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The Year in Transportation, Ask the Vet, and UH’s New Coach: Monday’s Show: (December 12, 2016)

Posted on · It happened in a flash — 2016 is almost in the books. It’s been a busy year for Greater Houston, so we’re taking some time this week to recap this past year’s biggest developments with our beat reporters, covering transportation, education, energy, politics and arts & culture and sports. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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UH to UT: Tom Herman Headed to Texas

Posted on · University of Houston coach Tom Herman is leaving the Cougars to take the helm at the University of Texas. And the Texans lost at home to the San Diego Chargers Sunday 21-13. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke of Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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Repeat DWIs and Fracking Wastewater: Monday’s Show (October 24, 2016)

Posted on · We’ve previously discussed on our program how pervasive drunk driving is in Harris County and ways in which law enforcement and courts are trying to crack down. But what do we do about repeat DWI offenders?Those who, after initial interactions with law enforcement and the court system and despite whatever punishments are handed down, drink […]

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Joining the Big 12 — What Would it Mean for the University of Houston?

Posted on · The conference structure in NCAA Division I college athletics can be dizzying to try to understand. There are a couple tiers of major conferences. The top tier are the Power 5 conferences. They get more media attention, and more acclaim — and the revenue that comes with it all. Universities want to be part of a […]

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Big 12 Dreams and Houston’s Changing Neighborhoods: Thursday’s Show (October 13, 2016)

Posted on · The conference structure in NCAA Division I college athletics can be dizzying to try to understand. There are a couple tiers of major conferences. The top tier are the Power 5 conferences. They get more media attention, and more acclaim — and the revenue that comes with it all. Universities want to be part of a […]

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Is Texas A&M’s Claim to the “12th Man” Trademark Legit?

Posted on · Whether or not you’re one the many alumni or fans of Texas A&M in Greater Houston, you’re probably aware of the school’s “12th Man” tradition. It stems from a legendary football game in 1922 – or does it? Texas Monthly writer John Nova Lomax recently tried to sort out the facts from the myth in […]

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Freddie Steinmark: The Determined Athlete Who Launched the War on Cancer

Posted on · The name Freddie Steinmark might be a familiar one to fans of University of Texas Longhorn football: he helped the team win a national championship against Arkansas in 1969. But soon, he might be familiar to movie fans too. My All American, a film about the athlete, hits theaters Nov. 13. And now UT Press […]

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“Sanctuary Cities,” Freddie Steinmark, and Milo Hamilton: Friday’s Show (September 18, 2015)

Posted on · A term has risen in the more recent debates about immigration: “sanctuary cities.” The concept is this: that there are some cities in the United States that will go out of their way to protect immigrants who have entered the country illegally from federal immigration officials. The argument from some conservatives and anti-immigration groups is […]