta, Public Relations Manager with the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Eric Sandler, who covers the bar and restaurant scene for CultureMap Houston.

Also this hour: From the oil spill, to the fire in Montrose, to BARC’s new authority, to Zipcar’s expansion, it’s been a busy week in Houston news. We consider “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of these events with our rotating “non-expert” panel. This week, we’re joined by the Houston Chronicle’s Lisa Falkenberg, ComedySportz Houston’s Dianah Dulany, and Mocha Dad blogger Fred Goodall.

Plus: The 2014 Houston Public Media Spelling Bee takes place Saturday. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty talks with 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner Nupur Lala about her memories of spelling bees, and the impact that win has had on her adult life. Lala is a Houston resident, and student at UT Health’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She’ll earn her Masters this spring, and the same month as this year’s national bee, she’ll head to medical school at the University of Arkansas.

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