Posted on · Episode: 2587 The existential pleasure of knowing your city’s secrets. Today, city’s secrets.
Posted on · Episode: 2460 In praise of the City: A fine piece of the natural world. Today, another look at form and function.
Posted on · Episode: 2957 The Power of Cities. Today, let’s talk about cities and power laws.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We reflect on the impact of James Byrd, Jr.'s murder, 20 years later. We learn what it would take for The Woodlands to become a city. We preview the annual Texas Music Festival. And Houston writer Chris Wise has a new book aimed at encouraging everyday people to write about their lives.
Posted on · This time, the fight is happening in the courts after attempts to overturn short-term rental ordinances failed in the Legislature.
Posted on · Galveston Island just finalized a project that adds to its eclectic scenery.
Posted on · We learn about the BMC Project from its executive director Andy Hirschfeld. The public policy start-up aims to help citizens better communicate to their respective city leaders their ideas for the urban environment and development.
Posted on · HoustonÂ Mayor Annise Parker has a lot to juggle in her role as Mayor: There’s management of the city, ensuring that all of its laws are properly enforced. There are ceremonial duties, as the city’s official representative at special events, ribbon cuttings, and meetings with officials and dignitaries. There are appointments to make; budgeting to […]
Posted on · The Bayou City Art Festival is also happening this weekend, March 28-30. Now in its 43rd year, the festival hosts over 300 national and international fine and visual performing artists Friday through Sunday, at Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Working in 19 different media, artists showcase their fine and pop original works […]
Posted on · Recently, a pair of Houston City Council committees began hearings on the possible entrance ofÂ UberÂ andÂ Lyft, two ride-sharing services that use apps to attract customers, into the city of Houston. Council chambers were packed, mainly with supporters of established taxi and limousine companies. Council members heard a comprehensiveÂ study by Administration and Regulatory […]
Posted on · Ride sharing services ruffle the feathers of local cabbies; protesters decry the city’s bringing planned one-bin recycling program; and unfortunate Twitter typos by a local candidate:Â We discuss âThe Good the Bad and the Uglyâ in Houston news with our rotating panel of ânon-experts.â This weekâs panel is comprised of:Â Russ Capper, Founder and co-host […]
Posted on · In 1836, John and Augustus Allen purchased more than six thousand acres along Buffalo Bayou and founded the city of Houston. Then, 103 years later in 1939, Houstonâs present city hall building was completed. Now, as the building prepares to mark its 75th year this December, a group of Houstonians is trying to raise funds […]
Posted on · We learn more about the fifth-annual Space City Tap Festival, which brings together tap dancers from age 4 to professionals. The event is Feb. 28 through March 2 at 15210 Hwy 3 in Webster, Texas.
Posted on · Now that the weather is warming up, theÂ City Hall Farmerâs MarketÂ is back open. As springtime approaches, we look at farmer’s markets in Greater Houston and efforts to encourage Houstonians to eat local. More:Â Why The Combination Of Lunch And Fresh Produce Is Working Out For Downtown Farmerâs Market
Posted on · There's a lot of physical activity you can engage in here in Houston. Biking, running, swimming, hiking. Skiing is harder to come by (which may be what prompted one Houston Matters listener's suggestion of turning the Astrodome into a giant ski slope). That doesn't mean there aren't avid skiers here. With the 2014 Winter Olympics […]