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Texans Release Running Back Arian Foster

Posted on · The Houston Rockets continue to hover around .500, the Dynamo played to a draw in their first MLS regular season action, and the Astros have won four of their first five exhibition games. But the big news in Houston sports last week came from the idle Houston Texans, who released longtime running back Arian Foster. […]

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Affordable Housing and Retirement: Monday’s Show (March 7, 2016)

Posted on · A Houston-based think tank argues the greatest economic challenge America faces today is a lack of affordable housing. The Center for Opportunity Urbanism examines this challenge in a recent report entitled America’s Housing Crisis. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more from Anne Snyder, a fellow at the center. We also talk with Morley Winograd, the […]

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Houston Texans’ Arian Foster Fosters A New Generation

Posted on · Last night (Sept. 28, 2015), Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster and some of his teammates served customers at Morton’s Steakhouse to raise money for Foster’s foundation, which aims to teach inner-city kids how to have a better life by focusing on food, family and finance. In a recent one-on-one interview at the restaurant with […]

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Oil and Gas in 25 Years, and Arian Foster: Tuesday’s Show (September 29, 2015)

Posted on · Last night (Sept. 28, 2015) Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster and some of his teammates served customers at Morton’s Steakhouse to raise money for Foster’s foundation, which aims to teach inner-city kids how to have a better life by focusing on food, family and finance. It’s a subject that’s very personal to Foster, as […]

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Previewing the Texans’ 2015 Season

Posted on · The Houston Texans‘ 2015 season kicks off a week from Sunday (Sept. 13, 2015) at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. The team has named Brian Hoyer as its starting quarterback and star running back Arian Foster will start the season on the disabled list. We preview the upcoming season with Houston Chronicle sports columnist Jerome […]

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Why Arian Foster Chose to Go Public About Being ‘Non-Religious’

Posted on · ESPN Senior Writer Tim Keown joins us to discuss his article in ESPN The Magazine detailing Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster’s recent decision to — as Keown writes — “become a public face of the nonreligious.” While in many circles, a public proclamation of not aligning with a religion or believing in a deity is not […]

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Carbon Reduction and Arian Foster: Monday’s Show (August 10, 2015)

Posted on · Last week, President Obama, flanked by EPA Chief Gina McCarthy, presented a revised “Clean Power Plan” setting standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. That’s 9 percent more than the administration’s previously proposed rules. The plan requires states to submit plans to meet that goal. Reaction here in Texas and across the […]