Houston Matters

Three Moms with Sons in the NFL on Raising Successful Men

Posted on · (Above: (L-R) Ann Cockrell, the mother of Thurman Thomas, Cleotha Aldridge, the mother of Allen Aldridge, Jr., and Jeanie Arbuckle, the mother of Charles Arbuckle. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media) In the 1980s, Willowridge High School in Fort Bend County was known for its successful football program, which yielded several successful NFL players. During the 1982-1983 season, […]

Houston Matters

Son of Bum: Wade Phillips Discusses Growing Up with a Houston Football Icon

Posted on · (Above: Former Oilers coach, Bum Phillips, and his son, veteran NFL coach Wade Phillips, shown while he was coaching for the Houston Texans. (Photo Courtesy: Brett Coomer | Houston Chronicle) Wade Phillips is about as much a part of Houston football as you can get. While he’s just signed on with the Los Angeles Rams […]

Houston Matters

‘Gridiron Glory’ Offers a Sample of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted on · If a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is on your bucket list – but you’re not sure if you’re going get there any time soon – maybe you can make the much shorter trip to the campus of Texas Southern University where an exhibit from the Hall of Fame […]

Full Show

Severe Weather Update and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (March 29, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Heavy rains fall in downtown Houston during the late morning hours Wednesday. Photo: Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media) As News 88.7 is reporting, strong storms bringing heavy rains and wind are passing through the Greater Houston region today. Some areas were under a tornado warning earlier. On this edition of Houston Matters, we get […]