Good, Bad and Ugly

Flooding and the Waning Days of the Legislature: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From heavy flooding across Greater Houston, to a scramble to pass bills in the waning hours of the Texas Legislature, to a fight over who owns access to the social media accounts of a sold business: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of “non-experts” includes […]

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Jail Neglect, Harsh Tweets and a Professor Failing a Whole Class: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From controversy around a Harris County jail inmate, to a professor failing his entire class, to an insensitive Tweet directed at the Dallas Mavericks: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Lorís Simón from Literal: Latin American Voices magazine; Paul Pendergraft, the producer of […]

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Funding Texas Schools and Houstonians in Popular Music: Friday’s show (May 1, 2015)

Posted on · This week on News 88.7, education reporter Laura Isensee has examined how schools are financed in Texas in a series of reports called “Funding Texas Schools: Fair or Falling Short?” On this edition of Houston Matters, we present her reports on parents fighting for better funding for their children’s schools, what the current school funding […]

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Mayoral Candidates, One Sticker and Snapchat Confessions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a lack of female candidates in Houston’s mayoral race, to problems with the roll-out of the state’s “One Sticker” vehicle registration/inspection program, to going to confession via Snapchat: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Lorís Simón from Literal: […]

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Advice from Longtime Houstonians: Friday’s show (March 6, 2015)

Posted on · We’ve had so many folks move to Greater Houston in recent years, and so each September, we present Houston Matters’ newcomers guide to Houston. But as much as we seek to make that guide informative, it’s missing an important piece. Namely: you! As in you longtime Houstonians, folks born and raised here, or who moved […]

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Same Sex Marriage Appeal and Science Envoys: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Posted on · The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments Friday in cases involving same-sex marriage bans in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Last February, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the Lone Star state’s same sex marriage ban unconstitutional, saying it deprives citizens equal protection under the law. But he also elected to delay the effect of his […]

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Crime Data, Uber Approved & Expensive Scotch: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week — some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. Each Friday, we turn to our panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good the Bad and the Ugly of the week’s news. On today’s panel: Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, Houston-based comedian Elaine Phillips, and Loris Simon, Visual Media Consultant for […]

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Early Education, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and The Suffers: Houston Matters for Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Posted on · To some, it’s laughable – the concept of a private, preparatory preschool, as the first step on the inside track to an Ivy League education. To others, it’s a serious matter. Perhaps you’ve heard about the ultra-competitive nursery school system in Manhattan. According to Gabriella Rowe, head of The Village School here in Houston, and the […]