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666 New Laws Take Effect Today (Sept. 1, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: A summary of some of the new laws going into effect today, the week in politics, Houston's best food trucks, and the new chief curator of the Houston Museum of African American Culture.

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METRO’s Long-Term Plan, and the City Hall Farmers Market: Tuesday’s Show (March 7, 2017)

Posted on · METRO is working on a long-term regional transportation plan that lists off projects it wants to do in the coming years. How will these projects be paid for? That may be up to voters this year. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with METRO Chair Carrin Patman about what METRO has in store. […]

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The Full Menu: Houston’s Best Food Trucks

Posted on · Food trucks have been a staple in Houston for some years now. Some have had so much success as mobile trucks, their owners have expanded to a fleet of trucks. Others have become popular brick-and-mortar restaurants. And when they leave the food truck game, others pop up to fill the gap — while some prefer […]

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Live from Houston’s Theater District: Tuesday’s Show (April 5, 2016)

Posted on · Today, Houston Matters broadcasts live from Jones Plaza, in the heart of Houston’s theater district! The district, in collaboration with Houston First, is presenting a series of “Food Truck Tuesdays” as a way to encourage Houstonians who work in nearby downtown offices to interact with one another and learn more about the city’s theater offerings. […]

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The Growing Trend of Food Trucks in Houston

Posted on · The food truck scene isn’t just a passing fad. Food trucks are expanding, some even adding brick-and-mortar locations, including Bernie’s Burger Bus and Good Dog Houston. Why are they growing? What do traditional restaurateurs think of them – are they competition? What challenges/obstacles do they face? Craig Cohen spoke with author of Houston’s Top 100 […]


Mobile Munchies Making A Mark

Posted on · The food truck phenomenon has taken hold in cities like Los Angeles and Austin with people regularly chasing down their favorite eatery via social media. Now Houston is really beginning to muscle in on the action.