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Could Gambling in Texas Be Legal in the Near Future?

Posted on · A recent survey says nearly 60 percent of voters in Texas are in favor of expanding legalized gambling in the state. We delve into the pros and cons of such expansion and discuss the past, present, and possible future of gambling in the state. We talk with State Rep. Carol Alvarado of Houston, Rob Kohler, […]

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Expanding Gambling and Zelda Symphony: Wednesday’s Show (October 21, 2015)

Posted on · A recent survey says nearly 60 percent of voters in Texas are in favor of expanding legalized gambling in the state. We delve into the pros and cons of such expansion on this edition of Houston Matters. We also discuss the past, present, and possible future of gambling in the state.

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Grier Resignation, Race Tracks and Pops Concerts: Friday’s Show (September 11, 2015)

Posted on · Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier will step down March 1. He made that announcement Thursday, saying “it’s time.” On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about reaction to Grier’s announcement, and his tenure leading the nation’s 7th largest school district (and the largest in Texas) from News 88.7 FM education reporter […]

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What Kinds of Gambling Are Legal in Greater Houston?

Posted on · State Representative Carol Alvarado of Houston is sponsoring a measure during this legislative session that would create a Texas Gaming Commission. The commission could establish casino gambling in resort areas and in major cities, including Houston. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials in Harris County and the city of Houston have begun to tackle illegal gambling using […]

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Gambling, Spaceport Update, and Dog Park Visit: Houston Matters for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Posted on · State Representative Carol Alvarado of Houston is sponsoring a measure during this legislative session that would create a Texas Gaming Commission. The commission could establish casino gambling in resort areas and in major cities, including Houston. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials in Harris County and the city of Houston have begun to tackle illegal gambling using […]

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Marketing to Hispanics and Joe Leydon on Roger Ebert: Houston Matters for Friday, July 25, 2014

Posted on · According to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, about 20 percent of Hispanics in Harris County are 16 to 31 years old. It's a group of key importance to marketing agencies. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Alex Lopez Negrete, CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications, a Houston-based Hispanic marketing agency […]

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Super Bowl Weekend Is Also Big for Gamblers

Posted on · The Super Bowl on Sunday means one of the most active weekends of the year when it comes to sports gambling. It's also a potentially bad weekend for compulsive gamblers here in Houston who can't control how much they wager.

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Gambling and Workplace Embezzlement on the Rise

Posted on · Recent cases in the Houston area highlight the problem of compulsive gambling and what it means for employers who are trying to guard against theft. Gail Delaughter looks at what drives someone to steal on the job to feed an out-of-control gambling habit.