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Astros Great Jeff Bagwell Voted Into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Posted on · Craig Biggio will soon have company in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His longtime teammate, Jeff Bagwell, has been voted in by the Baseball Writers of America. To discuss Bagwell’s legacy as a player and Astro, we check in with one of the Hall of Fame voters, Jose de Jesus Ortiz. He was the Astros […]

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What Went Wrong in Texans’ 30-0 Playoff Ousting?

Posted on · The Houston Texans failed to score a single point in their AFC Wild Card game against Kansas City Saturday. We review the 30-0 walloping, and what it signals for next season, with Jeff Balke. He writes for Houstonia Magazine and the Houston Press, and joins us on Mondays to discuss developments in Houston sports. We also […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Low Gas Prices, Craig Biggio and Kirby DeLauter: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · 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 our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On this edition, we’ll turn to […]

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Winners and Losers of Low Fuel Prices: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Posted on · Oil prices Monday fell below 50 dollars a barrel for the first time since 2009. That’s a drop of more than 55 percent since June. Sure, gas prices are low, but in a city like Houston, where the oil and gas industry is such a strong economic driver, plunging oil prices are met with hand-wringing. If […]

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Sleep & Sleep Disorders, Craig Biggio & the Hall of Fame, and Houston ‘Found Objects’: Houston Matters for Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school, at home, we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers, loved ones – average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired, we’re inattentive, less productive, and it’s not good for us. On this edition of Houston Matters, how Houstonians sleep […]

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Craig Biggio and ‘Falling Short’ in Baseball Hall of Fame Voting

Posted on · I was a late bloomer, shorter than your average teenager when Craig Biggio’s big league career began in 1988. I wasn’t yet old enough to drive – and it’s a good thing – when I was 15, I could barely see over the steering wheel.  Biggio? He was driving the ball into the gaps at […]