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Full Show: Crosby ISD Audit, And The Political Roundup (Feb. 20, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: An audit of Crosby ISD, our weekly political roundup, answers to your questions about bugs and insects, and improving the relationship between journalists and activists.

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A Houston Entomologist Fields Your Insect Questions

Posted on · (Above: A monarch butterfly. Image Courtesy of Texan by Nature) Dare to step outside of your air-conditioned world, and you’ll find Houston offers a unique ecosystem, filled with interesting, creepy crawly things – insects of all manner of size and shape. Ever see one of our many-legged insect friends and wonder: “Just what is that thing?” We […]

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Why Do Roaches Have to Exist? Houston Entomologist Answers Your Bug Questions

Posted on · Dare to step outside of your air-conditioned world and you’ll find Houston offers a unique ecosystem, filled with interesting, creepy crawly things — insects of all sizes and shapes. Ever see one of our many-legged insect friends and wonder: “Just what is that thing?” We try to shed some entomological light on the situation with […]

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Advice for Eliminating Pesky Pests and Menacing Mosquitoes

Posted on · We have a wide range of fascinating insects in Greater Houston. And it’s good to celebrate our varied ecosystem. But when some of those creepy crawly bugs invade your garden or your home, well, sometimes you just need to eliminate those pests. That’s why today we welcome your questions for Houston-area exterminator Jeff Murrell with Bugco […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Presidental Debate Coming to UH and Abbott Jinxes the Astros: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn each Friday to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. This week attorney Tamara […]

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Your Pest Control Questions Answered, from Mice to Fleas

Posted on · A while back, we explored the world of insects. That world is fascinating, but not always so wonderful. Especially when we’re talking about pests who invade your garden or home. Sometimes, you just need to eliminate such pests. Today, we welcome your questions for Houston-area exterminator Steve Durham, a board certified entomologist and President and Owner […]

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Answering Your Questions About Houston’s Bugs and Insects

Posted on · We welcome your questions about the wonderful and varied world of insects here in Houston. As the weather warms up, you might have spotted a few more creepy crawly creatures out and about — or on your windshield. Ever wondered “just what is that?” Well, we pose that — and all your bug-related questions — to […]

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Funding Roads, Insects, and Hacking: Thursday’s Show (May 14, 2015)

Posted on · Your gas tax dollars and vehicle registration fees are supposed to cover the cost of building and maintaining our road system here in Texas, but a public interest group out of Austin says that’s not the case. A new report from the Texas Public Interest Research Group says drivers actually pay for less than half […]

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New Invasive Aphid Threatens Texas Crops

Posted on · Researchers at Texas A&M say a new insect is attacking certain crops here in Texas. We learn about the “sugarcane aphid” and other invasive species, and welcome your questions for an area entomologist and an expert on ants. Our guests are: Scott Solomon with Rice University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Dr. Mo Way, Professor of […]

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What Is That Crawling Up My Wall? Answering Your Questions About Houston’s Bugs

Posted on · We welcome your questions about the wonderful and varied world of insects here in Houston. As the weather cools, you may have spotted a few more creepy crawly creatures in and around your home. Ever wondered “just what is that?” Well, we’ll pose those questions to entomologist Dr. Nancy Greig, Director of the Cockrell Butterfly […]