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Altuve an Astro for life: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week

The Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.

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A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to a rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all.

This week, our panel weighs in on these stories:

  • Houston-area Rep. Al Green leaving the hospital to cast his vote defeating an attempted impeachment of the Homeland Security Secretary
  • Jose Altuve signing a contract extension with the Astros that will keep him with the team essentially for life

Our panel of non-experts this week includes:

  • Charles Kuffner, who writes the political blog Off the Kuff
  • Raúl Ramos, associate professor of History at the University of Houston
  • Vivian Ho, health economist at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine