Posted on · We remember Billie Jean King's defeat of Bobby Riggs at the Astrodome in 1973 and consider its impact with Houston-area tennis great Zina Garrison.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Fifty years ago today, tennis star Billy Jean King struck a blow for women’s equality in sports, defeating her male counterpart, Bobby Riggs, in a televised match at the Astrodome seen by millions.
Posted on · The event will remember the 50th anniversary of a match that made waves in women's sports history.
Posted on · The NCAA Men's Final Four has the national spotlight on Houston and NRG Park, where the historic domed stadium sits unused. What's next for the Astrodome? In short, not much at all.
Posted on · Members of the Houston Matters team play a Houston edition of Monopoly from 1996 in conjunction with the new American Experience documentary on the untold history of the iconic board game.
Posted on · On Friday's show: Seeking input on the future of the Astrodome, separating politics from science, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and Ernie Manouse celebrates 25 years at Houston Public Media.
Posted on · The Astrodome Conservancy is starting an eight-week program of online surveys, virtual meetings, and public events to gather as much input as possible from Harris County residents on the preferred fate of the domed stadium.
Posted on · A SWAT team was sent to the scene to respond to a potential barricaded person, police said.
Posted on · Architect James Richards wants to revive the conversation over his proposal to turn the historic structure into an open-air urban park.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We continue to monitor and prepare you for potential storms between now and the end of hurricane season, and architect James Richards discusses his proposal to repurpose the Astrodome. We also talk with several members of Houston's Mahatma Gandhi District, and we hear from Houston-based jazz/soul singer, Madeline Edwards.
Posted on · The current plan for the Astrodome entails building two levels of parking and raising the floor of the iconic sports venue.
Posted on · Houston Matters looks back at the history of baseball in the Bayou City with the help of historian Mike Vance.
Posted on · The "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match took place at the Astrodome on this date 45 years ago.
Posted on · With the MLB All-Star Game next week, Houston Matters looks back at the history of baseball in the Bayou City with the help of historian Mike Vance.
Posted on · The Astrodome is receiving a new historical marker this afternoon