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Houston v. Dallas and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Houston Matters for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Posted on · This week former Houston Rocket — and current Dallas Maverick — Chandler Parsons in a post-game interview following a preseason loss to the Rockets dissed Houston’s downtown, saying: “It’s cleaner (in Dallas). It’s a much, it’s just like a nicer, cleaner city than Houston. In downtown (Houston) there’s not much to do. It’s just businesses and it’s […]

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First US Case of Ebola Confirmed in Dallas

Posted on · The first person to test positive for Ebola on U.S. soil remains at a Dallas hospital today. Health officials say the patient came to Texas from Liberia earlier this month. He sought care last Friday, and has been hospitalized in isolation since the weekend. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Houston Public […]

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Nonstop Flights to Norway, Homelessness Down & Conan Bashes H-Town: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Scandinavian Airlines is launching nonstop flights between Stavanger, Norway and Houston, beginning on Aug. 20 of this year; Mayor Parker says the number of chronically homeless people in Houston has been cut in half in the last two years; and Conan O’Brien bashes H-Town during his live shows in Dallas: It’s The Good The Bad & […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Hit a Bump Before Facing Texas Rivals

Posted on · The Houston Rockets dropped both games in a home-and-home series against the Memphis Grizzlies over the weekend. It was a letdown after the Rockets had seemed to finally get on a roll. They had won six of their last seven entering the weekend. Now, they have to regroup, and prepare for back-to-back games against their […]

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Students Give Own Take on ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech at Annual Competition

Posted on · Each year, elementary students in Houston and Dallas are invited to give their own interpretations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competitions, sponsored by the law firm Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. We hear learn about the competition and hear some of the kids’ […]

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Texans Sign Up for Healthcare, A New Craft Beer Fest & Rhino Hunting: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · More than 118,000 Texans signed up for health insurance through the online marketplaces by the end of 2013; a new craft beer festival is coming to Houston; and in a closed door Dallas auction last weekend a man won a permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino in Namibia: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly […]

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Is Houston a Home for Introverts?

Posted on ·   We’ve noted a number of times on this program how diverse Houston is. Ethnically, religiously, socioeconomically. No matter how you slice it, Houston is a melting pot. And that goes for personalities, too. We have loud, expressive, bombastic people. We have reserved, introspective people. While we routinely hear from the extroverts among us, those […]

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North Forest part 2

Posted on · For years, the North Forest Independent School District has struggled. Just 66 percent of students there finish high school. So, the Texas Education Agency last year ordered that, unless there was significant improvement within the year, North Forest would be closed. This week, the TEA upheld that decision, and announced North Forest will merge with […]