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Does Houston Traffic Make it a Harder Place to Learn to Drive?

Posted on · We’ve discussed on this program some of the challenges associated with driving in Houston – the traffic, distracted drivers, rude drivers, stress-inducing highway merges, aging infrastructure and construction zones. Even the most seasoned driver can find it all a bit overwhelming, at times. So imagine what it’s like for a driver-to-be – or, better yet, for the […]

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What’s the Worst Mistake You’ve Made in Houston Traffic?

Posted on · Houstonians love to complain about the bad drivers they encounter in our city’s often ridiculous traffic. But it’s always the other guy’s fault, right? Well, what if (just once in a while, of course) it was our fault? What’s your worst driving moment? What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made behind the wheel in Houston traffic, […]

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Solar Energy, 290 Construction & Golf: Houston Matters for Tues., April 1, 2014

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters will explore efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy, those that might someday dramatically reduce carbon emissions. In future weeks, we’ll explore wind energy, hydrogen, and biofuels. We start today with solar energy. We discuss efforts to expand the use of solar energy […]

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Houston Commuters & Hidden Routes: Houston Matters for Wed., Feb. 19, 2014

Posted on · Hundreds of thousands of Houstonians drive in and out of the city each day. On a past Houston Matters, we explored how we might improve that daily commute experience. But say we can’t. Assume that in the coming years you’re still stuck in the same traffic at the same time most every day. How does […]

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An Inside Look At Houston’s Traffic Control Center

Posted on · Whether we like it or not, traffic is a fact of life here in Houston. Millions of us hit the roads every day to commute to and from work. But for some, traffic is more than just a headache. It’s a 24/7 job. That’s Houston TranStar, a partnership between several agencies that work together to […]

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The Future of Houston’s Libraries, the MLK Tree, and the Transtar Control Center: Houston Matters for Thursday, January 16, 2014

Posted on · The Houston Public Library last week announced it’s making available thousands of audiobooks, movies and music titles for free borrowing and streaming online and on mobile devices. It’s a reminder that libraries are much different places today than they once were – or, at least, what we may have once perceived them to be. You […]

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Technology in Classrooms, Texas Gunslingers, & Passing Time in Traffic: Houston Matters for Tues., Dec. 3, 2013

Posted on · Many Houston schools embrace the use of technology in the classroom. Earlier this year, for example, Spring Branch Independent School District announced it was earmarking nearly $40 million for technology in its schools. Officials said tablets and iPads would be some of the devices more widely available in classrooms and libraries. But while many Houston […]