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Under the Mango Tree: Preventing Child Labor Trafficking

Posted on · Chris Field is the Founder and Executive Director of The Mercy Project, a non-profit working in Ghana to prevent kids from being trafficked into labor in small fishing villages. Field was born in Houston but found his way to College Station where, at 19, he ran for mayor. Later, he started a summer camp, and […]

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Hazlewood Act, Missing Persons, and Chris Field: Tuesday’s show (February 3, 2015)

Posted on · The Hazlewood Act in Texas provides veterans (and some children of veterans) exemptions from some tuition and fee charges at public colleges and universities here. It’s awarded regardless of financial need. But historically, it has required the veteran to be a resident of Texas at enlistment. That wasn’t the case for Keith Harris. He enlisted before […]

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Film Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Big Oil Deals are Made

Posted on · A new documentary about the oil industry is screening this week in Houston. “Big Men” gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how billion-dollar oil deals are made both at home and abroad. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty had a chance to talk with one of the ‘big men” featured in the film, a Houstonian who helped […]