Posted on · Large groups of protesters amass before the big game.
Posted on · If you think you know your way around downtown, the Super Bowl could change everything. The contenders aren’t even decided yet but officials say it’s not too soon to map your route if you’re headed to pre-game events.
Posted on · A busy thoroughfare near Hobby Airport gets a makeover but those improvements aren't just for Super Bowl visitors.
Posted on · Train promotes activities in downtown Houston in the week before the big game.
Posted on · Super BowlÂ 51Â in Houston is now just weeks away. Whatâs been done to get the Bayou City ready to host such a high-profile event. What preparations remain? We find out from Mike Waterman, president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mike WatermanÂ joins us to discuss the investment Houston First has made […]
Posted on · A Heights townhouse could be the first of many with multiple units to host paying visitors.
Posted on · Houston Matters was ground zero for the launch of Public Media's year-long DiverseCity initiative, an ongoing look at the many was race effects our lives in Houston. We started with an hour-long town hall to talk about law enforcement and people of color intersect. We hear an excerpt of that dialogue. Our guests include: Harris […]
Posted on · Addressing homelessness is an ongoing challenge in Greater Houston, but with the eyes of the nation on the Bayou City during the upcoming Super Bowl, are we likely to see increased attention paid to the cityâs homeless initiatives? We ask Eva Thibaudeau, director of programs for Houston’sÂ Coalition for the Homeless.
Posted on · A couple of weeks ago, the Houston City Council passed a resolution of support for Mayor Sylvester Turner's proposal to reform the city's pensions system. As News 88.7 reported, the deal includes $2.5 billion in benefit reductions, changes to annual cost of living adjustments and increased employee contributions. Mayor Turner says the proposal will lower […]
Posted on · Beginning Thursday (Sept. 29, 2016), the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is holding a three-day summit in Houston covering efforts to combat sexual exploitation in several forms: pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, child abuse and objectification. We learn more about the summit – and efforts to combat sexual exploitation in Greater Houston and beyond – […]
Posted on · The NCAA men’s college basketball Final Four tournament takes place this weekend here in Houston. It’s, in many ways, a sort of dress rehearsal for next year’s Super Bowl. We talk with News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter about the final preparations for — and potential impact of — this weekend’s national championship. (Above: Houston Mayor Sylvester […]
Posted on · Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says he wants to ensure next year’s Super Bowl will be experienced by the masses and not just a privileged few.
Posted on · Now that Super Bowl 50 is done, the eyes are on Houston for next year’s big event.
Posted on · A dozen former Texans coaches and players won the Super Bowl last night (Feb. 7, 2016), when the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips were among eight coaches who used to be Texans, but who won last night for Denver. Kubiak and Phillips, of course, […]
Posted on · Sunday, of course, is Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. But one year from today (Feb. 5, 2017), Houston's NRG Stadium will host the game. A delegation of Houston officials will attend this weekend's game to observe the event in preparation for Houston's […]