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A Field Trip to the Houston Maritime Museum

Posted on · You’re surely aware that Houston has a ship channel. And perhaps you’ve even heard that the city’s port is one of the busiest in the country. But still, many might not think of Houston as a big sea-faring city. But Houston has enough of a maritime history to warrant its own museum. The Houston Maritime Museum […]

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Science Standards in Texas Schools: Tuesday’s Show (February 7, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2017), the Texas Board of Education held a preliminary vote on science standards, which some worry could make room for the teaching of creationism in science classrooms. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more from Texas Tribune reporter Aliyya Swaby, and then discuss famous court battles over evolution and […]