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Houston Matters Weekend for October 1, 2016

Posted on · NASA has quietly been taking crews of four on 713-day missions to explore an asteroid. Ok…well, not exactly. Actually, the asteroid is more like a simulated one located firmly on the ground inside a hangar at Johnson Space Center. Instead of real astronauts, the crews are made up of volunteers. And, instead of 700-day missions, they’re […]

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What Are Synthetic Drugs and What’s Being Done to Prevent Their Use?

Posted on · Tomorrow (6/19/15), a district court hearing will address a temporary restraining order obtained late last week by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, to stop four Houston-area stores from distributing products containing synthetic marijuana. The category of “synthetic drugs” can cover a wide range of chemical compounds that have varying […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Ebola Over-Reactions, Banning Kush and a Memorial for Dead Chickens: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From over-reaction to the Ebola virus in Texas, to banning synthetic marijuana — known as kush — in Houston, to a proposed memorial to some dead chickens: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Aurora Losada, editor of La Voz de Houston; Joe Holley, […]