Houston Matters

Houmoji — Houston-Themed Emojis Inspire LOLs and OMGs

Posted on · Smartphone users are no doubt familiar with emojis – those little smiley faces or other images you can text to your friends. Well, a Houston marketing and design firm called Primer Grey has started creating Houston-themed emojis – dubbed Houmoji – to represent people, places and experiences in the Bayou City. To learn more about […]

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Houston’s Often Forgotten Contributions to the Music World

Posted on · When you think of influential cities for jazz, country or blues, you might think about New Orleans, Nashville, Memphis or Chicago. But what about Houston? A conference this weekend (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016) called The History of Houston’s Musical Soul at the MATCH aims to educate the public on – and celebrate – the […]

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Houmoji — Houston-Themed Emojis Inspire LOLs and OMGs

Posted on · Smartphone users are no doubt familiar with emojis – those little smiley faces or other images you can text to your friends. Well, a Houston marketing and design firm called Primer Grey has started creating Houston-themed emojis – dubbed Houmoji – to represent people, places and experiences in the Bayou City. To learn more about […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Beyonce’s Super Bowl Performance and Austin Narcissism: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Beyonce’s controversial performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, to the purchase of the country’s largest single-fence ranch (the Waggoner Ranch near Lubbock), to a Texas A&M quarterback leaving for the University of Houston — and criticizing A&M’s culture on the way out — to Austin cracking the top 10 of Trulia’s Most Narcissistic Cities […]

Full Show

Defining Great Teachers: Friday’s Show (February 12, 2016)

Posted on · The website Niche has published its rankings of the Houston metro area high schools with the best teachers. But how do you evaluate such a thing? What makes a teacher great? On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Mark Tressler, vice president of product for Niche about how the site established its evaluation. Then, we turn […]

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What Are Some of Houston’s Greatest Musical Influences?

Posted on · So Houston is not the music capital of the world like Austin is, but the nation’s fourth largest city is still home to many influential bands and artists. For example, The Suffers, a local American soul band who recently appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, or a little-known female singer called Beyonce, oh […]

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Collection of Photographs Aims to Capture the Face of Texas

Posted on ·   The Face of Texas is a book featuring nearly 80 portraits of various Texans, from the famous such as George Strait and Beyonce, to the lesser known state residents, including cheerleaders, ranchers and beauty queens. The book is a collection of photographs taken by Michael O’Brien in a span of over 30 years. The […]