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Chef Chris Shepherd Puts Houston Food Scene on the Map with Beard Award

Posted on · Chef Chris Shepherd from the restaurant Underbelly recently won the 2014 James Beard Foundation Award for best chef in the southwest. (The southwest region, in this case, includes Texas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah). He’s the first Beard Award winner in Houston since 1992. We discuss the significance of the award, not just for him, but for what it […]

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Sexual Assault on Campus, Houston’s Consulates, and Chef Chris Shepherd: Houston Matters for Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Posted on · This month, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released a list of colleges being investigated for possible Title IX violations concerning how they handled complaints of sexual violence and harassment. Most of us are familiar with Title IX’s provisions for equal opportunities for women within college athletics, but the law which prohibits […]