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Astros Get Some Revenge on the Royals

Posted on · The Houston Astros saw their season-high seven-game winning streak come to an end Sunday but did manage to take two out of three on the road (and by large margins) against the world champion Kansas City Royals this weekend (of course, the Royals are the team that knocked the Astros out of the playoffs last fall). […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Provisions: Monday’s Show (June 27, 2016)

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court this morning (June 27, 2016), in a 5-3 ruling, struck down two provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion:  one requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admissions privileges within 30 miles; the other requiring clinics that provide abortions to meet the standards of outpatient surgical centers. The state argued […]

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Will the Rockets Trade Dwight Howard?

Posted on · As scoring records were set at the NBA All-Star Game Sunday, attention now turns to the upcoming trade deadline. And rumors are swirling about moves the Rockets might make — no doubt exacerbated by the team’s current losing streak, which has dropped the Rockets below .500 and put them at risk of missing the playoffs. […]

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Reviewing the 2014-2015 Houston Rockets Season

Posted on · The Houston Rockets postseason run ended last week at the hands of the Golden State Warriors. The Rockets surprised many by making it to the NBA’s Western Conference finals, but ultimately they had no answer for Steph Curry and the Warriors, who take on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals starting Thursday. […]

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Sports Monday: Is Brian Hoyer the Texans’ Answer at QB?

Posted on · It was a busy week in Houston sports. The Houston Rockets had a so-so week – dropping games to the Hawks and Grizzlies, before rebounding with wins against the Pistons and Nuggets. And one of those losses was without James Harden, who was sitting out a one-game suspension. The Dynamo opened their 2015 season with a 1-0 […]

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Sports Monday: Will the Rockets Make a Trade with Howard Out Indefinitely?

Posted on · After victories over the Bulls and the Bucks, the Houston Rockets fell to the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday 109-98. This, despite an offensive explosion from  James Harden, who poured in 45 points, tying a season high. To discuss last night’s game, whether the Rockets might make a trade while Dwight Howard is out indefinitely with […]

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Sports Monday: Astros’ Moves and Harden for MVP?

Posted on · The Houston Astros made a flurry of moves in recent days, reshaping their major league roster, but failed to land a free agent pitcher who seemed poised to sign, but backed out for reasons still unclear. The Houston Rockets won three of four last week, despite an injury to Dwight Howard, as James Harden continued […]

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Sports Monday: Texans Rout Titans and Rockets Surviving Without Howard

Posted on · The Houston Texans defeated the Tennessee Titans 45-21 at home Sunday afternoon to even their record at 6-6. Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to the starting quarterback role and threw for a team record six touchdowns along with 358 yards. CultureMap Houston’s MK Bower joins us to discuss what went right for the Texans and how the Rockets […]

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Refugees, Rockets on the Brink, and Pest Control: Houston Matters for Monday, April 28, 2014

Posted on · According to the Refugee Resettlement Program of Texas, last year the Lone Star state took in more than seven thousand refugees; more than two thousand found their way to Houston. Such refugees, persecuted in their homeland, have been given legal entrance to the United States. They come from homes they didn’t really want to leave, […]

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Sports Monday: Texans Recap & Rockets in National TV Spotlight

Posted on · In our weekly sports roundup: We’ll recap the Texans latest loss at Indianapolis and preview their final regular season home game against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos this Sunday. And the Rockets are in the national spotlight this week, with games broadcast on ESPN against the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. They’re two of […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Nov. 18, 2013

Posted on · Earlier this year, Forbes published its list of the 25 best places to retire – 25 U.S. cities that retirees might want to consider, based on factors ranging from cost of living to taxes to medical care, crime, weather and volunteer opportunities. And while three Texas cities made the cut – Austin, College Station and San Antonio – […]

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Will Dwight Howard Fix CSN Houston’s Problem?

Posted on · What impact can one person moving to Houston have? Well, for nearly a year, some 60% of Houston has been unable to watch Comcast Sportsnet Houston, because of a dispute between the channel and carriers including AT&T’s U-Verse, DirecTV, and DISH Network. That may soon change, with the impending official announcement that Dwight Howard has […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. We explore the good, bad, and ugly news in, around, and effecting Houston, with our panel. Topics like the second Special Session: Governor Perry’s decision not to seek another term; the Houston Rockets signing Dwight Howard; a new planned theme park from the Astroworld GM, Khalid Sheik Mohammed […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 12, 2013

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week here in Texas. In politics, Governor Perry’s announced he will not seek another term in office. In a second special session, the Texas House has passed a bill limiting abortion. Here in Houston, we await the official arrival of NBA star Dwight Howard, as the newest Houston Rocket. And there’s a new planned theme park […]