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Anime Matsuri Convention In Houston Goes Forward As Planned, Despite Some Controversy

Posted on · Houston Matters goes inside the annual Anime Matsuri convention, which is under a cloud of some controversy. As this controversy unfolds, the convention goes forward and is expected to draw thousands to the GRB over the coming days.

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George H.W. Bush Biographer, City Floods and ‘Prairie Home’ Host Chris Thile: Houston Matters Weekend for Feb. 4, 2017

Posted on · In his 2015 biography Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, author Jon Meacham explored how the nation’s 41st president has conducted himself throughout his life, through extensive interviews over a decade with the president, his family, friends, and colleagues. Meacham was also granted access to the former president’s audio diaries and […]

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Be a Part of Super Bowl 51 Without Attending the Big Game

Posted on · Most of us won’t get tickets to Sunday’s Super Bowl at NRG Stadium, but there’s still plenty of activities related to the big game happening all over Greater Houston. The official Super Bowl events most Houstonians will have access to are Super Bowl LIVE, a free, outdoor fan festival held downtown in and around Discovery […]

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Protecting Houston From Storm Surge and Flooding

Posted on · On Wednesday (Jan. 18, 2017), officials will gather to discuss protecting Houston from flooding and storm surge at a symposium at the George R. Brown Convention Center. We get a preview from some of the panelists: Stephen Costello, the City of Houston’s Flood Czar, and Mary Anne Piacentini, executive director of the Katy Prairie Conservancy.

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On the Eve of the Houston Marathon — Why Do We Love Running?

Posted on · This Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017) is the annual Houston Marathon, which begins and ends at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Each year, it attracts more than 20,000 and some 200,000 spectators. But what is it about the simple act of watching people run a race that we find so fascinating? We ask Dr. David Walsh, […]