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The Top Houston Stories of 2015: Wednesday’s Show (December 30, 2015)

Posted on · Houston had a busy 2015, to say the least. As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the biggest news stories from the past 12 months in Greater Houston on this special edition of Houston Matters. Of course, there were too many stories to mention them all, but we try […]

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Will the Astros’ Success Continue Beyond 2015?

Posted on · The Houston Texans defeated the Jaguars 31-20 Sunday (Oct. 18, 2015) in Jacksonville, improving to 2-4 on the season. Still not good, but in a weak AFC South, with ten games still ahead, they’re in the playoff hunt. That faint sense of hope may have soothed Houston sports fans’ hearts after the Houston Astros’ season […]

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Hou Decide and the HERO Saga: Monday’s Show (October 19, 2015)

Posted on · The final debate before early voting in the Houston mayor’s race was held Saturday night. Houston Public Media, KHOU 11 News and Free Press Houston co-presented the debate called “Hou Decide,” which was geared, in part, towards younger voters, as evidenced by Tweet-like opening statements, and some questions coming from Millennials at a watch party in […]

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What the Astros Need for a Strong Finish

Posted on · The Houston Astros took two of three from the Tigers this weekend, while the Angels lost three in a row. As a result, the Astros have extended their lead in the American League West to 3.5 games. With 44 games remaining, Houston appears poised to make its first American League postseason appearance. We talk with Evan […]

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HISD Enrollment Caps and Historic Preservation: Monday’s Show (August 17, 2015)

Posted on · The first day of school for Houston Independent School District students is just a week away. Yet, some parents with elementary-age children in the district are confronting some uncertainty as to where their child will be going for the rest of the school year. That’s because HISD is cracking down on class sizes in K-4 […]

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Despite Losing Streak, Astros Wrap Up Surprising First Half

Posted on · Major League Baseball’s All-Star break couldn’t come soon enough for the Houston Astros. The surprise of the league this year, the ‘Stros have been in first place in the American League West for most of the season, but had an atrocious week, dropping six in a row to Cleveland and Tampa Bay and now find […]

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Healing Racism, Gardening and the Astros’ First Half: Monday’s Show (July 13, 2015)

Posted on · This past Friday morning, Dallas police received reports a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in a park named for him had been vandalized. Someone spray-painted the word “shame” on the base of the statue. The incident came two weeks after protesters gathered in the park to hold an “undedication” ceremony. And it was reported […]

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Astros Call Up Top Draft Pick Amidst Four-Game Skid

Posted on · When the Houston Astros take on the White Sox in Chicago today (6/8/15), they’ll have a new player in the dugout with them: top prospect Carlos Correa. The team announced his promotion to the majors Sunday night. In stops at Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno this season, the highly-touted infielder, whom the Astros drafted […]

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Revisiting Houston’s Image Problem: Monday’s Show (June 8, 2015)

Posted on · Just over a year ago, the Greater Houston Partnership launched a branding campaign to encourage Millennials to move to Houston. Is it working? And what other efforts are underway to bring people here to visit – or to stay? On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about official efforts to sell Houston’s image across the […]