Houston Matters

Turning a landfill in Sunnyside into a solar farm, and what motivates Gov. Abbott (April 25, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A new project in Sunnyside plans to convert a landfill into the nation's largest urban solar farm. Plus, we take a closer look at what motivates Gov. Greg Abbott. And an expert outlines what we do and don't know about microplastics in our water -- and in our bodies.

Houston Matters

COVID-19’s effect on hospitals after two years, and ask the veterinarian (April 18, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Area hospitals continue to assess the financial damage caused by the pandemic over the last two years, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we get an update on Houston sports.

Sports

Tuesday’s World Series defeat could mark the end of an era for the Astros

Posted on · After losing Gerrit Cole and George Springer in free agency the last two years, Houston now faces the distinct possibility that Carlos Correa will soon be gone, too. The star shortstop, who has been with the franchise since he was selected with the first overall draft pick in 2012, is a free agent and there’s concern the Astros won’t be able to keep him.

THE ASTROS IN THE WORLD SERIES

Astros’ Framber Valdez had a shaky start in a 6-2 World Series Game 1 loss to the Braves

Posted on · Valdez allowed one run in eight sterling innings of a win over the Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS, giving the Astros optimism that he could help stabilize a rotation rocked by the loss of staff ace Lance McCullers Jr. Instead, he permitted a playoff career-high five runs while getting just six outs in a 6-2 loss.

The Astros in the World Series

After a cheating scandal, the Astros head into Game 1 of the World Series with a lot to prove

Posted on · The Astros return to the World Series for the third time in five years, but this time, they'll try to shake the phantom of a 2017 scandal. It won't be easy.