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A Spring Cleaning Round of Houstonian Pet Peeves

Posted on · Ah, Spring is here! The season of rebirth, of fresh starts, of optimism. Of course, to properly kick off springtime, we first must rid our minds of any nagging annoyances. It’s time for a little emotional spring cleaning. And so, as we do every couple of months, we offer you an opportunity to vent — about […]

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Houston’s Pet Peeves, and Petcare: Monday’s Show (April 10, 2017)

Posted on · Ah, Spring is here! The season of rebirth, of fresh starts, of optimism. Of course, to properly kick off springtime, we first must rid our minds of any nagging annoyances. It’s time for a little emotional spring cleaning. And so, as we do every couple of months, we offer you an opportunity to vent – […]

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Finding Ways to Make Houston Feel Smaller

Posted on · Greater Houston is, of course, a sprawling community. The nine county metropolitan area made up of Houston, The Woodlands and Sugar Land covers more than 1,600 square miles. It has a population of 6.7 million – and growing. That’s a lot of of people stretched over long distances with concrete highways and distinctive towns and […]

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Share Your Own Houston Life Hacks

Posted on · We all have little tricks to make our lives in Houston easier. Maybe yours include avoiding crowds by shopping for groceries during a Texans game. Or maybe you know a special shortcut around traffic. On this edition of Houston Matters, we invite you to share your Houston life hacks and we hear some suggestions from […]

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What Does it Mean to Be a Houstonian?

Posted on · What does it mean to be an American? That’s a question that’s evolved over our nation’s history and one that underlies much of the debate in the current presidential election. And so today we join the public radio project called A Nation Engaged and discuss what it means to be an American these days – and how the presidential candidates […]

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Why Won’t Houston Let This Man Walk?

Posted on · David Dorantes is upset that he can’t walk around Houston. Dorantes is an entertainment reporter for the Spanish-language newspaper La Voz de Houston, and recently he wrote an article for the Houston Chronicle on this very topic. He tells us why he thinks it’s important to get out of your car. MORE: I Want to Walk. […]

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Houston Pet Peeves: Littering and Turn Signals

Posted on · Every few months, we offer you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve — that one thing that sticks in your craw — […]

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Houstonians Share Their Words of Wisdom on Life Here

Posted on · A year ago (March 6, 2015), we asked your fellow listeners to share lessons they’ve learned about life in Greater Houston. What lessons would you like to impart to your fellow Houstonians? We want to hear from you longtime Houstonians — folks born and raised here, or who moved here so many years ago that […]

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Why Won’t Houston Let This Man Walk?

Posted on · David Dorantes is upset that he can’t walk around Houston. Dorantes is an entertainment reporter for the Spanish-language newspaper La Voz de Houston, and recently he wrote an article for the Houston Chronicle on this very topic. He tells us why he thinks it’s important to get out of your car. MORE: I Want to Walk. […]