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New Laws, New Houstonians, New Texans Coach: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Posted on · It’s a new year, Houston. And that means some new federal, state and local laws have taken effect this week. We’ll learn about them as we talk with South Texas College of Law Professor Matthew Festa on this edition of Houston Matters. Also: we explore the year ahead in business in Houston with KUHF’s Andrew […]

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New Light Rail, Payday Loans & Giant Chocolate Santa: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Houston has a new light rail line opening. The city passed new restrictions on payday lending. And a local restaurant displays an enormous, 2.5-million calorie chocolate Santa statue. We examine The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston news with our panel of decided non-experts: Frederick J. Goodall, author of parenting blog MochaDad.com; Lisa […]

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Banning Native American Mascots, Rising Rents & Checking In at the Rodeo: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · HISD banned Native American mascots — or any mascot based on a racial or ethnic group. A study says Houston is among the cities with the biggest increase in rents. And the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was one of Facebook’s top ten checked-into places of the year. Our panel of decided non-experts decides if […]

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Rice Pres. David Leebron, Good Bad & Ugly of Houston News, & Playing Crumpet the Elf Again and Again: Houston Matters for Fri., Dec. 13, 2013

Posted on · In the collective history of Rice University, it has had just seven Presidents. The current President, David Leebron, assumed that role in 2004, and in the years since, Rice has seen significant increases in undergraduate enrollment, the launch of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, new residential colleges, new buildings on campus, and visits from […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Nov. 20, 2013

Posted on · The Houston Chronicle recently published its annual report on the best places to work in Houston. 150 companies made the ‘Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces’ list based on employee surveys, where workers were asked to rate areas including company leadership, opportunities for advancement and their work/life balance. If you were asked to rate your workplace, what […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Nov. 19, 2013

Posted on · Last week, we explored the state of community papers in Houston. Today, we turn our attention to the major news media outlets in town, to consider the state of local news coverage in Greater Houston. We’ll welcome your questions for George Haj, senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, and former […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

Posted on · The Texans. Houston's restaurant scene. Affordability. Diversity. The arts. Depending on your own opinion, these things aren't getting enough attention here in Houston. Or…they’re receiving too much. On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask you: what’s overrated and underrated in Houston, and why? It can be anything! Sports, food, entertainment, museums – whatever you […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. We explore the good, bad, and ugly news in, around, and effecting Houston, with our panel. Topics like the second Special Session: Governor Perry's decision not to seek another term; the Houston Rockets signing Dwight Howard; a new planned theme park from the Astroworld GM, Khalid Sheik Mohammed […]