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School Finance, Vaccine Exemptions, and Pets: Monday’s Show (May 16, 2016)

Posted on · On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court declared the state's school finance system is constitutional. The ruling ends more than four years of legal battles in the state's largest-ever school finance case, in which more than 600 school districts sued the state arguing funding was unfairly distributed between rich and poor districts. A district judge agreed. […]

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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 […]

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Why the Halliburton/Baker Hughes Merger Failed: Tuesday’s show (May 10, 2016)

Posted on · Last week (May 2, 2016), Halliburton and Baker Hughes — two of the world's biggest oilfield services companies, headquartered in Houston — called off an estimated $28 billion merger. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss why the deal ultimately fell through — and what the impact may be on Houston. We welcome your […]