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A Performance from ComedySportz Houston

Posted on · For more than 24 years now, ComedySportz has performed fast-paced improv comedy in Houston. Last year, the troupe moved to the Energy Corridor – to the very stage where the Houston Matters Road Show took place: the Energy Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Houston West. The troupe was kind enough to let us crash their […]

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Voter ID, Emmett’s Astrodome Idea & a Brewery at Whole Foods: The Good, The Bad and 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 intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On today’s panel: Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, Dianah Dulany, […]

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Domestic Violence, Bilingual Teachers, and the Delanos: Houston Matters for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Posted on · This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Violence Against Women Act. The occasion comes the same week Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL following the surfacing of a second video showing him hitting his wife Janay (they were not married at the time of the incident; […]

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Perry Indicted and Requiring Freshmen to Live on Campus: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Rick Perry’s indictment to a plan to require University of Houston freshmen to live on campus to using federal funds to buy water taxis in The Woodlands: as we do every Friday, we parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the week’s news with our panel of “non-experts.” This week, we’re joined by the Houston Chronicle’s Kyrie […]

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Making a Happier Workplace and Theater District Open House: Houston Matters for Friday, August 22, 2014

Posted on · What would make your day-to-day experience at work in Houston better? How could your employer be a better boss? How could you be a better employee? What would improve relationships with co-workers? Workload? Expectations? Responsibilities? How do we make the 9-to-5 daily work grind in Houston better? On this edition of Houston Matters, we consider […]

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ComedySportz Houston Moves to Temporary Location While New Venue is Built

Posted on · A week from Saturday, ComedySportz Houston will move out of its home of 10 years near City Centre, and while they build out a new space, they’re going to – for lack of a better way to describe it – “check in” at the Holiday Inn West Houston-Energy Corridor. To discuss the move, and staging […]

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Future of NASA and Space, and Theatres on the Move: Houston Matters for Thursday, August 21, 2014

Posted on · Houston was once Space City – but it simply may not be anymore. As government priorities change, privatization nudges out NASA, and we hitch Russian rides to the space station, what’s Houston’s role in space? On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with the Houston Chronicle “Sci Guy” Eric Berger about the future of the […]

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Adopted Children & Birth Parents, and a Stephen Schwartz Revue: Houston Matters for Friday, August 1, 2014

Posted on · According to the State Department of Family and Protective Services, more than 13 hundred children in Harris County were waiting to be adopted last year. Many such children will likely come to a point in their lives when they consider searching for their birth parents. Some adoptees simply want to learn more about their medical history; others […]

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Drunk Driving, Graduation Speeches and a Pro Sports Drought: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a report that says more kids die in drunk driving accidents in Texas than in any other state to entering a period of the year when there’s not much Houston sports to enjoy, we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news with our panel of non-experts. This week’s […]

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Houston Improv Festival Organizers Improv…About Improv

Posted on · The Houston Improv Festival runs April 24-27 at the Midtown Art Center. The event features numerous improv shows, workshops and even the screening of a movie about improv. So, instead of just conducting an interview about the event, Craig Cohen — an improv-er himself — puts several of the organizers through their paces playing various improv games.

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New Mascots, Cracking Down on Hoarders, and Astros Prospect Called Up: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · New mascots have been named for four HISD schools; there’s a new city-wide effort to crack down on hoarders; a local state senator gets heated in a largely pointless debate; and a top Astros prospect finally got called up – we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news with […]

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Oil Spill, Montrose Fire & BARC: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the oil spill, to the fire in Montrose, to BARC’s new authority, to Zipcar’s expansion, it’s been a busy week in Houston news. We consider “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of these events with our rotating “non-expert” panel. This week, we’re joined by the Houston Chronicle’s Lisa Falkenberg, ComedySportz Houston’s Dianah Dulany, […]

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Houston on the Cheap & Life After the Spelling Bee: Houston Matters for Fri., March 28, 2014

Posted on · No doubt about it: There’s lots to do in Greater Houston. But some of it can be pretty darned expensive. A nice dinner out, a show, a little shopping, parking – if you’re not careful, you can spend a lot of scratch in just one night on the town. But you don’t have to. There […]