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Were Allen Brothers Statues Intended to Be a Part of Houston’s City Hall?

Posted on · In 1836, John and Augustus Allen purchased more than six thousand acres along Buffalo Bayou and founded the city of Houston. Then, 103 years later in 1939, Houston’s present city hall building was completed. Now, as the building prepares to mark its 75th year this December, a group of Houstonians is trying to raise funds […]

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Farmer’s Markets Encourage Houstonians to Buy & Eat Local

Posted on · Now that the weather is warming up, the City Hall Farmer’s Market is back open. As springtime approaches, we look at farmer’s markets in Greater Houston and efforts to encourage Houstonians to eat local. More: Why The Combination Of Lunch And Fresh Produce Is Working Out For Downtown Farmer’s Market

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Houston Loves Patrick Swayze: Turning the Movie ‘Ghost’ into a Musical

Posted on · This week, the Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall will feature Ghost: The Musical. Yes, you heard us right. A musical based on the Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore/Whoopi Goldberg film. No word if attendees in the front row have to worry about getting splattered with clay. Houston Public Media Arts and Culture correspondent Troy Schulze learns how this […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Biggio Snubbed, Selling Booze Near Hospitals & Wade Phillips Says ‘No Thanks’: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Lomgtime Houston Astro great Craig Biggio barely barely misses making it into the Baseball Hall of Fame; Houston grocery stores will now be able to sell alcohol near hospitals and churches; Baylor College of Medicine and St. Luke’s are teaming up to form a new hospital; and former Texans’ defensive coordinator Wade Phillips gets an […]

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Interview: Houston Mayor Annise Parker

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your questions for Houston Mayor Annise Parker. Last Monday, Houston Matters profiled all nine of the candidates on the ballot for mayor of Houston. Just two – incumbent Mayor Parker and challenger Ben Hall – have polled above single digits, so over the next two Mondays, we […]