Posted on · While weâre a month away from a local election, including a mayoral race, many political eyes are transfixed on Election Day 2014. Thatâs when a gubernatorial election will be held to replace incumbent Rick Perry, who previously announced he will not seek another term in office. The plot thickened Thursday, when State Senator Wendy Davis […]
Posted on · We discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of recent Houston news, including a new burger named after Matt Schaub’s interception troubles, Mattress Mack using his stay in the hospital for heart issues to advertise speedy furniture delivery, a government shutdown at NASA and more. We’re joined by:Â Joe Holley, Native Texan columnist and […]
Posted on · Local dance instructor Mary Tiras is using dance to help kids with special needs integrate into society. Sheâs conducting a free dance workshop to demonstrate that called DanceReach 2013 this Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran School. Tiras is theÂ owner of Creative Motion Dance and Performing Arts.
Posted on · Weâre two days into the signup process for the Affordable Care Actâs provisions for uninsured to receive health insurance via exchanges. Howâs it going so far here in Houston and along the Gulf Coast? We found out by speaking with Mario Castillo from Enroll America, an organization dedicated to help enroll uninsured Americans in health […]
Posted on · Houston's 34th annual Festival Chicano brings the biggest names from Tejano music to the Miller Outdoor Theater Oct. 3-5. We hear from the event’s organizer Daniel Bustamante.
Posted on · The federal government shutdown is already having an effect inside Houston's City Hall. City department heads are assessing whether federal funding for several local grants may be in jeopardy.
Posted on · Social entrepreneurs launch businesses or initiatives â some for profit, some non-profit â but all designed to create some sort of social change or value. Recently, Houstonâs chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum brought some leading social entrepreneurs from around the country to town to help Houstonians understand what social entrepreneurs do, and the challenges […]
Posted on · After a painful overtime loss to the Seahawks, the Texans are now a disappointing 2-2. Is it time for Texans fans to panic…more? Is it time to give up on quarterback Matt Shaub…for real this time? We discuss that, the merciful end of another 100-plus loss season for the Astros, and all the week’s sports […]
Posted on · Houston Matters visits a factory that makes peanut butter en masse for the Houston Food Bank.
Posted on · In the first installment of a regular segment on legal issues, we welcome your questions about estate law, including wills and trusts, for Jimmy Walker, the Houston Bar Association Chair of Probate, Trusts and Estates Section. He is also with Dinkins, Kelly, Lenox, Lamb & Walker, LLP, a firm that focuses on estate law.
Posted on · In the latest KUHF-KHOU 11 News Election Poll, more than 88 percent of respondents said the state of Texas should pass a law banning texting while driving. And no wonder â texting and other activities on smart phones are becoming more and more a part of our lives. Houstonians text, e-mail and IM during meetings, […]
Posted on · We meet the Writers in the Schools poetry slam team, "Meta-Four Houston." The team won the state championship in August and represented Houston in the annual Brave New Voices competition in Chicago. Here’s a video of team-member Sarah Portugal performing a poem:
Posted on · Houston has as large a Spanish-speaking population as any city in the United States. Larger than most, in fact. As a result, many Houstonians speak both English and Spanish. But some only speak English. And some only speak Spanish. And when they interact, it can be a challenge to communicate. From an English speaking teacher […]
Posted on · You know that one thing that just sticks in your craw...that makes your otherwise wonderful life here in Houston just a little tiny bit less than it could be? "Oh, if ONLY it weren't for THAT!” Well, today is your day to vent – to share with the rest of Greater Houston that one thing […]
Posted on · Hey, Houston Matters peeps! I want to invite you to participate early in one of Thursday’s Houston Matters topics. We're going to welcome your (and your fellow Houstonians') pet peeves! You know, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you just have to vent about, that makes your otherwise wonderful life here in […]