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Monday’s Show: Mask Order Takes Effect, And Preparing For Hurricane Season In A Pandemic (April 27, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Masks are now mandatory in public in Harris County, preparing for hurricane season during a pandemic, a bug expert answers your questions, and the latest news in sports.

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Tuesday’s Show: How A State Takeover Of HISD Would Work, And Practicing Haitian Vodou (Dec. 3, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine the history of the Port Neches chemical plant where explosions and a fire occurred last week. An expert walks us through how the impending state takeover of the HISD board might work. A bug expert answers your questions. And we meet a local practitioner of the Haitian Vodou religion.

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Full Show: Crosby ISD Audit, And The Political Roundup (Feb. 20, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: An audit of Crosby ISD, our weekly political roundup, answers to your questions about bugs and insects, and improving the relationship between journalists and activists.

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A Houston Entomologist Fields Your Insect Questions

Posted on · (Above: A monarch butterfly. Image Courtesy of Texan by Nature) Dare to step outside of your air-conditioned world, and you’ll find Houston offers a unique ecosystem, filled with interesting, creepy crawly things – insects of all manner of size and shape. Ever see one of our many-legged insect friends and wonder: “Just what is that thing?” We […]

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Why Do Roaches Have to Exist? Houston Entomologist Answers Your Bug Questions

Posted on · Dare to step outside of your air-conditioned world and you’ll find Houston offers a unique ecosystem, filled with interesting, creepy crawly things — insects of all sizes and shapes. Ever see one of our many-legged insect friends and wonder: “Just what is that thing?” We try to shed some entomological light on the situation with […]

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Advice for Eliminating Pesky Pests and Menacing Mosquitoes

Posted on · We have a wide range of fascinating insects in Greater Houston. And it’s good to celebrate our varied ecosystem. But when some of those creepy crawly bugs invade your garden or your home, well, sometimes you just need to eliminate those pests. That’s why today we welcome your questions for Houston-area exterminator Jeff Murrell with Bugco […]

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Your Pest Control Questions Answered, from Mice to Fleas

Posted on · A while back, we explored the world of insects. That world is fascinating, but not always so wonderful. Especially when we’re talking about pests who invade your garden or home. Sometimes, you just need to eliminate such pests. Today, we welcome your questions for Houston-area exterminator Steve Durham, a board certified entomologist and President and Owner […]

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Houston’s Missing NHL Franchise: Tuesday’s Show (July 14, 2015)

Posted on · For the first time since 1997, the National Hockey League is considering expanding. Starting this month, the 30-team professional hockey league has begun accepting bids for new franchises. Houston would seem, on the surface, to be a natural choice – the fourth largest city in the country, the largest in North America without an NHL team, […]

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Answering Your Questions About Houston’s Bugs and Insects

Posted on · We welcome your questions about the wonderful and varied world of insects here in Houston. As the weather warms up, you might have spotted a few more creepy crawly creatures out and about — or on your windshield. Ever wondered “just what is that?” Well, we pose that — and all your bug-related questions — to […]