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Storm Surge Suppression, Colic, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Posted on · Hurricane season may be over, but preparing for the next big tropical storm is a year-long process. Among the groups engaged in that effort is the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District. The GCCPRD develops plans to help Galveston, Harris, and other area counties to alleviate damage from storms like 2008’s Hurricane Ike. The […]

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Red State, Public Beaches, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Posted on · The GOP has had such a stranglehold on statewide offices here in Texas for so many years now that it’s hard to imagine a time when it was any different. Sure, Ann Richards was Governor of Texas for a while there, but she seems very much like the Democratic exception to the Republican rule. How […]

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Giving to Panhandlers and Jadeveon Clowney’s Injury: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a proposal to outlaw the practice of giving money to panhandlers in San Antonio, to the injury of Texans draft pick Jadeveon Clowney, to the Art Car Parade moving to April: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of “non-experts” features: Houston Chronicle writer and […]

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Fantasy Football 101

Posted on · The NFL regular season kicked off last night, and with it, another season of fantasy football. We talk with Houstonian Howard Agnew, who’s been playing fantasy football for 25 years, and Bob Harris, who hosts a SiriusXM satellite program called Football Diehards, about how fantasy football has changed the way fans watch and analyze the […]

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What Should Newcomers Know About Houston’s Sports Teams?

Posted on · We conclude Houston Matters’ annual guide for newcomers by discussing the general state of Houston’s pro sports teams, including a preview of the upcoming Houston Texans season, with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower.

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Sports Monday: Texans Win a Preseason Game and Pearland Hits a Bump

Posted on · The Texans won their first preseason game, looking much stronger in their second preseason game than they did in their first. After falling 32-0 to Arizona on Aug. 9, the Texans rebounded with a dominant 32-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons Saturday. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick led the first team on a touchdown drive. Number one […]

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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 […]