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Sports Monday: Rockets Left Pretty Empty Handed

Posted on · It was an (ahem) eventful weekend for the NBA’s Houston Rockets. They traded Jeremy Lin and a first round draft pick to the Lakers for…basically nothing. It was an effort to clear cap room in order to sign free agent Chris Bosh, who ultimately decided to stay in Miami, despite LeBron James’ departure for Cleveland. […]

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Border Refugees, Response & Security: Houston Matters for Monday, July 14, 2014

Posted on · Since October, more than 52,000 undocumented children have come into the U.S. Most of these children are from Central America, and many of them arrived unaccompanied by adults. The local response here in Greater Houston has been mixed. Organizations like Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are asking for donations, foster care parents, and volunteers […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Courting Big-Name Free Agents & All-Star Altuve

Posted on · The Houston Rockets are courting some mighty big free agent names. Last week, Carmelo Anthony visited H-town, and there’s ample speculation about whether Houston might be a destination for LeBron James. Could the Rockets actually hook a big free agent fish? We ask CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower. We also discuss the growing accomplishments of Astros’ All-Star Jose […]

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Red Light Cameras, Navigating Healthcare, and Chasing LeBron & Melo: Houston Matters for Monday, July 7, 2014

Posted on · We all witness it from time to time (heck, some of us might willingly admit doing it ourselves): running a red light. Unfortunately, what may seem to some as a fleeting and relatively innocuous offense can have terrible consequences, as evidenced last month by the deaths of four people in southwest Harris County. A suspected […]