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Full Show: Lost Restaurants, And Houston Ballet Gets A New Floor (Oct. 24, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the economic impact of the World Series coming to Houston. We recall the important local restaurants of yore that have since disappeared. And we learn about the Houston Ballet getting a new floor, which will enable performances to continue after Harvey.

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The Full Menu: Best Places to Eat in Downtown Houston

Posted on · As recently as a few years ago, downtown Houston wasn’t exactly a hotbed of great dining options compared to other parts of the city. Recently, however, something of a renaissance has been happening with a marked increase in restaurants — and even more on the way from seasoned chefs and restaurateurs. On this installment of The […]

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Political Roundup, and Shopping for a Hurricane Emergency Kit: Wednesday’s Show (June 7, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss a report from the NSA saying Russia’s military intelligence agency launched a cyber attack on a US company that provides election services ahead of the 2016 election, and Gov. Greg Abbott […]

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Houston Matters: Live from the Greater Houston Partnership!

Posted on · (Above: The Greater Houston Partnership’s new building, Partnership Tower. Photo Courtesy: GHP) Houston Matters is broadcasting live from downtown on Monday, May 15, at noon. In many ways, it’ll be our normal show — just from a different location. We’ll be broadcasting from the new headquarters of the Greater Houston Partnership — the new Partnership Tower. […]

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Officials Hope New System Will Simplify the Hunt for Downtown Parking

Posted on · We’ve all probably had the experience of circling around the city blocks in downtown Houston trying to find parking. City officials say all those cars searching for an open space make downtown traffic more congested and worsen air pollution from automobile exhaust. To help simplify that experience, Houston City Council recently approved an agreement with […]

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How Shell Oil’s Departure Might Affect Downtown Houston

Posted on · Recently (Sept. 20, 2016), Shell Oil announced plans to vacate most of its downtown offices. Thousands of employees are expected to move to the company’s Woodcreek Complex on I-10 and North Dairy Ashford and to the Shell Technology Center on State Highway 6. The move is planned for the first quarter of 2017. Shell said, […]

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The Growing Trend of Living and Working in Downtown Houston

Posted on · Amid the daily traffic reports for commuters, it’s easy to forget that among the six million-plus in the Greater Houston region are a significant number who both work and live in the downtown area — and don’t ever really have much reason to leave. So, since today’s show is coming to you live from Jones Plaza […]

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A Housing Shortage and a Blazers’ Fan Mocks Houston Recycling: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From selling the US Postal Service site downtown, to a shortage of housing in Houston, to a Portland Trailblazers fan mocking Houston’s lack of recycling: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. As we do every Friday, we talk with our rotating panel about the week’s news. This week we’re joined […]

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Living Downtown, Fewer TCEQ Inspections & The Ring Cycle: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Incentives to encourage people to live in downtown Houston, the TCEQ doing fewer inspections of industries that pollute, and Houston Grand Opera tackling Wagner’s The Ring Cycle: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. We discuss these and other stories with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” On this edition […]

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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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Where Are All of Downtown Houston’s Pedestrians? They’re Underground

Posted on · Ever gone through downtown Houston on a weekday and wondered where all the pedestrians were? Well they’re there. They’re just out of sight — beneath the ground in the tunnel system that connects many of the city’s downtown buildings. We learn how and why Houston’s downtown tunnels were first developed as we talk with Sandra […]