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Skiing Is a Big Passion for Many Houstonians

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 […]

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Is Texas’ Long War with the EPA Over Air Quality Finally Ending?

Posted on · For years, the State of Texas and the federal Environmental Protection Agency have clashed over regulations covering major air pollution sources, like refineries. Now, that longstanding legal dispute may be giving way – somewhat. Last week, Texas and the EPA reached a deal on portions of the state's clean air plan, concerning the state's "flexible […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Lt. Gov. Debate, Walmart’s Más Club Closing, & Drafting Manziel: The Good, The Bad & 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 a variety of intriguing developments in the week’s Houston news, we turn to our panel of non-experts to parse “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of it all. Today’s panel features […]

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What Does it Take to Grow a Championship Beard or Mustache?

Posted on · Last month, you might have noticed a surprising increase in facial hair around the city of Houston. There’s a chance it was the result of “No-Shave November,” which aims to raise awareness for men’s health issues and get people to embrace facial hair. But Houston Matters’ Conner Clifton, who himself grew a mustache in November, […]