Houston Matters

Hate Crimes In Houston Go Underreported, Rarely Prosecuted

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI this week (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. With that in mind, we bring […]

Houston Matters

Making Sense of the Astros Hacking Story

Posted on · The story dominating attention in Major League Baseball this past week has been the revelation that some unnamed members of the St. Louis Cardinals’ front office staff are under federal investigation for allegedly hacking into an internal network of the Houston Astros. The system — dubbed “Ground Control” — contained proprietary statistics, analysis, scouting reports, […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Coming Out in the NFL, Summer Fest Lineup & Laser Strikes: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Former Hitchcock High School Bulldogs defensive end Michael Sam this week announced he is gay; the performers at this summer’s Free Press Summer Fest were announced this week; and the FBI is cracking down on people aiming laser pointers at airplanes: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. Our panel of non-experts convenes […]