Houston Matters

‘Hard Knocks’ Series Gives NFL Fans a Closer Look at Houston’s Team

Posted on · This season, HBO’s sports documentary series Hard Knocks features the Houston Texans. It’s an inside view of the ins and outs and ups and downs of an NFL season. We talk with the Houston Chronicle’s Brian Smith about the show so far and what kind of light it’s shedding on Houston and the city’s beloved […]

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Distrust and Incivility in Politics: Monday’s Show (August 24, 2015)

Posted on · Egged on by the echo chambers of social media, cable news, and commercial talk radio, some Houstonians regularly perceive authority figures as threats to their personal freedom. They doubt law enforcement, statesmen, doctors – once-respected figures – by default. Consider this recent example: When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed Senate Bill 359, which granted Texas […]

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