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Still Throwing Heat: Former Astro J.R. Richard’s Story of Redemption

Posted on · Tonight (July 12, 2016) is Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. The Houston Astros have two players representing them in this year's midsummer classic: second-baseman Jose Altuve and relief pitcher Will Harris. But more than 25 years ago, in 1980, one of the players that represented them in the All-Star Game was pitcher J.R. Richard. He […]

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Astros Surge into the All-Star Break and Rockets Re-sign James Harden

Posted on · The Houston Astros won 3-2 Sunday in extra innings over the Oakland A’s to conclude the first half with an MLB-best 31-13 record since May 23. They sit only 5.5 games behind the first-place Rangers in the AL West. Also, the Houston Rockets signed star James Harden to a 4-year contract extension through the 2019-20 […]

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Astros Get Some Revenge on the Royals

Posted on · The Houston Astros saw their season-high seven-game winning streak come to an end Sunday but did manage to take two out of three on the road (and by large margins) against the world champion Kansas City Royals this weekend (of course, the Royals are the team that knocked the Astros out of the playoffs last […]

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Keuchel’s Struggles Continue and Dynamo Name Interim Coach

Posted on · The Houston Astros lost to Tampa Bay 5-0 Sunday as Dallas Keuchel’s struggles continued. The team is still awaiting the return of shortstop Carlos Correa, who’s nursing a sore ankle, and the team overall has lost five of its last seven games. Meanwhile, the Houston Dynamo appointed an interim head coach. And Gordie Howe, hockey […]

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Your Reactions to the Orlando Shooting: Monday’s Show (June 13, 2016)

Posted on · Candlelight vigils continue here in Houston –Â one by The Montrose Center and Legacy Community Health tonight (June 13, 2016) and another by the city of Houston Wednesday at sundown — in memory of 49 people killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. early Sunday morning. It’s the deadliest mass shooting in modern American […]

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School Rankings, and Affordable Housing: Monday’s Show (June 6, 2016)

Posted on · Each year, the nonprofit organization Children at Risk publishes a report ranking public schools in Greater Houston and across Texas. Their goal: to identify which schools are succeeding, and which are struggling as a way to encourage parents, teachers and the community at large to discuss ways to improve public education. The 2016 report is […]

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100 Things Astros Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Posted on · We're well into another baseball season. And while we wait to see if the Astros can live up to the expectations put on them after last season's surprising playoff run, there have been plenty other magical and interesting moments to remember fondly from the franchise's more than 50 years of history. MLB.com Astros beat writer […]


Astros Great Biggio On His Way To Cooperstown

Posted on · On Sunday, former Houston Astros great Craig Biggio will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He'll be the first player to go in as an Astro. It's been a long road that started on high school fields on Long Island and included countless dirt-stained uniforms. It will now culminate with Major League Baseball's highest honor.