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Houston Press Awards Honor Local Music and Local Musicians

Posted on · On Aug. 20, Houston Press will host its annual music awards, which highlight local artist’s albums, songs, and videos, among other categories. We learn more from Chris Gray, the music editor for the Houston Press. Houston Press readers voted on a wide range of categories and genres, including Latin, folk, rock, country and alternative.

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Rerouting Houston Buses and Ocean Acidification: Thursday’s Show (August 13, 2015)

Posted on · On Sunday (Aug. 16, 2015), METRO is launching a major redesign to its bus routes. The goal? To boost ridership and remove vehicles from already crowded roads. But for some riders, it could mean a longer walk to get on a bus and more time to get to their destinations. All this week on News […]

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Diverse Lineup Headlines 2015 Free Press Summer Fest

Posted on · Free Press Summer Fest has been a part of the Houston music scene since 2009. It has grown from a one-day 30,000-fan event, to a two-day festival with nearly 100,000 people in attendance, at least according to last year’s numbers. This year, due to recent flooding, the event was moved from its usual venue at […]

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Rick Perry’s Presidential Run, and Houstonian Attitudes Towards Bikers: Friday’s Show (June 5, 2015)

Posted on · Former Texas Governor Rick Perry officially announced he’s running for President Thursday (6/4/15). He has to overcome his famous 2012 GOP Presidential debate flame out, and an indictment still hanging over his head. But in an already crowded field, he also finds himself one of two hard line conservatives from Texas. Is there room in […]

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What Are Some of Houston’s Greatest Musical Influences?

Posted on · So Houston is not the music capital of the world like Austin is, but the nation’s fourth largest city is still home to many influential bands and artists. For example, The Suffers, a local American soul band who recently appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, or a little-known female singer called Beyonce, oh […]

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Funding Texas Schools and Houstonians in Popular Music: Friday’s show (May 1, 2015)

Posted on · This week on News 88.7, education reporter Laura Isensee has examined how schools are financed in Texas in a series of reports called “Funding Texas Schools: Fair or Falling Short?” On this edition of Houston Matters, we present her reports on parents fighting for better funding for their children’s schools, what the current school funding […]