Houston Matters

How Will Low Oil Prices Affect Houston Nonprofits?

Posted on · As oil prices continue to fall, there’s been some hand-wringing in Greater Houston over the potential impact on the region’s nonprofits. Some philanthropic organizations rely heavily on support from some of Houston’s major oil and gas companies, and as belt tightening continues in some portions of the energy sector, there’s concern that it could lead […]

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Is Houston a Compassionate City?

Posted on · A while back, a listener wrote to us to say they witnessed a man having a stroke in a public place, and that no one stopped to help him. How many of us have passed a homeless person and struggled with whether to offer them assistance? Or cut someone off in traffic when it was, […]

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Houston and Mandela, Houston’s Performing Arts, and Facial Hair Clubs: Houston Matters for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Posted on · Tributes continue to pour in around the world in remembrance of Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95. Houstonians are, of course, among those Mandela touched in his life. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll share what some have to say about the man, and what he said about how he […]