Houston Matters

Full Show: Commissioners Court Votes On Astrodome, And Measuring Presidential Accomplishments (Feb. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Harris County Commissioners voted to move forward with Astrodome renovation plans. We visit the public radio stations at Greater Houston's two historically black universities. A new book examines American presidents from the past century based solely on their accomplishments. And we go inside the world of figure skating in Houston.

How It Shapes Us

HBCU Presidents Cautiously Optimistic Ahead of White House Meeting

Posted on · Leaders from two Houston-area universities -- Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M -- are among dozens of other Black college presidents heading to Washington this week for a two-day summit. The meeting will highlight discussion on an executive order renewal for historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs.

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Karbach Purchased, and The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: Houston Matters Weekend for Nov. 12, 2016

Posted on · On Nov. 3, 2016, we leanred one of Houston’s fastest-growing breweries — Karbach Brewing Company — is being acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser’s parent company. Perhaps this was inevitable. Some in the local brewing industry have been worried we’d reached “peak beer” in Houston, with 17 breweries operating in the region. Even after Karbach’s acquisition, some wonder […]

Education News

More Latino Students Enroll At Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Posted on · Around the country, many historically black colleges and universities are struggling with financial problems, unequal government funding and lower enrollment. But some are turning to a new pool of potential students.