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Documentary Tells the Story of East Texas Church Arsons

Posted on · Five years ago, eleven churches across East Texas were burned down. The rash of arsons over a five-week period from January to February that year put communities like Tyler, Athens and Lindale on edge. Some churches resorted to having volunteers spend the night at their congregations to try and prevent them from burning too. Two […]

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Changing Attitudes About Football and East Texas Church Arson: Monday’s Show (April 6, 2015)

Posted on · Last month, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland abruptly announced his retirement from the NFL after just one season. He wasn’t injured. He was, however, concerned about the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma. With all that we know – and all that we don’t know – about the physical and emotional toll exacted on […]

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Marketing to Hispanics and Joe Leydon on Roger Ebert: Houston Matters for Friday, July 25, 2014

Posted on · According to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, about 20 percent of Hispanics in Harris County are 16 to 31 years old. It’s a group of key importance to marketing agencies. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Alex Lopez Negrete, CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications, a Houston-based Hispanic marketing agency about […]

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Writer and Photographer Chronicle the People and Places Along the Sabine River by Boating Its Length

Posted on · Writer and reporter Wes Ferguson decided to better get to know a landmark he’d grown up around — East Texas’ Sabine River. To do so, he took along his friend and photographer, Jacob Croft Botter, and boated the length of the Sabine all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Their book, which chronicles the interesting people […]