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Is the Texans’ First Preseason Game Cause for Concern?

Posted on · The Texans played their first preseason game Saturday and didn’t look so great. But how much stock should we put in preseason games? Plus, there’s some new drama — or not — between Rockets’ teammates and the Astros’ Jose Altuve is finally getting some love from the national media. Culture Map Houston sports writer MK […]

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Gaelic Football in Houston, what is it?

Posted on · For the last three years Houston has had it’s own Gaelic Football Team, called the Houston Gaels. Gaelic Football, is a sport native to Ireland that’s sort of a cross between rugby and soccer. Tomorrow night the Houston Gaels is playing an exhibition match at the BBVA Compass Stadium, after the Houston Dynamo take on […]

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 […]

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Sports Monday: Bowl Game Previews & Life After Kubiak

Posted on · The Texans begin the post-Kubiak era, and Texas college football teams are bowl bound, including the University of Houston, Baylor, Texas A&M and the University of Texas. We’ll find out where they’re heading and who they face. And we’ll prepare you for the Rockets’ West Coast trip, with three games in four nights at Portland, […]

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Small Businesses, World AIDS Day and Did the Patriots Cheat? Houston Matters for Mon., Dec. 2, 2013

Posted on · Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. That’s because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local. So today, we’re taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? How […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Case Keenum’s 3rd Ward Shout-Out, Houston’s Traffic, and the Hooters Coach: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in Houston News

Posted on · From a 3rd Ward shout out on Sunday Night Football, to unusual behavior from teachers and coaches, to pretending to be a different race to win an election, we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly in Houston news this week.

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Sports Monday: Texans Lose 7th Straight

Posted on · The Houston Texans lost their seventh straight game Sunday, falling to the Arizona Cardinals 27-24. We’ll talk about where the team goes from here. We’ll also update you on the Dynamo’s playoff draw against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, we’ll assess the Rockets season seven games in, and we’ll discuss whether Johnny Football might repeat as […]


Texans Fans Gather For Monday Night Football

Posted on · In one of the biggest games in franchise history, the 11-1 Texans are in Foxboro, Massachusetts tonight to take on the 9-3 New England Patriots. The playoff-bound Texans top the AFC South division while the Patriots lead the AFC East. Here at home, Houstonians are putting on facepaint and crazy costumes as they gather with their fellow fans for Monday Night Football.