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Talking With Some Of Houston’s Newest Elected Leaders (Nov. 5, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Conversations with two of Greater Houston's newest elected leaders, a new municipal court program helps those who can't afford to pay fines, writer Cole Brown discusses his search for Black identity, and the Houston Open gets underway with limited fans.

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Full Show: Division In Venezuela, And Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo (Jan. 24, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss how division in Venezuela could affect oil and gas. Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo answers questions. And a look at plans to renovate two institutions -- the Memorial Park Golf Course and the Rothko Chapel.

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What Will Money Being Raised for Gus Wortham Golf Course Facelift Be Used For?

Posted on · Gus Wortham Park has a golf course that has been in operation since the 1900s. But it could use a facelift, and that costs money. The Houston Golf Association set a goal of raising $5 million last year, and they did. Now they face raising another $15 million this year. To see where those fundraising […]

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Katy Freeway Congestion and Gus Wortham Renovation: Wednesday’s Show (January 20, 2016)

Posted on · In 2004, the American Highway Users Alliance labeled the Katy Freeway at 610 as the second worst bottleneck in the nation. Of course, the group had a motive: they were lobbying to increase federal highway spending. But after a $2.5 billion-plus expansion of the Katy Freeway, was it worth the headache and cost? In the […]

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Exploring Golf Culture in H-Town

Posted on · Golfing in Greater Houston has been in the news recently – there’s the ongoing question over what to do with the historic Gus Wortham golf course. And this weekend, Red Stone Golf Club in Humble will once again be the site of the one and only PGA Tour stop in Greater Houston, the Shell Houston […]

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Solar Energy, 290 Construction & Golf: Houston Matters for Tues., April 1, 2014

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters will explore efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy, those that might someday dramatically reduce carbon emissions. In future weeks, we’ll explore wind energy, hydrogen, and biofuels. We start today with solar energy. We discuss efforts to expand the use of solar energy […]