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Plans to raise part of I-10, and Houston’s stress level (July 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn why some residents are concerned about plans to raise a portion of I-10. Then, we discuss why Houston might be more stressed than other cities, according to a new survey. And we reflect on the film A League of Their Own on its 30th anniversary with the actress who played Marla Hooch.

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The Full Menu: Favorite Places for Frozen Treats and Baked Goods

Posted on · (Above: A chocolate chip cookie from Tiny Boxwoods. Photo Courtesy: User Julia A. on Yelp) On the latest installment of The Full Menu, food writers Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, talk about their favorite places to get dessert in Greater Houston. Restaurants […]

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The Full Menu: The Best Houston Hot Dogs, Ice Cream and Snow Cones

Posted on · As promised when we discussed hot dogs last month, our gaggle of food writers deliver an edition of The Full Menu focused entirely on hot dogs…well, almost. With temperatures hitting the triple digits, we also asked them to include their favorite spots for ice cream and snow cones. Today's conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia […]

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In Houston, Celebrating Ice Cream Day Comes in All Sizes

Posted on · Most Houstonians probably don't need a reason to indulge in some ice cream, but this coming Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. Houston Matters' Maggie Martin reports on how a local museum is combining science and creativity to create the sweet treat. MORE: Pres. Ronald Reagan Declares National Ice Cream Month and National Ice Cream […]

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First Shift, Hot Dogs and Ice Cream: Thursday’s Show (July 16, 2015)

Posted on · For most Houstonians, life follows a fairly predictable schedule. Wake up around sunrise, work or go to school during the day, run errands, socialize, or decompress at night, then sleep, and start all over again. But that pattern – and the environment that is Houston – looks and feels very different if you work the […]

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Blue Bell Recall: What Will it Mean for the Beloved Texas Brand?

Posted on · Brenham-based Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily pulling all of its products off store shelves after more samples tested positive for listeria, bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. The recall includes all ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks made at Blue Bell facilities. In a statement from company CEO and President Paul Kruse, he […]