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How and When Is Eminent Domain Exercised in Houston and Texas?

Posted on · Eminent domain is defined as the right of the government or its agent to take private property for public use, with payment of compensation. It sounds very straightforward right? Of course, it’s quite often not. The idea of your land being taken away because perhaps oil is found on it or a road needs to be […]

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Hockey is Alive & Well in Houston — Despite Climate & Lack of a Major Pro Team

Posted on · Hockey is one the of high-profile events of any Winter Olympics, but is the sport as prominent in Houston – a city known for its heat and that last year lost the Aeros — its minor league hockey team? As we continue our week-long look at unlikely winter sports enthusiasts in the area, Houston Matters’ […]

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This Line’s Hard to Top at Parties: I Won a Nobel Peace Prize

Posted on · In 1997, Jody Williams became just the tenth woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The professor at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work was instrumental in negotiating the treaty to ban landmines. Now, she’s written a new memoir called “My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the […]