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Full Show: Rep. Gene Green, And Conversations We’re Thankful For (Nov. 21, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Rep. Gene Green talks about his decision to retire. We preview the Dynamo's playoff series against Seattle. And we revisit conversations from the past year that we're thankful for -- everything from a story about Scrabble clubs to a visit to the Moody Gardens aquarium.

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Epic Astros Win Is Just The Beginning Of A Crazy Week In Houston Sports

Posted on · Game 5 of the World Series was one for the ages, but that's only the beginning of a crazy week in Houston sports. From a potential title-clinching Game 6 for the Astros on Tuesday night, to Texans players kneeling in protest before their game in Seattle, to the Dynamo heading to the second round of the MLS postseason -- Jeff Balke discusses all the latest in Houston sports.

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Astros Are the First to 50 Wins, and Dynamo Faces FC Dallas

Posted on · The Astros are seeing a lot of the Oakland A’s lately. They’ll host the Athletics for a four-game series beginning Tuesday (June 27, 2017) after sweeping four games in Oakland last week. Sandwiched in between was a weekend series in Seattle where the Astros took two out of three games from the Mariners. We get […]

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Sports Monday: Astros and Dynamo Lead Their Divisions

Posted on · (Above: Sports contributor Jeff Balke talks with host Craig Cohen onstage during a live broadcast of “Houston Matters” from the offices of the Greater Houston Partnership on May 15, 2017. Photo: Derek Stokely | Houston Public Media) As we do every Monday, we look at the big stories in Houston sports with Jeff Balke of […]

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Texans Escape with Road Win Over Jaguars

Posted on · The Houston Texans managed their first road win of the season Sunday (Nov. 13, 2016) in Jacksonville. But their 24-21 victory over the Jaguars may have been closer than it really should have been. Meanwhile, Jose Altuve has won his third straight Silver Slugger award – Louisville Slugger’s award for best offensive 2nd baseman. He’s the first Astro […]

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Astros Dominate in Interleague Play

Posted on · The Houston Astros had a good week, taking four of five interleague games against their old NL Central rival St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds. Now 70 games into the season, the Astros are hovering near .500. What will it take in the 92 games remaining to climb into playoff contention? Plus the Cleveland Cavaliers […]

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Your Reactions to the Orlando Shooting: Monday’s Show (June 13, 2016)

Posted on · Candlelight vigils continue here in Houston – one by The Montrose Center and Legacy Community Health tonight (June 13, 2016) and another by the city of Houston Wednesday at sundown — in memory of 49 people killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. early Sunday morning. It’s the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history […]

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METRO Chair, Dropouts, and NFL Draft: Monday’s Show (May 2, 2016)

Posted on · In the last couple of years, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (aka METRO) has revamped its bus system and aimed to be a more transparent organization. In late March, METRO named a new chair, Carrin Patman. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Patman about the challenges ahead for METRO and welcome your […]