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Houston Matters for Wed., Sept. 18, 2013

Posted on · Houston is growing and changing like few places in the nation. But is it growing in a way that the community can support over the long haul? The Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University is poised to release its 3rd report on Houston Sustainability Performance this week. On this edition ofĂ‚ Houston Matters, we […]

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Diploma Mills in Houston and Across the State of Texas

Posted on · Some Houston-area high school students are leaving public schools to attend "private schools," but on further inspection, those private schools are really non-accredited institutions, in which a student pays a fee, takes one test, and then "graduates," diploma in hand. School board members and education experts characterize schools offering such services as essentially diploma mills, […]

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Destination Houston – Storytelling Sessions: Anthony Domenech

Posted on · As part of our series of stories from Houstonians talking about how their families came to America, we hear from Anthony Domenech, whose grandparents came to the U.S. in the late 1940s. He discusses how his parents met and fell in love amid challenging conditions in the South Bronx in New York.  

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 28, 2013

Posted on · The Supreme Court's spring session ended with a bang. The High Court issued dramatic rulings on several highly anticipated cases involving civil rights, some originating here in Texas, and all with implications for Houstonians. The Court struck down DOMA, and instructed a lower court to dismiss a challenge to a ruling striking down Prop 8 […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 7, 2013

Posted on · Houston welcomes U.S. and Irish rugby teams to town this weekend, for a game that's bound to be filled with scrums, knock-ons, mulligrubbers and falcons. Any idea what any of that means? Producer Edel Howlin visited with the Irish squad, and will share a little rugby 101 during today’s Houston Matters. Under the Voting Rights […]


UH Regents to Vote on Radio Station Purchase

Posted on · The University of Houston's Board of Regents is expected to vote tomorrow on the purchase of a radio frequency from Rice University that would allow for a full-time classical music station in Houston. Laurie Johnson has the story.