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Life, On the Other Side of You: How a Retired General Wrote His Way Through His Grief

Posted on · Major General Barrye Price is retired from the U.S. Army and happily married with a 9-year-old son he dotes on. But his new book, Life, On the Other Side of You: A Study of Life, Death, and Renewal, isn’t about his wife and son – at least not at first glance. It’s about his first wife, […]

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What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

Posted on · An interactive art installation is coming to Houston that asks passers by to complete this sentence: “Before I Die I Want To…” The piece was created by artist Candy Chang after the loss of a loved one and has appeared all over the world. We hear from Jeff Friedman, owner of Distinctive Life Cremations and Funerals. […]

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Funeral Museum Sees its Image Changing

Posted on · When you tell people you’re going to visit the National Museum of Funeral History, you’re bound to get at least one comment along the lines of “that sounds a bit morbid.” That’s exactly what happened last week to Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty. Michael took a tour of the museum with its president, Genevieve Keeney, who […]

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How Receiving Kidney Donation Changed Houston Man’s Life

Posted on · In 2013 the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) recorded more than 1.6 million Texas registrants to the Donate Life Texas Registry, bringing the total to nearly five million people. The registry is the state database of individuals who have officially indicated their decisions to donate organs and tissue to benefit thousands of people currently […]

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How Have You Changed Your Life to Deal with the Houston Commute?

Posted on · Hundreds of thousands of Houstonians drive in and out of the city each day. On a past Houston Matters, we explored how we might improve that daily commute experience. But say we can’t. Assume that in the coming years you’re still stuck in the same traffic at the same time most every day. How does […]

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Documentary Series Aims to Texas’ Stories one Square Mile at a Time

Posted on · There are 268,820 square miles in Texas. One square mile might be populated by thousands. Another might have only a handful of mesquite trees. In either case, a new documentary series aims to tell the stories of those places one square mile at a time – as microcosms of Texas as a whole. Houston Matters’ […]