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Full Show: Hockey In Houston, And Year-End Tax Advice (Dec. 7, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The City of Houston is about to tell some Harvey victims what repairs they need to make to their property. Author Reza Aslan talks about the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We discuss the possibility of an NHL team coming here. A tax expert answers your questions. And comedian Hari Kondabolu takes on Apu from The Simpsons.

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Harvey Debris Removal, And The NHL In Houston: The Good, Bad, & Ugly Of The News

Posted on · From the latest assessment of how much Harvey debris has been removed, to the possibility of the NHL bringing a team to Houston -- our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week's news.

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Keuchel’s Struggles Continue and Dynamo Name Interim Coach

Posted on · The Houston Astros lost to Tampa Bay 5-0 Sunday as Dallas Keuchel’s struggles continued. The team is still awaiting the return of shortstop Carlos Correa, who’s nursing a sore ankle, and the team overall has lost five of its last seven games. Meanwhile, the Houston Dynamo appointed an interim head coach. And Gordie Howe, hockey […]

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Could Houston Support an NHL Team?

Posted on · For the first time since 1997, the National Hockey League is considering expanding. Starting this month, the 30-team professional hockey league has begun accepting bids for new franchises. Houston would seem, on the surface, to be a natural choice – the fourth largest city in the country, the largest in North America without an NHL team, […]

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Houston’s Missing NHL Franchise: Tuesday’s Show (July 14, 2015)

Posted on · For the first time since 1997, the National Hockey League is considering expanding. Starting this month, the 30-team professional hockey league has begun accepting bids for new franchises. Houston would seem, on the surface, to be a natural choice – the fourth largest city in the country, the largest in North America without an NHL team, […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets in the NBA All-Star Game & Olympic Hockey Thriller

Posted on · CultureMap Houston columnist MK Bower joins us to discuss the week in sports, including: How Houston Rockets members Dwight Howard and James Harden fared in the NBA All-Star Game; a thriller in Olympic hockey; and the Astros’ pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.

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Hockey is Alive & Well in Houston — Despite Climate & Lack of a Major Pro Team

Posted on · Hockey is one the of high-profile events of any Winter Olympics, but is the sport as prominent in Houston – a city known for its heat and that last year lost the Aeros — its minor league hockey team? As we continue our week-long look at unlikely winter sports enthusiasts in the area, Houston Matters’ […]

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Fracking Chemicals, Hockey in Houston, Great Art in Ugly Rooms: Houston Matters for Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Posted on · Companies that drill for oil use combinations of chemicals in the hydraulic fracturing process to free oil trapped in rock formations called shale. You probably know that drillers pump thousands of gallons of water mixed with such chemicals down into their wells. You may be aware there are rules about reporting what those chemicals are. […]