Good, Bad and Ugly

Sandra Bland, Barge Collision and Trump in Texas: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the death of Sandra Bland in the Waller County Jail, to a barge collision in the Houston Ship Channel, to Donald Trump’s Texas visit: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of “non-experts” this week is comprised of: Ty Mahany, a Houston-based comedian; political blogger Charles […]

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Texas Lyceum: Identifying the Next Generation of Texas Leaders

Posted on · Since 1980, the Texas Lyceum has sought to identify and develop the next generation of leaders in Texas. It's a non-profit, non-partisan board of 96 people from all across the state. The association selects its own members, who seek to educate themselves on a variety of issues. The Lyceum conducts public forums, publishes a journal […]

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NTSB Issues Initial Finding on March 2014 Ship Channel Collision

Posted on · The National Transportation Safety Board this week issued its initial report on a March 2014 collision in the Houston Ship Channel between the bulk carrier Summer Wind and the Miss Susan tow in lower Galveston Bay, which led to an oil spill and temporary closure of the channel. While the accident occurred on a foggy […]

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NTSB Ruling, Jade Helm and Sobriety Theater: Thursday’s Show (June 11, 2015)

Posted on · The National Transportation Safety Board this week issued its initial report on a March 2014 collision in the Houston Ship Channel between the bulk carrier Summer Wind and the Miss Susan tow in lower Galveston Bay, which led to an oil spill and temporary closure of the channel. While the accident occurred on a foggy […]

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What’s the Latest in the Fallout From the Houston Ship Channel Collision?

Posted on · A few weeks ago, on a foggy morning in Greater Houston, the Carla Maersk collided with another vessel, the Liberian bulk carrier Conti Peridot, near Morgan's Point. The ruptured tanker spilled an unknown amount of a gasoline additive into the busy waterway. A five-mile stretch of the Ship Channel was closed for days. We’ll talk […]

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Ship Channel Collisions: Monday’s Show (March 23, 2015)

Posted on · A year ago Monday (3/23), a barge in Galveston Bay struck a ship and sprung a leak. Up to 168,000 gallons of marine fuel oil spilled into the bay, and the Houston Ship Channel was closed for a few days between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula. Fast forward to two weeks ago – a foggy […]

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Houston Continues to Be the Nation’s Leading Exporter, But of What?

Posted on · Houston has been the nation’s top exporting metropolitan area since 2012, according to the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. And, in 2014, Texas exports hit an all-time high of $289 billion. Of course, much of the state’s exports flow through the Houston Ship Channel. So what are we exporting? Petroleum and coal products were […]

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Ship Channel Collision, Daylight Saving Time and JJ Watt’s Cabin: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a collision in the Ship Channel to a call to end daylight saving time to J.J. Watt's definition of a minimalist log cabin, a lot happens in a week here in Houston. That's why we turn to our panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. This […]