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A Visit to Houston’s First Cat Café!

Posted on · (Above: A couple cats pose for the camera at Houston’s El Gato Coffeehouse. Photo: Maggie Martin | Houston Public Media) Houston’s first-ever cat café just opened near the Heights. Such themed coffee houses, where patrons can sip on coffee in the company of four-legged felines, can also be found in Austin and across the world […]

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Hurricane Memories, and a Trip to the Cat Café: Tuesday’s Show (May 30, 2017)

Posted on · The Atlantic Hurricane season starts on Thursday (June 1, 2017). On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask Greater Houston to collectively share its memories of major storms that have affected the area, from Hurricane Ike in 2008 to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 to storms much further back in our memories. Joining us for […]

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Plan Downtown, and Finding Help for Hearing Loss: Monday’s Show (March 13, 2017)

Posted on · (Photo: Derek Stokely, Houston Public Media) The Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) is creating a new plan for the short- and long-term future of downtown. Plan Downtown looks as far as 20 years into the future to recommend development and design improvements for downtown Houston. What kinds of things will the plan be looking […]

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Who Needs the Puppy Bowl? Take a Trip to the Cat Show

Posted on · We all know about the big football-related event happening in Greater Houston lately. No, not that one. I’m talking about The Feline PAW Foundation’s international cat show in Deer Park last weekend (Jan. 28-29, 2017). The theme was, fittingly, “Felines, Football and Fun” and, from the Houston Public Media Cat Entertainment Desk, Michael Hagerty brings […]