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Record Store Day Celebrates the Independent Music Store

Posted on · Saturday, April 19, is Record Store Day, which celebrates the unique culture surrounding independent music stores. The event began in 2007 and is held the third Saturday every April. Saturday, nearly a dozen brick and mortar stores in Houston will be participating. They’ll offer special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products made exclusively for […]

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Indie Bookstores Thrive By Becoming Community Centers for Readers

Posted on · This weekend, Houston’s Brazos Bookstore celebrates its 40th anniversary with a slate of events. As more of us turn to e-books and online booksellers, traditional bricks-and-mortar bookstores have had to adapt. We discuss how indie bookstores in Houston are re-inventing themselves as essentially community centers for readers with Jeremy Ellis of Brazos Bookstore and Valerie Koehler of Blue Willow Bookshop.

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Proposal to Close HISD Schools Draws Public Opposition

Posted on · The Houston Independent School District board met Thursday to hear public comments and share some of their own thoughts on the proposed closure or repurposing of five school campuses at the end of this school year. The meeting followed community meetings held last Monday at three of the schools. Houston Public Media’s Education Reporter Laura […]

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Houston Matters for Friday April 5, 2013

Posted on · For years, the North Forest Independent School District has struggled. Less than two thirds of students there finish high school. So, the Texas Education Agency last year ordered that, unless there was significant improvement within the year, North Forest would be closed. This week, the TEA upheld that decision, and announced North Forest will merge […]