Good, Bad and Ugly

Drunk Driving, Graduation Speeches and a Pro Sports Drought: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a report that says more kids die in drunk driving accidents in Texas than in any other state to entering a period of the year when there’s not much Houston sports to enjoy, we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news with our panel of non-experts. This week’s […]

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New Mascots, Cracking Down on Hoarders, and Astros Prospect Called Up: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · New mascots have been named for four HISD schools; there’s a new city-wide effort to crack down on hoarders; a local state senator gets heated in a largely pointless debate; and a top Astros prospect finally got called up – we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news with […]

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What’s the Proper Ethics for Houston’s Many Parent Bloggers?

Posted on · A blogging conference coming up later this year is inviting Houston's bloggers to discuss how to turn a blog from a hobby into a business. Organizers of Blog Elevated say last year's conference drew an overwhelming number of parent bloggers. These are moms and dads who chronicle their family life, share tips and advice, and […]

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Oil Spill, Montrose Fire & BARC: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the oil spill, to the fire in Montrose, to BARC’s new authority, to Zipcar’s expansion, it’s been a busy week in Houston news. We consider “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of these events with our rotating “non-expert” panel. This week, we’re joined by the Houston Chronicle’s Lisa Falkenberg, ComedySportz Houston’s Dianah Dulany, […]

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Houston on the Cheap & Life After the Spelling Bee: Houston Matters for Fri., March 28, 2014

Posted on · No doubt about it: There’s lots to do in Greater Houston. But some of it can be pretty darned expensive. A nice dinner out, a show, a little shopping, parking – if you’re not careful, you can spend a lot of scratch in just one night on the town. But you don’t have to. There […]

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Over-Sized Luggage, HISD Closures & Suburbanizing The Heights: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week here in Houston. Some good, some bad, some ugly. That’s why we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston news each week. Today’s panel includes the Houston Chronicle’s Kyrie O’Conner, Mocha Dad blogger Fred Goodall, and area […]

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Is Technology Really Hurting Kids’ Ability to Socialize?

Posted on · We chat with Frederick J. Goodall – you might recognize him as one of our rotating panelists for “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Fred also writes a parenting blog called Mocha Dad. The tagline – one father’s quest to be a better dad. He recently wrote about his developing attitudes towards his kids’ […]

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The New Houstonians, Kids and Technology, and Bats: Houston Matters for Tues., Feb. 25, 2014

Posted on · In a typical year, more than 60,000 people move to the Houston region. They tend to be young (the median age in Harris County is just under 33). In many cases, they’re here to start or advance their careers, because this is where the jobs are. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss what […]

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Women in Religion, Tango Time, and The Good the Bad and the Ugly in Houston News: Houston Matters for Friday, February 14, 2014

Posted on · Women have played key roles in faith-based communities as long as they have existed. In recent years, that leadership has been formalized. More congregations today are led by women. Here in Houston, women are Reverends and Rabbis, hold leadership roles in interfaith organizations. And yet, some sects of some religions still hold to long-standing, traditional […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Posted on · The holidays are quickly approaching, and for many of us, that means relatives and loved ones are flying in to visit. Or, you’ll be flying out to visit them. Either way, there’s a good chance you’ll be traveling through a Houston airport soon. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss what’s new at Houston’s […]