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Hou Decide and the HERO Saga: Monday’s Show (October 19, 2015)

Posted on · The final debate before early voting in the Houston mayor’s race was held Saturday night. Houston Public Media, KHOU 11 News and Free Press Houston co-presented the debate called “Hou Decide,” which was geared, in part, towards younger voters, as evidenced by Tweet-like opening statements, and some questions coming from Millennials at a watch party […]

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HERO Ballot Wording, Nuking Muslims and Fake Top-Shelf Booze: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the wording of the HERO ballot initiative, to the Texas Agriculture commissioner’s Facebook post that seemed to suggest we nuke the Muslim world, to substituting cheap liquor for top-shelf brands: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of “non-experts” this week is comprised of: Ty Mahany, […]

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Matricula Consular, Water Treatment, and Gelato: Friday’s Show (August 21, 2015)

Posted on · While we wrap up today’s Houston Matters with a discussion about gelato, we start this post with a mention of it, because…well, it just looks really good. Okay, moving on. Texas no longer accepts IDs called matricula consular — issued by Mexican consulates located throughout the state — to obtain a birth certificate. The tighter […]

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From HERO to Term Limits: Mayor Parker Answers Your Questions

Posted on · Annise Parker has a lot to juggle in her role as mayor of Houston: There's management of the city, ensuring that all of its laws are properly enforced. There are ceremonial duties, as the city's official representative at special events, ribbon cuttings, and meetings with officials and dignitaries. There are appointments to make; budgeting to […]

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Mayor Annise Parker Fields Your Questions: Friday’s Show (Aug. 7, 2015)

Posted on · Annise Parker has a lot to juggle in her role as mayor of Houston: There’s management of the city, ensuring that all of its laws are properly enforced. There are ceremonial duties, as the city’s official representative at special events, ribbon cuttings, and meetings with officials and dignitaries. There are appointments to make; budgeting to […]

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HERO Ruling, Indictment Against Perry Dismissed: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling on HERO, to a state appeals court throwing out one of two indictments against former Texas Governor Rick Perry, to NASA’s call for sustained funding: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: The Business Makers […]