Houston Matters

Texas is Home to the Most Megachurches

Posted on · Greater Houston is home to more than forty megachurches – those are Protestant congregations with a sustained attendance of 2,000 or more per week. And among those are some prominent examples: Lakewood Church and Second Baptist Church – two of the ten largest megachurches in the nation, according to a recent study from the Hartford Institute for […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Another Oil Bankruptcy, Osteen Raps and Jade Helm Begins: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From another Houston-area oil company declaring bankruptcy, to a rap song featuring Pastor Joel Osteen, to the start of the Jade Helm 15 military exercise: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Houston Chronicle writer Lisa Falkenberg; Paul Pendergraft, producer of Texas Originals; and Vlad […]

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Students Create Unusual Maps of Houston

Posted on · What do megachurches, potholes and wireless networks have in common? The answer is maps. They’re not road maps or weather maps. They’re maps of things like potholes around Lakewood Church. Or maps of Houston’s wireless networks. The work is part of a class at the University of Houston called Creative Mapping that encourages students to […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Stealing From a Church and Teens & E-Cigarettes: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Some $600,000 in cash and checks was stolen from Houston’s Lakewood Church on Sunday; A new study of teenagers reveals increasing usage of e-cigarettes; and Houston’s own Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee miscalculates the age of the US Constitution: It’s The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News. This week’s panel of non-experts is composed of: Defending People […]