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Sports Monday: The Astros Are Tied for First Place

Posted on · Also this hour: the Houston Rockets must forge ahead without injured guard Patrick Beverley, rumors swirl around the Texans and whether they’re trying to trade their first overall draft pick, and it’s opening day in Major League Baseball, which means the Houston Astros are tied for first, as they prepare to take on the New […]

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Sports Monday: Texans QB Moves Overshadow Rockets’ Rebound

Posted on · The Houston Rockets rebounded nicely from last week’s three game losing streak – they won three in a row last week, at home against the Jazz and T-Wolves, then on the road in Cleveland. And yet – they, and the NCAA tournament, were upstaged here in Houston by a sports team not playing right now […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Head for the Stretch Run & Dynamo Set to Begin Season

Posted on · As we do most Mondays, we check in with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower about the goings-on in Houston sports, including the stretch run for the Rockets, spring training developments for the Astros, and the start of another season of soccer for the Houston Dynamo.

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Deaths in the Oil Field, Farmer’s Markets & Organ Donation: Houston Matters for Mon., Feb. 24, 2013

Posted on · On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported on some of the negative consequences of Greater Houston’s oil boom. While regulations have been strengthened in recent years for off-shore oil drilling – in particular following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill – on-shore drilling remains, as one Houston attorney puts it: “the wild west.” We talk […]

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Sports Monday: Texans Lose 7th Straight

Posted on · The Houston Texans lost their seventh straight game Sunday, falling to the Arizona Cardinals 27-24. We’ll talk about where the team goes from here. We’ll also update you on the Dynamo’s playoff draw against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, we’ll assess the Rockets season seven games in, and we’ll discuss whether Johnny Football might repeat as […]

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Sports Monday: Kubiak Update & Rockets Season Underway

Posted on · Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak collapsed Sunday night during the team’s 27-24 home loss to the Indianapolis Colts. We’ll update you on his condition. Plus the NBA season is underway. We’ll see how the Dwight Howard era is going so far. And the Dynamo are having some playoff magic. We talk with CultureMap Houston columnist […]

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Did Texans Fans Go Too Far Booing Shaub’s Injury?

Posted on · The St. Louis Rams handed the Houston Texans their fourth straight loss yesterday. To add injury to insult, quarterback Matt Schaub suffered an ankle injury, and this time, it was his replacement T.J. Yates who threw a pick 6, as the Rams embarrassed the Texans 38-13. We’ll recap the game, and discuss reactions to some […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 7, 2013

Posted on · Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the nation, and Houston is no exception. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 28 percent of deaths in the Houston area are related to cardiovascular disease. We talk with some area cardiologists about new research on heart disease and what you can do to better […]