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A Hot Air Balloon Hog Hunting Bill Could Be A Catastrophe, A Texas Lawmaker Warned: Now, It’s A Law

Posted on · Wild hogs and hot air balloons aren't a good mix, wrote one Republican lawmaker to Gov. Greg Abbott in May, trying to convince the governor to veto a bill that could potentially create a "future catastrophe." The request seemingly fell on deaf ears; Abbott signed the legislation last month.

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Our Nation’s History with Debt: Former Mayor Bill White Discusses His New Book

Posted on · Former Houston Mayor Bill White discusses his new book, America’s Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse. The book discusses the different times in our nation’s history when our national debt spiked, how those spikes in debt were handled, how things are being done differently today, and what that could all mean for our future. White served […]

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Original Edition of the Magna Carta on Display at Houston Museum

Posted on · An original edition of the Magna Carta from the year 1217 is on display now through Aug. 17 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, curator of anthropology at the museum, tells us about the document, its historical significance and its legacy — including influencing the US Bill of Rights. Along with […]

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Andy Huggins Discusses a Life in Comedy

Posted on · We learn about veteran Houston comedian Andy Huggins, who’s an alum of both The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and Houston’s Comedy Workshop. He was one of the Texas Outlaw Comics in the 1980s, which included Riley Barber, Steve Epstein, John Farneti, Jimmy Pineapple and Bill Hicks. More: Hear Houston Matters’ interview with local comedians, including Andy […]